Research Scientist – Yava Technologies Inc.

  • Location: CBU Campus
  • Deadline: December 10, 2020 at 11:59 pm

Yava Inc. is a globally recognized leading clean tech research company that develops and licenses economic and environmentally friendly mineral recovery process solutions for mining and mineral processing industries worldwide.

We are seeking a dedicated, experienced Research Scientist who shares our passion for innovation in sustainable technologies.

Job Overview:

As a Research Scientist, you will join a world-renowned research team in our state-of-the-art laboratory located at Cape Breton University in Nova Scotia conducting experimental hands-on work developing high tech and environmentally friendly technologies.

You’ll have the opportunity to work with a range of mining and industrial companies across the world interested in deploying Yava’s technology.


  • You will analyze raw materials following defined analytical procedures.
  • You will analyze samples from various sources to provide information on compounds or quantities of compounds present.
  • You will interpret data and report scientific results following documentation guidelines.
  • You will work independently and collaboratively in cross-functional teams to develop new techniques for the analysis of products and new discoveries.
  • You will liaison with customers, staff, and suppliers.


  • Chemistry degree or equivalent degree from an accredited university (Analytical, Environmental, Inorganic Chemistry) required; Ph.D. strongly preferred.
  • Experience with the analysis of raw materials using a wide range of wet chemistry and instrumental methods.
  • Knowledge and experience using a range of analytical techniques, instrumentation, and software including ICP-MS and XRD setup and analysis.
  • IT literate with the ability to manipulate data work-flows and to troubleshoot complex problems and propose resolutions.
  • Analytical chemistry lab experience is a PLUS!
  • Experience in purification/separations is a PLUS!
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Well-honed interpersonal capacities and strong leadership skills.
  • Passionate about gainful collaboration.
  • Customer focused and driven to continually work towards technical and process improvements.


  • Competitive salary + bonus based on experience
  • Workplace wellness program
  • Relocation package


Yava Nova Scotia Inc. (Yava) is a privately held research company involved in the development of economic and environmentally friendly technologies to recover a range of metals and metal compounds from mined ores, low-grade industrial compounds and industrial waste. The minerals recovered as high purity, value-added compounds include alumina, silica, gold, silver, copper, lead, zinc, manganese, nickel, cobalt, etc. In stark contrast to conventional mining and mineral recovery technologies, Yava’s process virtually eliminates the release of any toxic gases and/or particulates into the environment.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $60,000.00 per year

Additional pay:

  • Bonus pay


  • Monday to Friday

Work remotely:

  • No


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