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Posted 9May2022

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT CHEMIST

COMPANY: Walker Emulsions
LOCATION: Burlington, ON
TYPE: Full-time
DESCRIPTION:PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT CHEMIST
COMPANY: Walker Emulsions Limited
LOCATION:  Burlington, Ontario
TYPE: Full-time

We are Walker Emulsions, known for the high standard of our technical services and our progressive outlook; we are a division of Walker Industries – one of Niagara Region’s top employers – and have an opening in our Research & Development team for a Product Development Chemist.  In this role, you will think creatively, find solutions, and employ initiative to develop new innovative and sustainable products for our customers. 

You will succeed at this role because you are:

  • Curious – You enjoy learning and want to understand new concepts in detail.
  • Problem Solver – You like working in a research environment, analyzing and solving technical challenges
  • Meticulous – You pay close attention to details to make sure work is done correctly thoroughly while keeping accurate records.
  • Advanced Communicator – You like working in a team, have the skills to create and maintain interpersonal relationships and effectively communicate results and learning to colleagues.

Walker Emulsions
Walker Emulsions, a division of Walker Industries, is an innovative manufacturer of sustainable emulsions and related chemistries. Operating locations are in Burlington, Ontario; Orangeburg, South Carolina; and Portland, Oregon. We supply a wide range of high quality asphalt and wax emulsions to Canadian and U.S. markets, used in road construction, pavement preservation, wood products, and many other manufacturing applications. 

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT CHEMIST
Reporting directly to the Manager of Product Development, you actively support Technical Service (WO) and Research and Product Development (R&D) initiatives. Working closely with the R&D team on the development of new products, and contribute by performing high-quality lab experiments and analysis. The majority of the incumbent’s daily responsibilities will include the preparation of emulsions or other formulated products, chemical analysis, quality control, and application testing.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Supports assigned R&D Projects by performing experiments and analysis. Works closely with the Manager of Product Development and the R&D team towards the development of new products for new and existing applications.
  2. Leads assigned Technical Service (WO) projects by planning, analyzing, and reporting of the experiments. Works closely together with Manager of Product Development and the Manager of Quality Assurance and Quality Control to meet critical deadlines and support our Operations and Technical Sales teams.
  3. Expected to build a detailed understanding of the different chemistries, technologies, and products developed and commercialized by the company.
  4. Support Technical Services with quality concerns, technical inquiries, and troubleshooting.
  5. Uses analytical equipment in the laboratory. Expected to become an expert in operating sophisticated equipment such as TGA, DSC, particle sizing, optical microscope, surface tension analyzer, and dynamic foam analyzer.

Qualifications

  1. Experience: No prior work experience required
    • 1-2 years of chemical industry experience or CO-OP experience in a chemical laboratory or production environment will be considered an asset but is not required.
    • Experience in a laboratory setting in school or through work experience.
  2. Education: B.Sc. in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or closed related discipline; or a College Diploma in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or closely related discipline.
  3. Knowledge: Basic knowledge of chemistry or chemical engineering necessary to understand principles of asphalt, silicone, wax, and oil emulsions.

 Working at Walker Industries
Established in 1887, we are proud to be a fifth-generation, family-owned, Canadian company. Our group of companies includes aggregates, paving & construction, emulsions and environmental waste & recycling solutions. We are known for our philanthropy and ‘above and beyond’ service to our customers and communities. 
There’s a lot more we’re proud of too. We’re proud to be growing, serving more customers, and providing more jobs across Canada and the USA.
We’re proud of our environmental stewardship – using technical advancements and innovation to create environmentally friendly, sustainable emulsions and specialty products. We’re proud to use the best tools and technology in the business – serving our customers well and keeping our employees safe.
We’re especially proud of our people-first culture. Working here means being part of a team – not a cog in a machine – and even in regional offices, we feel valued, autonomous, and central to the action. Everyone at Walker has a voice. 

Posted 28April2022

There are several opportunities available at PolyAnalytik Inc., located in London, ON.

1. Technical Promotion Specialist

2. Promotion Product Manager

3. Research Assitant, Western University

Posted 07March2022

There are several opportunities at Gilead Sciences:

Please contact Naomi at naomi.kuehnbaum@gilead.com for further details.

Posted 24Aug2021

Structural Molecular Biology, Big Data Analytics, Stanford - 2 year RA/postdoc position at Stanford on the development of a new algorithm to analyze sparse diffraction data on serial images. The position is ideal for someone with physics and programming experience, and might be a better fit for a small molecule crystallographer.  This is a link to the job posting that is to be filled ASAP. 
https://erp-hprdext.erp.slac.stanford.edu/psp/hprdext/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=4476&PostingSeq=1

 

Posted 19July2021

CCIC Canada Inc has several positions available.

1. Laboratory Manager

  • Kingston, ON, Canada 
  • Full-time 

Job Description 
Overall Objectives and Responsibilities:  

  • The manager's primary responsibility is to ensure clients expectations are met by providing a high-quality sample analysis delivered in a timeline that exceeds market standards. This position will provide solutions to the technical needs of our clients while achieving or exceeding Sales, Profitability, Quality and Turnaround Time goals
  • Oversee timely and accurate analysis of samples to meet customer commitments  
  • Supervising all work related to the section 
  • Training and supervising all staff in the section
  • Checking and validating all the test reports issued by the laboratory 
  •  Continually strive to improve the quality of work we provide to our clients through method development, verification and modification of new and or existing methods 
  • Oversee daily lab operations including:   employee leadership, process control, continues quality improvement, innovation through information technology. Ensure all regulatory procedures pertaining to sample testing are followed correctly 
  • Coordinate the interaction between the different laboratory departments 
  • Understand and follow Quality System documents relevant to responsibilities, e.g., Quality Manual, SOPs, Methods, and Local Policie. 
  • Adhere to appropriate quality measures, which meet or exceed the standards set by government regulatory, and company requirements
  • Follow all company guidelines and procedures relevant to assigned duties 
  • Adhere to all pertinent health, safety, and environmental regulations 
  • Responsible for the operational success of the laboratory, attending to major client needs, revenue & profit growth, and cost control  
  • Other duties as assigned  
  • With overtime as needed 

Qualifications 

  • Degree level qualification in Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Food or other relevant subject 
  • Minimum 5 years analytical experience in a food or agricultural laboratory. Experience in dairy testing is preferred 
  • Minimum 3 years bench level in leading a laboratory team
  • Strong Understanding of ISO17025 and relevant regulations of Canada 
  • Experience writing, reviewing, and maintaining laboratory quality system documents and Standard Operating Procedures 
  • Familiar with the detection methods of many types of food and agricultural products, such as dairy, meat, grains, rapeseed, etc. The fields of testing include food physicochemical, pesticide residues, drug residues, additives, microorganisms, transgenic, etc. 
  • Familiar with the use of large analytical equipment, such as LC/MSMS, GC/MSMS, HPLC, GC, ICP/MS, AAS, etc. 
  • Experience in assessing analytical testing results, method validation and equipment qualification and calibration 
  • Experience investigating complaints and deviations and taking corrective and preventative actions as necessary 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills 
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail 
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaborate in a team-based environment 
  • Ability to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously and remain calm under pressure 
  • High level of professionalism. Strong leadership, initiative, and teambuilding skills 

2. Senior Scientific Specialist(高级技术专家) 

  • Kingston, ON, Canada 
  • Full-time 

Job Description
Overall Objectives and Responsibilities:  

  • Planning and guiding the establishment of laboratory testing methods and the verification of standard methods
  • Supervising all technical work related to the test 
  • Training and supervising all staff in the section 
  • Checking and validating all the test reports issued by the laboratory 
  • Researching and creating new methods based on the new needs of customers 
  • Continually strive to improve the quality of work we provide to our clients through method development, verification and modification of new and or existing methods 
  • Tracking and researching the technology development trends, the latest requirements of standards and regulations, and provide employees with relevant training on a regular basis 
  • Providing support for the purchase, use and training of large testing equipments
  • Adhere to appropriate quality measures, which meet or exceed the standards set by government regulatory, and company requirements
  • Follow all company guidelines and procedures relevant to assigned duties
  • Adhere to all pertinent health, safety, and environmental regulations 
  • Other duties as assigned 
  • With overtime as needed

Qualifications:

  • Degree level qualification in Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Food or other relevant subject.  
  • Minimum 5 years analytical experience in a food or agricultural laboratory. Experience in dairy testing is preferred. 
  • Minimum 2 years as a science specialist in testing lab
  • Strong Understanding of ISO17025 and relevant regulations of Canada
  • Familiar with the detection methods of many types of food and agricultural products, such as dairy, meat, grains, rapeseed, etc. The fields of testing include food physicochemical, pesticide residues, drug residues, additives, microorganisms, transgenic, etc. 
  • Familiar with the use of large analytical equipment, such as LC/MSMS, GC/MSMS, HPLC, GC, ICP/MS, AAS, etc. 
  • Experience in assessing analytical testing results, method validation and equipment qualification and calibration 
  • Experience investigating complaints and deviations and taking corrective and preventative actions as necessary 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail 
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaborate in a team-based environment. 
  • Ability to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously and remain calm under pressure 
  • High level of professionalism. Strong leadership, initiative, and teambuilding skills  

3. Laboratory Supervisor(Food Chemistry/ Microbiology)实验室主管(食品理化/微生物含转基因) 

  • Kingston, ON, Canada 
  • Full-time 

Job Description 
Overall Objectives and Responsibilities:  

  • Supervise the daily operation of the group to insure smooth flow of samples and testing 
  •  Continually strive to improve the efficiency and quality of work we provide to our clients through method development, verification and modification of new and or existing methods 
  • Oversee the scheduling of staff to ensure production schedules are met 
  • Provide consultation to team members on technical problems encountered in daily testing
  • Solve the technical problems encountered in the development of new projects in this field, develop new detection methods and verify new standards
  • Identify process improvements to better meet client expectations and company objectives 
  • Serve as a liaison for the department to outside vendors 
  • Perform duties in compliance with all applicable regulatory and accrediting agencies 
  • Perform other related duties as assigned
  • With overtime as needed

Qualifications 

  • Degree level qualification in Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Food, Microbe or other relevant subject  
  • Minimum 3 years analytical experience in a food or agricultural laboratory. Experience in dairy testing is preferred 
  • Minimum 1 year bench level in leading a laboratory team
  • Strong Understanding of ISO17025 and relevant regulations of Canada
  • Familiar with the detection methods of many types of food and agricultural products, such as dairy, meat, grains, rapeseed, etc. The fields of testing include food physicochemical, pesticide residues, drug residues, additives, microorganisms, transgenic, etc. 
  • Familiar with the use of large analytical equipments, such as LC/MSMS, GC/MSMS, HPLC, GC, ICP/MS, AAS, etc. 
  • Microbiology Supervisor should be familiar with the regulations and requirements of biosafety of Canada
  • Experience in assessing analytical testing results, method validation and equipment qualification and calibration 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills 
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail 
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaborate in a team-based environment
  • Ability to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously and remain calm under pressure 
  • High level of professionalism. Strong leadership, initiative, and teambuilding skills  

4. Laboratory technician(Food Chemistry/ Microbiology)

  • Kingston, ON, Canada 
  • Full-time 

Job Description 
Overall Objectives and Responsibilities:  

  • Understand and follow Quality System documents relevant to responsibilities, e.g., Quality Manual, SOPs, and Methods 
  • Adhere to appropriate quality measures to meet or exceed the standards set by ISO/IEC 17025, government regulatory, and company requirements relevant to assigned duties 
  • Ensure that laboratory production is done in a timely manner and all laboratory documents are completed daily and confirm accuracy of all records 
  • Maintain a clean, sterile, organized work environment 
  • Maintain cooperative working relationships with all company employees 
  • Promote the company image through the exercising of sound and ethical business practices as related to the public and our customers 
  • Continually strive to improve the quality of work we provide to our clients through existing and new technologies 
  • Perform other related duties as assigned 
  • With overtime as needed 

Qualifications 

  • Degree level qualification in Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Food, Microbe or other relevant subject 
  • Minimum a half year laboratory experience or internship experience, dairy or grain testing preferred 
  • Some Understanding of ISO17025 and relevant regulations of Canada 
  • General knowledge of chemistry and/or Microbe, familiar with the use of analytical equipment preferred 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skill. 
  • Strong computer, scientific, and organizational skills 
  •  Ability to work independently and as part of a team, self-motivation, adaptability, and a positive attitude 
  • Ability to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously and remain calm under pressure 

5、Quality Supervisor 

  • Kingston, ON, Canada 
  • Full-time 

Job Description 
Overall Objectives and Responsibilities:  

  • Responsible for developing, implementing, and improving the laboratory Quality System that meets the requirements of accreditation  
  • Planning and organizing laboratory activities to accept external accreditation, including but not limited to the application and communication with external accreditation institutions, internal organization and coordination, etc. 
  • Performing internal system audits of each department on a regular basis 
  • Writing, reviewing, and maintaining laboratory quality system documents 
  • Providing Quality Systems training and ethics training to all new personnel 
  • Responsible for the daily quality supervision of the laboratory 
  • Arranging and managing proficiency testing (PT) 
  • Organizing and implementing calibration of equipment 
  • Be independent of laboratory operations and report directly to quality director or general manager 

Qualifications 
The ideal candidate would possess: 

  • Degree level qualification in Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Food, Microbe or other relevant subject  
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in laboratory  
  • Familiar with laboratory accreditation process 
  • Strong Understanding of ISO17025 and relevant regulations of Canada 
  • Computer skills, spreadsheets, and databases 
  • Strong organizational skills and technical writing, reviewing and maintaining laboratory quality system documents 
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and attention to detail. Ability to communicate effectively at all levels of organization, clients and outside agencies 
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, self-motivation, adaptability, and a positive attitude 
  • Ability to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, keep accurate records, follow instructions, and comply with company policies 

As a CCIC employee, you will become part of company that has received national recognition as a great place to work. We offer excellent full-time benefits including different type of insurance, paid holidays and vacation. 

邮箱:info@ccictest.com 

Posted 5May2021


Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research associate to work in the Photoactive Materials Group led by Dr Rachel Evans in the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy at the University of Cambridge. Details can be found here: https://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/29639/

 

Posted 7Apr2021

Ivy Group is searching for Numinus' next Senior Director of Lab based in Nanaimo on Vancouver Island, BC. Below is the job description.

Numinus, is committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive, and accessible work environment. They welcome and celebrate differences because they believe a multitude of perspectives fosters innovation and will help them achieve their ultimate purpose of delivering the highest quality outcomes to the people they serve. Their culture is one of belonging in which each person is accepted and valued for their individuality. As such, if you require any accommodation during the recruitment process, please let us know so we can work with you to meet
your needs.

Senior Director of Lab – Numinus

The Company - Numinus
Numinus Wellness Inc. (TSXV:NUMI) envisions a world where all people are empowered to discover healing and wellness. That’s why they’re creating solutions to develop and deliver
cutting-edge mental health solutions including psychedelic-assisted psychotherapies to transform the mental health landscape. Since their public listing in May 2020, they have been creating the building blocks to the foundation of their company with the goal of providing access to safe, evidence-based use of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapies. These building blocks include:
● Raising a total of $27.5M during 2020
● Acquiring MindSpace, a full service well-being organization pioneering psychedelic programming, with 3 operating clinics in Montreal
● Collaborating with MAPS Public Benefit Corporation to seek approval to deliver MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD through a single arm open label trial
● Signing an agreement with Syreon to undertake a compassionate access clinical trial of psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy for substance use disorders
● Becoming the 1st Canadian public company to legally harvest Psilocybe Mushrooms

The Opportunity - Senior Director of Lab
Numinus Bioscience is a licenced laboratory located in British Columbia. It is one of the largest research facilities in Western Canada and a global leader in psychedelic research. Its purpose is to research and develop psychedelic formulations and methods, led by a team of specialized scientists using state-of-the-art equipment. Numinus Bioscience holds a Controlled Drugs and Substances license issued by Health Canada, through which it works with a range of psychedelic substances, including DMT, ketamine, LSD, MDMA, mescaline, psilocybin, psilocin. With rapid advancement on our expansion strategy, we are now hiring a Senior Director of Lab to support and implement key business objectives and oversee lab operations. This position is a fit for a proven manager in an analytical laboratory-controlled environment who is competent in planning, organizing, controlling and evaluating the delivery of services to clients. Additionally you’re an energetic individual who has experience working in a senior capacity as well as providing leadership and developing team members.
This person will grow the high throughput laboratory operations including planning,resource management, staffing, customer satisfaction, and driving continuous improvement. This is an opportunity to be part of a growing team in a high-growth sector with a culture that celebrates collaboration and team-work. You’ll be able to see the impact of your work and will have a part in shaping the strategic direction of the organization.

Senior Director of Lab – Numinus
Responsibilities
● Oversee and have overall responsibility for our company’s laboratories operations including responsibility for development and support of our products and services to
meet customer needs.
● Coordinate and maintain cross departmental workflows to support ongoing laboratory operations. Drive workflow and process improvements through standardization and
development of policy, processes and procedures.
● Develop, lead, and drive the laboratory operations activities enabling innovation and integration of novel technologies and techniques.
● Manage assigned Lab Operations leads and staff providing coaching and development to improve the leadership competency of lab personnel
● Expand and scale our laboratory capabilities
● Executes efficient decision-making and dissemination of information across all areas of Laboratory Operations for time-sensitive needs.
● Develops departmental strategic goals and objectives based on corporate goals and strategies; long and short-term strategic goals and objectives; analyze impact of
decisions.
● Works with QA, RA, and the Laboratory Director to ensure ongoing compliance.
● Building and deploying a strategy to ensure lab resources and vendors are managed efficiently
● Supporting portfolio management process to ensure innovation pipeline for contract research
● Supporting the new ideation process and ensuring new concepts are prioritized and tied to customer requirements Developing organizational talent and succession plans
and provides ongoing coaching and mentoring for staff
● Supporting the requirements infrastructure and implementation of Laboratory Information Management Systems and Quality Management Systems
● Other tasks and projects as assigned

Experience and Skills
● Minimum Masters in Analytical Chemistry or related degree
● 5+ Years relevant experience directing or supervising a high complexity testing laboratory
● Over 5 years in supervisory position in an Analytical Lab (preferability controlled environment)
● Over 5 years Managerial experience
● Experience working with ISO, GLP and GMP standards
● Demonstrated ability to build teams and to set and achieve aggressive targets
● Lab development background, experience
● Prior experience in a fast-paced startup environment a plus
● Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
● Has knowledge and experience in validation methodologies
● Has knowledge and experience in multiple analytical techniques and methodologies
● Can troubleshoot technical issues

Senior Director of Lab – Numinus
Additional assets
● Experience working in a Cannabis Lab
● Experience as Head of Lab
● Advanced degree in chemistry
● Ten or more years of relevant experience (cannabis, pharma, controlled drugs and substances)

Personal Attributes
● Strong written and verbal communication skills
● Attention to detail and organizational skills
● Ability to manage a departmental budget
● Proficiency in the use of personal computers and software programs including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
● Ability to adapt to changing priorities
● Walking, standing, observing others performing work assignments
● Ability to work in an office / production environment

Here’s a link to a recent article about the expansion of their state-of-the-art lab:
https://numinus.ca/investors/news-release/numinus-to-expand-state-of-the-art-psychedelics-research-laboratory

For more information, please contact:
Emily Murgatroyd
604.377.9255
emily@myivy.co

Sue Sinclair
604.345.5437
sue@myivy.co

 

 

 

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