BASF Lab Associate - 3 Month Contract in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

At BASF , we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world’s leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation.

We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment with a strong emphasis on process safety, as well as the safety of our employees and the communities we operate in, and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development.

And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF Canada has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2018, as well as one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers for 2018.

Where the Chemistry Happens…

Located in Saskatoon, SK and reporting to the Seed Chemist, this position is responsible for performing biochemical analyses in support of the canola seed business.

Formula for Success: You Will…

  • Responsible for the execution of molecular and/or biochemical analysis, as per required timelines

  • Interpret and evaluate of analytical data to ensure results are valid. Troubleshoot when results are not as anticipated or when problems associated with protocols and equipment arise

  • Data management and preparation of analytical reports

  • Assist in the validation, optimization and implementation of analytical procedures

  • Assist in the maintenance and troubleshooting of equipment

  • Assist in the coordination of resources to ensure efficient operation of the lab. Includes tracking of lab supplies inventory as well as assisting in the training and supervision of other lab employees, as necessary

  • Ensure all activities are carried out in support of health and safety guidelines, quality management, SOP’s, work instructions, and other internal and external regulations and practices. Participate in the development and improvements of all the above processes, as required

  • Provide assistance to other areas within the lab or other departments, as necessary


Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You…

  • B.Sc. or minimum 2 year technical diploma in biochemistry, chemistry, or related field (combination of education and experience may be considered)

  • Ability to operate and maintain laboratory equipment. Specific experience with gas chromatographs, NMR and NIR is beneficial

  • Good comprehension of plant development, reproduction, physiology, and biochemical processes

  • Understanding of the principles quality control/quality assurance

  • Able to solve standard problems with both instruments and methods through analysis and judgment, with guidance in new or more complex situations

  • Standard to intermediate level working knowledge of standard computer software such as Windows, Excel, Word, Access, databases, e-mail, and instrument software

  • Good organization and communication skills

  • Ability to work well both independently and in a team environment

While we thank all applicants for their interest in a career with BASF, please note that only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

We welcome and encourage applications from all persons. BASF has a robust policy of accommodating employees who are able to perform the essential duties of the job upon accommodation. In particular, applicants with disabilities are entitled to a recruitment process and accessible materials.

Job: REDE - Research & Development

Organization: N-APN-Crop Protection North America-60000060

Title: Lab Associate - 3 Month Contract

Location: CAN-SK-Saskatoon

Requisition ID: 1803472