Analytical Chemistry

Chemical Institute of Canada

It is with profound sadness that we announce that our dear friend and colleague Nick Toltl passed away in April 2017. Nick was a champion of the analytical community in Canada and worked for many years serving on the analytical executive committee of the ACD. He was passionate about facilitating links between industry and academia and demonstrated that with his numerous initiatives while at Eli Lilly, SGS Analytical, and C2C consulting. All who knew Nick, will remember his commitment to the community, love of laughter and desire to inject fun into all things. He will be greatly missed. Our condolences go out to and his family and loved ones.

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The 100th CSC Conference was held in Toronto, ON from May 28 to June 1, 2017.

The ​2017 Analytical Chemistry Division Annual General Meeting and Annual Dinner took place on Tuesday evening, May 30, 2017 at the Mill St. Brewery in Toronto. It was very well attended with over 100 members present. The 2018 meeting will be held in Edmonton. More details will be posted later in the year.

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June 2

Tenure Track Position in Analytical Chemistry
Department of Chemistry, University of Alberta Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Competition No.  -   104930146
Closing Date  -  Open Till Filled

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Alberta invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the field of Analytical Chemistry. The starting date is July 1, 2018. The rank for these positions is directed at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. Preferential consideration will be given to an outstanding individual whose research areas are of consensual interest to the faculty and complement current expertise in the Department. The Department has vibrant research programs encompassing most areas of modern chemistry including analytical chemistry, chemical biology, materials and nanoscience, catalysis, synthesis and medicinal chemistry, and computational chemistry ( An outstanding research environment is offered with access to excellent support facilities.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. and have demonstrated excellence in research and teaching. Criteria for research excellence will include a strong record of publications and presentations in high impact venues, a successful research funding history (in the case of applicants who already hold a tenure-track position), a summary of planned research projects, and appropriately supportive and detailed letters of reference. Evidence of high-calibre teaching and supervisory potential will be documented via teaching dossier, letters of reference, and a statement of teaching philosophy. Successful candidates will be expected to develop an innovative and robust externally-funded research program, regularly engage in relevant domestic and international research networks, teach both undergraduate and graduate classes, supervise and mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and provide service to the Department, the Faculty, and the University, as well as to professional and external communities.

Interested individuals should submit a curriculum vitae, a proposal that details innovative and original research, a statement of teaching philosophy, and arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent on their behalf. 

To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3)(e), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application (within your cover letter). If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application (within the cover letter).

Consideration of applications will commence on October 21, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

How to Apply
Department of Chemistry 
E3-38 Gunning/Lemieux Chemistry Centre
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB Canada T6G 2G2


May 15

Senior Lecturer Position in Forensic Chemistry
Trent University invites applications for a full-time Senior Lecturer position in the Forensic Science Program and the Department of Chemistry. This is a probationary, teaching intensive appointment at a salary range between $86,593 and $92,156, with consideration for permanency in year five. The starting date for this position is July 1, 2017, subject to budgetary approval.

Priority will be given to applicants who have completed a Ph.D. degree in Forensic Chemistry or in Chemistry with an expertise in instrumental analytical and forensic chemistry or a closely related field. The annual teaching load will comprise an equivalent of six courses in forensic chemistry and instrumental analytical chemistry. Ideally, the successful candidate will have demonstrated teaching experience in those areas. Demonstrated experience developing courses and laboratory content at the interface of forensic science and chemistry is an important asset as are a strong working knowledge of organic chemistry and forensic practices.
Ideally, candidates will have a demonstrated record of teaching excellence, have strong ability to integrate both theory and practice through effective communication and presentation skills, and stimulate and challenge the intellectual capacity of students. Experience and commitment to excellent pedagogical practices and a demonstrated interest in teaching-related scholarly activity are also required. The successful applicant will be expected to develop a research program that is related to pedagogy in Forensic Chemistry and to actively engage with the Trent University Centre for Teaching and Learning.

Trent University’s Forensic Science professional degree program integrates the study of investigative practice and theory with both science and law. It provides students with access to an array of forensic practitioners who enrich their classes with the latest forensic theory and practice. Trent University’s Chemistry Department provides programs in honours chemistry and joint degree programs in biochemistry, environmental chemistry and chemical physics. With their outstanding faculty, access to cutting-edge laboratories and technology, and true-to-life crime scene house, our programs combines theory and practice to give students the confidence and skills to succeed in their chosen careers. Information about Trent and the Forensic Science and Chemistry departments can be found at: and

Applications will include a curriculum vitae, teaching dossier including a statement of teaching philosophy, examples of published work, teaching evaluations, three letters of reference and any other supporting materials to: Dr. Christopher Kyle, Forensic Science Program, Trent University, Peterborough, ON, K9L 0G2 at Please note that applications will only be accepted in PDF format via email and should indicate “Senior Lecturer in Forensic Chemistry” in the subject line. The review of applicants will begin on May 25, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.

Trent University is actively committed to creating a diverse and inclusive campus community and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. Trent University offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. If you require accommodation during the recruitment process or require an accessible version of a document/publication, please contact

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.