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Environmental Site and Risk Assessor
BluMetric Environmental Inc.
Toronto or Kingston or Ottawa, ON

BluMetric Environmental Inc. is looking for an enthusiastic, detail-oriented and independent Environmental Risk Assessor to work in their Toronto, Kingston or Ottawa office. The successful candidate will have excellent technical and writing skills, knowledge of regulations and experience with the O.Reg 153/04, Federal Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) and Risk Assessment (RA) frameworks. BluMetric Environmental Inc. is looking for someone who can contribute to the existing ESA/RA team with a positive attitude, a team-oriented approach to projects and an ability to apply independent problem solving skills to all phases of a job. The ideal candidate would be someone with sufficient ESA/RA experience to be able to work independently while also possessing the awareness to know when to ask for help. This is a leadership track position with opportunities for advancement within the company.

For more information please see the full job posting here.


Biomonitoring Regional Support Scientist
Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change
Environmental Monitoring and Reporting Branch
Etobicoke, ON
Job Term: 2 Temporary up to 24 months
Job Code: 15548 – Scientist 4
Salary: $71,611.15 – $90,894.70 Per Year*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Job ID: 115882

Are you a highly skilled and experienced professional who wants to affect the direction of critical water issues in Ontario? Consider this opportunity to provide scientific expertise and leadership to the investigation of surface water compliance issues.

What can I expect to do in this role?
In this role you will

  • Provide scientific expertise and leadership in the investigation and assessment of surface water compliance issues related to ambient water, sediment and aquatic biota, defining the sources and causes of impairment.
  • Develop recommendations for remedial actions or control programs to meet Provincial standards and objectives based on the findings of investigation.
  • Provide expert scientific knowledge, guidance and advice to Regional staff and other clients in the assessment of surface water contamination issues, and issues related to the non-compliance and impacts of industrial, municipal and agricultural discharges and runoff.

For more information please see the full job posting here.


Laboratory Technicians (2 positions)

Position 1: Maternity Leave ~14 month contract
Position 2: Full-time permanent

Anticipated start date: March 2018

An opportunity exists for a laboratory technician in our accredited Ecotoxicology Laboratory. As the successful candidate, you will be responsible for, or participate in:

  • Performing technical activities related to the culturing and holding of fish, aquatic invertebrates and plants
  • Performing technical activities related to the testing of water, effluent and wastewater samples, chemicals, sediments, and leachates/elutriates for their toxicity to fish, aquatic invertebrates and/or plants
  • Assist in receipt and log-in of samples for testing
  • Performing tasks related to general housekeeping practices
  • Performing routine analysis of water quality parameters including pH, dissolved oxygen, water hardness and conductivity
  • Conducting additional general lab measurements such as hardness, alkalinity, CO2, ammonia, chlorine
  • Performing routine data entry
  • Water and food preparation for testing and culturing
  • Participate in staff meetings with the laboratory manager and other technical staff to review workload requirements as needed
  • Perform all tasks in a manner that supports AquaTox’s Quality Assurance Program
  • For candidates with microbiology experience, your skills may be used to support and conduct microbial toxicity (e.g., OECD 209) and biodegradation tests (e.g., OECD 301, OECD 302)
  • Perform all activities in a manner that is consistent with AquaTox’s commitment to the health and safety of all staff, clients, and visitors.
  • Conduct all activities and interactions in a respectful and professional manner that is consistent with AquaTox’s policies.

For more information please see the full job posting here.

Interested candidates should forward their cover letter and resume by January 15, 2018 to: Parminder Hothi


Tenure-Track or Tenured Position in Exposure and/or Risk Assessment Modelling
as Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor

To enhance the University of Saskatchewan’s (U of S) and Canada’s capability to deliver
transformative science in Water Security, the Global Institute for Water Security (GIWS), U of S,
invites applications from outstanding researchers for a tenure-track or tenured position in the
area of Exposure and/or Risk Assessment Modelling as Assistant Professor, Associate Professor
or Professor. Tenured appointments may be offered where candidates hold tenured or
equivalent status at a comparable institution. The position will report to the Director, GIWS, be
based in the Global Water Futures research group, and have an associated academic
appointment and academic reporting line in an appropriate U of S college or school.

For more information please see the full job posting here.

Review of applications will begin November 28, 2017, and continue until a suitable candidate
is found.


Aquatic Scientist