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Sorry, the application deadline for this position was 12/1/2023

Reference Number: 000001891
Posted Date: 11/10/2023
Closing Date: 12/1/2023

Department: LTRI (Zane Cohen Centre)
Position: Technician II

DEPARTMENT  LTRI (Zane Cohen Centre)
EMPLOYMENT TYPE  Temporary, Full-Time
HOURS OF WORK  37.5 hours per week
REPORTS TO  Principal Investigator


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. 



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.



Under the general supervision of the Principal Investigator and his delegates, the candidate will be responsible for carrying out in vitro and in vivo experiments with supervision by senior lab members or in partnership with other technicians as needed. The work will include sample processing from human studies i.e., working with blood, urine, and stool; handling, aliquoting and storing samples with the aid of a database to catalogue samples and storage. The candidate will be held responsible for the accuracy and reliability of results.  The candidate will also be expected to record and demonstrate quality assurance, sample integrity and reliable sample identify. Employee will help others in the lab with ongoing work as needed and with general lab maintenance.



  • Responsible for the organization of the laboratory daily, including ordering/ maintaining materials and supplies etc.
  • The blood from humans or mice will be processed for serum, DNA extraction and isolation of fresh and viable peripheral blood mononuclear cells for future freezing.
  • Responsible for moderately complex laboratory-based research activities involving performance of laboratory research tests, experiments, techniques, and procedures. May involve the interpretation of test results and experiments. Performs routine maintenance, calibration and troubleshooting on laboratory instruments.
  • Collaborative mindset, able to follow instructions, and willing to work independently but also closely with other members of the team.
  • 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.
  • Monitors and maintains lab’s chemical/ cell stocks and/ or equipment, as well as order supplies.
  • Responsible for all activities related to receiving, shipping, and processing samples from individuals involved in clinical studies.



  • At minimum, completion of a B.Sc. in a scientific discipline (Immunology, Molecular
  • Biology, or a related field)
  • 1-2 years of research laboratory experience
  • Experience with handling human tissue, blood, urine and stool an asset.
  • Responsible for organizing and maintaining sample databases, ensuring accurate and up to date records.
  • Experience with flow cytometry would be an asset.



  • Must have experience basic wet lab techniques (bacterial culture, DNA/RNA/protein isolation, agarose gels, etc.)
  • 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.
  • Experience with project management
  • Proficiency in basic laboratory techniques, such as PCR, ELISA, and cell culture.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of standard software (e.g., LIMS, Microsoft Office Suite)
  • Must demonstrate satisfactory work performance and attendance record.
  • Must be flexible with work hours.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours and work on your feet for hours at a time.
  • Autonomous critical thinking ability
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills required.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills required.
  • Excellent organization and time management skills.



Safety Requirement

  • Maintain personal certifications as required by Safety Office
  • Maintain the lab’s Safety requirements as required by Safety Office
  • Maintain current lab-specific Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) - including work with hazardous chemicals and biological agents, hazardous waste disposal, etc.
  • Maintain the lab’s chemical Inventory
  • Responsible for training the lab members on lab-specific procedures, weekly eye wash checks


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).

To ensure the safety and wellbeing of all our people and patients, Sinai Health has made it a priority to support everyone in getting vaccinated against COVID-19. Consistent with this, our Staff Immunization & Surveillance Policy was recently updated to include the requirement for full vaccination – currently defined as receiving two doses and serving a 14-day waiting period following the second dose – in order to be able to work at Sinai Health. To be compliant with our updated Policy, you must provide proof of dual COVID-19 vaccination, as indicated on the Prospective Immunization and Surveillance Policy Information Sheet, in order to be eligible for employment at Sinai Health. If you believe you are one of the very few people who may require an exemption from vaccination, supporting medical information must be submitted to our Occupational Health department, who will review and assess.

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 December 1, 2023. 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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Contact Email: Online
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