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Chemistry Researcher

London - ON, Ontario,CANADA
Job ID
Western Maple Bio Resources Inc.
Job Category
Research & Consulting
Posting Date
April 13, 2021
Expiry date
August 13, 2021

Job Duties

  • Develop innovative products based on natural polymers (cellulose, hemicellulose, lignin);

  • Collaborate with chemists and lab technicians to develop and test innovative wood adhesive, water adsorbing materials, foam insulation materials, and UV coatings;

  • Participate in aspects of complex problem solving and materials development;

  • Maintain precise and detailed laboratory records and write reports and research summaries as required;

  • Analyze and present findings; assume responsibility for project documentation including reports, invention disclosures, etc.;

  • Conduct chemical analysis to ensure quality control of raw materials, chemical intermediates or final products;

  • Conduct material characterization following ASTM standards;

  • Participate in intellectual property creation and maintain absolute confidentiality;

  • Participate in investigations into product failure. Ensure involvement in all trouble-shooting activities;

  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


  • Experience in adhesives or coatings or other related fields;

  • Masters in polymer chemistry or chemical engineering;

  • PhD in polymer chemistry considered an asset, but not required;

  • Familiar with Microsoft Office Software (Word, Excel, PPT, Projects, etc);

  • Familiar with laboratory analytical instruments (IR, NMR, GC-MS, DSC, TGA, GPC, etc.) and know how interpret analytical results;

  • Passionate about chemical research;

  • Strong technical and analytical skills with solid understanding of research methodologies;

  • Must be flexible, excellent attention to detail and have a hands-on approach;

  • Ability to keep all trade secrets, patents, and proprietary information in strictest confidence;

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written;

  • Able to work independently and as a part of a team


  • Natural polymers, UV curable polymers, foam materials, adhesives, wood products 1-5 years (Preferred)

  • chemistry: 1-5 years (Preferred)

  • polymer chemistry: 1-5 years (Preferred)

Terms of Employment: Permanent Full time

Language of work: English

Hours: 35 hours/week 

How to apply: Please send resume to;  All applications by phone call will not be assessed.