Job Opportunities

Sales and Service Representative (Soquelec Ltd.)

Start date: as soon as possible
Hourly/yearly wage: competitive, to be discussed
Job type: Permanent full-time
Relocation/travel requirements: position based in Toronto/Ottawa with up to 80% travelling
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Soquelec Ltd., founded in 1974, is the Canadian distributor of consumables and equipment for high-end imaging, analysis, and sample preparation research laboratories across Canada.

Job Summary

The ideal candidate would be responsible for the sales and, possibly, service of scientific equipment from a variety of suppliers (TESCAN, Gatan, Quorum, Bruker, etc.), as well as establish and maintain strong business relationships with our current and potential customers in Ontario and the Maritime provinces. You will be working with the rest of the sales team and the administrative staff closely to achieve your sales goals and contribute to company objectives.

Key Responsibilities
  • Initiate contacts with potential customers and qualify sales opportunities;
  • Follow up and close sales opportunities in a timely manner;
  • Update internal CRM regularly of any relevant task, activity or note;
  • Train end users on applicable instruments;
  • Build and facilitate positive and productive customer relationships;
  • Participate in application trade shows and conferences;
  • Participate in applicable training opportunities.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science or Engineering;
  • Excellent communication skills in English;
  • Prior experience in electron microscopy and/or x-ray imaging;
  • Excellent sales ability and customer focus;
  • Strong self-management skills and initiatives;
  • Driver’s license;
  • Willingness and readiness to travel 80% of the time.
  • Prior sales/customer service experience;
  • Working knowledge of French.

Technologist, Teaching Support and Research (NSGEU)

St. Francis Xavier University, located in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, is a top ranking Canadian university focused on academic excellence, innovation in teaching and research, service to society and international outreach.

We are seeking a Research and Teaching Support Technologist who will join the Office of the Dean of Science and provide exceptional support to the academic community. This position is in salary band 7 of the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union (NSGEU) Collective Agreement with an hourly salary range of $24.20 to $29.60 and is for 40 hours per week.

The technologist will be responsible for day-to-day operations of the university’s Microscopy Facility (1 transmission electron microscope, 1 scanning electron microscope, and 1 confocal laser scanning microscope, plus ancillary specimen preparation equipment) and for the daily operation and maintenance of certain critical Biology Department equipment. The technologist will provide technical support to individual faculty members and students to advance student learning and to increase research productivity. Project examples include nanomaterial analysis, water acidification effects on shellfish, seaweed cell wall analysis, mollusc reproduction, and elucidating microbial infection processes; this position provides opportunities to co-supervise and train undergraduate and graduate students.

The successful applicant will have prior experience with specimen preparation and the operation of electron microscopes. An MSc degree or equivalent experience is required. Candidates with additional laboratory skills, particularly in molecular and cellular techniques or in the preparation of scientific manuscripts for publication, with a willingness to develop expertise in other areas as required, are preferred.

To learn more about the Microscopy Facility at St. Francis Xavier University, please visit our website at

The review of applications will continue until the position is filled. All applicants are encouraged to apply and will be considered if there are no qualified bargaining unit applications. Please indicate in the subject line if you are a current member of the NSGEU Local 88. To express your interest in this role, please direct your application in confidence to:

Human Resources
St. Francis Xavier University