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Posted on: November 8, 2019
Deadline: November 21, 2019
Grade: I


Reporting to the Technical Supervisor, the incumbent performs technical duties associated with departmental undergraduate and graduate Chemical and Materials Engineering (CME) laboratories. He/she interacts with personnel and students at all levels to ensure the timely completion of daily analytical work as well as special requests and department projects.

Primary responsibilities

  • Oversee, maintain, and calibrate the CME characterization lab: keep equipment maintained and supplied, analyze samples for clients, train students to use the equipment, enforce operating procedures.
  • Support the laboratory instructors and researchers, and focus on the critical issues in the laboratories’ operations and safety.
  • Operate and calibrate analytical instrumentation; oversee and maintain laboratory instrumentation and equipment (GC, UV, FTIR, HPLC, CE, SAA, etc.).
  • Ensure the proper maintenance of clean laboratory apparatus and handling of bacteria and hazardous chemicals.
  • As a Safety Officer and Emergency Responder, enforce, train and monitor current knowledge of laboratory operational and safety policies and procedures.
  • Actively participate in promoting safety and cleanliness in the wet laboratories.
  • Assist in laboratory student training.
  • Support laboratory researchers on special assignments.
  • Assist researchers with the development of standard operating procedures for new equipment and new experiments.
  • Perform other duties as required by the department.


  • Diploma of Collegial Studies (three-year technical DEC) in Chemical Engineering Technology with a minimum of four years’ experience OR Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or another relevant discipline and at least two years analytical laboratory experience or in general laboratory work.
  • Demonstrated safe handling of chemicals and acids using standard laboratory techniques.
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions; knowledge of basic preventive maintenance on assigned equipment.
  • Skill in following safety practices and the proper handling and recognizing of hazardous chemicals.
  • Good knowledge (Level 4) of spoken English to assist and instruct students; ability to solve complex technical problems.
  • Good knowledge (Intermediate Level) of Word and Excel to create and format documents and spreadsheets, and the ability to learn and adapt to new software as required.
  • Experience with the Vertère chemical inventory software.
  • Working skills in the maintenance and operation of a wide variety of lab equipment.
  • Knowledge of chemical principles and lab analyses, and of laboratory processes, equipment and infrastructure.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of chemicals and chemical safety and knowledge of workplace health and safety regulations (particularly WHMIS and TDG).
  • Will require use of respiratory protection and enrollment in the university’s Respiratory Protection Program.
  • Will require use of hearing protection and enrollment in the university’s Hearing Conservation Program.
  • Physical ability as attested by the successful completion of a medical evaluation to the University’s satisfaction. (e.g.: to lift, carry and move, without assistance, up to 11 kg (25lbs) and with assistance, up to 34kg (75lbs)).
  • Ability to work flexible hours, evenings and the occasional weekend.


$ 26.83 – $ 40.34 per hour



Interested applicants must submit a curriculum vitae with a covering letter by November 21, 2019. Please click on the How to Apply button below for further instructions.

IMPORTANT: The language and computer skills of short-listed candidates will be tested.

Concordia University is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal Peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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