Nuclear Power Plant

Research Scientist

Company: Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Post Date: 2/20/2018 4:10 PM
Location: Chalk River, Canada Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: Projected End Date:
Job Description
KeySource Thomas Thor has been engaged by Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) to fill two Research Scientist positions at the Chalk River Laboratories located in the Upper Ottawa Valley.    CNL is Canada’s premier nuclear science and technology organization, serving Canada as an enabler of business innovation and technology transfer.  While viewed as a world leader in developing peaceful and innovative applications from nuclear technology through its expertise in physics, metallurgy, chemistry, biology, and engineering, CNL is committed to ensuring that Canadians and the world receive energy, health, and environmental benefits from nuclear science and technology.

Role description

The incumbents will be part of a well-established team of professionals and technologists specializing in the study of neutron irradiation damage and its effects on reactor component material performance.  The branch conducts research into alloys/components in current reactor designs as well as alloys/components proposed for future reactor concepts.  The capabilities of the branch include developing irradiation programs; characterizing irradiated materials; developing predictive models of radiation damage and deformation; and applying neutron scattering techniques to material research.
  • Provides novel solutions to problems in the areas of environmentally assisted degradation, welding, metallurgy, diffusion on solids, creep & creep fatigue, and material issues (radiation damage, corrosion, and/or fatigue) in both conventional (light, heavy-water) and small modular/advanced nuclear reactors.
  • Provides leadership to interdisciplinary R&D projects for commercial and internal customers.
  • Influences the company’s strategic technical direction
  • Writes technical reports and peer-reviewed publications.
  • Supervises junior and intermediate professional and technical staff.
  • Represents the company on major scientific and technological issues nationally and internationally.
  • Participates in the safe operations of laboratories.
Essential skills
  • PhD in a physical science or engineering, from a university of recognized standing, or membership in an engineering or scientific professional organization authorized by statute to establish qualification in that organization.
  • Significant experience (10+ years) in the research areas of environmentally assisted degradation, welding, metallurgy, diffusion on solids, creep & creep fatigue, and material issues in both conventional (light, heavy-water) and small nuclear reactors
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills, with a substantial publication record
  • Significant experience in providing scientific direction to multi-disciplinary research programs in the areas of material degradation
  • Experience in mentoring junior professional staff.

Contact Information:  

KeySource Thomas Thor has been exclusively retained to conduct this search.  All information exchanged and related to this role is considered proprietary and will be managed through:

Tim Advent

Talent Acquisition Manager



Contact Email Contact Phone Contact Fax
Click Here (216) 496-5514