Professor ultrafast characterization of materials (AP 18-06)
National Institute of Scientific Research (INRS)
August 14, 2018
Institut national de la recherche scientifique (tenure track position)
Context and summary
Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) is the only institution in Québec (Canada) dedicated exclusively to graduate level university research and training. The influence of our faculty and students extends around the world. In partnership with the community and with industry, we are proud to contribute to the development of society through our discoveries and through the training of young scientists. INRS would like to fill a new faculty position in the area of Ultrafast Materials Characterization. The areas of expertise aimed at, but not limited to, are: time-resolved electron microscopy, electron microscopy, ultrafast electron diffraction, ultrafast characterization of materials, microscopy of irreversible phenomena, ultra-fast lasers and photonics and their applications in materials and biological sciences for various areas such as, for example, biomedical and energy.
Main duties and responsibilities
The candidate is expected to establish collaborations with research teams already in place, while developing or maintaining partnerships with groups outside the EMT research center. The ability to develop partnerships with the private sector is particularly valuable.
This position is incorporated within an environment where about forty professors-researchers undertake leading-edge research and training in diverse fields of sustainable energy, advanced materials, ultrafast photonics, telecommunication systems and nanobiotechnology.
The Centre hosts unique major research infrastructure including the Advanced Laser Light Source and the Laboratory of Micro and Nanofabrication, comprising the Infrastructure of Nanostructures and Femtoscience (http://lmn.emt.inrs.ca/EN/inf.htm).
This new position is intended to build a critical mass of expertise around a major $15M addition, the Infrastructure for Advanced Imaging (IAI), awarded by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) in the 2012 competition. This infrastructure houses two time-resolved electron microscopes (for irreversible and reversible dynamics) and several sample preparation equipment, including a focused ion beam. As a whole, with the range of dynamic phenomena it can access, the IAI is a unique infrastructure worldwide.
Secure external funding from a variety of funding agencies, both provincial and federal, also involving various partners from the public and private sectors whenever needed/pertinent. Potential sources of funding include the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Fonds québécois de la recherche sur la nature et les technologies (FQRNT).
Participate in teaching and training at the graduate level (both M.Sc. and Ph.D. students), as well as supervising post-doctoral fellows and research personnel.
A doctoral degree in a relevant discipline (physics, materials science, engineering, chemistry, biology).
An outstanding record of research accomplishments that will enable her/him to successfully develop a strong independent research program.
Academic and technical expertise that are complementary to the existing faculty at EMT (http://www.emt.inrs.ca/les-professeurs/mosaique/6)
The aptitude for teaching and supervising graduate students and other trainees.
The ability to work in a multidisciplinary team and within research networks.
The ability to collaborate with industrial partners.
French is the official language at INRS. Fluency in English is required. Candidates whose native language is not French are encouraged to apply. The Centre will provide them with all the resources necessary to facilitate their learning of the French language.
Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS)
Varennes is located on the South Shore of Montreal.
Salary and benefits are in accordance with the current collective agreement at INRS.
How to apply
Interested applicants should send their application including a complete curriculum vitæ, a copy of their three most significant publications, a three page summary of their research interests, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, and the names and contact information of three referees, before October 15th 2018 indicating position number AP 18-06 by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to:
Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS)
INRS subscribes to an equal access employment program and an equity employment program.
The Institute invites women, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, natives and people with disabilities to apply.
Priority will be given to candidates with Canadian citizenship or permanent resident.
About National Institute of Scientific Research (INRS)
The National Institute of Scientific Research (INRS) is a graduate university composed of four research and teaching centers located in different cities (Montréal, Laval, Varennes and Quebec). INRS plays a key role in the advancement of scientific knowledge and the training of a highly qualified succession in strategic sectors of research, both in Quebec and in the rest of the world. Conducting applied and fundamental research essential to the advancement of science in Quebec and around the world, our research teams play a critical role in finding solutions to problems facing our society. For close to 50 years, INRS has contributed to science and the training of highly qualified students in sectors of great strategic importance for our society: water, earth, and environment; energy, materials, and telecommunications; human, animal, and environmental health; and urbanization, culture, and society. Our 150 professors favour a thematic and multidisciplinary approach to training and research in order to advance scientific knowledge. Students are integrated into research teams from the start, which greatly facilitates the acquisition and development of knowledge and skills. Professors a...re frequently looking for students eager to contribute to the advancement of science through innovative research projects. Every year, INRS welcomes close to 700 students (40% master’s and 60% doctorates). About 50% of its students are women. Every year, it welcomes about 100 postdoctoral fellows. As of 2016, INRS awarded more than 2,813 degrees. INRS is open to the world: with 58 % of its students are foreign nationals from forty countries including France, Morocco, Tunisia, Italy, Germany, India, China, Vietnam, and Mexico.INRS offers distinct and highly specialized programs (master’s/MSc, doctorates/PhD, short programs, DESS and bidiplomation course) with research or without. It also offers programs with professional profiles. INRS offers thesis co-supervision programs leading to the bidiplomation with France, Italy and Morocco. INRS works with a number of major partners across Quebec and Canada. INRS is part of a network of international partners. Our four Centres take an active approach to research and work in partnership with the industry and government. INRS professors work with colleagues from over twenty university institutions in European, Asian, American, and African countries. INRS is the first and only Canadian university hosted by Venice International University. INRS research teams participate in international scientific networks in cutting-edge fields such as nanotechnology, plasma technologies and applications, and peptide pharmacology.