Career Opportunities:

Staff Scientist – Mid-Infrared Beamline

Job No. 759

Canadian Light Source Inc. (CLSI) is Canada’s national synchrotron research facility located on the University of Saskatchewan campus in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.  This third generation 2.9 GeV electron synchrotron is operated on behalf of the national scientific community. 

Canadian Light Source Inc (CLSI) is seeking a leader for the team that operates the user program and provides ongoing scientific and technical development for our Mid-Infrared Beamline.  User experiments cover areas of biological, biomedical and material science interest, as well as geologic, forensic and archaeological sciences. The Mid-IR Beamline is equipped with a Bruker Vertex 70V/S spectrometer with a Hyperion 3000 microscope and a 64x64 Focal Plane Array Detector as well as a Bruker IFS66v/S Fourier transform infrared spectrometer coupled to a Hyperion 2000 microscope. The spectrometers are well equipped with a full set of accessories and objectives.

The successful applicant for this Staff Scientist position will be a member of the CLSI Experimental Facilities Division and will be accountable for:

All applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in a relevant discipline plus a minimum of 2 years demonstrated experience in the relevant scientific field. A high level of expertise in infrared spectroscopy is a requirement while having synchrotron experience would be a distinct advantage. Experience with spectroscopic analysis of biological systems and/or Bruker Optics OPUS software is a plus. Highly developed writing and interpersonal communication skills are required. Due to the nature of the experimental work at a synchrotron facility it is often necessary to work on-call, including evenings and weekends. Finally, the Scientist is encouraged to be actively engaged in research.

Dependent upon qualifications and experience, the successful candidate will be placed in Level 4 of the Scientific & Research Job Family as per the CLS Out-of-Scope Salary Grid with a salary range of $75,339 to $113,009 per annum.

Interested individuals are asked to submit a resume along with references, in confidence, to Please quote Job No. 759 in the subject line of the e-mail. Applications will be considered as of June 27, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. While all applicants are thanked for their interest, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

CLSI is committed to employment equity and has a very diverse workforce.  We strongly encourage Aboriginal people, women, people with disabilities and visible minorities to self-identify on their applications. First consideration will be given to citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada.