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Research Officer - Photometry

City: Ottawa 

Organizational Unit: Metrology Research Centre 

Classification: RO 

Tenure: Term 

Duration: 2 years 

Language Requirements: English

 

 

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.

Our Inclusive Work Environment

Your work environment and tools will enable you to collaborate with your colleagues across Canada and the globe. We are committed to ensuring that each staff member promptly receives the accommodation they need to do their job and we understand the importance of work/life balance.
 


NRC employees enjoy a wide range of benefits that include comprehensive medical and dental, pension and insurance plans as well as annual vacation time and other leave. The NRC also offers learning and development opportunities. For more information, please visit our website.

 

**As an employer who values diversity in its workforce, we encourage candidates to self-identify as members of the following designated groups: women, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. Priority will be given to candidates who self-identify.

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 a Research Officer in Photometry and Spectroptometry team of the Metrology Research Centre. The Research Officer would be someone who shares our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Respect and Creativity.


 
The photometry and spectrophotometry (P&S) activities involve the metrology of optical radiation: the highly accurate measurement of absolute quantities (spectral and geometrical) of optical radiation and the optical properties of materials. Our responsibility includes the determination of the photometric and colorimetric aspects of optical radiation and the realization of the basic SI quantities of photometry. Our work provides the national standards for the basis of measurement in Canada and is assessed by international peer review and comparison with national laboratories around the world. We perform state-of-the art analytical molecular spectroscopy and support R&D in the study of optical properties of emerging materials.

 

The successful candidate will focus on the innovation, design, development, maintenance and expansion of our photometry and solid state lighting (SSL) capabilities to meet both research and client needs. The individual must have outstanding laboratory skills in optical science (relevant to photometry and optical radiometry) and a strong background in statistical analysis applied to the determination and calculation of measurement uncertainties. Responsibilities include the development of advanced measurement capabilities in spectroradiometry, photometry and a solid-state lighting facility; the response to client requests for calibration and measurement services; to support photometry and spectrophotometry R&D, and to maintain international comparability of photometric and optical radiometric capabilities. 
 

Screening Criteria

**As an employer who values diversity in its workforce, we encourage candidates to self-identify as members of the following designated groups: women, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. Priority may be given to candidates who self-identify.

 

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

Ph.D. in Optical Sciences with strong hands-on laboratory experiences in optical radiation measurement.

 

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

Experience


•    Significant hands-on experience in conducting experimental research related to photometry, optical radiometry, solid state lighting and optical radiation measurement;
•    Significant practical experience in optical radiation measurements including experience in technical requirements for optical radiation sources, detectors and optical design;
•    Significant experience in optics, electronics and troubleshooting lab equipment;
•    Significant experience in identification of research requirements, proposal writing, project management, presentations and publications;
•    Experience in experimental design, instrument control and data analysis including hardware-software interfacing of equipment, data collection and analysis;
•    Experience in mechanical design is an asset.

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.

Assessment Criteria

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

Technical Competencies


•    Solid knowledge of the basic principles of Physics
•    Solid knowledge of fundamentals of optics, optical measurement techniques and optical instrumentation, optical design and modelling
•    Solid knowledge of the principles of measurement and error analysis;
•    Solid knowledge of general electronics;
•    Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot complex experimental setups and apparatus and to design and analyze optical radiation measurements;
•    Excellent written and oral communication skills; 
•    Demonstrated ability to conduct experimental research in relevant areas;
•    Ability to write high quality research articles, technical reports; 
•    Ability to communicate research findings to partners, clients, and present findings at relevant meetings

Behavioural Competencies

  • Research - Creative thinking (Level 3)
  • Research - Results orientation (Level 3)
  • Research - Teamwork (Level 3)
  • Research - Partnering (Level 3)
  • Technology extension - Client focus (Level 2)

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

This position is classified as a Research Council Officer (RCO), a group that is unique to the NRC. Candidates are remunerated based on their expertise, outcomes and impacts of their previous work experience relative to the requirements of the level. The salary scale for this group is vast, from $57,220 to $161,754 per annum, which permits for employees of all levels from new graduates to world renowned experts to be fairly compensated for their contributions.

 

NOTE: Please note that the full RO/RCO salary scale has five levels. 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 such, the initial salary could be within another level of the RO/RCO salary scale (i.e. above or below the intended level for this position).

 

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

  • ​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 (15443) to:

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

Telephone: 343-548-5849

Closing Date: 28 January, 2022 - 23:59 Eastern Time 

 

 

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