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Jake Ritchie


B. Sc. Hons. in Chemistry Sept 2010-Oct 2015
Concentrating in Environmental Analytical Chemistry
University of Manitoba/ Université de Saint-Boniface (2010-2012)
Honours Thesis: Employing the QuEChERS method for analysis of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in Benthic Invertebrates of the Baffin Bay Area

Manitoba High School Diploma Sept 2004-Oct 2010
Collège Béliveau, Winnipeg, MB, Awarded the Governor General’s Award

- Strong analytical, organizational, and research skills developed through studying and research under Dr. G. Stern
- Significant experience working in a world-class Arctic research facility
- Thorough knowledge and experience working with and troubleshooting a wide range of mass spectrometers and other analytical instruments
- Significant experience supervising and training students and colleagues
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Thrives when working independently and as part of a team
- Bilingual: Fluent in English and French
- Thorough knowledge of University of Manitoba internal systems and protocols, including CONCUR, EPIC, and lab safety
- High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite


Contaminants Technician Jan 2016-present
Centre for Earth Observation Science, University of Manitoba
- Developing and verifying analytical extraction methods of hydrocarbons
- Maintaining multiple analytical instruments, including: LECO Pegasus GC-HRT 4D, Agilent 5977 MSD, Agilent 7010B TQMS, and Waters SYNAPT G2-Si
- Supervise laboratory operations, including maintenance and supplies
- Assisting in preparation for field work
- Preparing biotic and abiotic samples for analysis
- Assisting in purchasing of laboratory and instrumental supplies from international vendors
- Managing multiple users and projects for instrument and lab time
- Training students (graduate and undergraduate) and staff in analytical methods and instruments
- Safety supervisor for two highly specialized chemical analysis laboratories
- Analyzing and interpreting data for fellow researchers
- Assisting in the publication of reports and conference presentations
- Maintain a clean and safe work environment as per WHMIS, CEOS lab safety, and University of Manitoba lab safety protocols

Student Technician Apr 2014-Dec 2015
Centre for Earth Observation Science, University of Manitoba
- Developed and verified analytical extraction methods of hydrocarbons
- Assisted in maintaining the Agilent 5977 MSD
- Prepared biotic samples for analysis
- Assisted in inventory of laboratory and instrumental supplies
- Maintained a clean and safe work environment as per WHMIS, CEOS lab safety, and University of Manitoba lab safety protocols
Zellers, Inc. – Sales Associate Nov 2008-May 2012
- Assist customers and coworkers with various tasks
- Train new hires in various departments throughout the store
- Assure quality control and assurance for perishable, non-perishable and baked foods
- Organize and move store merchandise throughout the store
- February 2016: station demonstrator for student tour of CEOS labs during UofM INFO Days
- March 2016: Group leader for Arctic Science Day at FortWhyte Alive, Winnipeg MB

- Standard First-Aid with CPR-C and AED training
- WHMIS training from the University of Manitoba
- LECO Pegasus GC-HRT 4D training from the LECO world headquarters
- Fire Safety and Fire Extinguisher training