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Laboratory Technician

Background

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

Laboratory Technicians at NuChem Sciences (formerly OmegaChem at Lévis, Quebec) play a pivotal role in supporting our scientists, ensuring they have the resources they need to carry out scientific research within our well-equipped and cutting-edge laboratories. Whilst this role does not offer a route into a scientific position, it is a fantastic opportunity for a highly enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our Laboratory Technician team in their efforts to support the successful day-to-day running of our Lévis laboratories.

Responsibilities

  • Ensure the supply of raw materials for research scientists (solvents, salts, consumables, etc.) in the designated areas;
  • Remove chemical synthesis by-products from laboratories (solvents, aqueous waste, etc.);
  • Prepare liquid solutions for chemists (solvents, water, (in)organic salts);
  • Monitor scientists to ensure that the work environment is supplied and optimized at all times;
  • Participate in the inventory control:
    • Ensure that the adequate inventory level of the general store is maintained;
    • Dispose of empty and decontaminated product bottles;
    • Remove expired products from the general inventory and classify them for neutralization;
  • Supporting the reception/dispatch of goods on an ad hoc basis:
    • Take charge of the reception of goods including packages and consumables;
    • Verify documentation to ensure accuracy;
    • Storing and distributing packages and consumables;
  • Maintain a safe work environment in support areas (warehouse, general store, solvent room);
  • Heavy handling of 22 kg or less (50 pounds or less);
  • Assist the Operations Manager as needed (occasional manual and maintenance tasks).

Requirements

  • DEC with 2 years of experience or High School Diploma with 5 years of relevant experience.
  • Be available to work starting at 8h30 am.
  • Must be comfortable with working with various chemicals, usually in small quantities, as can be expected in a laboratory environment.
  • Knowledge and proficiency in using Excel, Word and Outlook.
  • Oral and written communication skills in English and French.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Can work autonomously.
  • Can work efficiently as part of a team.
  • Comfortable to work with chemical products.
  • Knowledge of WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System).
  • Keen interest in manual work.
  • Can read and understand documents like safety rules, user and maintenance guides and SOP’s.
  • Troubleshooting skills.
  • Maintain organized workspace.

Compensation and Benefits

 

Salary and additional pay

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

Advantages

  • 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 education;

Schedule

  • Monday to Friday

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

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