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Research Associate, Quantum Algorithms

City: Ottawa, Waterloo, Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver

Organizational Unit: Digital Technologies 

Classification: RO 

Tenure: Term 

Duration: 2 years 

Language Requirements: English or French 

Note

On October 6, 2021, the Government of Canada announced the launch of a mandatory vaccination policy across the federal public service.

 

The Policy on COVID-19 Vaccination for the National Research Council requires you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and that you attest to your vaccination status prior to the date of your appointment unless accommodated based on a medical contraindication, religion, or another prohibited ground of discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act.  You can find more specific information on the collection and use of your personal information when you submit your attestation.

The NRC Advantage

Great Minds. One Goal. Canada's Success.

 

The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) is the Government of Canada's largest research organization supporting industrial innovation, the advancement of knowledge and technology development. We collaborate with over 70 colleges, universities and hospitals annually, work with 800 companies on their projects, and provide advice or funding to over 8000 Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) each year.

 

We bring together the brightest minds to deliver tangible impacts on the lives of Canadians and people around the world. And now, we want to partner with you.  Let your expertise and inspirations make an impact by joining the NRC.

 

At NRC, we know diversity enables excellence in research and innovation. We are committed to a diverse and representative workforce, an open and inclusive work environment, and contributing to a more inclusive Canadian innovation system. 

 

NRC welcomes all qualified applicants and encourages candidates to self-declare as members of the following designated employment equity groups: women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.

 

Please advise of any accommodation measures required to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. They are available to all candidates for further assessment. Related information received will be addressed confidentially.

Your Challenge

Help bring research to life and drive your career forward with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Canada's largest research and technology organization.

We are looking for an early-career Research Associate to support our Digital Technologies research centre (DT). The Research Associate would be someone who shares our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Respect and Creativity.
 
Help bring research to life and drive your career forward with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Canada's largest research and technology organization. Working with the NRC is an exciting opportunity to pursue a research career both independently and with a dynamic research team. 

 We are looking for a Research Associate to join NRC’s Digital Technologies Research Centre (NRC-DT).  The Digital Technologies Research Centre collects multiple research teams who focus on machine learning, advanced analytics, computer vision, bioinformatics, cyber security, natural language processing, quantum computing and other branches of digital technologies and artificial intelligence. 

The primary responsibility of the researcher in this position is to support the goals of NRC and the activities of the Digital Technologies Research Centre in conducting research of international calibre in applied quantum computing, including quantum algorithms and software, quantum error correction, theoretical models of quantum computing and other related areas.  The researcher will work in a team environment with other researchers and technical experts in world-class facilities. The researcher will participate in the development and execution of an original research agenda in collaboration with NRC colleagues and with academic and commercial partners across Canada.  The researcher will be called upon to contribute to collaborative research projects in support of NRC’s Applied Quantum Computing challenge program.

Screening Criteria

Applicants must demonstrate within the content of their application that they meet the following screening criteria in order to be given further consideration as candidates:

Education

As part of the RA Program you must have received your PhD in Mathematics, Computer Science or Physics within the last five years or you expect to receive the degree within the next six months.

 

For information on certificates and diplomas issued abroad, please see Degree equivalency

Experience

  • Significant experience in conducting research or technical activities dealing with quantum computing theory, applications, algorithms or error correction.
  • Significant experience writing publications, in a recognized national and international journals, books and reports and presenting at conferences.

Condition of Employment

Reliability Status

 

All employees of the National Research Council are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and attest to their vaccination status unless accommodated based on a medical contraindication, religion, or another prohibited ground of discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act.

Language Requirements

Assessment Criteria

Candidates will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria:

Technical Competencies

  • Ability to analyse and experimentally evaluate algorithms.
  • Knowledge of theory of computation and computational complexity.
  • Extensive knowledge of the theory of quantum computing and quantum algorithms.
  • Knowledge of quantum error correction.

Behavioural Competencies

  • Research - Communication (Level 2)
  • Research - Creative thinking (Level 2)
  • Research - Initiative (Level 2)
  • Research - Results orientation (Level 1)
  • Research - Teamwork (Level 1)

Competency Profile(s)

For this position, the NRC will evaluate candidates using the following competency profile: Research

 

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Relocation

Relocation assistance will be determined in accordance with the NRC's directives.

Compensation

The intent of this hiring action is to staff through the Research Associate (RA) Program at the RCO-2/AsRO level, which is an early-career level position with a salary range of $73,133 to $101,569.

 

NOTE: Salary determination will be based on a review of the candidate’s expertise, outcomes and impacts of their previous work experience relative to the requirements of the level.  As a guide, the current annual PhD recruiting rate is $73,133.

 

NRC employees enjoy a wide-range of competitive benefits including comprehensive health and dental plans, pension and insurance plans, vacation and other leave entitlements.

Notes

Application Requirements:

In order to be considered for the Research Associate program please include the following in your application. Failure to do so will result in your application being excluded from searches.

  • Resume
  • Transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation

When submitting your application you can include the required documents in any attachment field such as «Second language evaluation results» or «Other attachments».

 

  • Preference will be given to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada. Please include citizenship information in your application.
  • The incumbent must adhere to safe workplace practices at all times.
  • We thank all those who apply, however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

 

 

Please direct your questions, with the requisition number (15641) to:

E-mail: NRC.NRCHiring-EmbaucheCNRC.CNRC@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

Telephone: 343-552-7798 

Closing Date: 2 February 2022 - 23:59 Eastern Time 

 

 

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