Jeff Zimmer is the Manager of SRC Environmental Analytical Laboratories in the Environment Division at Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC). With over 60 staff and several million dollars worth of state of the art instrumentation, the laboratory provides one of the widest arrays of testing services within a single facility in all of Canada. The laboratory has expertise in testing for chemical, radiochemical, organic and microbiological parameters in a wide variety of different sample matrices including water, soil, air, vegetation, cannabis, animal tissue and other biota.
Jeff has over 30 years of experience in analytical chemistry and testing laboratories. He has a wealth of knowledge regarding analytical methods and processes, instrumentation, quality control and quality assurance processes, laboratory management and supervision as well as radiation safety. Jeff is also very familiar with ISO/IEC 17025 the internationally accepted accreditation standard for testing and calibration laboratories. Jeff currently serves as Chair of the Board for the Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation (CALA). Also serving as a volunteer assessor for CALA, he assesses laboratories for conformance to the 17025 standard.
In addition to CALA, Jeff is also involved as a member or board member with several other industry associations including: Saskatchewan Environment and Industry Managers Association (SEIMA board member); American Waterworks Association (AWWA member); Association for the Chemical Profession of Saskatchewan (ACPS board member); Canadian Radiation Protection Association (CRPA member)