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Professor in the development of new electrolytes and electrode materials for energy storage and/or conversion

Energie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre

No 23011
February 1st, 2023 to April 17, 2023

Open to internal and external candidates | Tenure-track Position

Context and summary

The INRS Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications (EMT) Research Centre wishes to fill a new tenure-track faculty position within the INRS-UQTR joint research unit (UMR), with high potential for knowledge and technology transfer to users, in the development of new electrolytes and electrode materials for energy storage and/or conversion.

INRS and UQTR have set up a joint research unit on the development of advanced materials and technologies for a low-carbon economy. UQTR is already strongly committed to the Electrification and Climate Change Plan (PECC) and has an international reputation and key infrastructure facilitating the energy transition. The work conducted at the Hydrogen Research Institute (IRH) and the Innovations Institute in Ecomaterials, Ecoproducts and Ecoenergies (I2E3) is a great example of this commitment. The INRS EMT Research Centre, on the other hand, with its distinguished professor-researchers, boasts a critical mass of scientists specializing in the development of advanced materials and green technologies, as well as world-class facilities, unique in Canada, such as the Advanced Laser Light Source (ALLS) Laboratory, the Laboratory of Micro and Nanofabrication (LMN), and a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to time-resolved transmission electron microscopy.

Within the development of new electrolytes and electrode materials for energy storage and/or conversion, the targeted areas of expertise include (i) liquid and/or solid electrolytes for batteries (ii) molten salts for electrometallurgical processes, (iii) electrolytes for fuel cells and high-temperature electrolyzers, and (iv) industrial processes for the production/recycling of battery materials.

The selected candidate that accepts the offer will be given the support to apply and compete internally for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair as well as for Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) infrastructure support – John R. Evans Leaders Fund – to establish his/her research lab.
The successful applicant will join a staff of some 40 professor-researchers who undertake research and provide training (MSc, PhD, and postdoc) in various fields such as ultrafast science and photonics, advanced materials, sustainable energy, environmental solutions, telecommunication systems, and nanobiotechnology.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Establish an independent and innovative research program;
  • Secure funding for the research program through public and private grants and industry partnerships when required;
  • Establish collaborations with existing research teams at the EMT Research Centre and UQTR and develop or maintain partnerships with outside groups;
  • Provide training and education, particularly in relation to graduate programs and the supervision of post-doctoral fellows and research staff.


  • PhD in a relevant field (materials science, electrochemistry, chemistry, chemical engineering, or any other relevant field);
  • Excellent track record of research and development to build a robust and innovative research program or, for young researchers, strong R&D leadership skills;
  • Expertise that complements that of current EMT Research Centre faculty members (;
  • Experience and/or skills in teaching and supervising graduate students and postdoctoral fellows;
  • Ability to work within multidisciplinary research teams and networks;
  • Ability to collaborate with industry partners;
  • Entrepreneurial skills (or potential) and ability to secure research grants from funding agencies.

Working language

French is the working language. Advanced knowledge of English is crucial. Applicants who are not fully fluent in French are strongly encouraged to apply. The necessary resources will be put at their disposal to help them learn French.


Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR)
Campus de Trois-Rivières
3351 boulevard des Forges
Trois-Rivières (Québec) G8Z 4M3


In accordance with the collective agreement in effect at INRS. Parental leaves are supported both institutionally and by government programs.

How to apply

Interested candidates should send their application before April 17, 2023 including:

  • a brief letter of interest;
  • a complete curriculum vitae;
  • a copy of their three most significant publications;
  • a description of their current and proposed research (maximum 4 pages including references);
  • an overview describing their experience and their philosophy of supervision and teaching (maximum 1 page);
  • the names and contact information of three references.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Any additional documents that cannot be transmitted electronically but are necessary to complete your application should be sent by mail to the following address:

Institut national de la recherche scientifique
Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre
1650, boul. Lionel-Boulet
Varennes (Québec) J3X 1P7

INRS is committed to promote equity, diversity and inclusion and invites all qualified candidate to apply, including women, members of visible and ethnic minorities, Indigenous persons and persons with disabilities, in relation to the Equal access to employment programs. However, Canadian and Permanent Residents will be given priority.
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