Professor in Plasma Science and Applications (AP 18-05)

Quebec (City) (CA)
In accordance with the collective agreement in effect at INRS
Sep 09, 2019
Nov 08, 2019
Field of specialization
Materials, Physical
Job Type
Full time

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 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.

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.


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 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.

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