The incumbent will be part of a well-established team of professionals and technologists specializing in the fields of tritium and heavy water technologies, hydrogen and energy storage technologies and waste processing technologies.
The team’s objective is to support CNL’s Value Proposition through the S&T Programs (Energy, Environment, Safety & Security).
The team is actively involved in developing, assessing and facilitating commercialization of innovative leading edge technologies through Business Development and Commercial Ventures Organization at CNL.
The main mandate / function of the incumbent’s position is in carrying out experimental work in the above area, and in particular training to become a qualified member for tritium handling operations in the licenced facility.
The incumbent will be responsible for delivering on commitments on Federal S&T as well as Commercial Projects. The incumbent is expected to develop and maintain core competencies for emerging opportunities in the above and related fields.
The following are general areas of branch activities.
Tritium and heavy water technologies :
Heavy water management / production / upgrading based on CNL’s catalyst technologies
Tritium removal processes
Tritium adsorption on nanomaterials and nanostructured thin films
Fabrication of nanomaterials and nanostructured thin films
Fabrication and characterization of photovoltaic and betavoltaic devices
Characterization of thin films and nanomaterials
Hydrogen production, storage and safety :
Thermochemical hydrogen production using nuclear or renewable energy sources
Process development for hydrogen production using Copper-Chlorine Cycle
Electrochemical characterization of process steps in Copper-Chlorine Cycle
Development of components for unit operations in Copper-Chlorine Cycle
Low and High temperature electrolysers for hydrogen production
Hydrogen and electrical energy storage methods, distribution and network optimization
Applications of hydrogen in fuel cells, transportation etc.
Hydrogen safety in nuclear and non-nuclear applications
Catalyst technologies :
Deployment of CNL’s catalyst technologies for nuclear and non-nuclear applications
Waste processing :
Management of radionuclides and chemical contaminants
Development of technologies for separation and segregation of wastes
Immobilization of liquid wastes
Extraction of valuable radioisotopes from wastes
Volume reduction of wastes for storage cost reduction
The position would require active involvement in many of the above areas as there is significant synergy among them.
Carry out all responsibilities safely and accurately by strictly following protocols and procedures
Work independently and / or in a team with minimum supervision following initial training
Supervise junior technologists and students in project work
Set-up and commission experimental and production facilities for R&D and commercial projects
Troubleshoot laboratory and experimental issues with minimum input from supervision
Formal training to become fully qualified for licenced facility (Tritium Facility) operation
Coordinate daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly activities related to routine laboratory operations such as equipment calibration, housekeeping and waste disposal
Excellent oral and written communication
Graduation from a recognized institute of advanced technology in a program of Chemical Technology, Chemistry, Physics or Engineering
At least six (6) to twelve (12) years of chemical engineering laboratory operation experience
Excellent working knowledge of analytical techniques and analytical equipment
Excellent knowledge of chemical laboratory practices and safety procedures
Well established computer skills with word processing and spreadsheet use
Knowledgeable in the QA requirements for R&D activities
CNL has an Employment Equity Program and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal Peoples, visible minorities and persons with disabilities