Academia, Research Laboratory, Government/Non-Profit
The NRC Advantage
GREAT MINDS. ONE GOAL. CANADA'S SUCCESS.
The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) is the Government of Canada's largest research organization supporting industrial innovation, the advancement of knowledge and technology development. We collaborate with over 70 colleges, universities and hospitals annually, work with 800 companies on their projects, and provide advice or funding to over 8000 Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) each year.
We bring together the brightest minds to deliver tangible impacts on the lives of Canadians and people around the world. And now, we want to partner with you. Let your expertise and inspirations make an impact by joining the NRC.
At NRC, we know diversity enables excellence in research and innovation. We are committed to a diverse and representative workforce, an open and inclusive work environment, and contributing to a more inclusive Canadian innovation system.
NRC welcomes all qualified applicants and encourages candidates to self-declare as members of the following designated employment equity groups: women, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.
Please advise of any accommodation measures required to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. They are available to all candidates for further assessment. Related information received will be addressed confidentially.
The NRC’s Postdoctoral Fellowship program offers PDFs access to unique world-class facilities and the opportunity to work alongside multi-disciplinary teams of expert researchers and technicians on projects of critical importance to Canada. PDFs will carry out research on innovative research projects, with opportunities for career development (publications and/or industry interaction).
PDFs will be offered appointments to the staff of the National Research Council on a term basis and will be offered salaries and benefits currently available to Research Officers. Salaries commensurate with experience are taxable and subject to other deductions. As a guide, the current annual PhD recruiting rate is $72,053. In addition PDFs will be allocated a travel fund to support their work.
Portable 88Sr+ ion optical clock
NRC is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow (PDF) to carry out research on the
development of a portable Sr+ ion optical clock. The purpose of the device is to realize a frequency standard that will have state-of-the-art accuracy and to provide a means to perform frequency transfer with other National Metrology Institutes at the 10-17 level or better which is currently not possible using GNSS frequency transfer. We are aiming to achieve an ion clock uncertainty approaching the 10-18 level. Given the scope and complexity of this project, several researchers are contributing to its development. The multi-faceted aspect of the portable ion clock provides several opportunities for a PDF, for example the design of compact and robust optical setups, laser stabilization, automation, etc. Once the new ion trap is operational, there will be further opportunities to perform experiments to measure the absolute frequency of the new ion clock using the NRC-FCs2 caesium fountain clock and frequency combs, collisional frequency shifts, and the differential polarizability. Exploration of novel ideas for a multi-ion clock and other related topics of interest to the PDF could also be part of the research activities.
Ph.D. in physics or a closely related discipline.
Experience in atomic or molecular physics, laser physics, optics, and design of experiments. Expertise in any of the following areas is considered an asset: ion or neutral atom optical clocks, laser cooling, vacuum systems, optical design, and data acquisition.
Condition of Employment
Who is eligible?
Fellowships will be for two years contingent on satisfactory progress achieved during the first year.
Candidates should have obtained a PhD (or equivalent) within the past three years (PhD received on or after July 1, 2017) or expect to complete their PhD within 6 months of appointment.
Fellows will work in a lab under the direct supervision of an NRC researcher.
Although preference will be given to Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents, Fellowships are open to nationals of all countries. The offer of a Fellowship does not ensure foreign nationals Permanent Residency in Canada. Non-Canadian candidates should apply for non-immigrant status (i.e. temporary status) and an employment visa. For further information, please contact the closest Canadian High Commission, Embassy or Consulate in your area.
Additional Salary Information: The Postdoctoral Fellowships Program is unique to the NRC. It falls under the RO/RCO classification system which uses a person-based classification system instead of the more common duties-based classification system. Candidates are remunerated based on their expertise, skill, outcomes and impacts of their previous work experience.
Internal Number: 9651
About National Research Council of Canada (NRC)
The National Research Council (NRC) is the Government of Canada's premier research and technology organization (RTO).
Working with clients and partners, we provide innovation support, strategic research, and scientific and technical services.
BACK TO TOP
WORKinOPTICS.com is Just One of the Benefits.
Discover what else OSA has to offer!
The job you are trying to reach from was originally posted at WORKinOPTICS.com.