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Job Opening: Junior R&D Scientist

Company Brief

Terrestrial Energy is a developer of Generation IV advanced nuclear power plants that use its proprietary Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR®) technology. IMSR® technology represents true innovation in cost reduction, versatility and functionality of nuclear power plants. IMSR® power plants will provide zero-carbon, reliable, dispatchable, cost-competitive electric power and high-grade industrial heat for use in many industrial applications, such as chemical synthesis and desalination, and in so doing extend the application of nuclear energy far beyond electric power markets. We have the potential to make important contributions to industrial competitiveness, energy security, and economic growth. Our deployment will support rapid global decarbonization of the primary energy system by displacing fossil fuel combustion across a broad spectrum. Using an innovative design, and proven and demonstrated molten salt reactor technology, we are engaged with regulators and industrial partners to complete IMSR® engineering and to commission first IMSR® power plants in the late 2020s. To execute this plan, we are now looking to add talented people to the team, each of whom will:

  • improve our team by adding diverse perspectives and innovative ways of problem solving
  • have demonstrated exceptional results in engineering projects
  • be a team player with the ability to collaborate closely and interact with other groups
  • be flexible and adaptable to change
  • have skillset and experience that relate to the following role:


Junior R&D Scientist

Reports To

R&D Director


Oakville, ON

Job Duties

The Junior R&D Scientist, under the direction R&D Director, is primarily responsible for coordinating the individual projects within the R&D Program and provide assistance to the R&D Scientists of various disciplines as required. Other responsibilities include:

  • Track progress of R&D projects and associated deliverables from suppliers conducting tests;
  • Collaborate with the R&D Director, R&D Project Manager and R&D Scientists on project progress and status (including integration of supplier schedules into TEI R&D schedule);
  • Assist in coordination of internal document control, and supplier document interface;
  • Assist in the preparation of documents outlining test details, which may include Purchase Requisitions and Test Specifications;
  • Assist in the review of scientific and technical documents;
  • Provide R&D Director and R&D Project Manager with progress on R&D activities on the schedule.

Core Competencies

  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Decision Making
  • Leadership
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Problem Solving
  • Results Orientation
  • Team player with the ability to collaborate and interact with other groups
  • Flexible and adaptable to change


  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Science or Engineering;
  • 0-2 years of work experience in project planning or in a research laboratory;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills including meeting facilitation and presentations;
  • Sound understanding of the scientific method- ability to communicate scientific methodologies and results;
  • Computer proficiency and ability to pick up new software quickly;
  • Ability to clearly articulate goals and objectives, and present and communicate ideas in both written and oral forms;
  • Ability to lead initiatives and work across multi-disciplinary teams;
  • Able to maintain strong relationships with external customers and vendors;
  • Proficient in MS Office (experience with MS Project and Viso an asset);
  • Ability to independently manage multiple activities and organize work to meet deadlines; and
  • Strong problem identification and demonstration of innovative problem resolutions.


  • Experience working with both scientists and engineers; and
  • Experience within the nuclear or energy industry.


TEI values diversity in its workforce and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. TEI is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation / Ag

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Learn More About Terrestrial Energy

Terrestrial Energy is an industry-leading technology company committed to delivering reliable, emission-free, and cost-competitive nuclear energy with a truly innovative advanced reactor design, the Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR®).