Current research and/or projects
- Manage the overall quality assurance / quality control of the chemical and toxicology analysis conducted at PYLET within the framework established by the PESC Quality Assurance Manual
- Manage the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) and computer network infrastructure at the PESC; The LIMS handles all the requirements for sample tracking, data entry, quality control and quality assurance of the data, reporting and billing to the clients
- Manage the day to day operations of the PESC facility and its maintenance which has a complex computerized air handling, heating and cooling system needed for the chemical instrumentation and the requirements for toxicology (fresh and saltwater for live organisms)
- Deliver liaison and coordination functions for all client arrangements, and ensure that client requirements are conveyed to laboratory staff and external contractors; Provide sound advice to clients as their main point of contact for the PESC
- Deliver a legal sampling course on a regular basis to federal, provincial and municipal department agencies including the following groups: enforcement officers, inspectors, health officers, lay samplers, and managers; This course gives an overview of how to take a proper sample for the different environmental contaminants one would find and maintain legal continuity
Professional activities / interests
20 years S&T experience in managing the Quality Assurance program and the Laboratory Information Management System at PESC
Chairperson of the committee to integrate the Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) for the five operational laboratories across the country
Education and awards
B.Sc. (Hon.) Organic Chemistry, Concordia University, Montreal
Designated Analyst: Canadian Environmental Protection Act and Fisheries Act and Yukon Waters Act
Citation of Excellence Awards
Strub, R. 2005. The Inspector's Field Sampling Manual, 2nd Edition, ISBN 0-662-38953-0.
Strub, R. 2005. The Inspector's Safety Guide, 2nd Edition, ISBN 0-662-39415-1.
Strub, R. 1998. Legal Sampling Training and Reference CD.
Wan, M.T., R.G. Watts, M.B. Isman and R. Strub. 1996. Evaluation of the Acute Toxicity to Juvenile Pacific Northwest Salmon of Azadirachtin, Neem Extract, and Neem-Based Products. Bull. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 56:432-439.
Millward C.G., M.C. Araujo and R.E. Strub. 1991. Microwave Acid Digestion, Metals in Petroleum.