Aquatic Research Technician II - Aquatic Toxicology Focus

The Huntsman Marine Science Centre Aquatic Biosciences department is looking to fill an Aquatic Research Technician II position with an individual having specific interest, experience and skillset associated with Aquatic Toxicology.



  • Coordinate and lead In Life Phase aquatic toxicology studies, including organize staff, trial preparation, conduct exposures, ongoing husbandry and data collection, and quality checks with entry of collected data.

  • Develop methods and design of experimental set-ups, involving troubleshooting and prototype testing, with research and technical staff.

  • Comprehend, assimilate and adhere to regulatory requirements (such as Good Laboratory Practices), laboratory Standard Operating Procedures, study protocols and other instructions.

  • Prepare Standard Operating Procedures related to project activities and complete required technical staff training.

  • Other duties may involve preparation of analytical standards, reagents, and/or solutions; preparing appropriate glassware; maintaining thorough documentation; work with diverse analytical instrumentation.

  • Reliably work independently as well as within a team of study participants having diverse talents and personalities.

  • Cross training in other department disciplines as needed to meet project and business demands.



  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment, while being detail-oriented and efficient.

  • Relevant Bachelor degree or technical diploma or equivalent experience.

  • Demonstrated understanding of aquatic toxicology study principles through a combination of hands-on experience and coursework.

  • Experience handling aquatic species and life stages that Huntsman projects rely upon, including but not limited to American lobster, Atlantic cod, Atlantic herring, green sea urchins, oysters, microalgae species, live feed production.

  • Proficiency in computer use including spreadsheets, word processing and internet is expected.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Demonstrated experience to coordinate and assign varied tasks to numerous team members is an asset.

  • Experience with analytical instrumentation, such as spectroscopy, fluorometry and qPCR, is an asset.

  • GLP experience is a plus.

  • Valid driver’s licence – class 5.

Positions are expected to involve weekend and holiday work, answering emergency calls and shift work might be necessary and as part of a staff rotation. Travel may also be required to support field sample collection and field trials.


Pay/benefit package for a full time position.


Applications are being accepted immediately with the position anticipated to begin as soon as possible. Applicants should indicate current citizenship and work permit status for employment in Canada. Individuals presently residing within the Atlantic Canadian provinces will be given priority due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, although Canadians and permanent residents to Canada will be given full consideration. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.



Send cover letter and resume plus three references to:


HR Office

Huntsman Marine Science Centre

1 Lower Campus Road

St. Andrews, NB.  E5B 2L7

Email: huntsman@huntsmanmarine.ca

Huntsman Marine Science Centre


1 Lower Campus Rd

St. Andrews, NB

E5B 2L7

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