CENTRE ÉNERGIE MATÉRIAUX TÉLÉCOMMUNICATIONS (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 we provide to a new generation of scientific, social, and technological innovators.
INRS would like to fill a new faculty position. The successful candidate will collaborate with the multidisciplinary research program at the INRS Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre by contributing recognized expertise in theoretical and computational materials science, physics or chemistry.
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Develop research program closely linked to the major research themes of the center, namely, photonics (including integrated / quantum optics, ultrafast photonics and laser-matter interaction), materials for specific applications and sustainable energy systems. The candidate’s research plan should be at the forefront of advanced materials, nanotechnology, photonics or electrochemical devices for energy conversion and storage, ideally linking conceptually at least two of these sectors. The ability for the candidate to integrate his/her research program with these research themes is an important element in the evaluation. • 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.
REQUIREMENTS • Doctorate in theoretical physics, chemistry, materials science or related fields; • 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 may also be considered.
WORKING LANGUAGE • French is the working language of the Institute. 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.
WORKPLACE Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) Centre Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications 1650, boulevard Lionel-Boulet, Varennes (Québec) J3X 1S2 CANADA Varennes is located on the South Shore of Montreal.
SALARY In accordance with the collective agreement in effect 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 two to three page summary of their research interests, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, and the names and contact information of three referees, before September 1st, 2018 indicating the position number AP 18-04 to:
Director Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) Centre Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications 1650, boulevard Lionel-Boulet, Varennes (Québec) J3X 1S2 CANADA firstname.lastname@example.org
INRS is committed to employment equity and diversity. INRS welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, indigenous people, and persons with disabilities. Priority is given to Canadian citizens and residents.
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. Finding solutions to problems facing our societyConducting 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. Students at the heart of researchOur 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 are frequently looking for students eager to contribute to the advancement of science through innovative research projects.A university of human scaleEvery 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.Graduate and postgraduate programsINRS 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. Local and international partnersINRS 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.