Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change DEVELOPMENT SCIENTIST (1) Full Time in Toronto, ON

Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change

Branch Toronto ON CA

Toronto, ON

Laboratory and Quality Assurance Knowledge:. You know quality assurance/quality control principles and practices to create portions of the QA/QC systems and…

Do you have expertise in organic chemical testing using gas chromatography and mass spectrometry?
If so, bring your knowledge and skills to support environmental programs through monitoring, emergency response and litigation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:
. conduct a variety of routine to complex tests for the identification and quantification of hazardous organic chemicals
. lead or participate in method development and method improvement activities
. operate, maintain and modify complex, automated analytical systems, including gas chromatography mass spectrometry systems
. represent the section in intra and inter branch scientific teams and projects

How do I qualify?

You must have a scientific degree in chemistry.

Laboratory and Quality Assurance Knowledge:
. you have knowledge of laboratory procedures, standards and techniques
. you know scientific principles and practices applicable to test protocols, procedures, methods and analytical systems by selecting appropriate tests and equipment
. you know principles of instrumental analysis and associated relevant computer and electronics
. you know sources of analytical error, calibration, statistics and associated mathematics in order to apply scientific approaches to studies or research methods
. you know quality assurance/quality control principles and practices to create portions of the QA/QC systems and protocols
. you know and can apply statistics, experimental design and quality management principles to design and recommend or implement data management procedures.

Computer Knowledge and Skills:
. you know computer software applications such as spreadsheets and word processing applications and Laboratory Information Management systems (LIMS)
. you can use specialized instrument software to enter, retrieve, manipulate data and prepare draft reports on tests conducted
. you have computer programming skills to write and modify data manipulation programs for existing standard software

Reasoning, Evaluation and Analytical skills:
you can organize scientific findings in logical sequence for interpretation and application in support of environmental programs and policies
. you can prepare scientific evidence for judicial and quasi-judicial proceedings, including analytical methodologies and results of chemical analyses
. you can review analytical procedures, scientific results and study observations
. you can perform data verification and control procedures to ensure reliability of results
. you can develop scientific based solutions to solve environmental problems and attain objectives and goals.

Communication Skills:
. you can record data on test findings and testing methods used and describe the quality control measures in technical language for technical and lay persons
. you can explain detailed test findings to peers or to judicial proceedings, to discuss interdependent testing procedures and to respond to requests for tests.

Scientific Knowledge:
. you have demonstrated scientific knowledge in organic contaminant analysis to select appropriate techniques, evaluate results and to apply scientific approaches to assigned projects
. you have technical expertise and practical experience in gas chromatography and mass spectrometry as well as analytical procedures related to the preparation and analysis of environmental samples
. you know theories, principles and practices of organic, analytical and environmental chemistry
. you can interpret and apply legislation, such as the Safe Drinking Water Act, Environmental Protection Act, Fisheries Act, WHMIS and Material Safety Data Sheets

Additional information:
1 Permanent, 125 Resources Rd, Etobicoke, Toronto Region

Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union



Posted on:
Thursday, January 22, 2015


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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Toronto, ON, CA
Posted on: 2015-01-24
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