Ecotoxicology Scientific Specialist - Signer

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Date: Oct 1, 2021

Location: Montreal, Quebec, CA

Company: Bureau Veritas

Do you believe in the power of teamwork and sharing ideas? Do you take pride in delivering exceptional quality and service with everything you do? Do you seek out ideas for improving the status quo? If you want to make a difference and love being surrounded by the best and the brightest, Bureau Veritas Laboratories might be the place for you!

Imagine being surrounded by the brightest minds in the industry.



Join our talented team of scientific experts to utilize your technical knowledge while giving your career a real boost. We surpass ourselves every day to offer innovative solutions that allow our customers to make major decisions that will have direct repercussions on the community and our environment.


The main tasks of a SCIENTIFIC SPECIALIST consist of:

The scientific specialist provides technical leadership in environmental ecotoxicology in order to achieve the operational objectives of the Department. They acts as a resource to operational laboratory staff, Sales and Customer Service with the goal of improving laboratory efficiency and customer satisfaction. They ensure the staff are knowledgeable and competent. They report to the director.

  • Identify and solve complex analytical problems.
  • Suggest and implement new efficient processes and procedures.
  • Uses Bureau Veritas “best practices”.
  • Respond to inquiries and complaints from clients (CAR, NCR).
  • Ensure the on-time production of defendable, high-quality data.
  • Act as a technical expert with employees at all levels.
  • Participate in the training of a strong team of analytical specialists.

Linked to scientific support

  • Recommend and train operational staff following standard operating procedures (SOPs) to ensure accuracy and quality of work.
  • Diagnoses anomalies relating to instruments and methods.
  • Ensures that their knowledge (equipment, methods, among others) is up to date by consulting .current documentation, organizing seminars and presentations and attending.
  • Provides advice on equipment acquisitions to meet operational objectives.
  • Maintains a positive, safe and clean work environment for staff.
  • Participate in the development of strategic plans to prepare the laboratory for sustained growth.
  • Establishes cordial relationships with supervisors and managers, as well as with colleagues in other workplaces.

Related to technological change and process improvement

  • Develops more effective SOPs and policy directions.
  • Proposes and implements efficient production methods.
  • Acts as an agent of positive change by supporting new initiatives.
  • Promotes automation at the instrument level.


Related to data quality

  • Finds non-compliance with SOPs and communicates them to the COO.
  • Resolves non-conforming aspects of the verification of quality assurance methods.
  • Examines and interprets the data, draws attention to errors and requests rework.
  • Recommends and drafts revisions of SOPs.
  • Imposes compliance with QA and QC policies and MDDEP accreditation standards.


Related to customer satisfaction

  • Keeps regulatory guidelines up to date.
  • Handles and resolves complaints of a technical nature from clients (analytical methods, guidelines, verification of client methods).


You are the ideal SCIENTIFIC SPECIALIST if:

  • Bachelor's degree in biology and a minimum of five years of experience in a laboratory.
  • Excellent knowledge of laboratory processes and automation.
  • Ability to think outside the box and searches for new ways of doing things
  • Dynamic, motivated, positive outlook, winning attitude.
  • Strong time management, communication and priority setting skills and the ability to multitask.
  • Strong sense of urgency and the ability to quickly adapt to a changing environment.
  • Strong customer service, communication, presentation, coaching, analytical skills, training skills.
  • Ability to adapt to different situations and personalities.
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines.
  • Ability to provide detailed technical advice and offer solutions to clients.
  • Use of professional concepts and internal policies and procedures to creatively and practically solve a wide range of complex customer service issues.
  • Ability to acquire new knowledge about products or customers.
  • Ability to quickly assess customer issues and recommend solutions.
  • Ability to present ideas and write effectively.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team.
  • Desire to serve clients, internally and externally.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Ability to adapt to constant change.


Bureau Veritas  is a world leader in testing, inspection and certification services.


Guaranteeing quality, ensuring Health and Safety, mitigating risks and improving performance as well as environmental protection and social responsibility …


This is what Bureau Veritas is about, truly believing that it contributes to bettering society.


Blending performance & integrity, with ambition & humility, responsibility & openness, we are proud that our people leave a mark on what they do.


We respect our people and believe in our talents. We empower them to leave their mark, working as a team for the benefit of our 400,000 clients across 140 countries.


We believe that leaving a mark is a true challenge and opportunity for every one of us, a sign of trust and impact, a bond with the future, a proof of growth and development.


Being part of the BV family, is more than just working, it’s being convinced that you will Leave your mark…. in shaping a world of trust.


Join our talented community of scientists and experts and apply today at https://careers.bureauveritas.com/


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