Research Scientist, Chemistry

Location
Chalk River, Ontario
Salary
$69,800 - $89,800 per annum
Posted
May 10 2018
Ref
22272
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Other Corporate

Company Information:

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL)

286 Plant Road

Chalk River ON

K0J 1J0

Title of Position:   R&D Scientist - Chemistry & Materials  

The Reactor Chemistry and Corrosion Branch require a radiation chemist to conduct R&D in chemistry and materials with a focus on nuclear applications. Work will deal with radiolysis in the water systems in and around the core of water-cooled nuclear reactors. Additional areas of work include the analysis of post-LOCA sump water and severe accident scenarios, and support for waste management initiatives. Projects may be internal to CNL, funded by COG or fully commercial.

Job Duties:

Typical duties can include:

  • Operation and maintenance of branch irradiation facilities which include a 2.5 MeV Van De Graaff electron accelerator and three Gammacells.
  • Planning, execution and reporting of laboratory based experimental studies using branch irradiation facilities.
  • Development and application of computer models for radiation chemistry.
  • Some supervision of technical staff.

Number of Vacancies: (1)

Terms of Employment:  Full time, Permanent (37.5 hours of work per week)

Wage: $69,800 - $89,800 per annum

Benefits Package:

  • Health
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Supplementary and Basic Life Insurance
  • Disability Benefit
  • Pension Plan
  • Merit increase
  • Relocation allowance

Location of Work: Remote Location

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL)

286 Plant Road

Chalk River ON

K0J 1J0

Skill Requirements:

Education

  • PhD in Science, specializing in radiation chemistry, from a university of recognized standing plus a minimum of two (2) years of work experience in the nuclear industry.

Work Experience

  • PhD in Science, specializing in radiation chemistry, from a university of recognized standing plus a minimum of two (2) years of work experience in the nuclear industry.
  • A sound understanding of radiation chemistry, chemical kinetics and reaction mechanisms.
  • Practical experience with numerical analysis methods (e.g., FACSIMILE).
  • A demonstrated commitment to laboratory safety including a good working knowledge of the hazards associated with chemicals and radioactive materials.
  • Ability to work effectively in multi-disciplinary team environments.
  • The ability to produce high quality work, and a proven track record in the publication of technical reports and papers.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are absolutely essential as is the ability to work to schedule as required in Commercial R&D.

In addition, knowledge and experience in some of the following areas are considered advantageous and will be considered in evaluating candidates:

  • Work experience on chemistry and materials behaviour in nuclear applications.
  • Knowledge of material degradation processes.
  • Experience working with scientific instrumentation, optics, electronics or vacuum systems (e.g. spectroscopic methods).
  • Experience in developing and running computer models for simulating radiation-driven processes (e.g., FACSIMILE).
  • Experience in the safe operation of irradiation facilities.
  • Training in the safe handling and storage of radioactive materials.
  • Practical knowledge of ISO 9001 or an equivalent Quality Assurance program.

Language of Work: English

Contact Information:

Katie Sutherland, Talent Solutions Advisor

Telephone: 613-584-3311

Email address: katie.sutherland@cnl.ca

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