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 plasma science and applications. The successful candidate will collaborate with the multidisciplinary research program at the INRS énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre by bringing recognized expertise in experimental plasma physics applied to materials synthesis, characterization, and treatment.
Main duties and responsibilities
Develop an original and innovative program of applied and fundamental research in plasma physics oriented preferably (but not exclusively) towards the following applications:
Plasmas for the synthesis of thin film and nanomaterials relevant to various fields of application (catalysis, energy conversion, photonics, 3D printing, etc.);
Plasmas for the treatment of organic and inorganic materials relevant to various fields of application (etching or nanostructuration of materials, modification of polymers, treatment or destruction of cells, restorative surgeries, etc.);
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;
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.
Doctorate in physics, chemistry, physical engineering, chemical engineering, materials science or related fields, with specialization in experimental plasmas or plasma-assisted processes;
Have a thorough knowledge of plasma physics (atomic-scale mechanisms, properties of plasmas and sources, plasma diagnostics);
Relevant postdoctoral research experience would be an asset;
Strong scientific publishing record illustrating leadership and innovation;
Ability to work in multidisciplinary teams and networks as well as in collaboration with representatives of various agencies.
Aptitude for basic and applied research, as well as multidisciplinary teaching and mentoring at the masters and doctorate levels;
Entrepreneurial qualities and demonstrated ability to secure external research funding;
Preference will be given to junior candidates. However, exceptional senior candidates will also be considered.
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.
In accordance with the collective agreement in effect at INRS.
How to apply
Interested applicants should send their application including a complete curriculum vitae, 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 31st 2019 indicating position number AP 18-05 by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to:
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.
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