Research Assistant 1

Updated: 29 days ago
Job Type: PartTime

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Department of Chemistry (Professor Mark Andrews)

Position Summary:

The candidate will use the surface analytical techniques of SEM, TEM and XPS in combination with FTIR, PXRD, TGA, and TGA-FTIR-GC-MS to determine physical and chemical transformations that occur at magnetic micro- and nano-particle surfaces relevant to their application as magnetorheological fluids.

Other responsibilities:

  •  Conduct analyses, interpret the data, and write and present reports on the findings.
  • Participate in biweekly Team meetings with collaborators


  • Team player who is qualified to understand and operate state-of-the-art instruments required to characterize magnetorheological fluids.
  • The individual is fluent in oral and written English.


Experience and education:

  • BSc degree with knowledge of magnetic properties of magnetorheological fluids, physics of magnetism, chemical extraction and preparation techniques involving magnetic particles, demonstrated experience with SEM, TEM, XPS, FTIR, PXRD, TGA, and TGA-FTIR-GC-MS, data collection and analysis.
  • Knowledge of the physics and chemistry of magnetic oxide nanoparticles is considered an asset.

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Hourly Salary:


Hours per Week:

25 (Part time)


Maass Chemistry Bldg



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This position is covered by the Association of McGill University Research Employees (AMURE) collective agreement.

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