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Research Technologist - Onsite Chalk River

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Chalk River Canada

1 week ago

The Environment & Waste Technologies Branch requires a Research Technologist to support projects in our Environmental Radioecology Laboratory, as well as other project work in the area of environmental biology, radiochemistry and geology. The Research Technologist will be mainly responsible for laboratory support, processing and analyzing samples while tracking sample inventory and generating/managing data for research projects. The Research Technologist may participate in periodic sample collection. The Research Technologist will report to the Manager of the Environment & Waste Technologies Branch, and will work with a group of scientists and technologists performing research to determine the fate, transport and effects of contaminants in the environment.


Support Environmental Research Projects
• Process environmental samples using various techniques and distribute for analyses while maintaining accurate laboratory records and organized sample inventory.
• Analyze... environmental samples using a variety of radiological and non-radiological methodologies and techniques.
• Manage large datasets and provide results to contribute to scientific and technical reports.

Perform Routine Laboratory Maintenance Of Radioecology Laboratories
• Proper maintenance and calibration of specialized instrumentation
• Organize laboratory inventory of samples and supplies
• Manage laboratory records

May be required to participate in various activities as a member of CRL’s environmental emergency response team (training will be provided).

• Graduation from a recognized institute of advanced technology in environmental sciences or environmental chemistry, or equivalent formal education plus relevant experience.
• Minimum 1 year of experience working in a laboratory setting involving handling and preservation of environmental samples, chemical preparations and processing of environmental samples and analyses using established analytical techniques and procedures is required.
• Experience with generating and managing large datasets would be an asset.
• Experience in water, sediment and biota sampling, including in situ field measurements is preferred.
• Specialized knowledge of laboratory aspects of environmental chemistry, geochemistry and radiochemistry.
• Specialized knowledge of methods used for site characterization, such as stream flow monitoring and dilution gauging, sediment coring and soil characterization.
• Specialized knowledge of radioanalytical equipment and techniques, such as in situ radiation measurements and radionuclide extractions.
• Specialized knowledge of non-radiological analytical techniques, such as water/soil/sediment characterization, as well as water quality and stable isotope measurements.

Why CNL?

Does working with a team across Canada to advance nuclear science and technology for a clean and secure world speak to you? We're reinventing ourselves to be the pace setters, so we can lead the charge in solving the problems that matter, like building the next generation of clean nuclear and hydrogen energy solutions, developing new and better-targeted cancer treatments, and continuing to lead the world in environmental remediation.

We Offer a Complete Total Rewards Package
• paid time off (vacation, sick, floater & personal);
• benefits effective day one, that’s right no waiting period;
• tuition support
• and a pension!


CNL’s Chalk River laboratory is nestled in the Ottawa Valley and affords our employees an area that is environmentally pristine with extensive forests, hills and numerous small lakes, all of which support a variety of wildlife typical to the southern edge of the Canadian Shield. Many surrounding towns, such as Pembroke, Petawawa and Deep River provide you need with unparalleled outdoor adventures at your doorstep! In fact, Deep River was named as the fourth best place to live in Canada in a recent ranking by

About CNL

CNL is Canada's premier nuclear science and technology organization and a world leader in developing nuclear technology for peaceful and innovative applications. Using our unique expertise, we are restoring and protecting the Environment, we are advancing clean energy technology, and our medical breakthroughs continue to improve the health of people around the world.

Our Priorities
• Clean energy for today and tomorrow.
• Restore and protect the Environment.
• Contribute to the health of Canadians.

CNL is committed to providing an atmosphere free from barriers that promotes equity, diversity and inclusion in achieving our mission. CNL welcomes and celebrates employees, stakeholders and partners of all racial, cultural, and ethnic identities.

CNL also supports a workplace environment and a corporate culture that is built on our Core Values: Respect, Teamwork, Accountability, Safety, Integrity and Excellence which encourage equitable employment practices and career prospects inclusive of accommodations for all employees.

CNL is committed to being an equal-opportunity employer. If you require accommodation measures during any phase of the hiring process, please indicate via our ATS when applying. All information received in relation to accommodation requests will be kept confidential.

The Chalk River Laboratories site is located on the unceded and unsurrendered territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabe people. As an organization, CNL recognizes and appreciates their historic connection to this place. CNL also recognizes the contributions that First Nations, Métis, Inuit and other Indigenous Peoples have made, both in shaping and strengthening this community in particular, and this province and country as a whole
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