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Chemistry Technician

META is seeking a Chemistry Technician for our facility in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. You will play a key role in assisting in the development of photosensitive polymer formulations (photopolymer, photoresist, UV curable resins and more) for small and large-scale applications.

About Us:

Meta Materials Inc. “META®” (NASDAQ: MMAT) is a developer of high-performance functional materials and nanocomposites. META® delivers previously unachievable performance, across a range of applications, by inventing, designing, developing and manufacturing sustainable, highly functional materials. Our broad electromagnetic technology platforms enable leading global brands to deliver breakthrough products to their customers in consumer electronics, 5G communications, health and wellness, aerospace, automotive, and clean energy. Our nano-optic technology provides anti-counterfeiting security features for government documents and currencies and authentication for brands. Our achievements have been widely recognized, including being named a Lux Research Innovator of the Year in 2021. Learn more at

What You’ll Do:

Your role will involve working on the development of novel photosensitive polymer formulations for use in a wide array of applications and industries. The position will involve assisting in polymer formulation, mixing, application, measurement, and evaluation of the optical and physical properties. The successful candidate shall be involved with running laboratory based experiments with a view to upscaling to production levels and assisting in knowledge transfer. You will be required to utilize a wide range of laboratory equipment for processing and analysis of the formulations and display working knowledge of chemical safety. The role will require regular communication and input within meetings with presentation of results and experimental planning. The photosensitive polymers produced are used widely in META proprietary technologies for Holography, Lithography and ARfusion casting technology.

Some of the typical responsibilities will include:

Produce polymer mixtures of various forms in small and large scales. Ensure laboratory equipment is clean, safe and fit for purpose. Maintain detailed records of experimental parameters and chemical stock inventory. Create SOPs and aid training on specific equipment within the laboratory. Communicate with support partners, vendors, and global Meta teams in a professional and organized manner.

Minimum qualifications:

College Diploma in Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry or related equivalent. 3 years’ experience working within a laboratory, with extensive knowledge of safe chemical use and handling. Strong analytical thinker with the ability to deliver original, innovative ideas and approaches to difficult problems. Ability to multitask on numerous projects concurrently with a high level of time management and priority organization of tasks. Experience creating documentation such as reports, presentations and SOPs.

Preferred qualifications:

An understanding and experience of working with polymer related chemicals. Experience dealing with specialized customer requirements.

Feel like you can’t tick all the boxes above? If you have some of the skills and experience that we’re looking for and are willing to use your talent to learn the rest, we encourage you to apply!

What You’ll Love About Us:

META is a fast-growing company with a positive and committed work culture and a phenomenally talented workforce. Our employees are inspired to do exceptional and innovative work, are proud to contribute to the success of the company and are our greatest asset.

META attracts people from many countries and cultures, with over 25 spoken languages represented across our teams. META believes that diversity drives creativity and innovation. We welcome and encourage applications from underrepresented populations; Aboriginal peoples, racialized persons, people living with disabilities (including invisible and episodic disabilities) and members of the LGBTQ2 community.

Our Benefits:

Meta (MMAT) Equity Retirement Savings Matching (begins in 2022) Company provided Group Health Insurance (medical, dental, vision). Competitive paid time off policy; vacation, paid sick leave; personal days; time off over Christmas Casual dress

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