Research Council Officer, Photometry / Solid State Lighting
Measurement Science and Standards
Ottawa - Ontario
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We are looking for a vibrant and dynamic Research Council Officer (RCO), Photometry to support our Measurement Science and Standards (MSS) Portoflio. The RCO would be someone who shares our core values of impact, accountability, leadership, integrity and collaboration.
MSS portfolio is responsible for realizing the base SI unit of photometry (candela) and associated derived units. The photometry and spectrophotometry (P&S) activities cover spectral irradiance, luminous flux, luminance, Illuminance, luminous intensity, spectral reflectance, transmittance, colour and appearance measurements. It also performs state-of-the art analytical molecular spectroscopy and supports R&D in the study of novel optical properties of emerging materials.
The successful candidate will focus on the innovation, design, development, maintenance and expansion our photometry and solid state lighting (SSL) capabilities to meet both research and client needs. The individual must have outstanding laboratory skills in optical science (relevant to photometry and SSL) and a strong background in statistical analysis applied to the calculation of measurement uncertainties. Responsibilities include to develop the solid-state lighting facility; to respond to client requests for calibration and measurement services; to support photometry R&D and P&S calibration services.
• Develop state-of-the art solid state lighting facility to support both SSL R&D and client calibration activities in MSS.
• Secure receptors and clients by identifying opportunities, participating in business development and marketing activities, and building collaborations with local, national and international organizations;
• Analyze and identify client requirements and prepare project proposals including estimates of time and budget;
• Plan and conduct innovative experiments and investigate emerging technologies to achieve Portfolio/Program research objectives;
• Develop creative engineering solutions to meet scientific/technical objectives for improved photometry / SSL technical capabilities. (e.g. improved speed, accuracy, versatility, automation, etc.)
• Contribute to scientific output and excellences through outreach activities such as participation in standardization organizations and scientific publications.
Applicants must demonstrate within the content of their application that they meet the following screening criteria in order to be given further consideration as candidates:
Bachelor’s degree in physics, engineering, lighting science or related field.
A Ph.D. or Masters degree in one of the above fields would be an asset.
Significant experience in planning and delivering optical calibration or testing services
Significant practical experience in optical radiation measurements including experience in technical requirements for optical radiation sources, detectors and optical design
Practical experience in solid state lighting devices measurements and characterisation
Practical experience in comprehensive optical system characterization
Practical experience in testing electronics, troubleshooting and repair of lab equipment
Practical experience in mechanical design (CAD)
Significant experience in general computer programming including interfacing of equipment, data acquisition, hardware and software and data analysis
Experience in photometry/SSL activities including identification of research requirements, proposal writing, project management, project reporting and scientific publication.
Experience in client and stakeholder engagement and delivering technical services, including marketing of these services.
Condition of employment
Candidates will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria:
Solid Knowledge of basic principles of Physics
Advanced knowledge of fundamental optical principles.
Solid knowledge of photometry and radiometry.
Practical and in-depth knowledge of optical measurement techniques, and optical instrumentation.
Knowledge of the principles of measurement and instrumental error analysis.
Knowledge of general electronics, laboratory equipment troubleshooting and repair .
Knowledge of computer programming including software / hardware interfacing, remote controlled devices and data display analysis.
Practical knowledge and ability to perform photometric measurement and characterizations of solid state lighting devices.
• Creative Thinking (Level 3)
• Communication (Level 2)
• Networking (Level 2)
• Result Orientation (Level 2)
• Initiative (Level 2)
• Team work (Level 2)
For this position, NRC will evaluate candidates using the following competency profile(s): | Research
Relocation assistance will be determined in accordance with NRC's directives.
Posted until filled
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