Are you a Chemical Scientist looking for an exciting opportunity? Join our dynamic team in the Nuclear Waste Processing Technologies Section of the esteemed Environment & Waste Technologies Branch, which plays an essential role in fulfilling CNL top priority to restore and protect the environment while preparing for clean energy deployment in Canada.

The team researches the science that underpins cost-effective solutions to the challenges in nuclear waste processing for recovery of valuable materials. We are actively seeking a talented Chemical Scientists to contribute their expertise and innovative ideas to our cutting-edge research. As a member of our team, you will have the chance to work on a range of fascinating projects within the broad field of nuclear waste processing science and technologies. If you’re passionate about making a difference in nuclear energy and environmental sustainability, and keen to be at the forefront of scientific advancements, we invite you to apply to be a part of our exceptional team.

Typical duties for this position may include:

  • Leading the development of technologies in support of the branch S&T and commercial projects related to nuclear waste processing
  • Developing research proposals and detailed plans, schedules and budgets for research studies
  • Producing high quality technical reports, research papers and presentations
  • Setting up protocols and procedures to ensure experimental work is carried out safely and accurately
  • Interacting with the Government of Canada and other key stakeholders
  • Providing technical direction and oversight to laboratory and field technologists

  • Undergraduate degree (minimum Bachelor of Engineering with Honors or Bachelor of Science with Honors required) in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, or related Engineering or Science discipline from a university of recognized standing. M.Sc. or Ph.D. is highly desirable.
  • Proficiency in fundamentals of science and engineering – nuclear fundamentals, chemistry, chemical thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and mass/heat transfer
  • Proficiency in Matlab, COMSOL, or similar programming language, and scientific calculations
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
  • Ability to present technical work to a non-technical audience
  • Excellent technical writing skills and oral communication skills

Security clearance eligibility required: Reliability Status with Site Access Security Clearance (SASC), which has a minimum requirement of 3 years of verifiable history in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, United States and/or the United Kingdom. CNL implements security screening in accordance with the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat “Standard on Security Screening” and the “Policy on Government Security”.

Why CNL?
Does working with a team across Canada to advance nuclear science and technology for a clean and secure world speak to you? We’re reinventing ourselves to be the pace setters, so we can lead the charge in solving the problems that matter, like building the next generation of clean nuclear and hydrogen energy solutions, developing new and better-targeted cancer treatments, and continuing to lead the world in environmental remediation.
We offer a complete total rewards package:

  • paid time off (vacation, sick, floater & personal);
  • benefits effective day one, that’s right no waiting period;
  • tuition support
  • and a pension!

Do Our Priorities Resonate with You?

  • Clean energy for today and tomorrow.
  • Restore and protect the Environment.
  • Contribute to the health of Canadians.

CNL’s Chalk River laboratory is nestled in the Ottawa Valley and affords our employees an area that is environmentally pristine with extensive forests, hills, and numerous small lakes, all of which support a variety of wildlife typical to the southern edge of the Canadian Shield. Many surrounding towns, such as Pembroke, Petawawa, and Deep River provide you with unparalleled outdoor adventures at your doorstep! In fact, Deep River was named as the fourth best place to live in Canada in a recent ranking by movingwaldo.com.

CNL is committed to providing an atmosphere free from barriers that promote equity, diversity, and inclusion in achieving our mission. CNL welcomes and celebrates employees, stakeholders and partners of all racial, cultural, and ethnic identities.

CNL also supports a workplace environment and a corporate culture that is built on our Core Values: Respect, Teamwork, Accountability, Safety, Integrity and Excellence which encourage equitable employment practices and career prospects inclusive of accommodations for all employees.

CNL is committed to being an equal opportunity employer. If you require accommodation measures during any phase of the hiring process, please indicate via our ATS when applying. All information received in relation to accommodation requests will be kept confidential.

The Chalk River Laboratories site is located on the unceded and unsurrendered territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabe people. As an organization, CNL recognizes and appreciates their historic connection to this place. CNL also recognizes the contributions that First Nations, Métis, Inuit and other Indigenous Peoples have made, both in shaping and strengthening this community in particular, and this province and country as a whole.