Research Technician

Company: Province Brands of Canada
Wage: 55000
Time: Full Time (30+ Hours a Week)
Hours per Week: 40
Public Transport Accessible? Yes
Suitable for Students? No

Job Description


The Research Technician will be assisting Province Brands in carrying out biomass pre-treatment testing, enzymatic hydrolysis and fermentation as part of the product development program and the successful candidate will work alongside a senior researcher to complete lab testing. The work will include operation of a chemical reactor, sampling and analytical testing for samples.

The most important requirement for this position is a desire to contribute to the success of the company, so a strong work ethic and a results-oriented drive for success are a must. We are a small team, so that means that every member has the opportunity to contribute their creativity and thoughts to both short-term projects and long-term plans.


The position is for a Research Technician with the following expectations/duties:

  • Support the set-up and assembly of all general lab equipment, including analytical (HPLC) and reactors
  • Under the direction of a senior researcher, set up and execute enzyme and chemical process experiments; prepare media, buffers, solutions; understand aseptic techniques; be able to perform calculations for concentration and wet chemistry, operation of lab equipment, sampling and lab analysis
  • Understand and follow complicated and lengthy protocols using methods of wet chemistry, filtration, titration, spectrophotometry, HPLC, etc.
  • Using correct sampling methods, analyze results and maintain testing records
  • Compilation and review of experimental data
  • Results reporting to the Province team


Grimsby, ON


$50,000 – $65,000 based on experience

Requirements & Prerequisites


College Bachelor of Applied Technology or similar, or University Bachelor of Science degree (BSc.) (with an emphasis in Biotechnology Chemical or Biochemical Engineering)


  • Experience with working in a lab setting and knowledge of lab practices
  • Focus on working safely
  • Excellent communication and time management skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Meticulous work habits
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Experience operating an HPLC (Agilent, Chemstation software) a huge asset
  • Experience with enzymatic reactions, fermentation, operation of reactors and biomass characterization protocols a huge asset


  • Flexibility/adaptability. Copes effectively with complexity and change. Comfortable with ambiguity. Experience in a startup environment is preferred.
  • Able to produce significant output with minimal wasted effort.
  • Attention to detail. Organized, methodical, and meticulous.
  • Acts without being told what to do. Brings new ideas to the company.
  • Team-oriented style and strong work ethic. Possesses a strong willingness to work hard to get the job done and setting an example for the team. Has a track record of delivering on ambitious goals.
  • Appropriate balance of confidence and humility.

How To Apply

Please send cover letter and resume to