A little about us
Hi, we're Aurora Cannabis, and we're so excited to meet you!

We're a global cannabis company with operations across Europe and North and South America. We're driven by our passion to help people improve their lives and have a diverse team who bring their best every day, so Aurora can be the cannabis provider of choice for patients and consumers. We love our work, and we especially love our high quality, innovative brands that make up the Aurora family - from Aurora, Aurora Drift, San Rafael '71, Greybeard and Whistler.

Our people combined with our collective passion for the industry is what makes Aurora a special place to work and defines what we call our "A-Team". We are a high-performing team of cannabis experts, innovators, and champions, that work, learn and win together. We think BIG, act BOLD and execute with PURPOSE in all that we do, and will stop at nothing to cultivate the ultimate cannabis experience for our community.

A little about you
Are you a dynamic student looking for an rewarding learning opportunity? Does the idea of working with a talented group of professionals sound exciting? If so, we have the perfect co-op opportunity for you!

It's grow time here at Aurora and we're searching for a motivated student (like you) to plant their roots with us in our 2024 Co-op Placement Program! In this placement, you will have the opportunity to work with our engineering and operations team on a series of projects, initiatives, and programs.

You will be based at our Bradford (River) facility and will have the opportunity to accept a 4, 8 or 12 month paid placement opportunity depending on the needs of your program. We will invest in your professional development and support you with acquiring the skills needed to enter the workforce upon graduation. Sound exciting? Here is a little more...

  • Division: Operations/Science
  • Hours: 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday
  • Wage: Starting wage of $20 - 22 per hour plus + vacation pay
  • Location: Bradford Ontario (students are responsible for arranging their own travel into the facility)

In this placement, you will…
Play a key role in Aurora's Innovation and Consumer Preference programs including, but not limited to historical data and trend analyses, key performance indicators and quality metrics monitoring, and trained sensory panel work. The Data Technician will be involved in hands-on sensory science programs and will help support a variety of data analyses and reporting. Daily activities will include data collection, data analysis, report generation, communication of results, preparation of samples, supporting sensory panel sessions, and sample logistics. The successful candidate will have exceptional organization skills, technical expertise, and will actively participate with colleagues to complete projects in a timely and effective manner.

  • Carry out recurring daily, weekly, and quarterly data analysis and reporting
  • Generate ad hoc data summaries, visualisations, and reports
  • Improve and further automate data pipelines and key scripts
  • Coordinate sample logistics for various projects
  • Assist in sample preparation and logistics for sensory science work
  • Other duties as assigned

You're the perfect fit for this placement if you…

  • Are currently enrolled as a third or fourth year full-time undergraduate student in an accredited post-secondary sciences program 
  • Have Experience with basic wet lab sample preparation
  • Have Experience with univariate and multivariate statistics
  • Have Experience with statistical analysis software and experience design
  • Are highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Are self-motivated, creative individual able to work well with others
  • Have strong knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Project, and Outlook)
  • Have a minimum average of 70% cumulative GPA (we understand academics are challenging and therefore, we will be considering a combination of experience, passion and education beyond a GPA average when selecting our placement students)
  • Will be returning to full-time studies in the same program following the completion of the work term or require the work term or co-placement to graduate

We can't wait to meet you if you are…

  • An ambitious student passionate about lifelong learning and interested in an exciting placement opportunity at Aurora
  • A relationship builder who can work effectively with clients and all stakeholders to ensure successful outcomes
  • An engaging communicator who can convey complex information in engaging formats and can think outside the box
  • A detailed-oriented professional who can navigate any challenge with a positive attitude and can make decisions quickly
  • A trusted partner who operates with a high level of integrity and has a strong work ethic

Our people are at the heart of everything we do here at Aurora, and we take pride in fostering an inclusive space that cultivates the ultimate learning opportunity for our Co-op Placement Students.
With us, you'll find a place where you belong and love where you work with perks like paid co-op placements, flexible hours, virtual happy hours or coffee chats, professional development opportunities, product and 420 celebrations and more! We will go above and beyond to prioritize your success and provide you with meaningful learning opportunities to ensure you have the skills needed to enter the workplace after graduation.

Learn more about Life@Aurora by visiting our Careers Page - We can't wait to meet you! Careers - Aurora Global Leader in Cannabis (auroramj.com)

Next steps
Think you're the ideal candidate but you don't meet all the requirements? Apply anyways! We would love to review your application to see if you're the right fit or find you an alternative opportunity if available.

Diversity and inclusion
At Aurora, we are proud to foster and celebrate a diverse community of professionals! We take pride in nurturing an inclusive culture that empowers our people to be their authentic selves, celebrate their differences and love where they work.

Our diverse community combined with our inclusive culture, is what sets us apart in the industry and equips our A-Team with superpowers - and this is why, we encourage all candidates to apply for placement opportunities regardless of race, national origin, colour, religion, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital and family status, disability, or any other identifying characteristic. If you require accommodation (including, but not limited to, an accessible interview site or alternate format of placement posting) during the recruitment and selection process, please do not hesitate to let our team know!

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