Postdoctoral Research Position Advanced Titanium Processing

University of British Columbia


Location: Vancouver - Point Grey Campus

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Faculty (Non-Fac Assn)

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Business Title:
Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Timet

Faculty of Applied Science

Materials Engineering

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

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Grant Funded

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Postdoctoral Research Position
Advanced Titanium Processing

Department of Materials Engineering
The University of British Columbia,
Vancouver, Canada.

The Department of Materials Engineering at the University of British Columbia (UBC) invites applications for a full-time, postdoctoral fellowship on the advanced processing of titanium. This postdoctoral fellowship is funded by Titanium Metals Corp (TIMET a world leading producer of titanium and titanium alloys with operations in the US, Britain and France. The successful applicant will be appointed within the Advance Materials Process Group in Materials Engineering at UBC and will be under the direct supervision of Professor Cockcroft - see group website


The focus of the project is to develop advanced thermal-fluid-compositional models of aspects of the commercial primary extraction process used at TIMET's facilities, with a focus on the distillation and reduction technologies. The project will also include supporting the development and utilization of bench-scale testing facilities planned to help understand and quantify aspects of the commercial scale process. The project forms part of a partnership between UBC and TIMET that has been on-going for over a decade, which has been recently expanded. As such, the work will be undertaken in close collaboration with TIMET personnel and will involve travel to TIMET's facilities for the purpose of participating in experimental/characterization activities and reporting program progress. A strong background in CFD modelling (ANSYS-CFX and/or ANSYS-Fluent), high-temperature metallurgical thermodynamics and chemical reaction kinetics is required. Some background in instrumentation and lab-scale/industrial data acquisition would also be preferred.


The fellowship will be for a one-year appointment, renewable for one additional year, subject to a performance assessment. There is the potential for the position to be extended beyond two years as a Research Associate. The position is available after September 1st, 2018. Review of applications will begin August 16, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Starting salary is $75,000 per annum. Interested candidates with a PhD degree within two years in Materials or Chemical Engineering, or any closely related discipline, are encouraged to send their CV and a cover letter to Professor Steve Cockcroft, at


Applicants are asked to complete the following equity survey: The survey information will not be used to determine eligibility for employment, but will be collated to provide data that can assist us in understanding the diversity of our applicant pool and identifying potential barriers to the employment of designated equity group members. Your participation in the survey is voluntary and anonymous. This survey takes only a minute to complete. You may self-identify in one or more of the designated equity groups. You may also decline to identify in any or all of the questions by choosing "not disclosed".


Applicants must also be eligible for entry into the US and willing to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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