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Sorry, the application deadline for this position was 9/14/2021

Reference Number: 000001530
Posted Date: 8/30/2021
Closing Date: 9/14/2021

Department: Lunenfeld Tanenbaum Research Institute
Position: Technician II

POSITION TITLE  Technician II
DEPARTMENT  Lunenfeld Tanenbaum Research Institute
EMPLOYMENT TYPE  Temporary Full Time
HOURS OF WORK  37.5 hours per week
EMPLOYEE GROUP  Non Union
REPORTS TO  Principal Investigator

POSITION OVERVIEW:

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. 

DEPARTMENT/ LAB DESCRIPTION

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.

POSITION OVERVIEW

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.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Independently leads a research project within the group and/or may have specialized expertise or knowledge in a particular field, and performs moderately complex analyses. Interprets test results and experiments.
  • Monitoring and maintaining lab reagent stocks and equipment, including ordering/ maintaining inventories of supplies and/or equipment, budgeting, etc.
  • 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

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • At minimum, a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Immunology, or related discipline; Master’s Degree preferred
  • At minimum 1-3 years of research laboratory experience
  • Experience with handling human tissue, blood, and stool an asset
  • Basic molecular biology skills, including PCR, qPCR, ELISA, DNA and RNA extraction, cell isolation
  • 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
  • Demonstrated knowledge of standard software (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite)
  • Must be flexible with work hours
  • Autonomous critical thinking ability
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills required
  • Excellent documentation skills, especially regarding SOP
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability and eagerness to learn new techniques
  • Must be able to work independently
  • Working with laboratory automation robots would be 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 September 14, 2021. 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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