We are currently hiring: SPM Experimentalist, Synthetic Chemist, Back End Software Developer, Scientific Python Developer

We are CBN, Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited. Headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario, with primary manufacturing operations based in Canada. CBN employs over 1,500 people worldwide. CBN was established in 1897 to supply security-printed products to the Canadian government, which it has done continuously ever since. The supply of Canadian currency, passports, and postage stamps are three important activities entrusted to the Company and as a result the company is recognized as part of Canada’s critical infrastructure. CBN has expanded from this base to the supply of the same and similar products to other countries and today more than half of CBN’s sales originate outside of Canada. 

CBN creates secure documents with original designs that include a comprehensive set of intricate security features, making them extremely difficult to counterfeit. Our scientists and production team have previously developed and deployed leading innovations in substrates, inks, coatings and more. With this proven history of technical leadership, CBN has the resources and insight to develop this new, more broadly applicable technology. 

We are developing a new manufacturing technology that is automated, of high precision, and heavily parallelized.  We will use it to make counterfeit-proof banknotes, passports, and drivers licenses.  This technology has broader applicability to secure documents of all types, as well as to computers, medical uses, and environmental remediation.  To support this effort, we are hiring a team of subject matter expert scientists and engineers.   

We are currently hiring:

- SPM Experimentalist
Keywords: UHV SPM, Ultra High Vacuum Scanning Probe Microscopy, Equipment Construction, Experimental Design, Surface Chemistry, Surface Reaction, Molecular Manipulation, Transfer print patterning, Molecular Deposition. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

* Workstation Operation and Experimental Design 

* Operate SPM hardware and perform process development experiments 

* Work with the engineering team to propose, design, construct, and test nanoscale structures and devices

* Rapid learning of the particular technical issues, challenges and solutions associated with this advanced nanotechnology 

* Document equipment modifications, experimental parameters, processes, and results 

*Assist in the specification and testing for new and upgraded engineering tools

To apply for the SPM Experimentalist position, please submit your application via LinkedIn at this link: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2911322341

- Synthetic Chemist

We are seeking an organic chemist to help design and synthesize our multifunctional organic nanomaterials. This role will collaborate closely with our surface science and computational chemistry teams to improve the performance of our target molecules.

We are searching for a scientist to synthesize chemical intermediates and finished materials in support of our discovery research. 

* Design, optimize, and troubleshoot multistep synthesis of organic and organometallic compounds
* Characterize, isolate, and purify sensitive target compounds
* Coordinate with chemistry lab members to keep lab fully operational
* Collaborate closely with an interdisciplinary team to design new synthetic targets.

Keywords: Synthetic Chemistry, Multistep organic synthesis, Organic chemist, Organic chemistry, Catalysis, Natural product synthesis, Target oriented synthesis, Physical organic chemistry, Radical chemistry, Photochemistry, Purification, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (NMR), High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), Mass spectrometry. 

- Back End Software Developer

Duties and Responsibilities.
· Write effective, scalable code
· Develop back-end components to improve responsiveness and overall performance
· Integrate user-facing elements into applications
· Test and debug programs
· Improve functionality of existing systems
· Implement security and data protection solutions
· Assess and prioritize feature requests
· Coordinate with internal teams to understand user requirements and provide technical solutions

Keywords: Python, Golang, Docker, REST API, OpenCV, Developer, Web Development, Data, Algorithms, Database, SQL, NoSQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, InfluxDB, Linux, Data Pipeline, Airflow, MLflow, Extract Transform Load (ETL), Software Development, Testing, Jira, Back-End Developer

- Scientific Python Developer 

Keywords: Algorithm development, systems design, python, software testing, software documentation, Linux, version control, git, Jira, issue tracking, chemistry, physics, python3, numpy, scipy, cloud computing, go, Java, FORTRAN, C++, Rust, SQL, Neo4j, Oracle, MariaDB, MongoDB, Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, Cassandra, Pachyderm, Computational chemistry, cheminformatics, computational science, genetic algorithms, computational physics, applied mathematics, electrical engineering, computer engineering 

For more details or to apply to any open position, please email a copy of your resume to Kayla at ‘klebreto(at)cbnco.com’


The book "Defects in Two-Dimensional Materials" is available for pre-order

Defects in Two-Dimensional Materials
1st Edition

Editors: Rafik Addou & Luigi Colombo
Paperback ISBN: 9780128202920
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st March 2022
Page Count: 454

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
Rafik Addou and Luigi Colombo
2. Physics and theory of defects in two-dimensional materials: The role of reduced dimensionality
Hannu-Pekka Komsa and Arkady V. Krasheninnikov
3. Defects in two-dimensional elemental materials beyond graphene
Paola De Padova, Bruno Olivieri, Carlo Ottaviani, Claudio Quaresima, Yi Du, Mieczyslaw Jalochowski, and Mariusz Kraviec
4. Defects in transition metal dichalcogenides
Stephen J. McDonnell and Petra Reinke
5. Efforts in realizing electronic-grade graphene and h-BN
Vitaliy Babenko and Stephan Hofmann
6. Efforts in realizing electronic grade transition metal dichalcogenide materials
Yu-Chuan Lin, Riccardo Torsi, Nicholas A. Simonson, and Azimkhan Kozhakhmetov, and Joshua A. Robinson
7. Materials engineering: Defect passivation and healing
Yu Li Huang, Rebekah Chua, and Andrew Thye Shen Wee
8. Nonequilibrium synthesis and Processing Approaches to Tailor Heterogeneity in 2D Materials
David B. Geohegan, Kai Xiao and Alex A. Puretzky, Yu-Chuan Lin, Yiling Yu, and Chenze Liu
9. Two-dimensional materials under ion irradiation: From defect production to structure and property engineering
Mahdi Ghorbani-Asl, Silvan Kretschmer, and Arkady V. Krasheninnikov
10. Tailoring Defects for 2D Electrocatalysts
Leping Yang, Yuchi Wan, and Ruitao Lv
11. 2D Defects and Devices: Outlook and Perspectives
Amritesh Rai, Anupam Roy, Amithraj Valsaraj, Sayema Chowdhury, Deepyanti Taneja, Yaguo Wang, Leonard Register, and Sanjay Banerjee
12. Concluding remarks
Rafik Addou and Luigi Colombo


Defects in Two-Dimensional Materials addresses the fundamental physics and chemistry of defects in 2D materials and their effects on physical, electrical and optical properties. The book explores 2D materials such as graphene, hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) and transition metal dichalcogenides (TMD). This knowledge will enable scientists and engineers to tune 2D materials properties to meet specific application requirements. The book reviews the techniques to characterize 2D material defects and compares the defects present in the various 2D materials (e.g. graphene, h-BN, TMDs, phosphorene, silicene, etc.).

As two-dimensional materials research and development is a fast-growing field that could lead to many industrial applications, the primary objective of this book is to review, discuss and present opportunities in controlling defects in these materials to improve device performance in general or use the defects in a controlled way for novel applications.

Key Features
Presents the theory, physics, and chemistry of 2D materials
Catalogues defects of 2D materials and their impacts on materials properties and performance
Reviews methods to characterize, control and engineer defects in 2D materials

Materials Scientists and Engineers, Physicists, Electrical Engineers

New Paper

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New Paper

Check out this open-access paper: Molecular-scale investigation of the oxidation behavior of chromia-forming alloys in high-temperature CO2. This is a collaboration between National Energy Technology Laboratory, Oregon State University, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

We're hiring - SPM Exprimentalist

 We are developing an advanced nanotechnology to extend our manufacturing capabilities. As an SPM (Scanning Probe Microscopy) Experimentalist, you will be part of the team developing this nanotechnology.


UHV SPM, Ultra High Vacuum Scanning Probe Microscopy, Equipment Construction, Experimental Design, Surface Chemistry, Surface Reaction, Molecular Manipulation, Transfer print patterning, Molecular Deposition.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Workstation Operation and Experimental Design
  • Operate SPM hardware and perform process development experiments
  • Work with the engineering team to propose, design, construct, and test nanoscale structures and devices
  • Rapid learning of the particular technical issues, challenges and solutions associated with this advanced nanotechnology
  • Document equipment modifications, experimental parameters, processes, and results
  • Assist in the specification and testing for new and upgraded engineering tools

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Science, Engineering or Mathematics and 2 years of UHV scanning probe microscopy experience during the degree, or Master’s in Engineering, Science or Mathematics and 2 years of UHV SPM experience
  • Meticulous, conscientious and detail-oriented
  • A quick learner
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to obtain a Canadian security clearance is required

Desired Skills and Experience

Each of these is a plus. This list is prioritized.

  • Experience with Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM) or Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)
  • Experience in Cryogenic UHV experimentation
  • Experience in developing and operating a system that was reliant on previously unproven technology
  • Experience with Molecular Deposition
  • Experience with Molecular Manipulation
  • Experience with Transfer Printing
  • Experience with automated manufacturing systems
  • 1-3 years of Vacuum system work experience
  • Demonstrated interest in advanced technology
  • Experience with Lean, Agile and/or Scrum
  • Experience with programming tools such as Python, C+, C#
  • Experience with Confluence and/or Jira
  • Experience with micro-robotics, micro-manipulation, and/or micro-assembly
  • Experience with MEMS and/or NEMS
  • CAD/CAE such as SolidWorks, Catia, Autodesk Inventor, or ProE/Creo

Work Environment

The employee will work primarily at a facility in Ottawa, ON.

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