11. February 2015 - Canadian Nuclear Laboratories
Research Officer
Research Officer
11. February 2015 - Canadian Nuclear Laboratories
Research Officer
Research Officer
Canadian Nuclear Laboratories

Chalk River, Ontario, Canada


The Component Life Technology Branch performs research and development projects to anticipate and resolve issues caused by materials degradation, with the aim of safe, reliable and economic performance of nuclear facilities for the benefit of Canadians. We support CNL as a world leader in nuclear science and technologies by developing and applying knowledge about chemical reactions at interfaces, delivering high quality reports on time and on budget to our customers, and by maintaining a workforce of highly qualified scientists and technicians, empowered to deliver innovative, cost-effective solutions.

Description of Institution

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) is a world leader in nuclear science and technology offering unique capabilities and solutions across a wide range of industries. Actively involved with industry-driven research and development in nuclear, transportation, clean technology, energy, defence, security and life sciences, we provide solutions to keep these sectors competitive internationally.

Job description

The successful applicant will champion the development and application of neutron reflectometry methods for research about interfacial reactions between metals and aqueous environments, supported by facilities and expertise in the Canadian Neutron Beam Centre. Initial work will focus on the degradation of passive films on chrome nickel alloys under extreme conditions, with future outreach building research business partnerships on this foundation of capability. A strong knowledge of material/aqueous interfacial chemistry, degradation/corrosion, as well as neutron reflectometry will be required.

CNL has an Employment Equity Program and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal Peoples, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

Requested Profile


  • PhD in Engineering or Science from a university of recognized standing. Preference given to PhD in Physical Science (Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science).
  • Several years of post-doctoral experience in research and development.
  • General knowledge of CANDU systems with advanced knowledge of process chemistry and aging management.
  • Knowledge of neutron or X-ray beam techniques for materials characterization.
  • Substantial experience as a user or staff member at a major beam facility for research in condensed-matter science.
  • Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills


Canadian Neutron Beam Centre
Canadian Nuclear Laboratories
Chalk River, Ontario
K0J 1J0

How to Apply

Please apply online, using the link on the bottom left of the vacancy page.

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