Researcher / analyst
The Analytical Chemistry Branch provides a comprehensive range of sample analysis support for all programs at CNL. This includes a variety of elemental, mass spectrometry, chromatography, radiochemistry, and water analyses. There is considerable synergy between these groups and thus strong teamwork qualities is required of the incumbent. The chemical technologist will have responsibility for performing the day-to-day analysis of samples, assisting in the development/optimization of new methods and assisting in the maintenance of labs and instrumentation under direction from the Section Head. Interacts with customers, supervision and management to set work priority
The chemical technologist will have responsibility for performing the day-to-day analysis of samples, assisting in the development/optimization of new methods and assisting in the maintenance of labs and instrumentation under direction from the Section Head. Interacts with customers, supervision and management to set work priority.
- Receipt and handling of samples from customers according to established laboratory procedures and entry of samples into the branch sample tracking database
- Sample preparation and operation of a variety of analytical instruments including their routine calibration and maintenance
- Participation in the planning and organization of the Section’s activities
- Preparation of relevant documentation and methods employed (with an emphasis on Quality Assurance/Quality Control requirements)
- Maintenance of appropriate quality records in accordance with established Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) protocols
- Selection and purchase of lab supplies, with approval from Section Head and Branch Manager
- Interaction with customers, both internal and external to the company when required
- Graduation from a recognized institute of advanced technology, or equivalent formal education, in Analytical Chemistry, Chemistry, Chemical Technology or another field relevant to the position.
- The successful candidate should have at least one (1) to two (2) years relevant practical laboratory experience, preferably
- Experience in the operation and maintenance of vacuum-based analytical instruments such as ICP-MS or ICP-OES
- Excellent working knowledge of inorganic analytical chemistry analysis techniques including sample handling, preparation, wet chemistry separation techniques, instrumentation, and data calculations.
- Knowledge and understanding of statistical analyses of data and propagated uncertainties is desirable.
- Practical experience in the development of analytical methods would be an asset.
- Experience in the application of standard QA/QC procedures, with experience in an ISO 17025 accredited lab would be desirable
- Strong organizational skills to effectively manage the variety of samples and analyses, with demonstrated attention to detail.
- Strong interpersonal skills to work as part of a team, as well as ability to work independently to accomplish tasks with excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
- Exercise sound judgment in technical and non-technical matters.