Open Positions

Funded Research Assistant Position Available – Evaluation of Leading-Edge Droops for Performance Enhancement of Wind Turbine Rotors (Masters student opportunity)

Dr. Joshua Brinkerhoff of the UBC School of Engineering and UBC Okanagan Computational Fluid Dynamics Laboratory invites applicants for a Masters of Applied Science (MASc) position in the area of Experimental and Numerical Evaluation of Leading- Edge Droops for Performance Enhancement of Wind Turbine Rotors. The position is open to students who have completed a Bachelors degree in mechanical engineering or related discipline. Applicants with interests in fluid mechanics, computational fluid mechanics (CFD), numerical simulation, and wind energy are encouraged to apply. The successful candidates will be required to work independently and must communicate well in English. Some provincial travel may be required in order to collaborate with the industrial partner located in Christina Lake, BC. The successful candidate will be financially supported. This position is available to Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada, and international applicants meeting the admission criteria for UBC Okanagan and School of Engineering. It is expected that successful candidates will commence graduate studies from September 1, 2019. For more information about this position, please click here.



There are other research opportunities for highly-qualified graduate students (Masters and PhD) in the Okanagan CFD Lab.

The candidate should have an undergraduate degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering or equivalent. Knowledge of fluid mechanics/aerodynamics, numerical methods, and computer programming is essential. Prior exposure to computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and/or experiments in fluid flows is an asset.

To apply, please send your resume/C.V. and a cover letter describing your education, research experience, and research interests via email to Prof. Joshua Brinkerhoff at

Canadian and international candidates are encouraged to apply.

Contact person and address:

Joshua Brinkerhoff, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
School of Engineering
University of British Columbia – Okanagan
3333 University Way Kelowna, BC, Canada V1V 1V7
Tel: 250-807-8238 Fax: 250-807-9850