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Sorry, the application deadline for this position was 6/3/2022

Reference Number: 000001628
Posted Date: 3/25/2022
Closing Date: 6/3/2022

Department: The Centre for Phenogenomics
Position: Animal Care Attendant

POSITION TITLE  Animal Care Attendant
DEPARTMENT  The Centre for Phenogenomics
EMPLOYMENT TYPE  Regular Full-Time
HOURS OF WORK  37.5 Hours Per Week
REPORTS TO  Supervisor, Animal Husbandry

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 Mount Sinai Hospital 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 opening for three (3) permanent full time Animal Care Attendants to start in April/May 2022. Reporting to the Supervisor, Animal Husbandry, the incumbent is responsible for basic animal husbandry duties for laboratory mice and responsible for their overall health and welfare. 

A variety of animal health care duties are required such as general husbandry including cage changing, daily health checks on all animals in assigned rooms and identifying changes in animal health or deviations in normal behaviour.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Working cooperatively with scientific staff and fellow team members;
  • Stocking supplies and general upkeep of assigned holding rooms and procedure rooms;
  • Maintaining detailed records;
  • Working with a specialized colony management database and reporting all failures to follow SOPs immediately to supervisor. 

The incumbent will work as a team to maintain the overall cleanliness and efficiency of the vivarium – including but not limited to: cleaning and disinfecting animal rooms, procedure rooms and equipment. 

The work is conducted in a highly regulated environment according to standard operating procedures.



The successful candidate should be a graduate of an Animal Care Technician or Veterinary Technician program or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  

  • At least 2 years of animal care experience is required.
  • CALAS certification is preferred with a good understanding of CCAC guidelines and OMAFRA regulations.  
  • Must be able to work and contribute to a team environment. 
  • May require lifting a minimum of 33lbs (feed bags); require pushing/pulling of vented racks and feed transfer racks. 
  • Must be able to stand for a substantial period of time while performing animal husbandry duties. 
  • Excellent written/verbal communication and computer skills. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

In accordance with hospital policy, employment at TCP would be conditional upon satisfactory documentation of tuberculosis testing and immunization status. TCP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 June 3, 2022. 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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