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Reference Number: 000001261
Posted Date: 11/8/2019
Closing Date: 11/29/2019

Department: LTRI
Position: Technician II

POSITION TITLE  Technician II
DEPARTMENT  LTRI
EMPLOYMENT TYPE  Regular Full Time
HOURS OF WORK  37.5 hours per week
EMPLOYEE GROUP  Non Union
REPORTS TO  Principal Investigator

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW:

The Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute of Mount Sinai Hospital, a University of Toronto affiliated research centre, is one of the world's leading centers in biomedical research.  With ground-breaking discoveries in research areas such as women’s and infants’ health, cancer diabetes, and genetic disorders, the Institute is committed to excellence in health research and the training of young investigators.  Strong partnerships with the clinical programs of Mount Sinai Hospital ensure that scientific knowledge is used to promote human health.  Your significant contributions will assist in maintaining our momentum in advancing our research.           

POSITION OVERVIEW:

Dedicated to excellence, you will provide technical assistance to students/researchers; furthermore you will be expected to work on one main project or several smaller projects as designated by the Investigator and assist in overseeing the day-to-day operation of the laboratory. The successful applicant will need knowledge of and experience with handling research animals. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong background in molecular and cell biology, biochemistry, and physiology.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for the day-to-day operation of the laboratory and/ or project
  • Independently leads a research project within the group and/or may have specialized expertise or knowledge in a particular field which is an essential component of a team project.
  • Responsible for the organization of the laboratory, including ordering/maintaining materials and supplies, budgeting, etc.
  • Work closely with students and post-doctoral fellows with priority experiments and/ or projects.
  • Exercises independent judgement, initiative and decision making consultation with investigator to resolve matters relating to interpretation of test results, troubleshooting and modification of techniques/procedures.
  • Organized and self-sufficient, but also able to work well in a team
  • Experience with mammalian primary cell culture including isolation, transfection and imaging.
  • Skilled in molecular biology techniques including western blotting, immunocytochemistry, cloning, DNA and RNA isolation, and PCR
  • Experience handling laboratory animals, maintaining mouse colony by breeding and genotyping is preferred
  • Responsible for organizing records of specimens deposited to a biorepository

 

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • M.Sc. in Molecular and/or Cellular Biology, Physiology or related discipline with 2 years of experience.
  • Applicants with proven equivalent and related training and experience may also be considered.
  • Must be able to exercise good judgement, exercise considerable independence and take initiative
  • Must possess excellent communication skills (verbal, written and presentation) and be comfortable engaging and exchanging information with other members of the lab
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving abilities with strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated knowledge of standard software (e.g. LIMS, Microsoft Office Suite)
  • Must demonstrate satisfactory work performance and attendance record

 

 

Posting open until November 29, 2019. We thank all candidates for applying. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

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