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Sorry, the application deadline for this position was 7/7/2021

Reference Number: 000001480
Posted Date: 6/2/2021
Closing Date: 7/7/2021

Department: The Centre for Phenogenomics (TCP)
Position: Technician III (Immunohistochemistry)

POSITION TITLE  Technician III (Immunohistochemistry)
DEPARTMENT  The Centre for Phenogenomics
EMPLOYMENT TYPE  Temporary Part Time / Full Time
HOURS OF WORK  7.5 up to 24 / 37.5 hours per week
REPORTS TO  Pathology Lab Manager

The Centre for Phenogenomics (TCP, formerly "Toronto Centre for Phenogenomics") is owned and operated by The Hospital for Sick Children and Mount Sinai Hospital 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. TCP’s Pathology Core serves national and international clients with a multidisciplinary background and variable level of understanding of the particular techniques and requirements for stringent Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Control (QC) that is available to best serve the needs of their research project. Informed and expert customer service is an essential part of our operation.


The Technician III will be a histology team member in TCP’s Pathology Core. This includes, but is not limited to receiving samples & accessioning samples, performing immunohistochemistry on FFPE & frozen tissue sections (manual and on an automated staining systems), digital slide scanning, image analysis, troubleshooting, protocol development. Provide expertise, consultation, and training to academic and industry clients when required.

Additional responsibilities (Microtomy and cryomicrotomy) 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 Technican III must adhere to all documentation, regulations, and protocol and procedures of TCP’s Pathology Core.


  • Perform histology technical procedures with non-human tissue samples, particularly adult and embryonic mice
  • 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 IHC staining 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 training in histology, with at least 5 years IHC and immunofluorescent staining experience, preferably with rodent samples.
  • Must have training/experience in the use of image analysis software (examples: ImageJ, Halo)
  • Use of automated tissue staining equipment is an asset.
  • Formal training in the preparation, performing and interpretation of special histochemical staining is an asset
  • Must have proven ability to maintain a high level of accuracy, independent judgement, and initiative, and be results driven
  • Must have exceptional verbal and communication skills
  • MLA/T certification by the Ontario Society of Medical Technologists is an asset
  • Strong computer and database entry skills are an asset
  • Familiarity with Laboratory Information Management Systems (databases) is an asset

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 July 7, 2021. We thank all candidates for applying. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Hours: 7.5 up to 24 / 37.5 hours per week

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