Job Details - Lab Manager

Lab Manager

Alter Biota Inc.

Full-Time Permanent



Company Background: αlterβiota is a Canadian cleantech start up company using their patent-pending process for producing specialty bio-graphene additives from renewable biomass feedstock.

General Description: Highly motivated individual for helping in the development of specialized bio-graphene products for industry. Candidate will possess broad technical knowledge around analytical chemistry, data analysis, and combinatorial optimization. Candidate will be skilled in critical thinking and problem solving and be independent, practical and hands on in this regard.    

  • Primary Job Functions: Manage, plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities and operations of benchtop and commercial pilot plant under various process conditions to produce bio-graphene dispersion products with responsibility for carrying out advanced physical and chemical analytical program with in-house resources.  Develop and implement policies, standards and procedures for the laboratory and participate directly in the design, development and inspection of technical projects.

Required skills:  

  • Analytical chemistry, including laser diffraction, thermogravimetry, FTIR spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, XRD
  • Data analysis (minimum Excel, ideally Python, SQL, etc.)

Desired skills:  

  • Understanding of machine learning concepts, nanomaterials, spectroscopic analytical techniques
  • Quality management

Experience: Product research and development experience will be considered an asset.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, chemical engineering, or engineering chemistry is a minimum requirement.

Location: Sydney, Nova Scotia

Reporting:  Direct to CEO

Compensation: Commensurate with experience

Start date:  ASAP

Contact: Send CV and cover letter to

Intended Job Posting Audience

This employment opportunity is open for qualified and eligible candidates domestically and internationally.

Applications from Foreign Nationals will be considered.

Location Information
Job Information
Alter Biota Inc.
NOC Code
Architecture and science managers (0212)
Experience Required
An Asset
Available Openings
Pay Type
To be Determined
Pay Rate
To be Determined (Negotiable)
Estimated Weekly Hours
Start Date
June 30th 2021
End Date
Language Proficiency Level
Advanced (CLB 8-9)
Posted on
June 17th 2021
July 20th 2021