Aquatic Research Technician - Aquatic Toxicology Focus

The Huntsman Marine Science Centre Aquatic Biosciences department has a need to expand its team of technical personnel with an individual having specific interest, experience and skillset associated with Aquatic Toxicology. We are looking for highly motivated, dynamic individuals who work well both individually and within a team of technicians and research scientists to conduct a diverse set of confidential research contracts for commercial, government and university sponsors.



  • Provide full In Life Phase support for ongoing aquatic toxicology studies, including trial preparation, conducting exposures, ongoing husbandry and data collection, and quality checks with entry of collected data.

  • Assist to develop methods and design of experimental set-ups, involving troubleshooting and prototype testing.

  • Comprehend, assimilate and adhere to regulatory requirements, laboratory Standard Operating Procedures, study protocols and other instructions.

  • Participate in preparing Standard Operating Procedures related to project activities.

  • Other duties 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.

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

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Aquatic toxicology related experience is an asset.

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

  • Physical ability to perform assigned duties that may require work with toxic, volatile, and corrosive chemicals or carcinogenic substances; and/or be required to work in adverse environmental conditions; and/or carry or lift heavy materials.

  • 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

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