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Dental Materials Laboratory Technologist

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Position Information

Position Title Dental Materials Laboratory Technologist
Department/Unit Dental Clinical Sciences
Research Project Improving Nova Scotian Dental Care by Developing a New Light Source for Dental Curing Lights
Location Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Posting Number GP007-24
Employee Group Grant-Paid
Position Type Term
Duration of Contract (if applicable) 1 year
Employment Type Full Time
Full-time Equivalency (FTE) 1.0
Salary $49,140 - $53,782 (35 hours per week)
About the Organization
The Dental Materials Laboratory at the Dental School examines both commercial and experimental dental resins, dental curing lights, and dental CAD/CAM equipment.
Job Summary
Reporting to the Principal Investigator, the Dental Materials Laboratory Technician will assist the Laboratory Manager in the overall functioning of the lab related to studies, procedures and equipment maintenance. The Dental Materials Laboratory Technician will operate equipment that will test dental curing lights and dental resins as well as assess and use some dental CAD/CAM equipment.
Key Responsibilities
  • Ensure the Bruker 70 FTIR, spectroscopy equipment, and the hardness tester remain calibrated and running smoothly.
  • Responsible for the independent development of methods and procedures.
  • Perform a back-up of collected data, as required.
  • Assist the Laboratory Manager and graduate students in the lab, when required.
  • Design and run projects that study dental curing lights and dental resins. These projects may involve digital dentistry, CAD/CAM and 3D printing.
The successful applicant will be eligible for hybrid work (combination of in-person work on campus and remote work) as agreed by all parties based on operational requirements and university guidelines.
Required Qualifications
  • Masters degree in Science with a strong physics or chemistry background.
  • Good manual dexterity and familiarity with working in a laboratory environment.
  • Demonstrated experience handling a wide range of work situations and techniques common to optics and chemical analyses.
  • Must posses a current WHMIS and Dalhousie Laser Safety certificate.
  • Experience with Labview or Python.
  • Knowledge of Corel Draw, Origin Pro, 3D printing and computer aided designs.
  • Interest in developing, collaborating, and conducting own research projects for publication as first authors.
Additional Information
Dalhousie University supports a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Our total compensation package includes a voluntary RRSP, health and dental plans and an employee and family assistance program.
Application Consideration
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Diversity Statement
Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), and members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, women, persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit
Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1
Open Date 02/12/2024
Close Date 02/27/2024
Open Until Filled No
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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Résumé / Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter