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    RESEARCH PROJECT LEADER
    HUMAN FACTORS AND PRODUCT EVALUATION
    TECHNOLOGY CENTRE

    BCIT’s Health Technology Research Group (HTRG) in the Technology Centre
    invites applications at the Research Project Leader level. This temporary,
    full-time position will focus on developing and expanding BCIT’s research
    capacity in the areas of people’s interactions with their living or working
    environments, and with developing and evaluating products (technologies,
    devices, prototypes). This position is for one year, with the strong
    possibility of renewal and career advancement.

    The HTRG is a multi-disciplinary applied research group with over 15 years
    of successful applied research experience that executes over 25 projects a
    year, totalling over one million dollars. One of the new areas of focus for
    the HTRG is home health care, and the successful candidate will be expected
    to take a leadership role in developing this innovative research direction.
    The successful candidate will also be expected to capture research funding
    related to BCIT’s expertise in human factors and product evaluation from
    industry, government, public granting agencies and educational institutes.

    Under the mentorship of the previous Director, the successful candidate will
    be responsible for the full range of BCIT’s research activities in the Dr.
    Tong Louie Living Laboratory (TLLL), our internationally recognized
    full-scale simulation lab, including partnerships with other users of the
    TLLL and supervision of selected staff. In addition, they must promote the
    TLLL and plan, organize and conduct applied research projects including
    client interaction, budgeting, and project management.

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
    · A PhD in Psychology, Gerontology, Ergonomics, Engineering, Health
    Sciences, Architecture, Design or equivalent
    · A minimum of two years relevant work experience in the human factors,
    product development and/or evaluation fields
    · Demonstrated ability to win research contracts and/or grant funding
    · Demonstrated ability to establish applied research projects and provide
    leadership to project teams
    · Excellent communication skills and demonstrated ability to work
    independently and within a team
    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
    · Existing research funding that can be transferred to BCIT
    · Experience with older adults and/or persons with disabilities
    · Understanding of quality systems (e.g. ISO 13485) and regulatory affairs
    (e.g. FDA Committee on Home Health Care)
    · Experience with industry research, development and commercialization
    · Experience supervising graduate students (for graduate programs currently
    in development at BCIT)

    TERM OF APPOINTMENT: March 1, 2006 to April 1, 2007
    SALARY RANGE: $44,912 to $73,697 (Placement based on education and
    experience)
    COMPETITION NUMBER: 06ST06
    CLOSING DATE: Until a candidate suitable to the selection committee is
    found.

    BCIT offers a competitive salary, generous benefits package and a diverse,
    enthusiastic workplace. BCIT is an equal opportunity employer.
    February 6, 2006 (First extension)
    Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


    To Apply: Visit our Online Recruitment Centre at www.bcit.ca/jobs and
    complete our application form. We are only able to accept applications
    submitted online.

    The above competition falls within the jurisdiction of the BC Institute of
    Technology Faculty & Staff Association.
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