Laboratory Assistant

Laboratory Assistant

Do you enjoy working in a team environment? Are you interested in learning the workflow of a laboratory? If so, this is the role for you!

About NovoBind

Cutting edge? Check. Amazing cause? Check. Check. If you’re a talented Laboratory Assistant who wants to make a difference in the world, keep reading.

NovoBind Livestock Therapeutics is an agri-biotech company working to combat rising antibiotic resistance. We do this by developing next generation biologics that target and neutralize the specific bacteria, viruses, and parasites that cause microbiome-based ailments in livestock and aquaculture. Our novel biotherapeutic solutions, based on nanobodies (or single domain antibodies), present an innovative alternative to conventional treatments.

The impact of our work is economic and social—and widespread. Our targeted antimicrobials help to prevent animal diseases, improving the health and treatment of livestock while reducing the risk of major outbreaks. This in turn prevents economic losses in the agriculture and aquaculture industries, and stops dangerous pathogens from entering the environment or reaching the consumer food market. Our work even crosses over into the health of companion animals and plants, and may one day yield solutions for human illnesses as well.

 

Who We Are

A highly specialized team of biochemists, microbiologists, veterinary pathologists, academics and business professionals with a shared ambition to become the global leaders in targeted antimicrobials. We innovate three times before breakfast and show up to work wearing our favourite science-themed t-shirts. We value work-life balance but also recognize that, as a small team with big ambitions, we sometimes have to grab a latte and pull a late night when needed.

Who You Are

Maybe a veteran in your field or maybe a newbie, but definitely a Laboratory Assistant with a creative flair. You thrive on challenges that force you to step outside the box and shine in a collaborative work environment. You get out of bed in the morning because you’re passionate about what you do and you want to use your talents to do good in the world. You’re always there to support your team because you recognize that our work isn’t just a job, it’s a mission.

 

Responsibilities

  1. Prepare reagents and media according to documented procedures

  2. Restocking lab supply areas with frequently used consumables and chemicals

  3. Clean and maintain tidiness of laboratory workspaces, washroom facilities and housekeeping

  4. Clean glassware and other reusable labware and return them to designated lab area

  5. Record and maintain data on check sheets accurately

  6. Receive supplies and store them into storage area

  7. Observe and learn the procedures required to perform work

  8. Identify and communicate procedural deviations to supervisor

  9. Other general duties may be assigned as deemed necessary

 

Qualification and Experience

  1. High school degree or equivalent required

  2. Laboratory experience is an asset, but not required

 

Who we are looking for

  1. A person with ability to follow instructions and working protocols, and excellent record keeping skills

  2. A team-oriented person who uses closed-loop communication and takes ownership of their work and actions

  3. An individual with excellent attention to details, as well as organizational skills

  4. A person that respects hierarchy, and likes and strives in a structured environment

  5. A purposeful individual with a positive can-do attitude

  6. You are a fan of several of the following people: Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, Alexander Fleming, Max Perutz, César Milstein, Temple Grandin, Chris Hadfield, Elton John, Madeleine Albright, Tu-Pac, Craig Venter, Margaret Hamilton, Elizabeth Blackwell, Rosalind Franklin, Will Ferrell, Wright Brothers, Edmund Hillary, Empedocles, Patrick Stewart, Motoo Kimura, Margaret Thatcher, George Orwell, Brother Wilfrid Chatelaine, Fred S. Conte

 

Additional Notes

Expected start date for this role is December 2021. We are happy to discuss part-time options.

 

Renumeration

In addition to professional development opportunities, we offer competitive salaries with paid vacation, self-directed health benefits and stock options commensurate with experience and performance.

How to Apply

Please forward your transcripts, cover letter, CV, and the five people from the list above you are a fan of, to hr@novobind.com with the job title in the subject line. Due to the large number of applications we receive, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

 

Thank you for your interest and application!