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BASF Lab Assistant, Entry Level (3 month contract) in Saskatoon, Canada

You can be part of an inclusive team of diverse talent and character. In this diversity lies our greatest strength.

Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You

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 fulfilling work environment with a strong emphasis on the safety of our employees and the communities we operate in. We are always working to form the best team with an emphasis on diversity, equity and inclusion and through lifelong learning and development.

We are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been proudly recognized as one of Canada's & GTA’s Best 100 Employers in 2022 and for many consecutive years. We have also recently been honored as one of Canada’s Safest Employers in addition to a Bronze winner of the Psychologically Safe Workplace award.

We invite you to join our best team on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Lab Assistant (2201784) - Saskatchewan

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…

  • Be responsible for the execution of biochemical laboratory analysis, meeting 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.

  • Manage data and prepare 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.

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).

  • Understanding of the principles of quality control/quality assurance.

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

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

  • Comprehension of plant development, reproduction, physiology, and biochemical processes.

  • 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

Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You

Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. You@BASF is the suite of benefits, perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to support you – the whole you – in all stages of your life and career. With you@BASF, you create your own chemistry.

The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you’ll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career. We also provide engaging learning and development opportunities to help you make the most of your talents and your role.

Inclusion and Equal Opportunity Employment

BASF is dedicated to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace where our employees can be their authentic selves. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, citizenship, place of origin, ethnic origin, colour, religion/creed, sex/pregnancy, marital status, family status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law.

We seek to make our recruitment process accessible for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodations or support throughout the recruitment process, please contact with the subject line “Recruitment Accommodation Request”.

Job: REDE - Research & Development

Organization: APP/BO-Oilseeds Breeding-63022050

Title: Lab Assistant, Entry Level (3 month contract)

Location: CAN-SK-Saskatoon

Requisition ID: 2201784