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Sorry, the application deadline for this position was 12/21/2023

Reference Number: 000001894
Posted Date: 11/14/2023
Closing Date: 12/21/2023

Department: LTRI
Position: Technician I

EMPLOYMENT TYPE  Temporary, Full-Time
HOURS OF WORK  37.5 hours per week
REPORTS TO  Principal Investigator


The Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute of Sinai Health, 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. 



Technician I will facilitate and lead various lab-based research projects with little supervision, as well as perform other research duties as assigned by the Principal Investigator or their designate. Projects will require theoretical insight, interpretation of 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:

  • Compiling data, performing routine standardized techniques, procedures and experiments.
  • 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 research field and perform literature review.


  • Organize and maintain research documents and database of all project activities within the group in a structured manner. Coordinate and periodically update 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. 



  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited University
  • A one year of relevant experience in a laboratory and clinical research environment is preferred.
  • Must be versatile, flexible, and self-motivated.
  • Experience with data management.
  • Must possess good 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.
  • Ability to work with a variety of individuals in a co-operative manner, both independently and as part of a team.
  • Good organizational and time management skills, professionalism, dependability.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and expertise in database management and data analysis.


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.
  • Contribute to the training the lab members on lab-specific procedures.

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 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 21, 2023. We thank all candidates for applying. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

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


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