What is the role of an R&D scientist? 

Research and development (R&D) scientists play a central role in driving innovation and advancing scientific knowledge within their respective fields, including in (bio-)technology, pharmaceuticals, medicine, materials science and more.

 

They are responsible for spearheading research initiatives, conducting experiments, and analyzing data to push the boundaries of scientific understanding. Their work is instrumental in developing new technologies, products, and solutions while upholding rigorous scientific standards and ethical principles.

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Advanced Process Control Engineer

undefined: Fort McMurray

undefined: Oil & Gas

undefined: Construction, Commissioning & Operations

undefined: 4 undefined

Responsibilities Maintain of a subset of our APC install base, including performance monitoring, troubleshooting, and updates to models and control strategies. Lead Advanced Process Control projects, including feasibility study, designing, risk assessment, step test, modelling, application commissioning, benefit assessment, operator training, documentation, and turnover. Collaborate within the APC team to improve overall APC maturity, including updates to APC standards and guidelines as well as the regional APC roadmap. Build strong relationships with key customers and suppliers including operations, process engineering, control systems teams, vendors and contractors in order to advance APC opportunities. Facilitate APC competency development and provide coaching and mentorship. Requirements 10+ years of experience in process control, including experience with Advanced Process Control Experience designing, installing, configuring, commissioning, and maintaining APC applications within commercially available APC suites (especially Aspen, Honeywell, and/or DeltaV software) Data analytics and data analysis experience A bachelor's degree in engineering and/or post-graduate studies in Process Control, Computer Science or Mathematics Registered or eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) A valid driver's license and a clean driving record

Contracts Lead

undefined: Calgary

undefined: Oil & Gas

undefined: Cost Control & Procurement

undefined: 4 undefined

We are seeking an experienced and highly motivated Contracts Lead to join our team. The Contracts Lead will be responsible for overseeing the entire lifecycle of contracts within the organization, ensuring compliance with legal standards, company policies, and industry regulations. This role requires a keen eye for detail, excellent negotiation skills, and the ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment. Key Responsibilities: Contract Management: Lead the development, review, negotiation, and execution of a variety of contracts including, but not limited to, vendor agreements, client contracts, NDAs, and partnership agreements. Compliance: Ensure all contracts comply with applicable laws, regulations, and company policies. Risk Management: Identify potential risks and liabilities in contracts and propose mitigation strategies. Negotiation: Lead contract negotiations with clients, vendors, and partners to secure the best possible terms for the organization. Stakeholder Collaboration: Work closely with internal stakeholders including legal, finance, procurement, and operations teams to ensure contract terms align with organizational objectives and requirements. Process Improvement: Develop and implement standardized contract management processes and procedures to improve efficiency and effectiveness. Documentation: Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of all contract negotiations, approvals, and modifications. Training & Development: Provide training and guidance to team members and other departments on contract-related matters. Reporting: Prepare and present regular reports on contract status, compliance, and other relevant metrics to senior management.

Medical Science Liaison

undefined: Toronto

undefined: Pharmaceuticals

undefined: Medical

undefined: 1 undefined

We have a current opportunity for a Medical Science Liaison on a contract basis. The position will be based in Toronto. For further information about this position please apply.

Medical Science Liaison - Immunology & Gastroenterology

undefined: Alberta

undefined: Pharmaceuticals

undefined: Medical

undefined: 1 undefined

We have a current opportunity for a MSL - Immunology/Gastoenterology on a contract basis. The position will be based in Toronto. For further information about this position please apply.

Technical Account Manager

undefined: Sept-Iles, QC

undefined: Medical devices

undefined: Technical

undefined: 2 undefined

Territory is Sept Iles to Labrador City. Be a consultant and advisor to listen, learn, and apply technologies to solve a wide variety of water and process treatment needs, utilizing the full product portfolio. Promote account growth through collaboration with other teams/ divisions to optimize results and provide creative equipment, chemical and analytics solutions. Advise and participate in preventative maintenance, optimizing chemical feed and equipment operations by implementing creative and innovative predictive analytics. Be out in the field working at commercial sites several days per month, working with field test equipment, chemical feed systems, and other equipment/chemicals involved in water treatment. Participate in daily operational meetings to stay on top of priorities, best practices and impactful solutions. Learn and apply customer safety and environmental practicesWe have a current opportunity for a Account Manager on a permanent basis.

Senior Scientist

undefined: Montreal

undefined: Biotechnology

undefined: Study & Science

undefined: 3 undefined

Will be assigned to assay development, qualification, validation and production expert in multiple assay types and mentor for more junior staff. Could have associate scientists and/or scientist I and II reporting to them Autonomous and proficient developing, planning, managing, conducting, reporting and troubleshooting multiple assay types to ensure scientific quality, regulatory expectations, and client satisfaction Assigned to studies and tasks based on scientific competency and training (can include method development, validation or sample analysis projects). For validations and sample analysis the Scientist can be assigned as Bioanalytical Principal Investigator and is the first point of contact for PM and/or clients for laboratory services and will manage and conduct method development, qualification, validation and production studies for clinical and non-clinical studies in compliance with the protocol/study plan, amendments, GCP, GLPs, SOPs and Best Practices; Manage project and order appropriate material, as needed Provide QC support on studies assigned to other team members in laboratory based on training and competencies. Perform data batch review, perform multi-batch trend analysis, complete documentation as required by tracking deviations, events and reports of non-compliance and review or approved Memo to File or SOP/Protocol/Study Plan deviations; Provide a report and/or reporting of results, within study timelines and ensure any deviations/exception events are reflected as appropriate and assure that all analysis conducted is reported and is accurate; Manage timelines and scheduling commitments Review and provide comments and recommendations, as needed, for the bioanalytical portions of preclinical and clinical protocols, study plans, laboratory manuals, Data Transfer Agreements, and/or other document, as needed; Support and mentor Analysts in the daily operations for completion of sample analysis and/or validation studies and the analysts work. Support and mentor other team members based on expertise, Responsible for troubleshooting issues within the studies and be able to resolve them independently via development of appropriate procedure. Organize and communicate complex data sets in a clear and concise manner to key stakeholders from diverse backgrounds To write, review and updated method SOP as needed Participate in meetings with clients, conferences and scientific outreach Conduct applicable work in compliance with applicable SOPs, GCPs, GLPs, and observe all company guidelines and policies Respecting Health and Safety standards in terms of personal protection, laboratory maintenance, and work procedures;

Scientist

undefined: Montréal

undefined: Biotechnology

undefined: Study & Science

undefined: 3 undefined

Providing leadership in the design, optimization, and development of ADC therapeutic candidates Providing strategic direction to ADC Discovery programs Designing, implementing, evaluating and optimizing conjugation methods and platforms Leading and inspiring a team of scientists to execute high-impact ADC research Driving innovation by exploring and implementing emerging technologies in the field of conjugate science and ADC therapeutic discovery Organizing, supporting and collaborating with other team members to meet project deliverables and timelines

Administrative Bookkeeper

undefined: Caledon

undefined: Building & Construction

undefined: Construction, Commissioning & Operations

undefined: 3 undefined

Responsibilities Maintain and update financial records, including accounts payable and receivable. Process payroll accurately and on time. Prepare Government returns and remittances including HST, WSIB, Payroll Source Deductions, ensuring compliance with CRA regulations. Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports to be reviewed by third party accountant. Reconcile bank statements and ensure accuracy of financial data. Provide administrative support to the CEO and Operations Team. Manage office supplies and ensure the office is well-organized. Handle correspondence, scheduling, and appointment setting. Build and maintain relationships with suppliers and clients Support HR functions, including maintaining employee records, manage employee benefit plan program and onboarding. Cross-functional team collaboration

Construction Supervisor, Marine

undefined: Prince Rupert

undefined: Oil & Gas

undefined: Construction & Commissioning

undefined: 3 undefined

As the Construction Supervisor - Marine, you will oversee construction activities for the project, focusing on marine jetty and loading platform installation. Please note that this is a 12 month contract to start, and a FIFO opportunity on a 14x7 rotation. Responsibilities: Providing daily updates to construction management. Participating in weekly contractor progress meetings. Supervising marine contractors and monitoring their daily activities and schedules. Reporting daily safety metrics and KPIs. Implementing the Construction Environmental Management Plan (CEMP). Ensuring timely incident reporting and compliance with safety protocols. Attending safety meetings and toolbox talks. Monitoring contractor progress against baseline schedules and validating their reports. Overseeing manpower, equipment, and materials deliveries. Managing interruptions affecting contractual terms. Coordinating quality inspections and health, safety, and environmental audits. Acting as the main point of contact between contractors and the project team. Resolving contractor issues and facilitating project flow. Handling RFIs and technical queries, coordinating with the Engineer of Record. Managing interface with environmental monitoring and piling installation contractors. Reviewing and acknowledging daily logs for environmental monitoring.

Customer Relations Specialist

undefined: Dollard-des-Ormeaux

undefined: Production & Manufacturing

undefined: Sales

undefined: 2 undefined

Liaison and Support: Act as the liaison between Sales, suppliers, and customers. Manage order entry, send SOs and POs, create new item master data, and issue credit/debit notes. Maintain internal records. Operational Oversight: Oversee sales processes from order to delivery. Monitor shipments and customer performance, addressing supply chain issues. Coordinate with internal departments and suppliers for on-time deliveries. Handle customer inquiries, concerns, and complaints. Maintain strong customer relationships to promote loyalty.

What are the required skills for an R&D scientist? 

To excel as an R&D scientist, individuals must possess exceptional analytical and critical thinking skills, which are indispensable for experimental design, data interpretation, and drawing insightful conclusions. Effective communication skills are essential for collaborating with cross-functional teams and disseminating research findings to peers and the wider audience.
 

Additionally, R&D scientists should demonstrate proficiency in laboratory techniques pertinent to their specific domain, such as molecular biology, chemistry, or engineering. Staying current with advancements in their field and upholding the highest ethical standards in research and experimentation are also imperative.

Where do R&D scientists work? 

R&D scientists find rewarding career opportunities in diverse settings, including research institutions, industrial companies, pharmaceutical firms, and government research agencies. They frequently collaborate with experts from various disciplines, bridging the gap between scientific research and practical applications.

Common R&D scientist responsibilities

  • Maintain and operate laboratory equipment, ensuring optimal functionality, and manage lab material inventories;
  • Plan and execute laboratory experiments and research projects to explore scientific phenomena and potential innovations;
  • Conceptualize and validate experimental protocols, including the development of novel methodologies;
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to integrate research findings into practical applications and solutions;
  • Analyze complex data sets, extract meaningful insights, and provide recommendations based on research outcomes;
  • Author research papers, technical reports, and scholarly articles for dissemination in scientific journals;
  • Stay abreast of cutting-edge developments in their field and incorporate emerging technologies into research endeavors;
  • Maintain meticulous records of experiments, protocols, and findings, adhering to industry-standard practices;
  • Adhere to the highest ethical standards in research, ensuring the responsible conduct of experiments;
  • Present research findings at conferences and contribute to knowledge exchange within the scientific community;
  • Drive the development of innovative technologies and products that advance scientific understanding and benefit society.

Qualifications for R&D scientists 

To pursue a career as an R&D scientist, candidates typically hold a Bachelor's degree in a relevant field, such as physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, or a related discipline. Many R&D scientists also pursue advanced degrees such as Master's or Ph.D. for research-intensive roles.
 

Other important qualifications include:

  • Expertise in laboratory techniques and research methodologies;
  • Exceptional analytical and critical thinking abilities;
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills;
  • A strong foundation in ethical principles governing research and experimentation;
  • A willingness to adapt and embrace new tech and methodologies;
  • Collaborative aptitude, enabling effective teamwork in interdisciplinary research environments;
  • A steadfast commitment to advancing scientific knowledge and driving innovation for the betterment of society.

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