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Aurora Cannabis Inc. is a world-renowned integrated cannabis company with an industry-leading reputation for continuously elevating and setting the global cannabis industry standard.

Through our wholly owned subsidiaries, strategic investments, and global partnerships, Aurora provides a wide range of premium quality cannabis and hemp products and services, develops innovative technologies, promotes cannabis consumer health and wellness, and delivers an exceptional customer experience across all its brands.

Aurora’s operations span multiple continents and focuses on both the medical and recreational cannabis production and sales, patient education and clinic counselling services, home hydroponic cultivation, extraction technologies and delivery systems, and hemp-based food health products.

We operate around the globe pursuing new and emerging cannabis markets where possible through our owned network of import, export and wholesale distributors, our e-commerce and mobile applications, brick and mortar retail stores, as well as grocery store retailers, and pharmacies.

 

Plant Tissue Culture Technician

Aurora Cannabis Inc. is currently recruiting for multiple technicians to join our Aurora Sky facility, located near the Edmonton International Airport, Alberta.  The incumbent will report directly to the Lab Manager and be part of the technical team working in a state-of-the-art tissue culture laboratory.  

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform tissue culture techniques for cannabis micropropagation
    • Select plant material with desired characteristics
    • Prepare selected tissues for production using aseptic technique
    • Mix and dispense nutrient media
    • Observe plant growth and health, and monitor for contamination
  • Prepare clones in rooting plugs
  • Maintain very strict of cleanliness and hygiene in the laboratory
  • Continuous improvement and innovation of tissue culture techniques for cannabis.
  • Execute with high level of accuracy doing repetitive tasks
  • Operate equipment including laminar flow hood, media preparator, media filler and autoclave
  • Clean, sterilize and maintain supplies, equipment and facilities according to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Ensure the laboratory is well stocked and resourced; effectively communicate with the Lab Manager for supply orders
  • Maintain complete records and inventories using Good Documentation Practices (GDP) and Good Laboratory Practices (GLP)
  • Record data using logs, notebooks and batch records; follow strict SOPs for research and development, and production
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Comfortable with highly repetitive tasks with hand and wrist movements
  • Able to follow strict SOPs, GDP, and GLP
  • Excellent reporting skills
  • Ability to use sterile/aseptic technique effectively
  • Gowning procedures with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) are in place for the laboratory areas to maintain clean environment – must be comfortable wearing PPE while working

 

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Diploma/Bachelors’ degree in Agriculture, Horticulture Biology, Microbiology or Biotechnology with experience in plant tissue culture
  • Previous experience in a laboratory setting is considered an asset. 
  • Must be able to pass RCMP Criminal Records Check
  • Must be self-motivated and capable of working in a fast-paced team environment 

 

Aurora is an equal opportunity employer. At Aurora, we are committed to do business inclusively and accommodate applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation (including, but not limited to, an accessible interview site, alternate format of job posting) during the recruitment and selection process, please let our Recruitment team know. We would like to thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 


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