Materials Scientist (Research Scientist)

Chalk River, Ontario
$89,900 - $105,700 per year
November 19 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Other Corporate

Business: Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL)

Business Address: 286 Plant Road, Chalk River Ontario K0J 1J0

Title of Position:   Research Scientist (NOC 2115)

Terms of employment: Permanent, full time

Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week

Salary: $89,900 - $105,700 per year

Language of work: English

Benefits: Eligible for merit increases in accordance with company policy. Also includes Health, Dental, Vision, Supplementary and Basic Life Insurance, Disability Benefit, Pension Plan, Relocation allowance.

Number of Vacancies: 1

Location of work: Chalk River ON

Contact Information: Katie Sutherland, Talent Solutions Advisor

Telephone Number: 613-584-3311

By Mail: 286 Plant Road Chalk River Ontario K0J 1J0

Fax Number: 613-584-1996


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The incumbent will be part of a well-established team of professionals and technologists specializing in the study of neutron irradiation damage and its effects on reactor component material performance.  The branch conducts research into alloys/components in current reactor designs as well as alloys/components proposed for future reactor concepts.  The capabilities of the branch include developing irradiation programs; characterizing irradiated materials; developing predictive models of radiation damage and deformation; and applying neutron scattering techniques to material research.

Job Duties:

  • Leads investigations into material characterization utilizing state-of-the-art techniques

  • Develops models of irradiation damage in materials, with the purpose of predicting performance and failure mechanisms.

  • Writes technical reports and peer-reviewed publications.

  • Plans and manages research projects, in the areas of irradiation damage in materials, for commercial and internal customers.

  • Supervises junior professional and technical staff, as required.

  • Presents results of research to commercial customers, regulators, and/or international conferences.

  • Participates in the safe operation of laboratories. 


Skill Requirements:


  • Master’s in a Materials Science Engineering, from a university of recognized standing

Work Experience

  • 3 - less than 5 years of experience in leading projects on understanding the behaviour of materials operating at elevated stress, temperature, harsh and radiation environments

  • 3 - less than 5 years of experience in mechanical testing, thermos-mechanical testing, microstructural evaluation, advanced characterization techniques.

  • 3 - less than 5 years of experience in the testing and analysis of nuclear core and structural materials, including stainless steels, ferritic-martensitic steels, zirconium, titanium stabilized steels, and accident-tolerant fuel claddings

  • Experience in environmental assisted cracking and hydrogen embrittlement in metals relevant for nuclear reactors, such as zirconium-based alloys

  • Experience in preparing project proposals and co-ordinating research projects among industry and research institutions.

  • Experience with X-Ray diffraction, SEM and TEM.

  • Proficiency in MS Office suite is required

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