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.

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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August 4

HPLC 2018, the 47th International Symposium on High Performance Liquid Phase Separations and Related Techniques, will be held July 29-August 2, 2018, in Washington DC, USA. This is a primary conference in chromatography, providing one-stop shopping for researchers, instrument manufacturers, and users of these techniques with up-to-date developments in the field. More details about the conference can be found at

July 20

Tenure-Track Position in
Trace-Analytical Chemistry or Inorganic Chemistry
Specializing in Heavy Elements/Nuclear Chemistry
at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

The Department of Chemistry at Queen’s University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor with specialization in either trace-analytical chemistry or inorganic chemistry specializing in heavy elements/nuclear chemistry. The earliest starting date for the position is January 1, 2018. The successful candidate will be an excellent scientist who will establish an outstanding research program and will contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching and supervision in the Department of Chemistry. In exceptional cases, candidates above the level of Assistant Professor may be considered.
QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY is one of Canada's leading research-intensive universities. The Department of Chemistry at Queen's University has 25 faculty members working in all areas of modern chemistry. We are located in historic Kingston on the shores of Lake Ontario. Kingston’s residents enjoy an outstanding quality of life with a wide range of cultural, recreational, and creative opportunities.
THE POSITION is supported by the Canadian Particle Astrophysics Research Centre (CPARC), a new program funded by the Canada-First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF) and the successful candidate for this position will develop a research program that supports the research program of CPARC. For example, the applicant may contribute to research and development activities in low background radio-emission counting or radio-purification techniques to contribute to CPARC’s continuing and future research in neutrino physics and the search for dark matter. Inorganic chemistry - especially of heavy elements – and the development of new detector technologies, are also of interest to CPARC. All CPARC-supported faculty will collaborate with other researchers and establish scientific partnerships through links to universities, industries, and international programs. For further information and the complete set of goals for CPARC, please visit In addition, the successful candidate is expected to initiate an independent research program. Aside from teaching undergraduate and graduate-level courses in chemistry, the successful candidate will also mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and supervise technical staff in laboratory techniques in a research-intensive environment.
THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE is expected to have a Ph.D. degree in either analytical chemistry, nuclear chemistry or inorganic chemistry, or have equivalent experience as demonstrated through a strong record of scientific and/or technical publications. A proven ability to participate in scientific collaborations with good project management skills and some supervisory experience is required.
The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen's is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.
To comply with federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information about how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.
A complete application consists of: a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph), a current Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications), a statement of research interests clearly outlining anticipated contributions to the CPARC program and your vision for an independent research program, a statement of teaching interests and experience (including teaching outlines and evaluations if available), and three letters of reference.
Please indicate clearly the position for which you are applying by quoting the following position number on your cover letter: (00503694). Electronic applications (in PDF format) should be addressed to Hans-Peter Loock, Head, Department of Chemistry, at
The first review of applications will begin on Sept 15th, 2017 and will continue thereafter until a successful candidate is found.
The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Barbara Armstrong at
Additional information about Queen’s University, which may be of interest to prospective faculty members, can be found at
Academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by a Collective Agreement between the University and the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA), which is posted at and at

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