Research Officer, Photometry and Spectrophotometry
National Research Council Canada
March 6, 2018
49670.00 - 140418.00
Government and National Lab
The National Research Council Canada is seeking to hire a Research Officer (RO) in Photometry and Spectrophotometry to support Measurement Science and Standards (MSS) research Centre in Ottawa, Canada.
The photometry and spectrophotometry team at MSS-NRC consist of staff scientists with broad expertise in optical spectroscopy, spectrophotometry, photometry and colorimetry. Active areas include: state-of-the art analytical molecular spectroscopy (Raman and FTIR); study of novel optical properties of emerging materials such as low-dimensional semiconductor and plasmonic materials; development of measurement solutions for photometry (spectral irradiance, luminous flux, luminous intensity), optical radiation and solid-state lighting; innovative measurement science for spectral reflectance and transmittance, colour and appearance; development of versatile reference instruments for practical applications in optical spectroscopy, spectrophotometry and colorimetry.
Under the direct supervision of the Team Leader, the successful candidate is expected to collaborate with teams of peers in P&S to contribute to both the R&D and technical calibration service activities in photometry, solid-state lighting, vibrational spectroscopies of novel materials, spectrophotometry and colourimetry.
NRC employees enjoy a wide-range of benefits including comprehensive health and dental plans, pension and insurance plans, vacation and other leave entitlements.
PhD degree or equivalent in physics, chemistry or optical sciences with strong hands-on experiences in spectrophotometry, photometry and vibrational spectroscopy.
Extensive hands-on experience in conducting experimental research related to optical spectroscopy of low dimensional materials, photometry, solid-state lighting, spectrophotometry and colorimetry;
Significant experience in identification of research requirements, proposal writing, project management, presentations and publications;
Experience in experimental design and analysis including data collection and analysis, overseeing data production, and ensuring data quality;
Experience in optical property modelling of nanophotonics and plasmonic systems, optical design and ray tracing simulation.
Additional Salary Information: Salary Range
This position is classified as a Research Officer (RO), a group that is unique to the NRC. The RO group uses a person-based classification system instead of the more common duties-based classification system. Candidates are remunerated based on their expertise, skill, outcomes and impacts of their previous work experience. The salary scale for this group is vast, from $49,670 to $140,418 per annum, which permits for employees of all levels from new graduates to world renowned experts to be fairly compensated for their contributions.
Internal Number: REQ #1129
About National Research Council Canada
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