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Senior Scientist

Burnaby, BC
Full Time
10 days ago

The Position:

Reporting to the Manager, Research & Development, the Senior Scientist will be responsible for delivering technical projects.  The position involves versatile, creative thinking and detailed execution of characterizing nanostructures and metamaterials.  Execution of experiments, analysis of results, and status report writing.  The candidate will work within a research team of scientists to accomplish technical objectives.  Able to set measurable goals and meet them along with mentoring junior team members.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Research and Development – Design and conduct experimental studies to advance Nanotech’s technology. This will be done both independently and as part of a team.
  • Analysis and Design – Characterizing nano-structures and metamaterials in and outside of a clean room.  Developing physical models based on theoretical and experimental methods and applying those models to further develop fabrication processes.
  • Nanofabrication – Learning and developing micro- and nano-fabrication processes while operating in a class 100 clean room environment. 
  • Technical Writing – Maintaining and writing standard operating procedures (SOPs), technical papers, reports and patents.
  • Project Planning – Track and manage multiple projects to deliver on-time, on-budget and to high quality standards in individual and team settings.
  • Organizational – Ensure all materials are filed following agreed conventions and are easily accessible. 
  • Teamwork – Work effectively within a team of scientists and train, mentor and supervise junior employees performing work on specific tasks. Assist sales team with answering customer technical requests.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Education – A post-secondary degree in electrical engineering, physics or equivalent.
  • Experience – A minimum of five years progressively responsible scientific or engineering positions.
  • Technical – Strong working knowledge micro-fabrication processes and experience in fabrication of working silicon devices.
  • Communication – Strong ability to communicate clearly orally and in writing, with the ability to adapt content and style to various audiences.  Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to foster collaborative working relationships among internal teams and external auditors.
  • Characteristics – Positive, dedicated, self-driven, hard-working professional.  Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines while working on multiple tasks – often under pressure with shifting priorities. Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team, under tight deadlines.  Have a great sense of humour.
  • Computer – Excellent understating of MS Office, Matlab and Python programming languages.  Knowledge of COMSOL Multiphysics and Genisys BEAMER an asset.

About us

Where ideas and innovation meet. 

Nanotech Security Corp. is a leading innovator of nano-optic image technologies used in anti-counterfeiting applications.  Nanotech’s KolourOptik® technology was inspired by unique structures found on the wings of the Blue Morpho butterfly.  Our nano-optic technology creates easy to authenticate security and branding images through a unique interaction of natural light with a grid of nano-sized indentations.  In addition to its nano-optic technology, Nanotech produces optical thin film, a high security material with color shift capabilities. This color shift film has been used in document security for over two decades as it is extremely difficult to reproduce or simulate.

Nanotech Security Corp. is a public company, listed on the TSX Venture Exchange.  Nanotech strives to create a corporate culture that values input and encourages individuals to express themselves in a team environment.  Nanotech is conveniently located next to a Sky Train station, with access to locked bike storage and gym facilities.

To Apply

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Email your application to" target="_blank">  Please include a cover letter with your resume and use the position title in the subject line of your email.  Only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.  Thank you for your interest in this position, we look forward to hearing from you! 


Note: We will not be accepting candidates from recruitment agencies at this time.  Only candidates who are eligible to accept employment in Canada WITHOUT sponsorship will be considered.