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Job Opening: R&D Scientist Intern

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:


R&D Scientist Intern

Reports To

R&D Program Manager and Principal Chemist

Job Duties

The R&D Scientist Intern, under the direction of the R&D Program Manager and Principal Chemist, is primarily responsible for supporting the R&D test program. Responsibilities include:

  • Prepare documents outlining test details, which may include Purchase Requisitions and Test Specifications
  • Assist in maintaining and updating internal and external schedule tracking
  • Conduct literature reviews upon request
  • Assist in coordination of internal document control, and supplier document interface
  • Compile data across disciplines for input into test designs

Core Competencies

  • Electrochemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Inorganic material characterization (graphite, alloy, fluoride salts)
  • Scheduling, Planning and Organization
  • Critical Thinking
  • Communication
  • Flexible and adaptable to change
  • Team player with ability to collaborate and interact with groups
  • Time management


  • Bachelor of Science (either currently enrolled or recent graduate) with relevant experience in Chemistry or Engineering (electrochemistry, inorganic chemistry etc.)
  • Work experience in a research laboratory, and sound understanding of the scientific method
  • Working knowledge of DSC, XPS, ICP-MS, XRD, SEM and other analytical chemistry techniques
  • Computer proficiency and ability to pick up new software quickly
  • Ability to communicate scientific methodologies and results
  • Interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Proficient in MS Office (experience with MS Project and Viso an asset)


  • Experience in experimental design and statistical analysis techniques
  • Experience in material science, physics, and/or thermal hydraulics
  • Experience in the nuclear field


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®).