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Research Scientist - Innovative Casting

Organization Name: Department of Natural Resources
Location: Hamilton (Ontario)
Classification: SE - RES - 01 for more information
Salary: $49,720 to $124,773 (SE-RES-01 to SE-RES-05; the group and level will be dependent of the breadth and depth of the candidate's education and experience.)
Closing Date: June 3, 2011 - 23:59, Pacific Time
Reference number: RSN11J-010729-000314
Selection Process Number: 2011-RSN-EA-0209-148231
Vacancies: 1

Web site: For further information on the department, please visit Department of Natural Resources

For additional information, please visit CANMET Materials Technology Laboratory

Who Can Apply

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Preference will be given to Canadian citizens. Please indicate in your application the reason for which you are entitled to work in Canada: Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status or work permit.

Language Proficiency

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English Essential


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E1 - Experience in collaborative research with universities, governments or science based non-government organizations.

E2 - Experience in scientific research in metallurgy including metal casting.


AQ1 - Experience conducting scientific research in one or more of MTL's client-oriented areas, such as automotive manufacturing, oil and gas pipelines, nuclear energy materials, defence applications, energy efficiency and clean energy technologies, etc.

AQ2 - Experience in management of scientific workers, such as engineers, professional scientists, technologists or students.

(For AQ1 and AQ2: Experience is defined as being over the past three years)

AQ3 - Experience in the development of innovative casting processes, and/or advanced liquid metal processing techniques.

AQ4 - Experience in the development of advanced industrial metals and alloys.

(For AQ3 and AQ4: Experience is defined as being substantive, i.e. resulting in reports, theses, patents, and/or industrial implementation.)

Statement of Merit Criteria

Applicants who meet the above criteria will also be assessed against the Statement of Merit Criteria for this position.

Work Environment

This position is located in Hamilton, Ontario. The new Materials Technology Laboratory (MTL) is a state-of the-art facility in materials research that will provide world-class R&D in partnership with universities and industry. It will anchor an innovation cluster in manufacturing.


In consultation with other MTL scientists and stakeholders, the incumbent will conduct scientific research leading to the development of technologies that will benefit Canadians and contribute to the delivery of MTL's mission in support of the mandate of Natural Resources Canada. Research will contribute to the economic and environmental success of Canadian industry, and to the quality of life of Canadians derived from the value-added use of minerals, metals and materials.

In consultation with research scientists and technologists and in direct support of program objectives, the incumbent will develop new procedures and innovations for metal casting, to produce higher-performance products or more efficient, cost-effective processes. The incumbent will be lead scientific research utilizing Canmet's well-equipped metal casting research laboratory. He/she will supervise technicians, technologists, and scientists using the facilities, provide advice on casting procedures, instruct others in the use of equipment as required, and lead in the interpretation of results. The incumbent will also provide authoritative advice and develop close working relations with industry, other government departments, universities, standards-writing societies and regulatory authorities regarding metal casting.

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Your résumé must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements.

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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