The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
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Research Officer, Fuel and Clean Combustion

Ottawa , Ontario K1A 0R6
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Help bring research to life and drive your career forward with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Canada's premier research and technology organization.


We are looking for a Research Officer (RO) to join the Low Carbon Fuels and Clean Combustion Team within the Energy, Mining and Environment (EME) Research Centre. The Research Officer would be someone who shares our core values of impact, excellence, leadership, integrity and collaboration.


The NRC EME Research Center – Low Carbon Fuels and Clean Combustion Team is engaged in both strategic and industry-focused research and development in low carbon fuels and clean combustion domains, from low carbon fuel production, upgrading to high efficiency application.


The primary responsibility of the Research Officer is to support the goals of the NRC and the EME Research Centre through the performance of world-class research and the development and application of advanced technologies. 


The incumbent will be responsible for performing research, development, optimization and characterization of lower carbon fuels and their application in internal combustion engines and other energy conversion systems.


He/She 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 incumbent also provides input into the overall direction and research priorities.


If you are interested, have the relevant expertise and experience, and also share our core values of impact, excellence, accountability, leadership, integrity and collaboration, we want you to apply!


To know more about the NRC and the advantage, please click on the following link:


Screening Criteria

Applicants must demonstrate within the content of their application that they meet the following screening criteria in order to be given further consideration as candidates:


PhD in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering.

For information on certificates and diplomas issued abroad, please see Degree equivalency


Significant research and/or technology development experience in fuels and clean combustion.

Significant experimental and/or computational experience in two or more of the following areas:

  • Combustion theory and technologies;

  • Alternative fuel characterization and upgrade;

  • Internal combustion engines and advanced combustion strategies;

  • Numerical modelling of internal combustion engines


Condition of Employment

 Reliability Status

Language requirements


Information on language requirements and self-assessment tests

Assessment Criteria

Candidates will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria:

Technical Competencies

  • Expert knowledge in low carbon fuels and characterization.

  • Expert knowledge in internal combustion engines and advanced combustion strategies.

  • Significant knowledge in combustion theory and modelling.

  • Knowledge in bioenergy production and application.

Behavioural Competencies

  • Research - Communication (Level 2)

  • Research - Creative thinking (Level 3)

  • Research - Initiative (Level 2)

  • Research - Networking (Level 2)

Research - Teamwork (Level 2)


Competency Profile(s)



For this position, the NRC will evaluate candidates using the following competency profile: Research.


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Relocation assistance will be determined in accordance with the NRC's directives.

Salary Range


From $49,670 to $140,418 per annum. 


This position is classified as a Research Officer (RO), a group that is unique to the NRC. The RO group uses a person-based classification system instead of the more common duties-based classification system. Candidates are remunerated based on their expertise, skill, outcomes and impacts of their previous work experience. The salary scale for this group is vast, from $49,670 to $140,418 per annum, which permits for employees of all levels from new graduates to world renowned experts to be fairly compensated for their contributions.  



  • A pre-qualified list may be established for similar positions for a one year period.

  • NRC employees enjoy a wide-range of benefits including comprehensive health and dental plans, pension and insurance plans, vacation and other leave entitlements.

  • Preference will be given to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada. Please include citizenship information in your application.

  • The incumbent must adhere to safe workplace practices at all times.


     As an employer who values diversity in its workforce, we encourage candidates to self-identify as members of the following designated groups: women, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. Measures for accommodation are available to all candidates retained for further assessment.


    Please direct your questions, with the requisition number (1521) to:


    Telephone: 613-993-0542 


  • Chemical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering - Energy

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