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Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited: Synthetic Chemist

Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited

This is a Full-time position in Ottawa, ON posted April 8, 2021.

We are CBN, Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.

Headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario, with primary manufacturing operations based in Canada.

CBN employs over 1,600 people worldwide.

CBN was established in 1897 to supply security-printed products to the Canadian government, which it has done continuously ever since.

The supply of Canadian currency, passports, and postage stamps are three important activities entrusted to the Company and as a result the company is recognized as part of Canada’s critical infrastructure.

CBN has expanded from this base to the supply of the same and similar products to other countries and today more than half of CBN’s sales originate outside of Canada.CBN creates secure documents with original designs that include a comprehensive set of intricate security features, making them extremely difficult to counterfeit.

Our scientists and production team have previously developed and deployed leading innovations in substrates, inks, coatings and more.

With this proven history of technical leadership, CBN has the resources and insight to develop this new, more broadly applicable technology.We are developing a new manufacturing technology that is automated, of high precision, and heavily parallelized.We will use it to make counterfeit-proof banknotes, passports, and drivers licenses.This technology has broader applicability to secure documents of all types, as well as to computers, medical uses, and environmental remediation.To support this effort, we are hiring a team of subject matter expert scientists and engineers.

We are searching for a Synthetic Chemist.KeywordsNMR spectroscopy, LC-MS data, recrystallization, chromatography, Schlenk, Glovebox, reactions, radicals, Materials science, surface chemistry, organic reactions, organometallic compounds, synthesis.Duties and ResponsibilitiesMultistep synthesis of organic and organometallic compounds.Close collaboration with an interdisciplinary team to design new synthetic targets.Required Skills and Experience Laboratory skills: structural confirmation by NMR spectroscopy, interpretation of LC-MS data, recrystallization, preparative chromatographic separations, Schlenk and glovebox techniques, ability to execute air and water sensitive chemical reactions, ability to isolate volatile reaction products, and the ability to work on milligram to multigram scale reactions.Candidate must be able to work with a delocalized team of researchers with widely varying technical backgrounds.

The ability to effectively communicate with other scientists and engineers who do not have a chemistry background is important.PhD degree in Chemistry with experience in the areas stated above.Effective written and verbal communication skills in English Desired Skills and Experience:Experience in Si or Sn chemistry is desirable, as well as experience with radical-based reactions.Proven record of expertise in other physical chemistry or materials chemistry techniques (surface science, photochemistry, etc) is also highly desirable.Willingness and ability to learn supplementary material outside one’s field of specialization CompensationCompetitive salaryMedical, dental, and vision benefitsPaid time off, including holidaysRetirement package Work EnvironmentThe employee will work primarily at a facility in Ottawa, ON.

Position Type/Expected Hours of WorkThis is a full-time position, with a minimum expectation of 40 hours per week.

Hours are somewhat flexible and some late evenings may be required.

Will be an early member of a rapidly growing team.

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

TravelSome yearly or quarterly travel for company sponsored events may be necessary.As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited is committed to achieving a skilled and diversified workforce that reflects the diversity of the Canadian population.

We encourage applications from women, visible minorities, people with disabilities and Aboriginal people.

Canadian Bank Note Company Limited is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments.

If contacted regarding this competition, please advise the interview coordinator of any accommodation measures you may require.