R and D Geophysicist

Department Geophysics and Cartography
Reports to Geophysics and Cartography Manager
Supervisory Responsibilities None
Location Ottawa office and occasional travel for field tests and conferences

Sander Geophysics is currently seeking a Research and Development Geophysicist to join the growing team. You will be working at the head office location in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.


  • Provide physical and geophysical expertise in the development of airborne EM systems and products;
  • Design EM instrument requirements, performance metrics, and test procedures;
  • Develop analysis, QC and processing tools for EM data;
  • Analyze EM test data and recommend design changes;
  • Train staff in EM processing and analysis;
  • Process airborne geophysical data;
  • Monitor collected data for quality control as they are being acquired and prior to finalization;
  • Understand, comply with, and promote all company safety precautions and policies including, reporting hazards and incidents encountered during daily operations;
  • Attend and complete training courses and/or company examinations, as required;
  • Maintain a high level of technical and operational knowledge through direct engagement with colleagues, supervisors, and personal development;
  • Maintain good records and documentation of all plans, reports, and tests;
  • Maintain project schedules and goals; and
  • Perform and complete other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Advanced degree in Geophysics or Physics or bachelor’s level degree with extensive experience with EM research and development;
  • Five years of EM and/or airborne geophysical experience including design and development of systems and products;
  • Computer programming experience;
  • Experience with EM modeling;
  • Experience/familiarity with geophysical instrument operations;
  • Extensive computer experience;
  • Willing to travel globally, occasionally for field tests and technical conferences. Must have a valid passport or the ability to obtain a valid passport for the purpose of traveling globally;
  • Valid driver’s licence; and,
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada.


SGL is committed to promoting employee wellness and successful work-life balance. Employee benefits include (but are not limited to):

  • Comprehensive benefits coverage including health, dental, vision, and paramedical;
  • Life insurance;
  • Employee and family assistance program;
  • Paid vacation, personal leave, and medical leave;
  • On-site gym; and
  • On-site parking.

If you are interested or know a qualified person who would be interested, please forward their resume to careers@sgl.com. Please include the position title in the subject line of your email.

Sander Geophysics is an equal opportunity employer. Please note that only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. We thank all applicants for their interest.