Laboratory Supervisor

Laboratory Supervisor
J.D. Irving, Limited's Woodlands Division is dedicated to sustainable forest management, proactive research and providing a long-term competitive fiber supply to the company's integrated value chain. We have a long history of reforestation and tree improvement. Maritime Innovation Limited (MIL) is a biotechnology company located in Sussex, New Brunswick wholly owned by J.D. Irving, Limited. MIL conducts R&D and operational production of elite plant varieties for both the forestry and agriculture sectors using advanced proprietary propagation methods. In addition, the company also produces a line of patented biological inoculants to improve forest seedling resilience to insect and disease pests. MIL employs 7 full-time scientific and technical staff, including 4 PhD / Master's level scientists.
We are currently looking for a 'hands on' motivated individual to join the MIL team as a Laboratory Supervisor.
Being intimate with the fast-paced environment of a production laboratory, you will have direct ownership of the daily operations of the site. Working with our Executive and Management teams, you will develop a high level of understanding of our ongoing projects, workplans and timelines and see to their execution and timely implementation. Your capacity to deal with change and realigning as required in a constantly evolving business environment is one of your strong assets.
You will ensure the lab staff is resourced adequately to meet their objectives and foster a safe, open, and efficient work atmosphere. Taking responsibility for budgeting, purchasing, work planning and site maintenance, you will ensure we are meeting our objectives and foster a culture of continuous improvement.
You will develop a privileged relationship and communication line with the Sussex Nursery and the Parkindale Seed Orchard with whom you will have multiple projects in common and share a cross-trained workforce.
  • The successful candidate will have M.Sc. education level (B.Sc. with sufficient experience may be considered) in a relevant science field and at a minimum a three-year experience in a laboratory environment.
  • You have demonstrated strong organizational skills and have a track record of being capable of energizing your team towards a unified goal.
  • You can work with minimal direct supervision and to have the ability meet tight deadlines when required.
  • You have strong computer and planning skills with proficiency in MS Office and the ability to learn climate control systems.
  • You have a good mechanical aptitude and can acquire a good understanding of the automation technology we are developing.
  • Experience working in a tissue culture lab would be an asset.

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