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Reference Number: 000001933
Posted Date: 3/22/2024
Closing Date: 4/19/2024

Department: The Centre for Phenogenomics (TCP)
Position: Supervisor, Technical Services

POSITION TITLE  Supervisor, Technical Services
DEPARTMENT  The Centre for Phenogenomics (TCP) 
EMPLOYMENT TYPE  Regular, Full-Time
HOURS OF WORK  37.5 hours per week
EMPLOYEE GROUP  Non-Union
REPORTS TO  Manager, Facility Operations

 

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 Sinai Health and The Hospital for Sick Children.  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.

 

Position Overview

TCP has an immediate opening for a permanent full-time Supervisor, Technical Services.  Reporting to the Manager, Facility Operations and as a key member of the Facility Operations Team, the incumbent will provide direct supervision, leadership and support to the Technical Services personnel.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

The Supervisor, Technical Services' responsibilites include, but are not limited to:

  • Staff scheduling; scheduling of technical assistance and support;
  • Provide training for technical reassignment & development purposes;
  • Ensuring that the needs of Investigators and end-users are met;
  • Participate in the process of importing & exporting of animals;
  • Participate in the Quality Assurance and Health Surveillance program;
  • Participate as a member of the Institutional Animal Care Committee.
  • Provide leadership in effecting change and improving quality of service;
  • Ensuring the health and welfare of the mice and will work with a specialized colony management database
  • Work cooperatively with scientific staff and fellow team members and maintaining detailed records.  The work is conducted in a highly regulated environment according to standard operating procedures.

 

Skills/Qualifications

  • Be a graduate of a CVMA or OAVT-accredited Veterinary Technician program or have a university degree in biological sciences combined with relevant experience in laboratory animal science.
  • CALAS certification at RLAT or RMLAT level is required.
  • The candidate must exhibit strong technical and surgical skills with a minimum of 5 years of previous experience in providing high quality technical support to researchers.
  • Prior experience in a supervisory role is preferred.
  • Must have a strong background in animal husbandry and capable of maintaining mutant colonies of mice.
  • Strong knowledge of CCAC guidelines, OMAFRA regulations, Canadian Biosafety Guidelines and Global Harmonized System (WHMIS) is required.
  • Applicants require excellent communication skills (both verbal and written), a strong work ethic, excellent interpersonal & organizational skills with an exceptional level to detail and be able to maintain a professional attitude and the ability to work and contribute to a team environment.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software (Word; Excel; Powerpoint; Access) is required.
  • Experience with Post Approval Monitoring programs and previous Animal Care Committee membership is an asset.

Upon employment, the incumbent must be able to obtain a criminal record check clearance letter from Toronto Police Services.

 

If this role is in a laboratory environment, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute’s Safety Requirements include:

  • 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).

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 April 19, 2024. 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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