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Sorry, the application deadline for this position was 3/31/2023

Reference Number: 000001778
Posted Date: 2/13/2023
Closing Date: 3/31/2023

Department: LTRI - Anesthesia
Position: Technician I

EMPLOYMENT TYPE  Temporary, Part-Time
HOURS OF WORK  7.5 up to 24 hours per week
REPORTS TO Principal Investigator


The Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute of Sinai Health System, 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 Sinai Health System ensure that scientific knowledge is used to promote human health.  Your significant contributions will assist in maintaining our momentum in advancing our research. 



The Technician I will facilitate and lead various lab-based and clinical research projects in the Obstetric Anesthesia Division with little supervision, as well as perform other research duties as assigned by the Principal Investigator or her designate. The projects will mainly focus on clinical outcome measures on various patient interventions and translational laboratory studies. This will require coordination of different teams for different projects. Some projects can be ambiguous in nature and will require some theoretical insight, interpretation of empirical data and the extraction of pertinent information from technical literature. The incumbent will assist with the modification of procedures, as well as designing or creating new procedures/ technical approaches as necessary based on experimental results. The Technician I will have to continuously facilitate the flow of work and act as a source of information for research activities on a regular basis. Tact, good judgment, organizational skills and manual dexterity are essential for this position.



Laboratory work:

  • Responsible for organization of the laboratory and its day-to-day operations (order supplies, maintain budgets, and assist with the development of new standard operating procedures)
  • Discuss and apply specialized expertise or knowledge in the field of obstetrics and anesthesia, perform literature review
  • Dissect the uterine/vascular samples and conduct muscle/blood vessel contractility experiments as per the designed protocol
  • Prepare various precisely-measured drug solutions, maintain adequate circuit checkups of the organ bath system and pay strict attention to sterilization, cleaning and maintenance, calibration and troubleshooting of laboratory instruments/ equipment
  • Coordinate the muscle contraction data by creating and maintaining a database and analyzing the results. The validity of the research depends on the accuracy and care with which the results are collected. While great pains are taken to avoid errors, honest reporting is essential if there is any deviation from the protocol.



  • Organize and maintain research documents and database of all project activities within the group in a structured manner. Coordinate and maintain all regulatory files and binders for research studies
  • Hold regular weekly meetings with the Principal Investigator and research study team to provide up to date status on research activities. Collaborate with the departmental fellows and investigators to assist with research needs and act as a resource for the department
  • Screen patients for study eligibility and obtain informed consent to participate in the study. Procure tissue samples. Liaise with study investigators, labor floor nurses, obstetricians and anesthesiologists during the study and ensure smooth flow of study
  • Participate in clinical and laboratory data collection for the study. Ensure research stats are completed regarding recruitment/screening for on-going accountability. Data entry into excel and basic statistical analysis of the collected data
  • Generate detailed research proposals, research ethics board applications, grant proposals, final reports and manuscripts.



  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited University
  • At least 1 year of relevant experience in a laboratory and clinical research environment
  • Must be versatile, flexible and self-motivated
  • Experience with data management
  • Must possess exceptional communication skills (verbal, written and presentation) and be comfortable engaging and exchanging information with other members of the department
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving abilities with strong attention to detail
  • Excellent leadership skills. Ability to work with a variety of individuals in a co-operative manner, both independently and as part of a team
  • Superior organizational and time management skills, professionalism, dependability
  • Demonstrated knowledge of good clinical practice guidelines
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and expertise in database management and data analysis


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. All employees and affiliates will follow safe work practices and comply with health and safety policies, procedures, and training. Successful candidates will be required to provide two (2) written reference letters from their former employer(s)/supervisor(s).

A recent Provincial Directive mandates all employees of public hospitals in Ontario to be either fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or be regularly tested. All new employees joining Sinai Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and be on track toward full vaccination within six (6) weeks; participating in mandatory twice weekly Rapid Antigen Testing Program until fully vaccinated. There are very limited circumstances in which approval will be given for a medical exemption from receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.

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 March 31, 2023. We thank all candidates for applying. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Hours: 7.5 up to 24 hours per week

Contact Name: Online
Contact Email: Online
Contact Phone: Online


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