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Posted on: September 24, 2020
Deadline: October 7, 2020
Grade: I


This position represents a leave replacement effective until May 21, 2021.


Reporting to the Technical Supervisor, the incumbent performs duties associated with department’s undergraduate and graduate teaching and research laboratories.

Primary responsibilities

  • Assist the technical operation of teaching laboratories as assigned, including scheduling of experiments, equipment set-ups, and troubleshooting problems as they arise.
  • Operate, maintain, calibrate and troubleshoot laboratory facility equipment and advanced scientific instrumentation; oversee repairs and liaise with vendors.
  • Provide support for training staff, teaching assistants (TAs), faculty, graduate and undergraduate students on the use of standard and specialized scientific instrumentation.
  • Ensure adherence to safety regulations and proper laboratory procedures.
  • Perform evening supervision duties for teaching laboratories as scheduled.
  • Order and prepare materials for assigned laboratories and facilities, ensure scientific equipment/instrumentation is functional and that all supplies are available when required.
  • Assist with lab development (including virtual and/or remotely delivered labs), including researching methods, performing experiments and writing optimal experimental procedures and protocols, as required and for approval, for assigned laboratories, equipment, and facilities.
  • Participate in the Department’s TA Orientation and Safety Training Programs.
  • Maintain and upgrade the Department’s service support facilities (e,g. water purification, cold rooms, centrifuges, balances, ovens), including liaising with external suppliers.
  • Assist in the planning of department installations, and in modifications to existing facilities.
  • Assist with tours of laboratory facilities and experiment demonstrations for recruitment and promotion.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant discipline and at least two (2) years of associated experience OR Diploma of Collegial Studies (three year technical DEC) or equivalent and four (4) years of relevant experience.
  • Extensive hands-on experience with experience with the operation, and maintenance of modern scientific instrumentation together with a strong theoretical and experimental background in one or more of the traditional chemistry disciplines (Physical, Analytical, Inorganic, and Organic Chemistry) and associated instrumentation.
  • Strong technical writing and computer skills; Good knowledge of computer-based programs associated with scientific instrumentation
  • Proven ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines; meticulous attention to detail, and an ability to multi-task and to work on various projects concurrently.
  • Working knowledge of laboratory health and safety regulations; includes WHMIS, Controlled Goods and the Chemical Weapons implementation Act.
  • Excellent organization, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Good knowledge spoken and written English (level 4) in order to assist/instruct and to write experimental procedures and instructions.
  • Have physical ability to lift/carry/move without assistance up to 23 kg (50 lbs.) and with assistance over 45 kg (100 lbs.)
  • Will require use of respiratory protection and enrollment in the university’s Respiratory Protection Program
  • Ability to differentiate between colors as attested by successful completion of a Color Blind Test – Ishihara Plates.


$27.53 – $41.39 per hour



Interested applicants must submit a curriculum vitae with a covering letter by October 7, 2020. 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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