Research Technician

Sulvaris Inc. - Calgary, AB (30+ days ago)

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Reports To: Research Team Lead, Agronomic R&D Manager

Purpose: Sulvaris is a fast growing, entrepreneurial, technology company that is commercializing several technology platforms for transforming industrial byproducts into fertilizer products. Our rapid growth has created the need for technical work in Research and Development at our Calgary laboratory. The primary objective for this role will be to provide technical laboratory expertise and support the development and deployment of our technologies, including the production and assessment of prototype fertilizer products.

Position Description: This position is primarily laboratory-based and will include, but not be limited to, the following activities:

  • Formulation and bench-scale production of granular and liquid fertilizer products.
  • Sample preparation for elemental analysis, data collection and some technical reporting on trial results.
  • Assessment of fertilizer physical, chemical and agronomic properties.
  • Assist in the setup and maintenance of soil incubation and growth chamber trials.
  • Search and review of scientific literature.


  • This position is open to graduates of a bachelor’s degree program in science, preferably with a strong understanding of chemistry and/or agriculture.
  • Previous work in a laboratory setting preferred.
  • Ability to perform research as part of a collaborative team.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and workloads in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent record taking and documentation skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office

Time Requirements: This will be a full-time position. Hours of work are Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm with an hour for lunch.

Travel Requirements: Limited domestic travel may be required, but is not guaranteed.

Job Type: Full-time