Current positions

IESVic researchers are involved in real-world research on critical energy issues. They work with leading companies, institutes, and laboratories on multidisciplinary teams. This ensures a big-picture approach where solutions are shaped by practical considerations - something IESVic grads are known for.

Current opportunities

Software Developer

Job description:

The Sustainable Energy Systems Integration & Transitions (SESIT) Group at The University of Victoria performs energy system modeling research in Canada. We work to better understand energy dynamics within Canada and chart decarbonization pathways that move our energy system in a sustainable direction. We partner with academics, industry, and government stakeholders on timely, relevant, and impactful projects. By joining the SESIT team, your work has the potential to have a real impact on the decarbonization of the energy sector.

We are hiring a Software Developer whose job will focus on the development and management of three software pillars that support effective dialogue between energy system modelers and decision-makers: (1) a growing national database of energy system data, (2) a suite of energy system modeling tools, and (3) a visualization platform to illustrate outputs from the modeling suite. These three software tools are primarily developed using Python and are constantly being refined as they are applied to multiple ongoing research projects with internal and external stakeholders. Your job will involve the development of the database, models, and visualizations to be used by researchers at SESIT and across Canada to model and understand complex energy systems. You will also be responsible for integrating the growing number of inputs and outputs of these models with our database through an API.

The ideal candidate for this role has a passion for data science, solving complex problems using mathematical models, dev-ops, and data visualization. In this job, you will be working with a team of driven individuals that work to transition the Canadian electrical grid towards a sustainable future. It is not necessary to have a deep understanding of energy systems and models to succeed in this role. However, you should have an interest in both computer modeling and the energy sector. We are looking for applicants who are proficient with the following technologies: Python, Flask, Docker, GitLab, and SQL. Having experience working on large-scale open-source projects and or cloud computing services such as Compute Canada is a plus.

The duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Actively maintaining our modeling development pipeline to support current and future energy modeling needs.
  • Identifying, cleaning, and integrating large sets of structured and unstructured datasets from disparate sources for use in energy models and research projects.
  • Enhancing data collection procedures to include information that is meaningful for building energy models.
  • Expanding and managing our Database using MySQL workbench, Flask, and Python.
  • Contributing to and maintaining various Python projects on GitLab.
  • Work with various researchers to further data acquisition, model development, and data visualization.

Education and/or job knowledge or skill requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in relevant field: Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, etc.
  • Experience working with and optimizing databases
  • Strong understanding of system modelling, techniques, and approaches
  • Software Testing experience in Python or other languages
  • Awareness of data ethics, privacy, and trust in a research context
  • Understanding how best to apply different algorithms, and frameworks depending on the problems being solved

Nice to have:

  • Experience working with linear programs, or mathematical models
  • Experience developing CI/CD pipelines
  • Understanding of large-scale electrical systems

Compensation:

  • Salary Range $50,000-$65,000 CAD
  • 15 days of paid time off
  • Competitive medical and dental benefits
  • Access to additional discounted services being a staff member of the university

Steps for application:

  • Please submit a resume and cover letter to iesvic.assist@uvic.ca

Deadline:

  • July 20
  • Accepting applications after July 20

Junior Research Engineer - Hydrodynamic Modelling and Wave Energy Technology R&D

Position Details

Job Title: Junior Research Engineer - Hydrodynamic Modelling and Wave Energy Technology R&D
Job Location: University of Victoria, Victoria, BC
Salary/Wage: Negotiable dependent on qualifications and experience
Hours of work per week: Full-time (37.5 hrs./wk.)
Start Date: August/September 2022
Number of Positions: 1

Job Description

The Pacific Regional Institute for Marine Energy Discovery (PRIMED), is a marine energy R&D hub hosted by the Institute for Integrated Energy Systems (IESVic) at the University of Victoria (UVic). PRIMED’s resources (staff, software and facilities) were created between October 2017- March 2020 through a $1.45M grant from the former Western Economic Diversification (WED), now Pacific Economic Development Canada (PacifiCan). PRIMED’s mandate is to accelerate the development of the marine energy sector in Canada by filling in gaps in the knowledge base that supports private sector innovation, and by providing a technology-neutral perspective on the strategic and economic values of marine energy to communities in British Columbia. To fill these roles, PRIMED staff precisely define the energy characteristics in BC’s ocean winds, waves and tides using computational models and field measurements, and apply numerical simulation tools to assess how well technologies convert these resources into usable forms of energy.

PRIMED is a multidisciplinary research group involving UVIC faculty, postdoctoral researchers, graduate students and industry partners. A significant part of the group’s work involves engaging with early-stage Wave Energy Converter (WEC) developers and developing numerical models of WEC concepts. We are looking to recruit an individual who will work in this area. The role will involve providing engineering advisory services and modelling resources to clients in order to deliver support that will accelerate the development of their technologies.

The role is also expected to involve working closely with PRIMED’s wave energy resource assessment team. The individual may be asked to assist with fieldwork activities aimed at characterizing the wave energy resource.

Responsibilities

The applicant will:

  • Play a leadership role in the numerical modelling of scaled WECs.
  • Develop methodologies to characterise the performance of WEC devices and the associated
    mooring systems.
  • Be responsible for maintenance of PRIMEDs existing WEC models, develop, and adapt these
    models to meet different project requirements.
  • Collaborate across different engineering and science disciplines and work with other
    members of the PRIMED team to deliver project goals.
  • Support fieldwork activities aimed at characterising the wave energy resource.

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in relevant engineering discipline (mechanical, civil, ocean, etc) .
  • Numerical modelling/simulation experience.
  • Knowledge of hydrodynamic modelling of floating bodies.
  • Familiar with the MATLAB environment. Competent reading and generating program scripts

Technical Skills (not required but considered desirable)

  • Proven knowledge of ocean waves and marine energy resource characteristics.
  • Experience in wave structure interaction modelling. Example numeri cal codes include ProteusDS, WAMIT, NEMOH and OrcaFlex.
  • Experience using MATLAB Simulink for modelling and simulation of electro-mechanical systems.
  • Mechanical design experience utilizing Solidworks (or similar CAD package)

Personal Skills

  • Able to work independently in a non-structured environment. The candidate must be comfortable communicating with the rest of the WCWI team.
  • Able to effectively engage with remotely locate

Contact and Application

Interested candidates should email primed@uvic.ca with the subject PRIMED Research Positions, and attach:

  • A detailed curriculum vitae
  • A one-page cover letter describing your relevant (research) experience and motivation for the position
  • Names and contact details for two references

 

Postdoctoral Positions: Offshore Carbon Capture (CCS) & E-Fuels Production

Pathways to a survivable future climate make it clear that carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) from the atmosphere will become necessary by mid-century. In advance of that time, research and demonstration projects are required to prove out viable technical solutions to reliability capturing and storing carbon, on a scale that can be deployed globally. The roll-out of CCS may also include carbon capture and utilization (CCUS), making use of captured carbon for synthetic fuels, and co-production of non-carbon based E-fuels like H2 and NH3 more generally. At the same time, there is tremendous ‘stranded’ far-offshore wind energy too remote from grid-connection for use, but potentially harvestable to power CCUS systems, either fixed position or on-board ‘energy ships’ using wind propulsion and ship-mounted water turbines for on-board electricity generation.

PhD & Post-Doc positions are available in a research project led by Dr. Curran Crawford (who directs the Sustainable Systems Design Lab, part of IESVic) to complement ongoing work that is part of a larger Solid Carbon project funded by the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions. The Solid Carbon project is looking at a ‘baseline’ floating wind turbine + direct air capture (DAC) to optimization a CCS system to sequester carbon in basalt rock under the ocean ~3000m of water. The additional HQP to be funded in this add-on project require a post-doc to contribute to overall systems engineering activities, in particular looking at controls aspects of coordinating a mix of electrochemical and thermal processes with variable wind power production. The focus is on control methods suitable for both real-time control (e.g. MPC) in support of system sizing for electrical, chemical and thermal buffering storage as well as CO2 off-take from floating production platforms. A PhD (MechE) or additional post-doc is sought to further pursue an energy ship concept for the platform; essentially this concept is a mobile, un-tether platform with on-board wind-powered generation and electrochemical equipment. This work requires advancements in both detailed system design and dynamic analysis, as well as optimal configuration and routing optimization.

Requirements

  • MASc/MSc (for PhD) or PhD (post-doc) degree in a relevant area of engineering
  • Experience in an aspect of controls (e.g. MPC) applied to process control (DAC, E-fuels production) powered by variable renewable energy and including thermal/electrical energy storage, and/or wind energy/energy systems/wind-based vessel propulsion
  • Familiarity with and enthusiasm for low/negative-carbon energy systems analysis
  • Ideally knowledge of Python for modeling and academic workflow tools including LaTex, Zotero, Slack, etc.
  • Strong writing, conversational and presentation abilities in English
  • Ability to work effectively in a diverse team

Dr. Crawford strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups, including women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and those persons experiencing barriers to equity. The SSDL, IESVic and larger UVic communities are diverse and committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments.

Timeline

Positions starting ASAP; applications accepted on a rolling basis.

How to apply

Interested candidates should email Dr. Crawford at curranc@uvic.ca with subject CCS Positions; attach:

  • A detailed curriculum vitae
  • A one-page cover letter describing your relevant (research) experience and motivation for the position
  • Names and contact details for two references

Position: Research Software Developer, 

The ReBuild Initiative & Civil Engineering Department, University of Victoria 

Position details 

12-month term. Option for annual renewal upon performance review. 

35 hours per week. Flexible outside core hours 10am – 3pm. Hybrid in-person/remote working available. 

Salary $60,000 - $75,000 depending on experience. 

Job summary 

The role will be split as follows: 

- 50% in the Energy in Cities group working primarily on the ReBuild Initiative, which is developing machine learning and simulation methods for building retrofit analysis. Reports to Dr Ralph Evins, Director of the ReBuild Initiative. 

- 50% working for other Faculty members in the Civil Engineering department who undertake computational research in disciplines spanning energy systems, structures, hydrology and risk analysis. Reports to the Computing Committee Chair, Civil Engineering department. 

In both parts of the role, the successful applicant will support research teams by developing software (primarily in Python), guiding and assisting researchers in developing code themselves, managing software development coop students, and managing large code bases. 

Duties and responsibilities: 

• Software development to provide specific functionality for research activities, for example: o Machine        learning pipeline implementation using Scikit-Learn, Keras/TensorFlow 

• Scripting pipelines between command-line applications 

• Web-based dashboard development (JavaScript not required but beneficial) 

• Implementing an object-oriented framework for a scientific modelling application 

• Management of large code repositories, e.g. gitlab.com/energyincities/besos, including appropriate Git       workflows, code reviews and testing. 

• Management of collaborative software projects, including using Agile approaches and task tracking via       Kanban boards or similar. 

•  Management of coop students in undertaking specific software development tasks. 

•  Software development support to the research team (advice, problem-solving). 

• Training in specific software development processes where necessary (Git, specific Python libraries, codebase). 

• Deployment on cloud (Jupyter Lab, Docker) and cluster (Slurm scheduler) resources. 

Ideal qualifications 

• Batchelor’s degree in a relevant technical subject. 

• Experience in developing bespoke computational solutions using Python, ideally including pandas and machine learning libraries. 

• Experience managing large codebases using Git. 

• Experience coordinating large software projects, ideally in a research environment. 

• Excellent analytical, critical thinking and problem solving skills. 

• Ability to build and maintain productive working relationships with diverse stakeholders. 

• Track record achieving complex project goals on time with high quality deliverables. 

• Initiative to self-motivate and to acquire new computing and other related skills independently. 

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English are required. 

UVic is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. In pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power. We actively encourage applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity. Read our full equity statement here: www.uvic.ca/equitystatement. 

Please submit CV and cover letter by 1 March 2022 using the form at rebuild.uvic.ca/vacancies/ 

MSc and PhD student positions in Ambient Air Quality and Sustainable Transportation Systems – Fall 2022 

Dr. Laura Minet is recruiting enthusiastic and talented individuals to conduct innovative research in ambient air quality, traffic-related air pollution, atmospheric science, and sustainable transportation systems to start Fall 2022. The students will be part of the newly formed Clean Air (CLAIR) research group.

Research areas

Candidates are expected to have experience or strong interest in one or more of the following research areas:

  • Monitoring of ambient air quality and statistical methods for assessing population exposure to air pollution;
  • Modeling of air quality using Gaussian dispersion and chemical transport models;
  • Assessment of urban policies on population exposure to air pollution and population health;
  • Low-carbon and sustainable transportation systems impact on population exposure and health;
  • Air pollution and environmental justice and racism.

Qualifications

  • Completed or about to finish Bachelor’s (for M.Sc. applications) or Master’s degree (for Ph.D. applications) in Civil and Environmental Engineering or related fields;
  • Interest or experience in one or more of the above research topics and experience in data management and/or air quality modeling;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills including technical writing experience;
  • Requirements from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Additional considerations

Dr. Minet strongly encourages applications and partnerships from underrepresented groups, including women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.

Application process

All interested applicants must reach out to Dr. Minet by email at lauraminet@uvic.ca with the subject “CLAIR lab opportunities” and include:

  • Personalized cover letter (explaining why they are interested in Dr. Minet’s research, how their experience would contribute to this research, and what research they are interested in doing in the CLAIR group). Generic emails will be discarded.
  • CV
  • Transcripts (unofficial)
  • Writing sample (preferably related and recent; ideally published)

MASc (Possibly PhD) Position: DC Fast Charging (DCFC) Infrastructure

The City of Victoria continues to advance and plan for the adoptions of plug-in electric vehicles, as part of the broader Capital Regional District’s EV Roadmap which has identified a pressing need for charging stations to 2030. Charging infrastructure includes both Level 2 and Level 3 (DCFC) infrastructure. The latter high-powered chargers entail significant investment, and hence require careful planning for deployment.

1 MASc position (or possibly a PhD position for an outstanding candidate) is available in a research project led by Drs. Crawford and Evins within IESVic, partnering with the City of Victoria. The student may officially reside within either of the Departments of Mechanical or Civil Engineering. The project will focus on assisting the City to plan for DCFC deployment to 2030, specifically determining optimal DCFC incremental deployment. Initially the student will utilize GIS to build off City-compiled metrics for DCFC placement, in advance of initial charger installations in the next year. The student will then continue to develop the planning analysis for future years, while utilizing datasets as they become available, to analyze charge usage to improve deployment. The work will include both technical (e.g. electrical infrastructure location proximity and limits, charge structure, etc.) alongside social aspects (e.g. neighborhood characteristics, surveys of users, etc.). The project therefore requires a highly-motivated student capable of integrating a diverse skillset including modeling as well as partner and community engagement.

Requirements

  • BEng or related BSc for MASc In exceptional cases a student holding an MASc or MSc may be considered for entry into a PhD degree
  • Knowledge of GIS analysis, plug-in vehicles and/or qualitative/quantitative consumer surveys is an asset
  • Familiarity with and enthusiasm for electrified transportation and municipal climate action
  • Ideally knowledge of Python and LaTex tools for model development and figure generation
  • Strong writing, conversational and presentation abilities in English
  • Ability to work effectively in a diverse team and with project partners

Timeline

Position to start ASAP including mid-term from January 2022; applications accepted on a rolling basis.

How to apply

Interested candidates should email Dr. Crawford at curranc@uvic.ca with subject DCFC Positions; attach:

  • A detailed curriculum vitae
  • A one-page cover letter describing your relevant (research) experience and motivation for the position
  • Names and contact details for two references

UVic is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. In pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power. We actively encourage applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity. Read our full equity statement here.

IESVic Gas System Analyst

The opportunity:
The Institute for Integrated Energy Systems (IESVic) is seeking an energy system modeler with expertise in gas systems, capacity planning and operational dispatch. The Gas System Analyst (GSA) will use their knowledge and skills to support energy system decarbonization research specific to British Columbia and Canada. The GSA will work with a research team to examine deep-decarbonization scenarios where electrification strategies are coupled with hydrogen production, transmission, and storage. 

Where you will work:
The Institute for Integrated Energy Systems is a multidisciplinary research centre at the University of Victoria. IESVic is a collegial group of faculty, students, and staff working in a beautiful natural environment. For nearly three decades, the mission of the Institute has been to chart feasible pathways to sustainable energy systems. Our role is to create new insights, improve technology and systems, and train the next generation of change-makers. Our vision is to be a leader in the development of sustainable and high-quality energy systems. 

What you will do:
As part of a larger team working on energy system planning for decarbonization, the Gas System Analyst will be responsible for developing network models representing current and future gas infrastructure in British Columbia, Canada. Preferably, models will be open-source and flexible so as to use and support open-access paradigms and be interoperable with electricity system models. The GSA will model gas networks with hydrogen and methane mixtures so as to analyse decarbonization transition scenarios, centralized and decentralized hydrogen production, storage, and hydrogen injection into the pipeline network. Important metrics are cost, value, risk and robustness. The GSA will develop models that balance technology, spatial and temporal detail such that key physical characteristics are captured while considering the need for transparency and policy relevance. The Gas System Analyst will work with a research team consisting of faculty, graduate students, industry participants, and other external stakeholders to ensure research tasks and objectives are achieved.

What is required:

  • PhD related to energy systems.
  • Demonstrated expertise in energy system modeling and optimization.
  • Knowledge and experience using Python and Pyomo.
  • Excellent communication, writing, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work as an independent researcher with a high level of scientific judgment and initiative.
  • Strong organizational skills and time management.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills with a willingness to mentor others.
  • Evidence of the desire, willingness, and ability to collaborate broadly.

What is desired:

  • Demonstrated ability to develop open-source modeling tools.
  • Understanding of hydrogen production processes and gas systems.
  • An understanding of capacity planning, dispatch, adequacy and reliability.
  • Familiarity with optimisation. 

Additional information:

  • This is a full time, one year, appointment with the potential for renewal. Renewals are based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs.
  • Salary depends on experience and qualifications (55-60 K$). Additional compensation includes health benefits and vacation.
  • Work will be primarily performed at Engineering Office Wing, EOW 106, University of Victoria, BC, Canada.
  • Working at IESVic has many rewards including a beautiful environment, outstanding outdoor recreation, clean, safe and vibrant community, and a collegial team.
  • The position will remain open until filled. 

How to apply:
Please submit your cover letter and CV to iesvic.director@uvic.ca.

IESVic encourages applications from all underrepresented groups considering research careers without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or age.

 

 

Energy System Analyst

The opportunity:
The Institute for Integrated Energy Systems (IESVic) is seeking an energy system modeler with expertise in energy systems, capacity planning, and operational dispatch. The Energy System Analyst (ESA) will use their knowledge and skills to support energy system decarbonization research specific to British Columbia and Canada. The ESA will work with a research team investigating deep-decarbonization scenarios with an emphasis on electricity-gas system integration with hydrogen production, transmission, and storage. This is a unique opportunity to be a leader and team member working on a vital global challenge.

Where you will work:
The Institute for Integrated Energy Systems is a multidisciplinary research centre at the University of Victoria. IESVic is a collegial group of faculty, students, and staff working in a beautiful natural environment. For nearly three decades, the mission of the Institute has been to chart feasible pathways to sustainable energy systems. Our role is to create new insights, improve technology and systems, and train the next generation of change-makers. Our vision is to be a leader in the development of sustainable and high quality energy systems. 

What you will do:
As the lead modeller and part of a team, the Energy System Analyst will be responsible for analyzing future scenarios for future low carbon energy systems in British Columbia, Canada. Hybrid capacity expansion and dispatch optimization will be used to determine technology mixes under a range of demand, policy, and energy supply scenarios. The ESA will leverage existing infrastructure and resource mixes to assess cost and system structures that deliver reliable, low-carbon and cost-effective service. Modeling will use open-source platforms so as to support flexibility and interoperability with production cost models of electricity and gas systems.  The ESA will develop scenarios, analyse outcomes, communicate results, and act as the team-lead. The ESA will work with faculty and graduate students to ensure research tasks and objectives are achieved.

What is required:

  • PhD in a field related to energy systems and sustainability.
  • Expertise with optimisation, simulation, and capacity planning.
  • Experience using OSeMOSYS, PyOmo and Python.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Ability to work as an independent researcher with a high level of scientific judgment and initiative.
  • Strong organizational skills and time management.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills with a willingness to mentor students.
  • Evidence of the desire, willingness, and ability to collaborate broadly.

What is desired:

  • Experience with project management, workshops, seminars.
  • A record of publication as first author.
  • Ability to communicate research activities and impact to a broad audience.

Additional information:

  • This is a full time, one year, appointment with the potential for renewal. Renewals are based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs.
  • Salary depends on experience and qualifications (65-75 K$). Additional compensation includes health benefits and vacation.
  • Work will be primarily performed at Engineering Office Wing, EOW 106, University of Victoria, BC, Canada.
  • Working at IESVic has many rewards including a beautiful environment, outstanding outdoor recreation, clean, safe and vibrant community, and a collegial team.
  • The position will remain open until filled.

How to apply:
Please submit your cover letter and CV to iesvic.director@uvic.ca.

IESVic encourages applications from all underrepresented groups considering research careers without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or age.

 

 

 

 

5 Masters/PhD positions and 2 Post-Doctoral positions available as part of the ReBuild Initiative: Exploring Data-driven Building Energy Retrofit Solutions

Improving existing buildings is critical to achieving energy and carbon emissions reductions and increasing their resilience to climate change and other acute shocks (e.g., earthquakes). The opportunity is immense given that the building renewal rate (2-3%) is comparable to new construction. While some building energy codes and energy efficiency programs provide guidance on appropriate improvements, there is a plethora of options for owners to consider and a lack of clarity on the optimal path forward from the perspectives of technical performance, economic effectiveness, occupant well-being, and building durability. Energy utilities, all levels of government, efficiency program agencies and industry associations can help to address persistent market barriers by enabling beneficial choices through effective policies and programs to optimize investments that improve the whole building stock.
Overall, we need models that can be used to improve policy and guidance documents as well as to improve the ability to target upgrades to specific buildings.

Each project in the ReBuild Initiative is undertaken with a solutions partner who will implement the research findings to achieve improvements to the building stock. The ReBuild Initiative will promote synergies between the methods used by professionals and service providers to recommend solutions for specific buildings and the stock-level tools used by policymakers to understand the interventions required. It will develop a common set of modelling approaches spanning archetype derivation, time-series analysis, portfolio analysis and retrofit decision analysis. A common set of interactive visual exploration tools will allow users to gain insights into the models developed.

Click here for a complete listing of the opportunities available and instructions for applying

The positions will be supervised by Dr Ralph Evins in the Energy in Cities research group. The work will be carried out in the stimulating multi-disciplinary environment of the Institute for Integrated Energy Systems (IESVic) and the new green Civil Engineering department at the University of Victoria on Vancouver Island in beautiful British Columbia, Canada.

Post doctoral and graduate student positions are available : Multi-scaled, multi-sector, and multi-vector energy systems modelling

The ongoing energy system transition, empowered by technology developments, fueled by shifting
investments, and motivated by decarbonization, is one of the 21st century’s most urgent tasks. However, current energy system models fail to deliver the holistic perspective required by decision-makers to navigate complex policy choices. Instead, energy system analyses are plagued by rigid model platforms and discretized researchers who focus on specific sectors, spatial-temporal scales, or energy vectors. This research project will pursue the development of an extensible and adaptable multi-scale, multisector, and multi-vector M3 Modelling Platform that links distinct but integrated modules to span spatial-temporal scales, the breadth of energy system services, and each energy carrier. To do so, we will employ novel computer science techniques, including multi-objective active learning, advanced visualizations, and parallelized computing. By applying machine learning and applied statistics, this research will transform our approach to energy systems modelling and accelerate decarbonization efforts.


The positions will be supervised by Dr. Madeleine McPherson, who leads the Sustainable Energy Systems Integration & Transitions Group. The successful applicant will also be affiliated with the multi-disciplinary Institute for Integrated Energy Systems (IESVic) at the University of Victoria.

Please click here for more details regarding the graduate student position.

Please click here for more details regarding the post doctoral research position.

Highly qualified students are always encouraged to apply for graduate positions. Browse our site for faculty members and research projects that reflect your interests and background.

Contact an IESVic faculty member

Contact relevant faculty members. Attach your curriculum vitae (resume) and a list of undergraduate and, if applicable, graduate grades. This can be an unofficial listing compiled by you. Official transcripts will be required later.

Prepare a UVic graduate studies application

IESVic is a research institute and not an academic department or school – membership is voluntary and reflects the participation of individual faculty members.  This means that students interested in joining the institute must apply for admission to a program in one of UVic's Departments. For more information, see the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Departmental web pages.