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We are looking for a technically oriented individual to join our Plant Tissue Culture team as a Research Associate. The research associate will be responsible for helping to maintain our current genetics archive as well as supporting R&D and cannabis production at Aurora’s facilities. This will involve working collaboratively with the Plant Tissue Culture team and independently managing assigned research projects.


This is a great opportunity for a motivated individual looking to work in a dynamic and high-performance team and industry. Join us and explore the advantages of tissue culture in the cannabis industry from a state-of-the art lab in the Great Northern Way tech hub (minutes from the VCC-Clark Skytrain station).


Please note this is an 8-month Maternity Leave Coverage position.


Duties & Responsibilities

  • Perform plant tissue culture procedures aseptically in a sterile work environment;
  • Maintain and expand tissue culture collection using routine micropropagation techniques;
  • Monitor overall plant health in culture collection;
  • Troubleshoot when necessary to optimize culture growth and address problems immediately to reduce contamination;
  • Develop and execute novel research techniques in the field of plant tissue culture with a high level of independence;
  • Monitor and report on the progress of assigned research projects;
  • Record all data in laboratory notebooks and computer databases;
  • Perform cleaning and/or calibration of lab equipment;
  • Empty and wash glassware, tissue culture jars and utensils;
  • Contribute to overall lab organization and tidiness;
  • Comply with safety and other regulatory standards;
  • Other duties as assigned.



Qualifications & Experience

  • A minimum of Bachelor of Science degree with specialization in Plant Biology or other related field;
  • A minimum of three years of laboratory experience;
  • Knowledge of plant tissue culture, with focus on plant micropropagation techniques;
  • Experience working under GPP, GMP or GLP is an asset;
  • Ability to perform daily repetitive tasks using hand manipulations;
  • Excellent organizational, multi-tasking and problem-solving skills;
  • Strong witten and verbal communication skills;
  • Self-motivated, creative individual able to work well in a team environment; and
  • Strong computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office.


We would like to thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Aurora is a global leader in the cannabis industry serving both the medical and consumer markets. Headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, Aurora is a pioneer in global cannabis dedicated to helping people improve their lives. The Company's brand portfolio includes Aurora, Aurora Drift, San Rafael '71, Daily Special, AltaVie, MedReleaf, CanniMed, Whistler, and Reliva CBD. Providing customers with innovative, high-quality cannabis products, Aurora's brands continue to break through as industry leaders in the medical, performance, wellness and recreational markets wherever they are launched.


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