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    We are seeking a Lab Analyst for a well established client of ours in the Vancouver area. The Lab Analyst is responsible for performing all aspects of data analysis, including instrument set-up and maintenance and data interpretation, in accordance with departmental Standard Operating Procedures and Health and Safety policies.

    Advantages
    -Competitive compensation (including shift premiums) and benefits
    -Well established company with many opportunities for career advancement

    Responsibilities
    -Process and interpret data
    -Summarize and complete data for ongoing and MV summaries
    -Ensure standards and comparisons are performed and documented
    -Prepare and execute daily/weekly run plans
    -Operate instrument, including maintenance and repairs
    -Arrange for service, schedule PM’s
    -Standard preparation and documentation consistently coordinated and completed in timely manner
    -Ensure a high level of accuracy in sample analysis
    -Follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) and Work Instructions (WI’s) when conducting all aspects of sample preparation and analysis, including evaluation of data and maintenance and assessment of control charts
    -Prioritize workload daily to accommodate rushes and meet TAT specifications required by the client
    -Ensure samples are analyzed within TAT requirements
    -Review LIMS summary reports to plan and organize daily work
    -Provide Supervisor with updates on workstation status including advance notification of any delays
    -Identify and communicate non conformances to Supervisor, with contribution to investigation and implementation of corrective actions
    -Ensure that instruments and equipment are appropriately maintained, including scheduled and unscheduled maintenance and repairs
    -Participate in developing and revising controlled documents, such as, SOP’s, WI’s and FCD’s
    -Employ proper laboratory techniques to minimize risk of mislabeling, sample mix-up and cross contamination between samples and other materials
    -Consistently demonstrates sound judgement re: ability to report data (e.g. screening batches vs reporting positives), wrt QC requirements, regulations etc.
    -Execute on method validation (incl infusing, run parms, coordination with tech and SPVR) and project movement with minimal follow-up
    -Participate in internal and external audit investigations/corrective actions
    -Suggest areas/items for method/instrument optimization

    Qualifications
    -Post-secondary school education plus 2 years of laboratory experience with complex food matrices
    -Theoretical knowledge of extraction techniques (i.e. SPE, liq-liq extractions)
    -Knowledge of the operation of laboratory equipment and instrumentation, especially with respect to liquid chromatography with mass spec detection and/or gas chromatography with mass spec detection as required, and calculation of results
    -Knowledge of quality control requirements at the batch production level for residue analysis
    -Familiarity with government regulations for Maximum Residue Limits in Food
    -Positive outlook with a ability to work in a fast paced environment
    -Good time-management, communication, organizational and priority setting skills
    -Ability to adapt to a changing environment
    -Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
    -Detail orientated & record keeping skills
    -Ability to accurately follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) and instructions
    -Ability to learn quickly
    -The job incumbent must be available for shift work, working on weekends and overtime

    Summary
    If you would like to be considered for this opportunity please forward your resume via email to Nick Paraskeva | nick.paraskeva@randstad.ca

    Randstad Canada is committed to fostering a workforce reflective of all peoples of Canada. As a result, we are committed to developing and implementing strategies to increase the equity, diversity and inclusion within the workplace by examining our internal policies, practices, and systems throughout the entire lifecycle of our workforce, including its recruitment, retention and advancement for all employees. In addition to our deep commitment to respecting human rights, we are dedicated to positive actions to affect change to ensure everyone has full participation in the workforce free from any barriers, systemic or otherwise, especially equity-seeking groups who are usually underrepresented in Canada's workforce, including those who identify as women or non-binary/gender non-conforming; Indigenous or Aboriginal Peoples; persons with disabilities (visible or invisible) and; members of visible minorities, racialized groups and the LGBTQ2+ community.

    Randstad Canada is committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible workplace for all its candidates and employees by supporting their accessibility and accommodation needs throughout the employment lifecycle. We ask that all job applications please identify any accommodation requirements by sending an email to accessibility@randstad.ca to ensure their ability to fully participate in the interview process.
    We are seeking a Lab Analyst for a well established client of ours in the Vancouver area. The Lab Analyst is responsible for performing all aspects of data analysis, including instrument set-up and maintenance and data interpretation, in accordance with departmental Standard Operating Procedures and Health and Safety policies.

    Advantages
    -Competitive compensation (including shift premiums) and benefits
    -Well established company with many opportunities for career advancement

    Responsibilities
    -Process and interpret data
    -Summarize and complete data for ongoing and MV summaries
    -Ensure standards and comparisons are performed and documented
    -Prepare and execute daily/weekly run plans
    -Operate instrument, including maintenance and repairs
    -Arrange for service, schedule PM’s
    -Standard preparation and documentation consistently coordinated and completed in timely manner
    -Ensure a high level of accuracy in sample analysis
    -Follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) and Work Instructions (WI’s) when conducting all aspects of sample preparation and analysis, including evaluation of data and maintenance and assessment of control charts
    -Prioritize workload daily to accommodate rushes and meet TAT specifications required by the client
    -Ensure samples are analyzed within TAT requirements
    -Review LIMS summary reports to plan and organize daily work
    -Provide Supervisor with updates on workstation status including advance notification of any delays
    -Identify and communicate non conformances to Supervisor, with contribution to investigation and implementation of corrective actions
    -Ensure that instruments and equipment are appropriately maintained, including scheduled and unscheduled maintenance and repairs
    -Participate in developing and revising controlled documents, such as, SOP’s, WI’s and FCD’s
    -Employ proper laboratory techniques to minimize risk of mislabeling, sample mix-up and cross contamination between samples and other materials
    -Consistently demonstrates sound judgement re: ability to report data (e.g. screening batches vs reporting positives), wrt QC requirements, regulations etc.
    -Execute on method validation (incl infusing, run parms, coordination with tech and SPVR) and project movement with minimal follow-up
    -Participate in internal and external audit investigations/corrective actions
    -Suggest areas/items for method/instrument optimization

    Qualifications
    -Post-secondary school education plus 2 years of laboratory experience with complex food matrices
    -Theoretical knowledge of extraction techniques (i.e. SPE, liq-liq extractions)
    -Knowledge of the operation of laboratory equipment and instrumentation, especially with respect to liquid chromatography with mass spec detection and/or gas chromatography with mass spec detection as required, and calculation of results
    -Knowledge of quality control requirements at the batch production level for residue analysis
    -Familiarity with government regulations for Maximum Residue Limits in Food
    -Positive outlook with a ability to work in a fast paced environment
    -Good time-management, communication, organizational and priority setting skills
    -Ability to adapt to a changing environment
    -Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
    -Detail orientated & record keeping skills
    -Ability to accurately follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) and instructions
    -Ability to learn quickly
    -The job incumbent must be available for shift work, working on weekends and overtime

    Summary
    If you would like to be considered for this opportunity please forward your resume via email to Nick Paraskeva | nick.paraskeva@randstad.ca

    Randstad Canada is committed to fostering a workforce reflective of all peoples of Canada. As a result, we are committed to developing and implementing strategies to increase the equity, diversity and inclusion within the workplace by examining our internal policies, practices, and systems throughout the entire lifecycle of our workforce, including its recruitment, retention and advancement for all employees. In addition to our deep commitment to respecting human rights, we are dedicated to positive actions to affect change to ensure everyone has full participation in the workforce free from any barriers, systemic or otherwise, especially equity-seeking groups who are usually underrepresented in Canada's workforce, including those who identify as women or non-binary/gender non-conforming; Indigenous or Aboriginal Peoples; persons with disabilities (visible or invisible) and; members of visible minorities, racialized groups and the LGBTQ2+ community.

    Randstad Canada is committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible workplace for all its candidates and employees by supporting their accessibility and accommodation needs throughout the employment lifecycle. We ask that all job applications please identify any accommodation requirements by sending an email to accessibility@randstad.ca to ensure their ability to fully participate in the interview process.