Coanda Research & Development Corporation (a Tetra Tech Company) is a rapidly growing research and development company specializing in solving the most complex industrial problems. Our expertise is the application of fundamental scientific principles to tackle complex problems. To tackle such complex challenges, Coanda develops and leverages a range of advanced methodologies such as physical and computational (CFD) modeling, mathematical and statistical modeling, and custom instrumentation. Our scientific, logical, and comprehensive approach to industrial and engineering challenges often leads to fundamental, lasting solutions for clients and a rewarding place to work for our employees.
A challenging opportunity exists in our Edmonton, AB facility for an Instrumentation Scientist with a Data Science background. The successful candidate will engage in advanced research and development projects over a wide range of industrial sectors and technologies.
Determining the physical quantities that need to be measured in an experimental system to characterize the physics
Designing the measurement system to colelct data on the above. This may include
Specification of commercially available instrumentation
Adaptation of existing instrumentation for non-standard applications
Development of new instrumentation from scratch
Writing data analysis packages that allow non-expert users to extract relevant information from complex datasets
Learning the fundamentals of how each instrument works to determine its utility in new applications and correctly interpret data
Working with our mathematical modeling and data science team on algorithm development and other advanced data science methods and analysis
Writing report content and memos related to the design and execution of measurement and control schemes
Specifying, procuring, calibrating, commissioning, and maintaining:
Data acquisition systems
Distributed wiring and control systems
Process equipment such as pumps, compressors, valves, motors, drives, etc.
Circuit board level debugging
Process and analytical instrumentation diagnosis and repair
Electrical noise and grounding issues between AC power and distributed data acquisition systems
Design, fabrication, and assembly of custom components, circuits, housings and enclosures, etc.
Working closely with project managers and other research scientists to execute projects accurately and on time
Compiling and maintaining well-organized data reporting and documentation: lab books, data tables, circuit diagrams, photographs, etc.
Data collection, sample analysis, and general laboratory support and assistance
Required skills and experience:
Eagerness to learn new skills
Sound understanding of analog and digital electronics systems and wiring techniques
Experience with troubleshooting noise and grounding problems in data acquisition systems
Data science and mathematical modeling experience
Experience troubleshooting and repairing instrumentation
Operation and maintenance of sensitive lab equipment
Hands-on experience with mechanical systems, process equipment, and fabrication (shop experience)
Working safely in a lab & industrial environment
Strong data analysis using Excel and Python/Matlab (or similar language)
Additional (preferred) skills and experience:
Higher-level software coding (object-oriented programming, GUIs)
PCB design and rework (surface mount and through hold desoldering, cutting and patching traces on boards)
User of microcontrollers and embedded electronics (Arduino, Raspberry Pi, PLCs)
Programming and commissioning of Siemens motor controllers/drives
Experiments using ionising radiation or radioactive tracers
Presenting talks/posters at conferences/meetings
Publications in peer-reviewed journals
Photography, videography, lighting and camera setup
Master', Doctorate or commensurate experience specializing in measurement science, engineering, experimental hard-science, or equivalent
3+ years research experience with instrumentation, electronics and lab techniques in a scientific or industrial environment
Must be eligible to work in Canada
Excellent written and communication skills
Benefits available to our employees:
This is an on-site job at Coanda’s Edmonton facility; however some travel and participation in field projects at customer’s facilities is also a possibility for this position.
Coanda is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We invite resumes from all interested parties including women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities.
We thank all those that apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
About Tetra Tech:
Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion-dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 400 locations around the world. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees—21,000 associates working together to provide smart, scalable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development.
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Tetra Tech is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity, inclusion, and equity are among Tetra Tech’s core values. Throughout our history, the company has prioritized the equitable inclusion of all people. All qualified candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, military or veteran status, gender, age, disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, and any other characteristics protected by the law. We invite resumes from all interested parties. Please visit our website at www.tetratech.com to see the array of diverse services and exciting projects we are currently working on.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
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