Research Chemist
Imasco Minerals Inc. - Vancouver, BC

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Imasco Minerals, Inc., a leading-edge mineral processing and architectural materials manufacturing firm in Surrey, has a permanent long term opening for a highly motivated individual as a Research Chemist in our Vancouver Lab. Imasco Minerals is a progressive firm focused on innovative products and exemplary customer service.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Developing and evaluating products for new and existing applications
  • Handling the new product development projects from start to production scale up
  • Planning and managing complex projects, communicating schedule, implementation steps, and progress
  • Performing hands-on laboratory work as a lead researcher and as part of a development team
  • Designing and executing well-controlled experiments
  • Working closely with the production plant, quality control department as well as the sales and marketing team to identify new ideas for the new products.

Requirements, Skills & Qualifications

  • A PhD in chemistry (or aligned area e.g. chemical engineering). Post-doctoral experience is also welcome.
  • Minimum of 1-5 years laboratory experience
  • Strong knowledge of polymer chemistry
  • Experience in polymeric composites, protective coatings and adhesive chemistry
  • Experience in formulation and a variety of physical and mechanical material testing
  • Strategic decision-making skills
  • Innovation, creativity and the ability to solve complex problems
  • The ability to adapt and learn new areas while working as part of a team
  • Knowledge of acrylic, styrene-butadiene, styrene isoprene preferred
  • Adaptable to change
  • Must be able to work independently as well as in a cross functional team environment


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organization skills and attention to details
  • Strong analytical ability
  • Strong multi-tasking skills
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with individuals and groups at all organization levels

Imasco offers a very competitive compensation & benefits package