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Environmental Impacts Research Technologist Term Position

InnoTech Alberta has an opportunity for a Field and Laboratory Technologist to work in our Environmental Impacts team within our Environmental Services Division, based out of Edmonton, Alberta for a 4-month term position.

Are you our next Research Technologist in Environmental Impacts? You would be a good fit for this position if you:

  • Want to gain experience in a wide variety of field and laboratory work related to assessment and management of environmental impacts
  • Have a strong interest in data collection in service of environmental impacts management
  • Are prepared to work in sometimes challenging and strenuous field conditions
  • Enjoy working both independently and as part of a team
  • Have a desire to grow and learn within a highly interdisciplinary group


We are game changers

InnoTech Alberta, a wholly owned subsidiary of Alberta Innovates, is a leading Research and Technology Organization established by the Government of Alberta to serve the needs of industry, innovation ecosystem & academia.  Offering a diversified range of scientific, engineering, and technological research expertise and experience, and unique industrial-scale research infrastructure, equipment, and demonstration facilities, InnoTech Alberta accelerates and de-risks technology research, development, and deployment with focus on industrial solutions and innovation advancement.  With a reputation for quality service and a long history of impacts in Alberta’s economy going back a century, our multidisciplinary team has the depth of experience to work across all sectors, from energy to environment to fibre and bio-industrial.


Intrigued? Here’s some more information about the position:

The Environmental Services Division strives to be the preferred partner for addressing complex environmental, natural resource management and greenhouse gas management challenges. Our collaborative work with the Government of Alberta and industry has contributed to the province’s reputation as a world leader in environmental monitoring, integrated data analysis, risk analysis, and carbon capture and storage technology. Our teams develop and validate processes and technologies that enable more efficient, effective, and economical environmental monitoring and management. We achieve this through identification, evaluation, monitoring and validation of solutions to address industry needs in environmental impacts and risk evaluation, integrated monitoring, asset retirement and environmental management. We support industrial decarbonization toward net-zero emissions through development, validation, and demonstration of carbon capture and utilization and methane reduction technologies.

Key areas of interest for the Environmental Impacts team relevant to this position include: contaminant fate and behaviour in the environment; de-risking technologies and processes for remediation and environmental monitoring; asset decommissioning; site assessment; and site restoration and sustainability. We incorporate leading edge approaches into our projects, including the development and de-risking of digital tools and genomics approaches.

Reporting to an Environmental Impacts Supervisor, the incumbent will be gain experience in:


  • Biological sampling and data collection in field settings including plant identification and habitat measurements
  • Preparation, maintenance, operation, and management of field equipment and vehicles
  • Uploading and management of data from various loggers and field data collection systems
  • Water sampling and management of aquatic mesocosms
  • Technical work in greenhouse and field including plant maintenance, data collection, plot establishment etc.
  • Understanding and applying ecological and chemical knowledge in an applied research setting


Qualifications and skills we are looking for:

  • Enrolled in a post-secondary program in Environmental Science, Renewable Resources, Forestry, or a related discipline
  • Ability to work for up to 10-days straight in remote wilderness areas for a portion of work time
  • Ability to perform strenuous activities for extended periods
  • Valid Class 5 driver’s license (or equivalent) and ability to travel around Alberta to remote locations
  • Experience operating ATVs in off-road settings or the ability to learn
  • Commitment to safety and willingness to fully participate in a comprehensive safety program
  • Ability to work independently, as well as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office
  • GIS skills are an asset



Why InnoTech Alberta?

We offer our employees opportunities to work on projects that will expand their skill sets while witnessing the visible impacts of their efforts. We value the development of our employees and create opportunities for working in capacities that allow new skills to be learned. We know that the wellness of our team is the most important part of our business so we offer a strong benefits package and generous vacation and paid time off programs to promote work-life balance which includes flexible work and wellness programs.


Additional Information

At InnoTech Alberta, we respect diversity and embrace an inclusive culture. We value uniqueness and different perspectives as they play a critical role in our success. To achieve this, individuals are selected based on qualifications, merit, and abilities and we encourage applications from all backgrounds to apply.  


The final candidate will be required to undergo a security clearance. All interviewees must be able to meet the requirement specified in the Physical Demand Analysis. This document will be supplied during the interview process to the successful candidate. This competition will remain open until a successful candidate is found.


InnoTech Alberta has implemented a Vaccination policy in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  InnoTech Alberta employees are required to disclose proof of full vaccination or participate in a rapid antigen testing program. New hires will be required to disclose their vaccination status as a condition of employment to help support client and team member safety. We thank all candidates in advance for their understanding of this policy.





Employment Status: Casual

Hours bi-weekly: As needed

Classification: TB

Pay Grade: 00 - 01

Hourly Wage: $15.62 - 24.43