Canadian Light Source Inc. (CLSI) is Canada’s national synchrotron research facility located on the campus of the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. CLSI helps to facilitate scientific research aimed at finding Canadian solutions for global challenges in agriculture, health, advanced materials and the environment. CLSI is now accepting applications to fill the position of Scientist for the Biomedical Imaging and Therapy (BMIT) facility.  

The Biomedical Imaging and Therapy (BMIT) facility is composed of two beamlines (05ID-2 and 05B1-1). BMIT provides unique synchrotron-based imaging techniques for addressing research questions in the areas of human and veterinary medicine, agriculture, and other areas, with resolutions ranging from 2 to 200 µm.  The following X-ray imaging techniques are available at BMIT: conventional absorption imaging, K-edge subtraction imaging (KES), propagation-based phase contrast imaging (PBI) and Diffraction Enhanced Imaging/Analyzer Based Imaging (DEI/ABI), all in either projection or Computed Tomography (CT) modes. In 2016, BMIT conducted 60 user experiments, in addition to in-house research and instrumentation development.

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Beamline Responsible, the Scientist supports the scientific research program on the BMIT beamlines, ensuring optimal conditions are in place for user experiments. Providing training and ongoing support to beamline users is a key accountability of this position.  Occasional collaboration with users on evaluation of experimental results is expected. In addition, the candidate is expected to maintain the existing beamlines’ infrastructure and actively participate in one or more beamline upgrade projects. Examples of potential upgrade projects include:

Due to the facility operations schedule and the requirement to provide user support, the candidate must be able to work evenings and weekends, including being on-call when necessary.  

Qualifications: Applicants are expected to have a PhD in Physics, Engineering, or a related scientific discipline.  The ideal candidate will have experience with synchrotron based X-ray imaging and X-ray optics.  Candidates with an MSc degree and extensive relevant experience will also be considered.  Hands-on experience with high precision positioning systems, microcontrollers, imaging detectors, and large data applications is an asset. Experience in programming and software development is also a definite plus, particularly related to integration and implementation of computer software for image acquisition, CT reconstruction, and image processing. Willingness to collaborate with interested users on data processing and visualization in order to produce publication-quality images and graphics is required. The applicant should have a clear aptitude for science and instrumentation. Good written and oral communication skills are essential.  The ability to work effectively with a diverse pool of clients, including physicists, medical and veterinary personnel, faculty, students and industrial scientists is imperative. 

Remuneration: This position is classified at level SR3 within the Scientific & Research Job Family with a salary range that starts at $60,000 per annum. Senior level scientists will be considered, with compensation commensurate with qualifications and experience. A comprehensive benefits package, including supplemental health & dental, life insurance, pension plan, and 4 weeks annual vacation is part of a competitive compensation package.

Please submit a resume along with professional references, in confidence, to Please quote Job No. 906 in the subject line of the email. Applications will be considered as of September 27, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. While all applicants are thanked for their interest, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

CLSI promotes diversity and is committed to employment equity. We strongly encourage members of designated groups (Aboriginal People, Women, People with Disabilities and Visible Minorities) to self-identify on their applications. Preference will be given to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada. Please identify your eligibility to work in Canada on your application.



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