• Senior Research Scientist (Research Scientist, Metallurgy)

    Position Location(s) CA-AB-Calgary
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    Compensation will be commensurate with education and experience


    Senior Research Scientist (Research Scientist, Metallurgy)

    NOC: 2115

    Employer: NOVA Chemicals Corporation

    Business Address:

    1000 7th Ave. SW

    Calgary, AB

    T2P 5L5


    Job details

    • Location of Employment:2928 - 16th Street N.E. Calgary, Alberta Canada T2E 7K7
    • Based at the Centre for Applied Research
    • Salary: $61.76 to $89.51 / Hour for 40.00 Hours / Week
    • Benefits: Relocation Assistance Program, Competitive (flexible) Benefits Program available. Employees can select from: Retirement Plan, Savings Plan/Voluntary Savings Plan, Medical and Dental Benefits, Flex dollars, Flex Hours, Health Care Spending Account, Group Life Insurance, Dependent Life Insurance, Accidental D&D Insurance, Business Travel Accident Insurance, Short and Long-term Disability. Possible Bonus.
    • Vacancies: 1 Vacancy
    • Terms of employment: Permanent, Full time
    • Start date: As soon as possible

    Job requirements

    • Languages: English
    • Education: PhD or Master's degree in Metallurgical, Chemical, or Mechanical Engineering or Material Science.
    • Experience: 8+ years of experience specifically in metallurgy both from a research and operations perspective in a petrochemical, pipeline or related industry.
    • Transportation/Travel Information: Willing and able to travel internationally, travel expenses paid by employer
    • Work Location Information: Urban area
    • Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities: Attention to detail
    • Personal Suitability: Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills, judgement, organized, team player, accurate, ability to multitask. Problem solver, creative, innovative, adaptable. Customer-focused. Able to work independently and in a team environment.
    • Additional Skills: Participate in initiating, leading and supervising research & development projects and/or programs.
    • Analytical Techniques: Advanced destructive and non-destructive techniques (failure analysis, root cause data-gathering, fit-to-service and life assessment).
    • Specialization or Experience: Metallurgist, Materials Science, Engineering
    • Manufacturing Sector Experience: Polyolefin-based resins for various packaging applications.
    • Specializations in Engineering: Strong knowledge in the fields of metallurgy, material performance, destructive and non-destructive evaluations and strong skills in analytical, experimental and simulation methods to carry out research projects in related areas.
    • Specific Skills Responsibilities:
    • Excellent understanding of mechanical & chemical properties of ferrous and non-ferrous alloys, metallurgical characterization technique.


    • Development of solution techniques, design and construction of experiments and test rigs to solve specific problems/opportunities;
    • Ensure accuracy of results. Identify unusual trends. Recommend and take agreed upon corrective actions;
    • Suggest improvements to numerical approach, equipment, procedures and processes;
    • Coach and mentor engineers and scientist within the team;
    • Prepare internal technical reports and external papers for conferences and journal publications.


    Work Setting: Research institute, laboratory or centre


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