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We are looking for a vibrant and dynamic Research Officer (RO) to support our Construction Portfolio. The RO would be someone who shares our core values of impact, accountability, leadership, integrity and collaboration.
The primary responsibility of the RO is to support the goals of NRC and the Construction Research Centre through research of international calibre and the development and application of advanced technologies. The RO works in a team environment with researchers and technical experts in world-class facilities. Activities also include the development of proposals for new research initiatives, project management, and providing service to NRC clients. The RO provides input into the overall direction and research priorities for the program area within the context of the Construction Research Centre business plan.
This position will provide direct support to an initiative on the long term impact of climate change on buildings and infrastructure. Climate models will be used to predict future climatic loads. The impact of these loads will be assessed on existing, and new, buildings and infrastructure and mitigation approaches will be developed. The challenge will be to create codes and guidelines to ensure that the expected life cycle performance of the building or infrastructure is adequate under the effects of climatic change. The codes and guidelines will be developed for the design of new structures, and for the rehabilitation, or upgrade of existing. The incumbent will be part of a multi-disciplinary team which is being assembled to complete this challenging project.