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 to support our Digital Technologies research centre (DT). The Research Associate would be someone who shares our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Respect and Creativity.
The primary responsibility of the Research Associate (RA) is to support the goals of the Artificial Intelligence for Design (AI4D) program.
Specifically, the RA shall execute computer aided modelling and materials design of CO2 scrubbing via electrocatalysis within the National Research Council (NRC) of Canada in collaboration with McGill University.
The overall objective of this inter-institutional collaboration is to achieve a 10 times gain in efficiency and stability of CO2-to-fuel electrocatalysis using AI accelerated design methods.
This is being accomplished by providing AI driven electrochemical atomic force microscopy (EC-AFM) data acquisition and analysis, automated AI algorithms for correlating efficiency and lifetime improvements with spectroscopic surface features ().
This RA position will focus on AI driven correlations between modelling prediction descriptors of the electrochemical activity and observable AFM & spectroscopy features to drive robust reaction design solutions.
In particular, the position is focused on executing machine learning driven atomistic simulations of chemical ordering and reaction pathways.
The resulting the solid-liquid interfacial properties determined from atomistic simulations will be directly compared with state-of-the-art experimental measurements at McGill University and its resulting impact on electrocatalytic performance.
Hence, extensive atomistic simulation and machine learning experience is essential. General experimental knowledge is preferred for the purposes of facilitating collaborative dynamics.
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 :
As part of the RA Program you must have received your PhD in Physics, Materials Science, Engineering (Electrical or chemical), Chemistry or Computer Science 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
To prove their experience the interested candidates should include a list of pertinent activities and / or publications.
Condition of Employment
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.
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Candidates will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria :
For this position, the NRC will evaluate candidates using the following competency profile : Research
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Relocation assistance will be determined in accordance with the NRC's directives.
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 $73,133 to $101,569 .
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 $73,133.
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.
When submitting your application you can include the required documents in any attachment field such as Second language evaluation results or Other attachments .
Please direct your questions, with the requisition number (15509) to : E-mail : Telephone : 343-552-7798 Closing Date : 28 January 2022 - 23 : 59 Eastern Time For more information on career tools and other resources, check out Career tools and resources