Work experience in government, academia and industry. Mid-career change from academia to industry assisted by ACS and other Career Consultants. Despite many US interviews and some offers, my entire career has been in Canada. Although Canadian, I have helped ACS members transition and succeed in both countries. I have given Careers for Chemists presentations, written for ACS, and assisted at many ACS events. Currently Chief Chemist for a Global Fortune 500 mining company. Publications in analytical and environmental chemistry, lab management, careers, nonfiction.
Past work experience includes:
- PCB/dioxin/furans, toxaphene, herbicides, GHG analysis for Agriculture Canada, Health Canada
- Managed analytical, instrumental analysis, spectroscopy, chemical engineering and electronics and instrumentation teaching labs for two universities
- Startup, commissioned and managed arctic fly in-fly out mining lab (Chemical & Engineering News interview)
- Contract lab radio-analytical scientist and then manager, including neutron activation analysis, business development for nuclear chemistry business, assisted with mining business development