Internship Opportunity


Reporting to the Senior Scientific Manager and Principal Investigator of the Applied Research and Innovation Office, the Research Associate is responsible for assisting with the execution of applied research projects focused on developing and optimizing clean technologies within the Centre for Natural Products and Medical Cannabis. The successful candidate will work within the Centre, with management, other laboratory staff, industry clients, faculty researchers, partners and students.

The position is based at Loyalist College, in Belleville, Ontario.

The position is for 30 weeks, at 32 hours per week.


This position is funded under the CICan Career Launcher Clean Tech Internships program and applicants must meet program minimum requirements:

An under-graduate degree in biosciences discipline, preferably applied chemistry, is required.


During the project planning stages, the Research Associate works with other team members to collaboratively design experiments and develop research project plans.

During a research project the Research Associate will be involved in conducting literature reviews and executing agreed-upon lab activities including: method development, formulation and product development activities, sample preparation, extraction, and gathering and analyzing data. They will contribute to report preparation and review and will participate in project evaluation.

In addition, the Research Associate may have responsibilities for projects involving aspects of research scale cultivation, micropropagation and applications of molecular biology. This will involve strict adherence to relevant standard operating procedures (SOPs), safety and security rules and regulations, maintaining a clean work space (including cleaning lab dishes), monitoring lab inventory and supplies, and other lab duties as directed.

The Research Associate is expected to actively participate in scientific discussions regarding the design and execution of research projects, brainstorming solutions and ideas. They will develop and contribute to lab documentation, including documenting processes, guidelines, SOPs and reports and utilization of applied statistical and product tracking software programs.

The Research Associate will maintain detailed and organized notebooks of project data and other materials as needed in ARC designated systems and will participate in preventative and routine maintenance of instrumentation.


  • Experience with aseptic technique in laminar flow and bio-containment hoods
  • Experience with GMP, GPP or other regulated work environment would be an asset
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in extraction and analytical instrumentation, method validation, formulation and product development (with focus on natural products and cannabis)
  • Experience with process documentation and reporting; experience with statistical and product tracking software would be an asset
  • Ability to manage time and prioritize tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work independently- commitment to working safely in the lab
  • Demonstrated skills in working with a team of applied researchers/lab technologists
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to be able to communicate complex research principles and new knowledge


Applicants should submit resumes with cover letters to by Friday, June 17th at 12 noon EST. Please note that applicants must meet the minimum requirements for CICan Career Launcher Clean Tech Internships:

PLEASE NOTE: We thank you for your interest, but only those selected for interviews will be contacted.