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Sorry, the application deadline for this position was 11/12/2019

Reference Number: 000001253
Posted Date: 10/22/2019
Closing Date: 11/12/2019

Department: Pathology Core
Position: Technician IV

DEPARTMENT  The Center for Phenogenomics
EMPLOYMENT TYPE  Regular Full Time
HOURS OF WORK  37.5 hours per week


The Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute of Mount Sinai Hospital, a University of Toronto affiliated research centre, is one of the world's leading centres in biomedical research. With ground-breaking discoveries in research areas such as diabetes, genetic disorders, cancer and women’s and infants’ health, 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.


The Centre for Phenogenomics (TCP, formerly "Toronto Centre for Phenogenomics") is owned and operated by Mount Sinai Hospital and The Hospital for Sick Children as a centralized, state-of-the-art national research facility. Since 2007, TCP has provided animal holding, model production, clinical phenotyping, imaging, pathology, and cryopreservation & recovery services to users locally, across Canada, and around the world.



The Technician IV will be a histology team member in TCP’s Pathology Core. This includes, but is not limited to receiving samples & accessioning, tissue grossing, processing, embedding, microtomy, cryomicrotomy, routine and special staining, troubleshooting, protocol development, and providing expertise, consultation, and training to academic and industry clients when required.

Additional responsibilities on an as-needed basis within the Pathology Core’s scope of pathology services may be required and if so, appropriate cross-training will be provided. The Technician IV must adhere to all documentation, regulations, and protocol and procedures of TCP’s Pathology Core.



  • Perform histology technical procedures primarily with non-human tissue samples, particularly adult and embryonic mice.The primary role would be focused on microtomy being the lead histology technician/technologist.
  • Maintain all Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all histology lab procedures.
  • Maintain a Quality Control system for histology equipment to ensure precise and accurate measurements and troubleshoot any issues that might arise.
  • Listen to and be responsive to individual client’s service requirements by providing technical advice to clients on histology services and provide solutions tailored to each lab’s project requirements.
  • Provide general interpretation of histology results and educate clients on the results.
  • Independently pursue assay development and SOP development.
  • Be responsible for all histology data entry into the Pathology Core’s Laboratory Information Management System.
  • Must have a BSc or equivalent in the life sciences.
  • Must have formal training in histology, with at least 8 years histology experience, preferably with rodent samples.
  • Have good knowledge of mouse anatomy and resourceful enough to use atlas’ to locate regions of interest.
  • Must have formal training in the preparation, performing and interpretation of special histochemical staining.
  • MLA/T certification by the Ontario Society of Medical Technologists is an asset.



  • Must be able to exercise good judgment, exercise considerable independence and take initiative.
  • Must possess exceptional communication skills (verbal, written and presentation) and be comfortable engaging and exchanging information with other members of the Pathology Core and its constituency of users.
  • Must have demonstrated analytical and problem solving abilities with strong attention to detail.
  • Experience with project co-ordination and management from initial user contact to deliverables and follow-up.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of standard software (e.g. LIMS, Microsoft Office Suite).
  • Demonstrated exceptional work performance and attendance record.



Posting open until November 12, 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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