The Lab Technician is responsible for assisting with the day-to-day operations of the Applied Research Centre for Natural Productsand Medical Cannabis (ARC), which is a funded Technology Access Centre (TAC). The incumbent works directly with the ARClaboratory coordinator, other lab technologist(s), faculty and part-time researchers, applied research and innovation department andARC personnel, and students in support of applied research project delivery with industry partners.This technician will gain valuable laboratory experience with advanced instrumentation, method validation techniques and greenextraction processes while working with industry partners to solve challenges related to their natural product and clean technologies
Duties and responsibilities
· Supports method development and training strategies for supercritical CO2 extraction, accelerated solvent extraction, and conventi· Supports sample preparation and method development and training strategies for HPLC, GC-MS and other relevant analytical techn· Supports formulation and product development activities· Supports tissue culture and research scale cultivation activities. Experience with molecular biological techniques would be an asset.· Operates, maintains, and trouble shoots instrumentation/equipment· Aids with the preparation of research project plans· Maintains required and regulated inventory documentation for consumables (i.e. cannabis)
Knowledge and skills
• Effective interpersonal and problem-solving skills• Ability to manage time and prioritize tasks in a fast-paced environment• Demonstrated commitment to professional developmentexperience operating analytical instrumentation such as HPLC and GCMSstrong commitment to adhering to Employee Health and Safety regulations within a laboratory setting.
A three (3) year diploma in Chemical Technology or Biotechnology (or equivalent), at minimum, is required for this position.
Career-Launcher Internships are funded by the Government of Canada under the Youth Employment Strategy. For program criteria information visit their website.
Qualified interns are:
- Post-secondary students and graduates
- No more than 30 years of age at the start of the internship
- Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons granted refugee status in Canada*
- Legally allowed to work according to the relevant provincial and Canadian legislation and regulations
- Available to work for at least six months
- Not previous participants of a federal youth employment program
- Not employees of the hiring employer prior to the start of their internship (does not apply to previous coop students or student interns)
*Refugee protection must be conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. Persons awaiting refugee status, as well as those who hold a temporary visitor visa, student visa or work visa, are ineligible to participate in a Youth Employment Strategy initiative.