Analytical Technician 


NuChem Sciences, a Sygnature Discovery business is a world-leading integrated drug discovery Contract Research Organisation based in the UK and Canada with its headquarters in Nottingham and additional facilities in Alderley Park, Macclesfield, Glasgow, Montreal and Quebec City. Its staff of over 1,000, which includes 900 scientists, partners with global pharma, biotech and NFP organisations.

Since 2004, Sygnature Discovery has delivered over 40 novel pre-clinical and 22 clinical compounds, with its scientists named on over 170 patents. Therapeutic areas of expertise include oncology, inflammation and immunology, neuroscience, metabolic diseases, infectious diseases, fibrotic diseases and more.

About the role

Analytical Technicians at NuChem Sciences (formerly OmegaChem in Lévis, Quebec) play a central role in supporting our scientists, ensuring the routine analyzes they need to carry out scientific research within from our well-equipped, state-of-the-art laboratories. This is a fantastic opportunity for a very enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our Lévis analytics team.


  • Carry out the requested analyze within the required deadlines.
    • Receive samples from scientists.
    • Analyze reaction monitoring.
    • Analyze and evaluate the purity of final products (LC, GC).
  • Operate analytical instruments.
    • Start and stop the instruments (LC, MS, NMR).
    • Create an NMR page and empty the carousel.
    • Develop or update an analytical method (eluent, duration).
    • Detect and correct basic problems on instruments (leaks and obstructions).
    • Check control analyzes and detect problems.
    • Ensure that the analytical data is on the network.  
  • Perform basic maintenance on LC, GC and NMR. Perform basic diagnostics with LabAdvisor software.
    • Prepare and fill buffer solution bottles and manage waste.
    • Calibrate MS spectrometers when necessary.  
  • Participate in the daily operation of the analytical laboratory.
    • Prevent when raw material levels are low.
    • Diligently complete the required documentation.
    • Perform any other tasks related to activities that can help the supervisor.


  • DEC or equivalent (laboratory technique) in chemistry or any other related discipline.
  • Experience with chromatography (LC and GC).
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Good relational skills.
  • Has theoretical and practical knowledge of analysis techniques.
  • Be able to briefly explain the results of your analysis to a scientist in detail.

Compensation and Benefits


Salary and additional pay

  • Competitive and based on experience;
  • Annual bonus incentive plan.


  • Full-time permanent position.
  • Health and dental care insurance plan.
  • Short- and long-term disability insurance.
  • Life insurance.
  • RRSP employer’s matching program.
  • Casual dress code.
  • On-site free parking.
  • Continuing training.


  • Monday to Friday

Apply today to work with state-of-the-art research facility and become part of the NuChem Sciences Drug Discovery Team!