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Job Record #16947
TitlePostdoctoral Fellow - Ship airwake aerodynamics
CategoryPostDoc Position
EmployerNational Research Council Canada
LocationCanada, Ontario, Ontario
InternationalYes, international applications are welcome
Closure DateFriday, March 19, 2021

Postdoctoral Fellow - Ship airwake aerodynamics  

City: Ottawa
Organizational Unit: Aerospace 
Classification: RO 
Tenure: Term 
Duration: 2 Years 
Language Requirements: English

The NRC Advantage
Great Minds. One Goal. Canada's Success.

The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) is the Government of Canada's 
largest research organization supporting industrial innovation, the 
advancement of knowledge and technology development. We collaborate with 
over 70 colleges, universities and hospitals annually, work with 800 
companies on their projects, and provide advice or funding to over 8000 
Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) each year.

We bring together the brightest minds to deliver tangible impacts on the 
lives of Canadians and people around the world. And now, we want to partner 
with you.  Let your expertise and inspirations make an impact by joining the 

At NRC, we know diversity enables excellence in research and innovation. We 
are committed to a diverse and representative workforce, an open and 
inclusive work environment, and contributing to a more inclusive Canadian 
innovation system. 

NRC welcomes all qualified applicants and encourages candidates to self-
declare as members of the following designated employment equity groups: 
women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.

Please advise of any accommodation measures required to enable you to be 
assessed in a fair and equitable manner. They are available to all 
candidates for further assessment. Related information received will be 
addressed confidentially.

The Program

The NRC’s Postdoctoral Fellowship program offers PDFs access to unique 
world-class facilities and the opportunity to work alongside multi-
disciplinary teams of expert researchers and technicians on projects of 
critical importance to Canada. PDFs will carry out research on innovative 
research projects, with opportunities for career development (publications 
and/or industry interaction).

PDFs will be offered appointments to the staff of the National Research 
Council on a term basis and will be offered salaries and benefits currently 
available to Research Officers. Salaries commensurate with experience are 
taxable and subject to other deductions. As a guide, the current annual PDF 
recruiting rate is $73,133. In addition PDFs will be allocated a travel fund 
to support their work.

Project Title

Ship motion & aerodynamic coupling for maritime helicopter piloted 

NRC is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to join the Shipboard Helicopter 
Operational Limits Analysis and Simulation (SHOLAS) Team to study the 
effects of ship motion on ship airwake features.  The goal of the project is 
to enhance the simulation of ship motion effects in pilot flight simulators 
by producing a novel simulator-ready ship airwake with motion model. 

Your Challenge

The candidate will be required to analyze new and existing ship motion and 
airwake data to develop novel engineering models.  The data set is a 
combination of experimental and computational.  There is significant 
international interest in high-fidelity piloted flight simulators that 
sufficiently capture the airwake, ship motion and flight sciences 
intricacies of the shipboard environment; this capability cannot currently 
be provided by any simulator company or research organization world-wide. 
Such a capability has significant cost and emissions savings potential for 
Canada’s defense and offshore industries, commercial impacts for companies 
specializing in piloted flight simulators, and the ability to improve flight 
safety for maritime helicopter pilots. 


Ph.D. in mechanical, aerospace, civil engineering or a closely related 


Experience is some combination of bluff-body aerodynamics, wind engineering, 
wind tunnel testing, and/or computational fluid dynamics.  Basic programming 
knowledge in Matlab or similar would be an asset.

Language requirements


Condition of Employment

Reliability Status

Who is eligible?

•Fellowships will be for two years contingent on satisfactory progress 
achieved during the first year.
•Candidates should have obtained a PhD (or equivalent) within the past three 
years (PhD received on or after July 1, 2018) or expect to complete their 
PhD within 6 months of appointment.
•Fellows will work in a lab under the direct supervision of an NRC 

Although preference will be given to Canadian citizens and Permanent 
Residents, Fellowships are open to nationals of all countries. The offer of 
a Fellowship does not ensure foreign nationals Permanent Residency in 
Canada. Non-Canadian candidates should apply for non-immigrant status (i.e. 
temporary status) and an employment visa.  For further information, please 
contact the closest Canadian High Commission, Embassy or Consulate in your 

Application Requirements

In order to be considered for the program please include the following in 
your application, please note that you will need to attach the required 
documents as per the list below when submitting your application. Failure to 
do so will result in your application being excluded from searches.
•Statement of Interest in the project (maximum one page in length)
•PhD Transcript - an electronic copy is sufficient, it does not have to be 
an official version.
•List of Publications

When submitting your application you can include the required documents in 
any attachment field such as «Second language evaluation results» or «Other 

In addition, applicants who best meet the requirements of the position will 
be asked to provide three letters of recommendation at a later stage of the 
competition process.


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

Salary Range

The intent of this hiring action is to staff through the Postdoctoral 
Fellowships Program at the RCO-2/AsRO level, which is an early-career level 
position with a salary range of $73,133 to $101,569. 
NOTE: Salary determination will be based on a review of the candidate’s 
expertise, outcomes and impacts of their previous work experience relative 
to the requirements of the level.   As a guide, the current annual PhD 
recruiting rate is $73,133


•NRC employees enjoy a wide-range of benefits including comprehensive health 
and dental plans, pension and insurance plans, vacation and other leave 
•Fellowships are open to nationals of all countries, although 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.
•We thank all those who apply, however only those selected for further 
consideration will be contacted.

Please direct your questions, with the requisition number (11452) to:


Telephone: 438-455-5335

Closing Date: 19 March 2021- 23:59 Eastern Time

Please submit applications online at https://recruitment-recrutement.nrc-


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