New Job Analytical Chemistry Technical Officer In Prince Edward Island

Analytical Chemistry Technical Officer
Analytical Chemistry Technical Officer

Analytical Chemistry Technical Officer

Company : Jobssummary / Indeed
Salary : $58,445–$80,040 a year
Location : Prince Edward Island

Full Description

Help bring research to life and drive your career forward with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Canada’s largest research and technology organization.

We are looking for a Technical Officer to support our Aquatic and Crop Resource Development Research Centre (ACRD) in Charlottetown, PEI. This Technical Officer would be someone who shares our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Respect and Creativity.

The successful candidate will work with researchers and technical experts in natural products, analytical chemistry and atypical fermentation to characterize raw materials, functional ingredients, and bioactives using both conventional analytical techniques and advanced mass spec methodologies. Responsibilities will include the separation and purification of bioactive ingredients, preparation of samples for analysis, and the operation and general maintenance of analytical equipment and supercritical CO2 extraction systems supporting ACRD strategic priorities.

Required duties include the planning and conducting of experimental procedures, overseeing data quality and analysis, support instrument maintenance and preparing research reports for partners and collaborators. In addition, the TO will:

  • Participate in new research initiatives in response to NRC and client R&D needs as they arise and as tasks are assigned by a Team Lead.
  • Collect and analyze data, compose draft reports, protocols and standard operating procedures, and contribute to the preparation of research publications and client reports.
  • Contribute to ACRD’s multidisciplinary research environment by supporting research efforts of NRC colleagues and providing guidance and technical expertise as required.

About ACRD

We perform advanced scientific research and provide research services and technology development for the sustainable transformation of Canadian bio-based resources into higher-value products.

Why Work With Us

We collaborate with industry, academia and government partners to develop and transform agricultural and marine bioresources into food, feed and ingredients, and other high value bioproducts.

The services we offer include:

  • Collaborative research opportunities
  • Access to expert researchers and technicians
  • Scientific advice and technical services
  • Projects tailored to client needs using our specialized facilities
  • Research and development support

Our goal is to help strengthen the economy by growing global markets for Canadian industry.

About Charlottetown

The essence of Charlottetown is the quality of life it offers its citizens. Situated on the beautiful Charlottetown Harbour with boardwalks that stretch almost the entire southern exposure of the city. A clean and safe family community which also happens to be the centre of activity, amenities, shopping and entertainment, all at a very low cost of living. There are beaches, golf courses and walking trails all around the Island and a rich landscape for nature lovers to enjoy.

Screening Criteria

Applicants must demonstrate within the content of their application that they meet the following screening criteria in order to be given further consideration as candidates:


  • This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biochemistry or related discipline.
  • The equivalent combination of experience and education may be considered.

For information on certificates and diplomas issued abroad, please see Degree equivalency


  • Significant experience in the processing, extraction and fractionation of terrestrial, marine and fermentation-based materials.
  • Significant experience using liquid and gas chromatography (HPLC and GC) for separation and characterization of complex mixtures and experience using ESI, APCI, EI and CI ionisation mass spectrometry and MS/MS techniques for characterization of small molecules and biomolecules including summarizing, interpreting and reporting data.
  • Experience in routine maintenance, repair and installation of lab equipment and the safe handling and disposal of chemicals
  • Experience using extraction technologies including accelerated solvent extraction (ASE), and Supercritical CO2 extraction is an asset
  • Experience working in multi-disciplinary teams and coordinating activities with other researchers, students and technicians.
  • Experience in maintaining good laboratory practices in compliance with standard operating procedures and strong scientific record keeping.

Condition of Employment

Reliability Status

Language Requirements


Information on language requirements and self-assessment tests

Assessment Criteria

Candidates will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria:

Technical Competencies

  • Ability to design, plan and execute experiments for the extraction, separation, isolation and characterization of molecules in complex mixtures
  • Ability to carry out advanced qualitative and quantitative experiments on analytical systems including LC-MS/MS and GC-MSMS, and troubleshoot experimental or technical issues
  • Knowledge of good laboratory practices and scientific record keeping, and ability to perform data analysis, summarize findings and qualify results in the context of published literature, for reports, scientific posters and publications.
  • Ability to perform regular equipment maintenance, schedule service visits, establish standard operating protocols, order lab supplies, maintain inventories, track consumables and equipment usage, safely dispose of waste materials, and identify potential safety hazards and implement corrective measures.

Behavioural Competencies

  • Research Technician/Technologist - Communication (Level 2)
  • Research Technician/Technologist - Creative thinking (Level 3)
  • Research Technician/Technologist - Results orientation (Level 2)
  • Research Technician/Technologist - Teamwork (Level 2)
  • Research Technician/Technologist - Initiative (Level 2)

Competency Profile(s)

For this position, the NRC will evaluate candidates using the following competency profile(s): Research Technician/Technologist


Relocation assistance will be determined in accordance with the NRC's directives.


From $58,445 to $80,040 per annum.

NRC employees enjoy a wide-range of competitive benefits including comprehensive health and dental plans, pension and insurance plans, vacation and other leave entitlements.


  • A pre-qualified list may be established for similar positions for a one-year period.
  • NRC employees enjoy a wide-range of benefits including comprehensive health and dental plans, pension and insurance plans, vacation and other leave entitlements.
  • Preference will be given to Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents of Canada, persons with an open work permit and indigenous peoples living in the United States. Please include citizenship information in your application.
  • Basic knowledge of occupational health and safety best practices required to create and maintain a safe and healthy work environment. The incumbent must adhere to safe workplace practices at all times.

Please direct your questions, with the requisition number (19196) to:

E-mail: [email protected]

Closing Date: 08 May 2023- 23:59 Eastern Time OR Posted until filled