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Job Details


Posted on Apr 07, 2021 by Alberta Precision Laboratories

  • Location Edmonton, AB
  • Earnings $112,000.00 to $181,000.00 annually (to be negotiated)
  • Work Hours 2022.75 hours per year
  • Position Permanent Full Time
  • Vacancies 1  Vacancy
  • Closing Date May 07, 2021
Job Requirements


Alberta Precision Laboratories




Earned doctorate degree

Industrial Processes and Products Experience

Quality assurance and control

Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.)

Chemical application certificate or licence


2 years to less than 3 years

Biochemical Studies

  • Drug evaluation and testing
  • Diagnostics preparation
  • Clinical testing

Business Equipment and Computer Applications

  • SAP (FI/CO / HR / MM / OT SD)
  • MS Access
  • MS Excel
  • MS PowerPoint
  • MS Word
  • Database software
  • MS Office
  • MS Outlook
  • MS Project

Additional Skills

  • Supervise other chemists
  • Act as technical consultant in a particular field of expertise

Analytical Techniques

  • Spectroscopy
  • Instrumentation

Work Setting

  • Government department and/or agency
  • Research institute, laboratory or centre

Specific Skills

  • Investigate chemical aspects of the mechanisms of drug action, the diagnosis and treatment of disease and the organ function
  • Participate in interdisciplinary research and development projects

Regulatory Investigation

  • Responsible Care compliance analysis
  • Government regulations control

Security and Safety

Criminal record check

Transportation/Travel Information

  • Own transportation
  • Willing to travel
  • Travel expenses paid by employer

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities

  • Fast-paced environment
  • Manual dexterity
  • Attention to detail

Ability to Supervise

5-10 people

Work Location Information

  • Urban area
  • Various locations

Specializations in Chemistry


Specialization or Experience

  • Clinical chemistry
  • Biochemistry or biological chemistry
  • Biotechnology

Personal Suitability

  • Accurate
  • Team player
  • Excellent oral communication
  • Excellent written communication
  • Client focus
  • Judgement
  • Organized

How to Apply

Anyone who can legally work in Canada can apply for this job. If you are not currently authorized to work in Canada, the employer will not consider your job application.

Advertised Until

May 07, 2021

Important notice: This job posting has been provided by an external employer.The Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada are not responsible for the accuracy, authenticity or reliability of the content.

Interest Codes
The Biochemist is part of the following larger National Occupational Classification (NOC).

Interest in synthesizing information to conduct research to develop new chemical formulations and processes and to devise new technical applications of industrial chemicals and compounds; and to investigate chemical aspects of the mechanisms of drug action, the diagnosis and treatment of disease, organ function and the assessment of health


Interest in precision working with instruments to analyze, synthesize, purify, modify and characterize chemical and biochemical compounds


Interest in consulting in a particular field of technical expertise; and in developing and conducting programs of analysis to ensure quality control of raw materials, chemical intermediates and final products; may supervise other chemists and chemical technicians and technologists

Reading Interest Codes
A Quick Guide

The interest code helps you figure out if you’d like to work in a particular occupation. 
It’s based on the Canadian Work Preference Inventory (CWPI), which measures 5 occupational interests: Directive, Innovative, Methodical, Objective and Social.

Each set of 3 interest codes is listed in order of importance.

A code in capital letters means it’s a strong fit for the occupation.

A code in all lowercase letters means the fit is weaker.

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