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Research Associate, Single Photon Emitters

Priority may be given to the following designated employment equity groups: Women, Indigenous peoples* (First Nations, Inuit and Métis), persons with disabilities and racialized persons*.
* The Employment Equity Act, which is under review, uses the terminology Aboriginal peoples and visible minorities.

City: Ottawa 

Organizational Unit: Security and Disruptive Technologies 

Classification: RO 

Tenure: Term 

Duration: 3 years 

Language Requirements: English

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 the NRC, we know that diversity enables excellence in research and innovation. We are committed to a diverse and representative workforce, a safe and respectful work environment, and contributing to a more inclusive Canadian innovation system.  We welcome all qualified applicants and encourage you to complete the employment equity self-declaration questions during the job application process.


Please let us know of any accommodation measures required to help you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Please note that the information you provide will be treated 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 (RA) in Single Photon Emitters to support our Security and Disruptive Technology (SDTech) Research Centre. The RA would be someone who shares our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Respect and Creativity.

 

NRC’s Security and Disruptive Technology Research Centre (SDTech) focuses on the advancement of quantum technologies, with expertise in quantum optics, quantum electronics, attosecond science, nonlinear optics, fibre photonics and related fields.

 

The successful candidate is expected to support the goals of NRC and the Research Centre through research of international calibre and the development and application of advanced technologies for the deployment of quantum dot based non-classical light sources. The RA will work in a team environment with researchers and technical experts in world-class facilities. The RA will provide input into the overall direction and research priorities for the project within the context of the Research Centre business plan.

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 degree in Experimental Physics or Engineering 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 cryogenic optical spectroscopy. 
  • Practical experience in cryogenic system design.
  • Hands on experience in the design and construction of experimental optical assemblies. 
  • Practical experience in single mode optical fiber devices and practices.
  • Experience conducting research in an independent fashion or in a team environment and in bringing it to a successful conclusion.

Condition of Employment

Reliability Status

Assessment Criteria

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

Technical Competencies

  • Ability to work effectively and safely in an optical laboratory with high power lasers 
  • Working knowledge of cryogenic equipment and practices
  • Ability to design, construct and test optical assemblies and cryogenic systems.
  • Working knowledge of non-classical optical sources
  • Ability to communicate scientific concepts clearly to both expert and lay audiences, including business partners and clients.

Behavioural Competencies

  • Research - Communication (Level 2)
  • Research - Creative thinking (Level 4)
  • Research - Initiative (Level 3)
  • Research - Networking (Level 2)
  • Research - Results orientation (Level 2)
  • Research - Teamwork (Level 3)

Competency Profile(s)

For this position, the NRC will evaluate candidates using the following competency profile(s): 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 $74,230 to $103,093.

 

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 $74,230.

 

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

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».

Notes

  • A pre-qualified list may be established for similar positions for a one year period.
  • 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 (17580) to:

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

Telephone: 613-299-4697 

Closing Date: Posted until filled

 

 

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*If you are currently a term or continuing employee at NRC, please apply through the SuccessFactors Careers module from your NRC computer.

 

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