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Sorry, the application deadline for this position was 7/18/2020

Reference Number: 000001254
Posted Date: 10/23/2019
Closing Date: 7/18/2020

Department: Zane Cohen Centre
Position: Laboratory Technician II

DEPARTMENT  Zane Cohen Centre
EMPLOYMENT TYPE  Temporary Full Time (12 months)
HOURS OF WORK  37.5 hours per week
REPORTS TO  Principal Investigator


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 Croitoru laboratory is interested in understanding the molecular mechanisms that regulate mucosal inflammation as it relates to the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease. In this position the successful applicant will be conducting studies utilizing patient samples to examine the role of the immune system and microbiota in intestinal inflammation.


The Technician II is responsible for performing complex laboratory procedures and experiments.  He/ she/they will usually determine the next phase of testing and experimentation, as well as identify appropriate protocol and techniques under the guidance of the Investigator or Program Manager.  The Technician II may be responsible for his/her/their own project or assist the investigator in the initiation of new research.


  • 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 on a daily basis, including ordering/ maintaining materials and supplies, budgeting, etc.
  • Responsible for coordinating/ directing the work of others, including supervising and training students and post-doctoral fellows
  • Collaborates with investigators on preparing research papers, grants, seminars, and presentations
  • Exercises considerable independent judgment, initiative and decision making in consultation with investigator to resolve matters relating to interpretation of test results, modification of techniques and procedures


  • Master’s Degree in related field (preferred) or a Bachelor’s Degree with experience in a specialized area
  • 1-3 years of research laboratory experience
  • Experience with handling human tissue, blood, and stool an asset
  •  Responsible for organizing and maintaining sample databases
  • Experience with flow cytometry required


  • 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 lab
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving abilities with strong attention to detail
  • Experience with project management
  • Demonstrated knowledge of standard software (e.g. LIMS, Microsoft Office Suite)
  • Must demonstrate satisfactory work performance and attendance record
  • Must be flexible with work hours
  • Must be able to work flexible hours and work on your feet for hours at a time
  • Autonomous critical thinking ability
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills required
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills required

In accordance with Institute’s policy and legislated health and safety requirements, employment is conditional upon the verification of credentials, completion of a health review, and demonstrating proof of immunity and vaccination status of vaccine-preventable diseases.

The Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute is a scent sensitive environment and all members of the community are expected to refrain from wearing or using scented products while visiting or working at the Institute. We also support a barrier-free workplace supported by the Institute’s accessibility plan, accommodation and disability management policies and procedures. Should you require accommodation at any point during the recruitment process, including accessible job postings, please contact the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Human Resources Department.

Posting open until July 18, 2020. 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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