Research Technician – Polymers and Composites
Aonix - Ottawa, ON

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Roles and Responsibilities
Primary role is to act as technical support to the R&D team.


  • Set-up and conduct tests and experiments as directed.
  • Record and maintain data in laboratory notebook.
  • Compute basic formulations.
  • Write lab reports and procedures under scientist’s supervision.
  • Check and maintain lab equipment and glassware.
  • Maintain high level of housekeeping.
  • Check and maintain chemical storage areas.
  • Assist with waste disposal.
  • Responsible for maintaining a safe working environment.


  • Diploma in chemistry.
  • At least 2-year experience in an chemicals R&D environment.
  • Experience in polymers and composites preferred.
  • Experience with specialized synthesis techniques and equipment (Schlenk lines, microwave ovens, glove boxes…) an asset.
  • Knowledge of WHIMIS and other safety-related principles..
  • Computer literate with knowledge of MS Office.
  • Bilingual – English/French an asset.

Performance Criteria

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, comfortable working as part of a demanding team of professionals.
  • Able to communicate ideas clearly, understand scientific concepts and complete tasks with minimum supervision.
  • Strong sense of work ethic and self-motivation
  • Willing to learn.
  • Can-do attitude.