Scientific Specialist - Microbiology

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Date: Mar 25, 2023

Location: Québec, 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 might be the place for you!


Imagine being surrounded by the brightest minds in the industry.




On-the-job training ▪ Competitive benefits ▪ RRSP with employer contribution ▪ Bonuses on different work shifts ▪ Employee discounts ▪ Free parking ▪ Preventive measures for COVID-19; mask provided, increased cleaning of workplaces, several hand disinfection stations.


 The Scientific Specialist exercises technical leadership in order to achieve the operational objectives of the department. They act as a resource person for operational laboratory staff, Sales and Customer Service in order to improve laboratory efficiency and customer satisfaction. They makes sure that the staff are well informed and competent.


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


 Responsibilities related to scientific support


  • Recommend and train operational staff following Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) to ensure the accuracy and quality of the work.
  • Diagnoses anomalies relating to instruments and methods.
  • Ensures that their knowledge (equipment, methods, among others) is up to date by consulting the current documentation, by organizing and attending seminars and presentations.
  • Provide advice on equipment acquisitions in order to achieve 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 colleagues in other workplaces.


Responsibilities related to technological change and process improvement


  • Develops more effective SOPs and policies.
  • Proposes and implements efficient production methods.
  • Acts as an agent of positive change by supporting new initiatives.
  • Promotes automation in terms of instruments.


Responsibilities related to data quality


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



Responsibilities 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 customer methods)


You are the ideal candidate if:


  • A Bachelor's degree in microbiology or the equivalent of a combination of education and experience with 2 years’ experience in a related field of analysis.
  • Ability to work alone or in a team.
  • Good qualification and attentive to details.
  • Dynamic, energetic, motivated and attitude.
  • Excellent knowledge of laboratory processes and automation.
  • Importance given to the search for new ways of doing things and to the need to think outside the box.
  • Strong time management, communication and priority setting skills and ability to multitask.
  • Strong sense of urgency and ability to quickly adapt to a changing environment.
  • Strong skills in customer service, communication, presentation, coaching, analytical skills, communication skills.
  • Ability to adapt to different situations and personalities.
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines.
  • Ability to present ideas and write effectively.
  • Bilingual French and English (asset)



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


When we look at Bureau Veritas, we want to see a reflection of the communities in which we work.  Inclusion is about actively involving every employee’s ideas, knowledge, perspectives, approaches and styles to maximize business success.  Inclusion is about attracting new talent who will bring more diversity to our workforce, with differences in culture, professional backgrounds and beliefs.


Our purpose: shaping a world of trust.


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.


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