Professor Ultrafast Characterization of Materials (AP 18-06)

Quebec (City) (CA)
Salary and benefits are in accordance with the current collective agreement at INRS
Aug 21, 2018
Oct 15, 2018
Field of specialization
Biological, Energy / Fuels, Materials
Job Type
Full time

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 (

•    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 (

•    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.

Working language

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)

Centre Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications

1650, boulevard Lionel-Boulet, Varennes (Québec) J3X 1S2 CANADA

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 or by mail to:


Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS),

Centre Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications

1650, boulevard Lionel-Boulet, Varennes (Québec) J3X 1S2 Canada

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.