Research Scientist (Water/Wastewater Treatment)

Lambton College

Sarnia, ON, Canada 🇨🇦

Job Number: J0922-0617

Job Title: Research Scientist – Water/Wastewater Treatment

Job Type: Full-time

Location: Sarnia, Ontario, Canada

Job Category: Support Staff

Closing Date: September 21, 2022

Department: Advanced Research

Reporting Manager: Associate Director, Research Operations

Salary: $38.76/Hour

Located on the beautiful homeland that is the traditional territory of the Ojibwe, Potawatomi and Odawa First Nations, for over 50 years, Lambton College has been a ground-breaking institution. Lambton College is a national leader in applied research, teaching methodologies, experiential learning opportunities and future-facing educational innovations. With 13,000+ students from 20 countries around the world, two main campuses in Sarnia, Ontario, and a growing roster of more than 90 diploma, certificate and degree programs, Lambton College offers students flexible learning options with a broad range of programs and courses that incorporate elements of classroom, mobile, hybrid and accelerated educational alternatives.

Lambton College ranks #1 in Ontario and #2 in Canada for Research in 2020 in addition to maintaining a ranking within the top 3 Colleges for Research for five straight years.

At Lambton College, we’re proud of where we have been, but more importantly, where we are going, together. With Caring and Vitality as two of our core values at Lambton College, you know you’ll be joining a team of passionate and fun colleagues.

About the Position:

This is a full-time support staff Bargaining Unit position reporting to the Water/Wastewater Centre Manager working 35 hours per week at an hourly rate of $38.76/HR.

Working closely with Faculty Research Leads and Research Centre Coordinators, the candidate is responsible for carrying out activities for various research projects focused on water and wastewater treatment technologies and experimentation in collaboration with research lead, research students, industry partners and Applied Research and innovation Office staff.

Specific Accountabilities:

a) Develop and lead research projects from proposal development to project completion; based on water projects development through the LWC.
b) Executing pilot scale scientific experiments- Supervises and operates DCS/PLC (operating system) control for all unit operations for each research project.
c) Mentor students on applied research activities and assign work and oversee the students;
d) Conduct research activities including literature review, data analysis, and experimentation in collaboration with researchers and industry partners in the area of water, wastewater, bio-process and materials;
e) Lead laboratory analysis and design of experiments for research projects:
• design,
• implementation,
• installation,
• calibration
• documentation;
f) Provide consultancy support to partners, industry representatives for development of new projects
g) Help to prepare technical reports, editing/modifying existing SOP’s and presentation for research partners
h) Work with researchers to design and develop work plans and coordinate time lines for project completion
i) Attend meetings with research teams and industry partners to update activities
j) Help the supervisor with coordination of research student’s activities
k) Help with selection, installation and implementation of various laboratory equipment and installation.
l) Maintaining equipment and instrumentation in lab in terms of regular maintenance repairs:
• Scheduling regular maintenance
• Keeping usage logs for equipment
m) Keeping up with overall lab maintenance consumables:
• Ordering auxiliary equipment
• Gas and liquid ordering
• General lab materials, gloves, glasses etc.
n) Ensure that the projects comply with health and safety regulations, College policies, WHMIS, and chemical storage and handling


•4 Year degree in a related field (Water and Waste water Treatment, Environmental Engineer /Technologists, Chemical Technology)
•Minimum of 2 Years experience in a water research related field
•Excellent written communication skills
•Experience in water treatment related projects

Lambton College is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free selection process. If contacted regarding this competition, please advise the interview coordinator of accommodation measures you may require during our selection process. Information received relating to accommodation needs of applicants will be addressed confidentially.

We thank all applicants for their interest and wish to advise that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Lambton College hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. In support of a diverse and inclusive college community, Lambton College welcome applications from all qualified candidates, including Indigenous, MĂ©tis and Inuit persons, members of sexual minority groups, persons with disabilities and visible minorities.





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