Professor specializing in science and plasmas application

Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre

Job posting no AP 18-05

Open to internal and external candidates | One tenure-track position

Context and summary

INRS would like to fill a new faculty position. The successful candidate will collaborate with the multidisciplinary research program at the INRS Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre by contributing recognized expertise in theoretical and computational materials science, physics or chemistry.

Main duties

  • Develop an original and innovative program of applied and fundamental research in plasma physics preferably (but not exclusively) oriented towards the following research areas;
  • Plasma interaction with organic matter (complex molecules, cells, tissues, cell treatment or destruction, reconstructive surgery, etc.)
  • Plasma for nanomaterials synthesis related to various fields of application (catalysis, energy conversion, photonic, 3D impressions, 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 theoretical physics, chemistry, materials science or related field, with specialization in experimental plasmas or assisted plasma processes;
  • 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 may also be considered.

Language of work

  • French is the working language of the Institute. 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.

Review process

According to the collective agreement in effect at INRS.


Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS)
Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre
1650 boul. Lionel-Boulet
Varennes, Quebec J3X 1S2

How to apply

Interested applicants should send their application including a complete curriculum vitæ, a copy of their three most significant publications, a two to three page summary
of their research interests, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, and the names and contact information of three referees, indicating the position number AP 18-05 to:

Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre
1650 boul Lionel-Boulet
Varannes, Quebec j3X 1S2