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Sorry, the application deadline for this position was 11/30/2020

Reference Number: 000001383
Posted Date: 11/12/2020
Closing Date: 11/30/2020

Department: Toronto Centre for Phenogenomics
Position: Supervisor, Technical Services

POSITION TITLE  Supervisor, Technical Services
EMPLOYMENT TYPE  Regular Full Time
HOURS OF WORK  37.5 hours per week
REPORTS TO  Manager, Facility Operations

The Centre for Phenogenomics (TCP) is a state-of-the-art research centre enabling groundbreaking research and discovery with the goal of advancing human health.  We are the largest Centre in Canada, brought about through an innovative scientific collaboration among preeminent research hospitals including Sinai Health and The Hospital for Sick Children.  The TCP is a globally acclaimed Canadian resource that serves researchers throughout the world.  Located in the heart of Toronto’s Discovery District, the TCP pools functional expertise and resources under one roof, all to enable the best science, supported by the best infrastructure.  Our ability to generate, hold, analyze, archive and distribute a critical mass of genetically engineered mice is unique.  Your significant contributions will assist in maintaining our momentum in advancing our research.

TCP has an immediate opening for a permanent full-time Supervisor, Technical Services.  Reporting to the Manager, Facility Operations and as a key member of the Facility Operations Team, the incumbent will provide direct supervision, leadership and support to the Technical Services personnel.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to, staff scheduling; scheduling of technical assistance and support; provide training for technical reassignment & development purposes; ensuring that the needs of Investigators and end-users are met; participate in the process of importing & exporting of animals; participate in the Quality Assurance and Health Surveillance program; participate as a member of the Institutional Animal Care Committee.  The Supervisor, Technical Services will provide leadership in effecting change and improving quality of service; ensuring the health and welfare of the mice and will work with a specialized colony management database.  Other responsibilities include: working cooperatively with scientific staff and fellow team members and maintaining detailed records.  The work is conducted in a highly regulated environment according to standard operating procedures.

The successful candidate must be a graduate of a CVMA or OAVT-accredited Veterinary Technician program or have a university degree in biological sciences combined with relevant experience in laboratory animal science. CALAS certification at RLAT or RMLAT level is required.  The candidate must exhibit strong technical and surgical skills with a minimum of 5 years of previous experience in providing high quality technical support to researchers. Prior experience in a supervisory role is preferred.  Must have a strong background in animal husbandry and capable of maintaining mutant colonies of mice.  Strong knowledge of CCAC guidelines, OMAFRA regulations, Canadian Biosafety Guidelines and Global Harmonized System (WHMIS) is required.  Applicants require excellent communication skills (both verbal and written), a strong work ethic, excellent interpersonal & organizational skills and be able to maintain a professional attitude and the ability to work and contribute to a team environment.  Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software (Word; Excel; Powerpoint; Access) is required.  Experience with Post Approval Monitoring programs and previous Animal Care Committee membership, are an asset.

Upon employment, the incumbent must be able to obtain a criminal record check clearance letter from Toronto Police Services.

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. Successful candidates will be required to provide two (2) written reference letters from their former employer(s)/supervisor(s).

We are a fully committed to fairness and equity in employment and our recruitment and selection practices. We encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, people with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, members of racialized groups, women and any others who may contribute to the further diversification of our Sinai Health community. Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under our Access for People with Disabilities policy. Applicants need to make their requirements known in advance.

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 November 30, 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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