Lab Technician
Vpi Inc. - North York, ON

Location: Concord
Position: Chemical Synthesis Laboratory Technician

Reporting to: Senior Scientist

Responsibilities:

  • Assist the senior chemists in all areas of bench chemistry, including:
  • Setting up reactions (equipment, reagents), monitoring by TLC, work-up and extraction
  • Column chromatography, including preparing solvent systems and monitoring by TLC
  • Crystallization, distillation (including high vacuum)
  • Purity control: melting point, refractive index, TLC
  • Operation of gas tanks equipped with flow regulators
  • Maintenance of laboratory equipment (vacuum pumps, rotary evaporators, stirrers, etc.)
  • Cleaning of laboratory glassware
  • Safe handling of materials and equipment up to 30kg / 70lbs

Qualifications:

  • BSc degree in chemistry or biochemistry, or degree in a closely related field with hands-on experience in a chemical synthesis laboratory
  • Experience with chromatographic separations
  • Proven experience with chemical reactions, work-up and purification of compounds
  • Proficiency in safe handling of gas tanks and operation of laboratory mechanical equipment
  • Demonstrates strong knowledge of lab safety standards, including handling of hazardous materials and safe waste disposal procedures
  • Highly detail-oriented, diligent, and adaptable
  • Able to assist with multiple projects at the same time, in a fast-paced environment

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