Research Engineer (National Research Council Canada)

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, March 16, 2023
Archive Date: 
Thursday, April 13, 2023
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Science Engineering
Institution Classification/Type: 
Government Agency
Institution/Company: 
National Research Council Canada
Department Name: 
Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics
Street Line 1: 
5071 West Saanich Road
City: 
Victoria
State/Province: 
BC
Zip/Postal: 
V9E2E7
Country: 
Canada
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Radio Instrumentation Team, as part of NRC's Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics (HAA) Research Centre’s Astronomy Technology Directorate (ATD), is designing and manufacturing low noise radio astronomy receivers across the radio frequency (RF) and millimetre wave range. The team has built low noise amplifiers, mixers, and receivers for radio astronomy observatories such as ALMA, JCMT, CARMA, ARO, and the SKA. We are seeking an RF Engineer with expertise in monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits (MMIC) and low noise amplifier design, module assembly and testing. The candidate will be a key member of the research and development team in the following projects:

  • Indium Phosphide Transistor and MMIC Development: We are currently developing low noise amplifiers using Indium Phosphide transistor and MMIC technology fabricated at our in-house semiconductor manufacturing facility. This project will involve device modelling, creation of a process design kit (PDK), MMIC design and testing.
  • Wide Band Low Noise Amplifiers: We are developing wide band MMIC-based amplifiers for a major partner observatory.  This project will explore the design trade-offs of key performance metrics to achieve wide band performance with the required gain, flatness and noise characteristics.
  • Cryogenic Front End Low Noise Amplifiers: Cryogenic low noise amplifiers both hybrid and MMIC-based are currently being developed for future upgrades to major sub/millimeter wave astronomical observatories.  These will be incorporated into prototype receivers.

Please visit the following link to view the full list of candidate requirements and job duties, and to apply: Research Engineer (nrc-cnrc.gc.ca).

Pay Compensation
Compensation Notes: 
Candidates are remunerated based on their expertise, outcomes and impacts of their previous work experience relative to the requirements of the level. The salary scale for this group is vast, from $57,220 to $161,754 per annum.
Included Benefits: 

NRC employees enjoy a wide-range of competitive benefits including comprehensive health and dental plans, pension and insurance plans, vacation and other leave entitlements.

This position is classified as a Research Council Officer (RCO), a group that is unique to the NRC. Candidates are remunerated based on their expertise, outcomes and impacts of their previous work experience relative to the requirements of the level. The salary scale for this group is vast, from $57,220 to $161,754 per annum, which permits for employees of all levels from new graduates to world renowned experts to be fairly compensated for their contributions.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, April 14, 2023
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, June 1, 2023
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Hiring Manager
Institution/Company: 
National Research Council Canada
Department Name: 
Herzberg Astronomy and Astrophysics
Street Line 1: 
5071 West Saanich Road
City: 
Victoria
State/Province: 
BC
Zip/Postal Code: 
V9E2E7
Country: 
Canada
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Hiring Services
Subject: 
18655 Research Engineer (RCO)