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CALA

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Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation Inc.

Building Laboratory Excellence

JOIN OUR TEAM OF HIGHLY TRAINED VOLUNTEER ASSESSORS

CALA is always seeking highly motivated experts to assess the conformance of laboratories to the international standard ISO/IEC 17025.  Assessors are key to the success of the accreditation program, and are the people on the front-line who are gathering evidence on-site to demonstrate that a laboratory is conforming to the international standard ISO/IEC 17025.  Assessors may work by themselves or on a team; regardless, it’s a rewarding role to know that you contributed to the accreditation process and ultimately - the health, safety and welfare of all Canadians! 

Be a part of the team!


Qualifications
  • Possess credentials in one or more of laboratory management, quality practices, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, toxicology, radiochemistry, microbiology, air analysis or asbestos analysis;
  • Have at least five years relevant experience;
  • Hold a university degree or technical diploma;
  • Work in a laboratory or laboratory-related environment;
  • Possess good organization, communication and interpersonal skills.
Commitment
  • Attend the 4-day CALA Lead Assessor/Assessor course.
  • Conduct at least six CALA assessments on a volunteer basis, over a three year period;
NOTE: CALA will fund all assessor related travel and training.


We encourage you to submit an application form as well as your resume to Ms. Karen Smith (ksmith@cala.ca).  However, please note that meeting the qualifications and requirements does not guarantee acceptance as an assessor, as the number of volunteers required is dependent on CALA program needs at the time of application.

Download CALA Assessor Application Form (.pdf)