Professor Ultrafast Science (AP 18-08)

Varennes, Quebec
Salary and benefits are in accordance with the current collective agreement at INRS
Sep 23, 2018
Nov 16, 2018
Field of specialization
Energy, Materials
Job Type
Full time


The Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) is the only academic institution in Québec (Canada) dedicated exclusively to research and training at the graduate level. The influence of our faculty, researchers, and students extends worldwide. In partnership with the scientific community and the private sector, we are proud to contribute to societal development through our discoveries and through the training of young scientists.

INRS – Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications (EMT) Research Centre would like to hire a new faculty in the area of Ultrafast Science aiming at the transfer of knowledge and technologies to sectors such as photonics, advanced materials, energy, and healthcare. The areas of expertise of interest include: highpower femtosecond lasers for probing, imaging, and controlling the dynamics of ultrafast phenomena in matter, applied to atomic and molecular optical physics, and condensed matter physics. Other related areas may also be considered. The Centre hosts the unique major research Infrastructure of Nanostructures and Femtoscience (, which comprises the Advanced Laser Light Source, the Laboratory of Micro and Nanofabrication, and the Infrastructure for Advanced Imaging.

This new position is intended to build a critical mass of expertise around a major $13.9M addition, the Advanced infrastructure for dynamic imaging and control of complex systems – ALLS+, awarded by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) in the 2016 competition. ALLS + includes high average power Ytterbium lasers to derive a continuum of sources from the THz to the X-ray spectral range. Combined with “Angular Resolved Photoelectron Spectroscopy” (ARPES) and other techniques, these sources will be used to investigate ultrafast phenomena. ALLS + adds to the current ALLS facility. The new faculty will work in an environment where about forty professors-researchers undertake leading-edge research and training in diverse areas of sustainable energy, advanced materials, ultrafast photonics, telecommunication systems and nanobiotechnology.


• Develop an original and innovative program, capitalizing on the ALLS infrastructure.

• Secure external funding from a variety of granting agencies, also involving various partners from the public and private sectors whenever needed/pertinent.

• 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.

• 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, chemistry, engineering, materials science).

• 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.


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.


Interested applicants should submit their application including a complete curriculum vitae, a copy of their three most significant publications, a three page summary of their research interests, a two page statement of teaching experience and philosophy, and the names and contact information of three referees, before November 15th 2018 indicating position number AP 18-08 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