Canadian Nuclear Laboratories is bringing together the finest minds to form a diverse, vibrant and dynamic workforce culture energized by the innovative capacity of students, new graduates and mid-career professionals, underpinned by senior world renowned experts. We hire numerous students each semester from colleges and universities to support our research and perform other assignments. If you are looking for interesting and challenging work this summer then keep reading, and if you meet the requirements of this role, apply today.

Department: Applied Physics

Number of Positions: 3

Duration: 4-16 months (beginning in May). Term length will depend on successful applicant

Discipline: Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, or Computer Science

Year of study: 2nd, 3rd, 4th year or highter

Location: Fredericton, NB


All students applying for student positions at CNL must be returning to full-time studies upon completion of their work term. Exceptions will be made for students who require a work term in order to graduate.

Students must submit a resume, cover letter and copy of an up-to-date transcript by the posting close date of January 31, 2021 to ensure consideration for student employment.


Do you want to work on the cutting edge of cyber security research for the protection of Canada’s critical infrastructure? Then, come join CNL’s National Innovation Centre for Cybersecurity (NICC) in Fredericton, NB.

The NICC recently commissioned a brand new office and research facility located in a cyber security business park cluster being set up by Cyber NB (part of Opportunities New Brunswick) on Fredericton’s Knowledge Park Drive. At the heart of the NICC is a state of the art cyber secure test range containing representative hardware used in nuclear power plants and other critical infrastructure that will be used to evaluate and test tools, techniques and best practices for securing critical infrastructure and industrial control systems taking into account the key characteristics that differentiate critical infrastructure and industrial control systems from typical IT and other commercial networks. Results from this research will be used to provide guidance to both regulators and industry on effectively meeting newly revised and released cyber security standards.

This is an exciting opportunity for a young engineer or computer scientist with an interest in networking and cyber security to gain hands-on experience with cyber security in an industrial control system test facility in support of one our active research projects:

  • Supporting national and international cyber security initiatives by providing evidence-based best practices
  • Benchmarking an organization’s capabilities through the application of a cyber security maturity model
  • Securing the supply chain and assessing of assets to determine their suitability, vulnerabilities, and required protective controls
  • Developing incident response exercises and associated training materials


  • Undertaking research and documenting the results either formally or informally
  • Installation, maintenance, and upgrade activities on the cyber secure test bed
  • Development of test scripts
  • Development of test plans
  • Testing
  • Configuration management


  • Currently enrolled at a University of good standing in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, or Computer Science.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to carry out research or independent study
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong programming ability
  • Previous experience with cyber security is an asset
  • Experience conducting penetration test is an asset
  • Experience with industrial control systems including PLCs and SCADA systems is an asset
  • Experience with C and C programming, particularly in a real-time system environment is an asset
  • Experience with MATLAB and SIMULINK is an asset
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