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Canada (CA)
Closing date
11 Jul 2024

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About UM6P:  

Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) is an internationally oriented institution of higher learning, that is committed to an educational system based on the highest standards of teaching and research in fields related to the sustainable economic development of Morocco and Africa. UM6P is an institution oriented towards applied research and innovation. On a specific focus on Africa, UM6P aims to position these fields as the forefront and become a university of international standing.   
More than just a traditional academic institution, UM6P is a platform for experimentation and a pool of opportunities. With an innovative approach, UM6P places research and innovation at the heart of its educational project as a driving force of a business model.
In its research approach, the UM6P promotes transdisciplinary, entrepreneurship spirit and collaboration with external institutions for developing up to date science and at continent level in order to address real challenges.

About UM6P Canada:

UM6P Canada’s main mission is to promote UM6P's expertise in research, education, and innovation, while fostering lasting connections between Africa and Canada. This initiative aims to actively facilitate technology transfers and partnerships, while encouraging a dynamic culture of innovation on the African continent. Additionally, it seeks to become a leading hub of technological innovation and a catalyst for economic progress in Africa, connecting creative minds and exceptional talents from Canada and Africa.

Join UM6P Canada to be part of a pioneering startup venture, where your contribution fuels our collective growth in a spirit of co-construction and innovation. Our ambitious project stands out, delivering tangible value to the established ecosystem in Canada and Europe. Be part of experts working on dynamic themes like agriculture, renewable energies, mining, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Job Description :

UM6P is seeking two dynamic and highly motivated researchers to join our R&D team within the Research Committee to join our team in Canada. The successful candidates will engage in innovative research projects, contribute to the development of new technologies, and collaborate with academic and industry partners. This opportunity will enable the candidate to work in a stimulating environment and make a significant impact in the field of research and development.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct high-quality research in specified areas of R&D, aligned with the strategic goals of UM6P.
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams, including faculty members, industry partners, and other researchers.
  • Prepare and present research findings at conferences, workshops, and in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Contribute to the writing of grant proposals and securing funding for research projects.
  • Mentor and supervise junior researchers and graduate students.
  • Stay updated with the latest advancements in the field and integrate new knowledge into research projects.
  • Participate in the development of intellectual property and technology transfer initiatives.

Criteria of the candidate:

  • A Ph.D. in a relevant field (e.g., Engineering, Computer Science, Physical Sciences, Chemistry, Energy or related disciplines).
  • Proven track record of research excellence, demonstrated through publications and conference presentations.
  • Up to 10 years experience in developing and managing research projects.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively in a team-oriented environment.
  • Proficiency in using research tools and software relevant to the field of study.
  • Experience in securing research funding and managing budgets is an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor and supervise junior researchers and students.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Postdoctoral experience or equivalent in a research-intensive environment.
  • Experience in collaborating with industry partners.

Application and Selection:

The application folder must contain:

  • Detailed CV.
  • Cover letter along with a synthetic presentation of the background, research works, projects and activities, publications, key achievements.
  • Research Plan 
  • Teaching Plan
  • Contact information of 3 referees. 

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