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Job Opening: Materials/Chemistry 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:


Materials/Chemistry Scientist

Reports To

R&D Program Manager and Principal Chemist

Job Duties

The Materials/Chemistry Scientist, under the direction of R&D Program Manager and Principal Chemist, is primarily responsible for supporting materials qualification. Other responsibilities include:

  • Prepare reports
  • Contribute to development of the technology and design by providing data
  • Coordinate with the engineering, safety, procurement, quality teams and test suppliers
  • Conduct review of the assessment documents, test reports, procedures, calibration reports, software validation reports, etc.
  • Participate in testing activities upon requests

Core Competencies

  • Electrochemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Corrosion of Materials
  • Material Characterization
  • 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


  • PhD in Materials Science or Master’s with relevant experience in Chemistry or Engineering (electrochemistry, inorganic chemistry, materials)
  • Minimum 3 years of work experience in research laboratories, and focus in (material characterization, electrochemical measurements, corrosion, physical properties of material, etc)
  • Demonstrated success in project delivery and the execution of scientific methods
  • Working knowledge of DSC, XPS, ICP-MS, XRD, electrochemical techniques, SEM, viscometer, dilatometer, laser-flash apparatus and related techniques
  • Expert or working knowledge of interpretation and analysis of the data obtain by measuring thermo-physical properties, surface and electrochemical analyses, etc
  • Skills and ability to conduct research and analyze research data, as well as writing scientific reports.
  • Strong problem identification and problem resolution skills
  • Flexibility to adjust to shifting priorities and deadlines
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication (both written and verbal) skills
  • Skilled at developing and maintaining strong relationships across all levels of the organization and with external customers and vendors


  • Working knowledge of materials characterization software.

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 / Age

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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®).