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Postdoctoral Fellow - (02070.6)

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Application Restrictions
Open to both Internal and external
Job Type
Faculty (Except Sessional Faculty)
Posting In effect from
Closing Application Date
Applications will be reviewed commencing the closing application date and may continue until the position is filled.
Instructional Type
Academic/Career(max 24 credits)
Faculty Type
Limited Term
Anticipated Start Date
Position End Date (If Applicable)

Research Associate Position in Optimization and Mathematical Modelling

Located in Kamloops, BC, just a four-hour drive east of Vancouver, Thompson Rivers University (  is one of Canada's most beautiful university settings.

The Centre for Optimization and Decision Science (CODS) at Thompson Rivers University has one Research Associate/Post-Doc position available for its industrial research projects sponsored by NSERC and industrial partners.  The expected starting date is late 2014 and the initial contract is 12 months, with a possible extension to 24 months, depending on the approval of the funding proposal.

CODS is seeking a talented individual who has PhD degree or is nearing completion of a PhD, with solid theoretical backgrounds and interested in applying their knowledge to improve the efficiency of industrial operations, to conduct impact assessment to the adoption of new technology or policy and to develop strategies to reduce the impact to the environment.


Academic credentials: PhD degree or near completion.

Expertise should include one or more areas of Operations Research, Statistics, Optimization, Applied Mathematics (eg, mathematical modelling).  Past industrial experience is a valuable asset.

Other useful knowledge is combinatorial algorithms, discrete optimization, energy conservation, and mineral mining.

Experience of using statistics and optimization software packages, for example, R, SAS, ILOG Cplex, LINGO or Matlab.

Excellent in critical thinking, analysis of data, and problem solving.

Excellent communication skills.

Ability to work in a team environment and industrial setting.

Self-motivated, proactive, flexible and passionate about learning.

The Centre for Optimization and Decision Science (CODS) is a research centre at Thompson Rivers University, which commits to expand the boundaries of knowledge of optimization and decision-making through interdisciplinary research, development, and innovation of quantitative approaches applied to complex systems.

The first round of selection starts on October 15, 2014, although we will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.

Please Note: If you are selected for interview, please ensure that you bring a copy of your transcripts to the interview
Pay Band
According to TRUFA Salary Schedule
Kamloops, BC CA (Primary)
# of Hires Needed
Organizational Unit
Thompson Rivers University -> Faculty of Science -> Mathematics and Statistics
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. As part of its commitment to Employment Equity, TRU encourages applications from qualified members of the four designated groups: women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and visible minorities. Applicants are invited to identify themselves if they belong to any of the four designated groups.
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