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Laboratory Research Assistant (Co-op)

Burnaby, BC
Full Time
17 hours ago
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Burnaby, BC, Canada
Vancouver H/O - Canfor Pulp_1010

You are an analytical thinker who likes to gather information before making a decision. You know that safety procedures are vital for everyone's wellbeing and your strong interpersonal skills ensure you interact with others effectively. With a keen eye for detail, you take pride in your work, ensuring precision and accuracy in every task. A natural self-starter, you work well independently and require minimal supervision. It's no secret you have a strong ability to branch out and make a new connection easily.

As the Laboratory Research Assistant, you will work your 8-month term at our Canfor Pulp Innovation laboratory in Burnaby, BC. You will be aligned with the pulp and paper research team and provide support for the quality control program and competitor pulp benchmarking initiatives. You will have the opportunity to conduct wet chemistry testing such as acetone extractions and analyses of lignin content, pH & conductivity and viscosity to complete the pulp profile. In addition, you will actively participate in the application of advanced techniques such as Raman Spectroscopy.

The life of a Laboratory Research Assistant (Co-op) Student includes:
  • Operate key analytical instruments like fibre classifiers and multicomponent pulp property analyzers
  • Conduct simulations of mill processes in a laboratory setting
  • Evaluate pulp quality through pulp refining, drainage measurement, hand sheet preparation, testing and fibre analysis
  • Problem solving involving equipment and investigating customer queries
  • Assist in special projects such as pilot scale kraft pulping, mill scale fibreline audits, refining optimization and environmental impact related studies

For this role, you'll come equipped with:
  • Current enrollment Chemical/Material Engineering, Chemistry or Forestry Co-op Program
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills

If you are a Co-op student and are eager to join our pulp and paper research team at Canfor Pulp Innovation, starting in January 2024, click that 'apply' button today! #CADS # LI-JD1

Our Talent Acquisition team is actively recruiting for this role. If you would like to be considered, please apply today.

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