Element Materials Technology

Chemist II (Contract)

Job Locations CA-ON-Mississauga


Element has a current opening for a fixed term Chemist II at our Toronto location.  This is a 12-Month fixed term position with opportunity to be hired on depending on performance and site needs at the time the contract ends. 


  • Perform routine chemical and physical analysis on the full range of analytical samples in accordance with in-house methods, customer's method or compendia methods
  • Independently operate analytical instruments to generate data (primarily GC and GC-MS)
  • Acquire process and report chromatographic data using Agilent and Waters software
  • Conduct method development, method validation testing and analytical method transfer testing
  • Plan daily assignments in an organized way and complete projects in a timely manner
  • Maintain documentation, including lab notebooks, equipment log books and instrument raw data in accordance with applicable SOPs
  • Performed other duties as required by the Manager
  • Review ,evaluate and interpret analytical data ensuring that all work is done in accordance with applicable SOPs, protocols, methods and specifications. Prepare Certificates of Analysis, Reports of Analysis and Stability Reports. Initiate change controls to generate or update testing procedures
  • Review instrument verification logbooks and user logbooks
  • Maintain Reference standard database. Ensure that Reference standard is accompanied with current Certificate of Analysis. Arrange for disposal of expired reference standards
  • Order Lab consumables, chemicals, reagents and reference standards required for the stability studies and release testing

Skills / Qualifications

  • Fundamental knowledge of GC-MS, GC, HPLC
  • Background on LC-MS an asset
  • Experience with SOPs related to the analysis of the pharmaceuticals
  • B.Sc. in chemistry or related field, M.Sc., or Ph.D. preferred
  • Worked in GMP environment at least 2-5 years Strong knowledge of health and safety requirements for a chemical laboratory Good communication skills


Company Overview

Element is one of the fastest growing testing, inspection and certification businesses in the world. Globally we have more than 9,000 brilliant minds operating from 270 sites across 30 countries. Together we share an ambitious purpose to ‘Make tomorrow safer than today’.


When failure in use is not an option, we help customers make certain that their products, materials, processes and services are safe, compliant and fit for purpose. From early R&D, through complex regulatory approvals and into production, our global laboratory network of scientists, engineers, and technologists support customers to achieve assurance over product quality, sustainable outcomes, and market access.


While we are proud of our global reach, working at Element feels like being part of a smaller company. We empower you to take charge of your career, and reward excellence and integrity with growth and development.


Industries across the world depend on our care, attention to detail and the absolute accuracy of our work. The role we have to play in creating a safer world is much bigger than our organization.

Diversity Statement

At Element, we always take pride in putting our people first. We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our Vision of becoming “the world’s most trusted testing partner”.


All suitably qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective work related criteria and without regard for the following: age, disability, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, race, religion, responsibility of dependents, sexual orientation, or gender identity or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws.


The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c) 


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