Research Assistant
UBC Sauder
Vancouver, BC
Job Posting

Job ID:

Vancouver - Point Grey Campus

Employment Group:
CUPE 116(Service/Techs/Trades)

Job Category:
Research/Technical - CUPE 116

Classification Title:
Research Asst/Tech 1

Business Title:
Research Assistant

Faculty of Applied Science

Materials Engineering

$20,832.00 (Annual)

Full/Part Time:
Part-Time (50%)

Desired Start Date:

Job End Date:

Funding Type:
Grant Funded

Closing Date:

Available Openings:

Job Summary

The Microstructure Characterization group requires a short term lab assistant to support a study on long term trends in facility needs.

Organizational Status

The Microstructure Characterization group at the Department of Materials Engineering operates a number of characterization facilities including electron microscopy, x-ray diffraction etc.

Work Performed

1) Identify sources companies and contact people

2) Develop scripts for calling/visiting companies

3) Capture this type of information

4) Synthesis / Analysis Data

5) Develop summary report of findings

Supervision Received

The research assistant will receive daily supervision from the supervisor.

Supervision Given


Consequence of Error/Judgement

Poor judgment will result in lost opportunities to develop better relationships with the local industrial community. Discuss with supervisor if needed.


High School graduation. Bachelor's Degree in Materials Science and Engineering or equivalent field or Master's degree would be desirable. Minimum of 1 year of related experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience conducting research with advanced characterization techniques is needed. Very strong interpersonal skills are required. Strong communication (both oral and written) are also required.

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.