Job Opportunities

Open Research-Assistant Position

Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS)
Université du Québec
Centre Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications at Varennes, Canada

INRS-EMT is undertaking a unique project to image materials with combined spatial and temporal resolutions that were not possible before. In this context, INRS will hire a full-time research assistant to develop, use and maintain several instruments that are housed in the new Infrastructure for Advanced Imaging (IAI). These instruments include: modified transmission electron microscopes (TEM), sample preparation tools and pulsed lasers. In addition to these duties, the research assistant is expected to train users and manage the facility at the user level. The assistant will also have opportunities to participate to the ongoing academic research in IAI.

INRS will provide all the necessary trainings to the research assistant to use and maintain the equipment. Therefore, candidates with enthusiasm to learn new technologies are particularly encouraged to apply.

The research assistant will report to the professor responsible for the Infrastructure for Advanced Imaging.


  • Education
    • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Physics, Applied and Engineering Physics, Materials Science, Electrical Engineering, and related disciplines.
  • Experience
    • Experience with transmission electron microscopes, lasers and optical components, and sample preparation instruments.
  • Other
    • Ability and enthusiasm to work in a research team.
    • Good communication skills.


Institut national de la recherche scientifique
Centre Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications
1650, boulevard Lionel-Boulet
Varennes (Québec) J3X 1S2
(work location is 30 km’s away from downtown Montréal)


The salary and benefits will be determined according to the qualifications of the candidate.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should apply by submitting their CV online ( Further information can be obtained by writing to:

INRS is a graduate level university active in fundamental and applied research. It brings together 150 professors and nearly 700 graduate-level students and postdoctoral fellows in four centers located in Quebec City, Montréal, Varennes and Laval. It is consistently ranked as one of the top universities in Canada in terms of research intensity (grants per professors). The Infrastructure for Advanced Imaging is a $15M project funded by the Canadian and Quebec governments through the Canadian Foundation for Innovation. INRS is committed to employment equality program. The University invites women, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, Aboriginal people and persons with disabilities to apply.