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Chemistry Researcher

  • Western Maple Bio Resources Inc.

  • London, ON, Canada

  • Posting Date: Jan 28, 2021

  • Expiry Date: Feb 27, 2021

  • Job ID: 21637

Expired SPONSORED Full time Research

Job Description

  • Develop innovative products based on natural polymers (cellulose, hemicellulose, lignin)
  • Collaborate with chemists and lab technicians to develop and test innovative wood adhesive, water adsorbing materials, foam insulation materials, and UV coatings
  • Participate in aspects of complex problem solving and materials development
  • Maintain precise and detailed laboratory records and write reports and research summaries as required
  • Analyze and present findings; assume responsibility for project documentation including reports, invention disclosures, etc.
  • Conduct chemical analysis to ensure quality control of raw materials, chemical intermediates or final products
  • Conduct material characterization following ASTM standards
  • Participate in intellectual property creation and maintain absolute confidentiality
  • Participate in investigations into product failure. Ensure involvement in all trouble-shooting activities
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned


  • Experience in adhesives or coatings or other related fields
  • Masters in polymer chemistry or chemical engineering
  • PhD in polymer chemistry considered an asset, but not required
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office Software (Word, Excel, PPT, Projects, etc)
  • Familiar with laboratory analytical instruments (IR, NMR, GC-MS, DSC, TGA, GPC, etc.) and know how interpret analytical results.


  • Passionate about chemical research
  • Strong technical and analytical skills with solid understanding of research methodologies
  • Must be flexible, excellent attention to detail and have a hands-on approach
  • Ability to keep all trade secrets, patents, and proprietary information in strictest confidence
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Able to work independently and as a part of a team


  • Natural polymers, UV curable polymers, foam materials, adhesives, wood products 1-5 years (Preferred)
  • chemistry: 1-5 years (Preferred)
  • polymer chemistry: 1-5 years (Preferred)

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