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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.

 

TECHNICIAN, GENETICS

 

SUMMARY

Reporting to the Lead Scientist, Genetics, the Technician, Genetics will assist in the development and implementation of molecular biology protocols, and in the compilation and analysis of plant phenotyping and genotyping data. This position involves activities in the plant cultivation room, office, and laboratory, and will work closely with the Biotechnology and Molecular Biology, the Plant Breeding and Plant Tissue Culture groups.

  

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Extract DNA and RNA from plant tissues, and perform quality control on isolated nucleic acids;
  • Perform PCR & qPCR assays and gel electrophoresis as needed;
  • Assist in multi-step preparation of genomic and cDNA libraries suitable for next generation sequencing;
  • Prepare materials, media, buffers, and solutions;
  • Assist with plant cultivation as needed;
  • Work with tissue culture team to perform sterile tissue culture procedures;
  • Assist in development and troubleshooting of new techniques and ideas;
  • Work with the Plant Breeding group to assist with the collection and analysis of phenotypic and genotypic data;
  • Assist with data maintenance and organisation using software such as Excel, etc.
  • Record data in laboratory notebook and computer databases;
  • Follow laboratory standards and SOPs;
  • Contribute to overall lab organization and tidiness;
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE: 

  • A minimum of BSc or technical certificate in Molecular Biology/Biochemistry or related discipline;
  • A minimum of two years of experience working in a laboratory environment;
  • Excellent molecular biology skills;
  • Experience working with DNA and RNA, including performing qPCR assays;
  • Experience working on molecular cloning an asset;
  • Experience in tissue culture and sterile technique an asset;
  • Accurate attention to detail and ability to troubleshoot experiments;
  • Excellent organization skills, ability to meet deadlines, and accurately record data;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to work with a dynamic, fast-paced team.

 

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

Aurora Cannabis Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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