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Reference Number: 000001273
Posted Date: 11/29/2019
Closing Date: 12/20/2019

Department: LTRI (Anesthesia, Obstetric Anesthesia Division)
Position: Laboratory Technician I

POSITION TITLE Laboratory Technician I
DEPARTMENT LTRI (Anesthesia, Obstetric Anesthesia Division)
EMPLOYMENT TYPE Temporary Part Time
HOURS OF WORK Up to 24 hours per week
EMPLOYEE GROUP Non Union
REPORTS TO Principal Investigator

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Laboratory Technician will facilitate and lead various lab-based and clinical research projects in the Obstetric Anesthesia Division with little supervision, as well as perform other research duties as assigned by the Principal Investigator or her designate. The projects will mainly focus on clinical outcome measures on various patient interventions and translational laboratory studies. This will require coordination of different teams for different projects. Some projects can be ambiguous in nature and will require some theoretical insight, interpretation of empirical data and the extraction of pertinent information from technical literature. The incumbent will assist with the modification of procedures, as well as designing or creating new procedures/ technical approaches as necessary based on experimental results. The Laboratory Technician will have to continuously facilitate the flow of work and act as a source of information for research activities on a regular basis. Tact, good judgment, organizational skills and manual dexterity are essential for this position.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Laboratory work:

  • Responsible for organization of the laboratory and its day-to-day operations (order supplies, maintain budgets, and assist with the development of new standard operating procedures)
  • Discuss and apply specialized expertise or knowledge in the field of obstetrics and anesthesia, perform literature review
  • Dissect the uterine/vascular samples and conduct muscle/blood vessel contractility experiments as per the designed protocol
  • Prepare various precisely-measured drug solutions, maintain adequate circuit checkups of the organ bath system and pay strict attention to sterilization, cleaning and maintenance, calibration and troubleshooting of laboratory instruments/ equipment
  • Coordinate the muscle contraction data by creating and maintaining a database and analyzing the results. The validity of the research depends on the accuracy and care with which the results are collected. While great pains are taken to avoid errors, honest reporting is essential if there is any deviation from the protocol.

General:

  • Organize and maintain research documents and database of all project activities within the group in a structured manner. Coordinate and maintain all regulatory files and binders for research studies
  • Hold regular weekly meetings with the Principal Investigator and research study team to provide up to date status on research activities. Collaborate with the departmental fellows and investigators to assist with research needs and act as a resource for the department
  • Screen patients for study eligibility and obtain informed consent to participate in the study. Procure tissue samples. Liaise with study investigators, labor floor nurses, obstetricians and anesthesiologists during the study and ensure smooth flow of study
  • Participate in clinical and laboratory data collection for the study. Ensure research stats are completed regarding recruitment/screening for on-going accountability. Data entry into excel and basic statistical analysis of the collected data
  • Generate detailed research proposals, research ethics board applications, grant proposals, final reports and manuscripts

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATION:

  • Master’s degree in a related field from an accredited University
  • At least 2 years of relevant experience in a laboratory and clinical research environment
  • Previous experience working in Labour & Delivery or maternity ward would be an asset
  • Must be versatile, flexible and self-motivated
  • Experience with preparing the research proposals, Research Ethics Board and grant applications, and research budgets
  • Experience with data management
  • Must possess exceptional communication skills (verbal, written and presentation) and be comfortable engaging and exchanging information with other members of the department
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving abilities with strong attention to detail
  • Excellent leadership skills. Ability to work with a variety of individuals in a co-operative manner, both independently and as part of a team
  • Superior organizational and time management skills, professionalism, dependability
  • Demonstrated knowledge of good clinical practice guidelines
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and expertise in database management and data analysis

 

Posting open until December 20th, 2019. We thank all candidates for applying. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Hours: Up to 24 hours per week

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