Intermediate Scientist

  • Category
    Science - R & D
  • Job type
  • Location
    Ottawa, Ontario

Adecco is currently hiring for an Intermediate Scientist for our Ottawa client. As a member of the R&D group, you will be part of a team of Scientists and Engineers working on product development or product enhancement projects. You will work within the established design control process to develop and test products, design and implement experiments, conduct test protocols and prepare related technical documentation. This position requires a solid knowledge of scientific principals and theories and the ability to implement these in a creative and effective manner. This is a one-year contract with the possibility of extension. Salary will be determined based on candidate experience.


Conduct experimentation and measurement utilizing multiple techniques, investigate, identify, develop and optimize new methods, processes or techniques to meet project needs.

  • Execute relevant experiments, studies and tests.
  • Assist with drafting of experimental protocols.
  • Summarize data and results, draw conclusions, note Scientific deviations.
  • Apply advanced Scientific knowledge to projects.
  • Participate on cross-functional teams.
  • Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the Quality System.
  • Understand and comply with applicable EHS policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Other tasks and duties as assigned.

Required Skills & Abilities:

  • Problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, as evidenced by the ability to organize experiments, analyze data, interpret results, and draw conclusions.
  • Experience with data manipulation, graphical summary of large data sets and report writing (experience with JMP® and/or Minitab® and MS Office Suite an asset).
  • Experience with scripting, CAD or mechanical processes an asset.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills (English).
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team in a multi-departmental environment.
  • Experience working within a Quality System is an asset.
  • Prior experience in new product development preferred.
  • Awareness of FDA (Food and Drug Administration) regulations for in vitro diagnostic manufacturers would be beneficial.
  • Laboratory experience and/or knowledge of experimental design required.
  • Experience working in a Clinical Lab facility considered an asset.
  • Knowledge of Good Lab Practices and Good Manufacturing Practices is an asset.
  • Innovation, ingenuity and originality are valued.
  • Beneficial attributes:? enthusiasm, decisiveness and adaptability to changing business requirements, self-starter.

Required Education and Experience:

  • BSc, BEng and/or MSc and have demonstrated academic success in chemistry, physics, chemical or mechanical engineering or a related field.
  • Minimum 1-year direct R&D or equivalent experience, preferably in an industrial R&D or manufacturing setting, with medical devices, sensors, microfluidics and reagents.

The individual must be flexible and be able to work in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities. This position requires someone who can work Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. If you are interested in this position, click apply now!


  • Apply with Adecco

Reference number CA_EN_1_021956_12332907

Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under Adecco’s Employment Accommodation policy. Applicants will need to make their needs known in advance to their Adecco representative.

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