Gastops Ltd. Microfluidics Research Contract in Edmonton, AB

Gastops Ltd.

Branch Edmonton AB CA

Microfluidics Research
Edmonton, AB

Bachelor’s/Master’s/PhD Degree in Engineering or Applied Sciences with academic coursework and research work related to micro- and nanoscale fabrication and…

Gastops has built core competencies in photonics and spectroscopy, with a team of expert scientists and engineers, state-of-the-art lab facilities and the recent successful launch of a product that uses laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy. We are looking to expand our scientific capabilities into the field of microfluidics through collaborative research with the National Research Council (NRC) in Edmonton, and are looking to hire a full-time researcher on a contract basis to support this collaboration.

Based on company objectives and priorities, the Microfluidics Researcher may also support and contribute to a number of other research thrusts across the R&D group during the duration of the project. The contract is for 6 months corresponding to the timeline of Phase 1 of the collaborative research project between NRC and Gastops (starting Aug/Sept 2018). There is potential for extension of this contract for continuing work and Phase 2 of the collaboration. There is also potential to transition to a permanent position at Gastops at the end of the collaboration with NRC.

This position offers the opportunity to be part of a dynamic team working on cutting-edge research, developing technologies and products that are critical to the growth of the company. The Microfluidics Researcher shall report to the Manager of Research, and shall work under the guidance and supervision of the NRC project leader and research officers, on the premises of and using the equipment belonging to the Nanotechnology Research Centre of the National Research Council. The Gastops research team in Ottawa will provide advisory support to the project and perform additional testing.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop concepts through literature reviews and research investigations of materials and microfabrication techniques
  • Design concepts, experimental setups and prototypes
  • Ensure that designs meet the requirements for testing or production such as reliability, manufacturability, ease of use, maintenance and cost
  • Numerically model concepts and conduct analyses to evaluate designs
  • Select and source components
  • Build, operate, test and optimize experimental platforms and prototypes
  • Develop test plans and procedures
  • Conduct experimental investigations to characterize the performance of the prototypes, collect and analyze data using various statistical techniques
  • Optimize microfabrication processes
  • Prepare technical reports and papers

Please note that this job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive statement of every duty and responsibility that will ever be required of an employee in the job.


  • Bachelor’s/Master’s/PhD Degree in Engineering or Applied Sciences with academic coursework and research work related to micro- and nanoscale fabrication and characterization
  • 3+ years of relevant experience in academic or industrial research and development

Skills and Attributes:

  • Innovative problem-solver and keen learner
  • Highly motivated and result oriented
  • Strong design and analytical skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Experience with finite-element modeling
  • Experience with Comsol, SimScale, Elmer or other numerical modeling tools
  • Experience with micro- and/or nanoscale systems fabrication
  • Experience with design, fabrication, and testing of microfluidic devices
  • Experience with particle‑laden flows in microfluidic devices would be highly desired

Job Type: Contract


  • academic or industrial R&D: 3 years


  • Bachelor’s Degree

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Employment Type: Freelance
Location: Edmonton, AB, CA
Posted on: 2018-07-27
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