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Job Details

Research Scientist, Chemistry

Posted on Oct 14, 2020 by NOVA Chemicals Corporation

  • Location Calgary, AB
  • Earnings $77.18 hourly
  • Work Hours 40 hours per week
  • Position Permanent Full Time
  • Vacancies 1  Vacancy
  • Closing Date Nov 13, 2020
Job Requirements


NOVA Chemicals Corporation




  • Master's degree
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Chemistry, Other

Manufacturing Sector Experience


Industrial Processes and Products Experience

Product development


5 years or more

Biochemical Studies

Macromolecular isolation and purification

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

  • Act as technical consultant in a particular field of expertise
  • Participate in the commercialization of new products

Analytical Techniques

  • Thermal analysis
  • Spectroscopy
  • Crystallography
  • Chromatography

Work Setting

Research institute, laboratory or centre

Specific Skills

Conduct research to develop new chemical formulations and processes and devise new technical applications of industrial chemicals and compounds

Security and Safety

Basic security clearance

Transportation/Travel Information

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

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities

Attention to detail

Work Location Information

  • Urban area
  • Relocation costs covered by employer

Specializations in Chemistry

  • Spectroscopy
  • Polymers
  • Crystallography

Specialization or Experience

  • Materials science chemistry
  • Chemical engineering

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

Nov 13, 2020

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 Research Scientist, Chemistry 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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