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Reference Number: 000001985
Posted Date: 7/3/2024
Closing Date: 8/4/2024

Department: TCP
Position: Animal Care Technician

POSITION TITLE  Animal Care Technician 
DEPARTMENT  Animal Husbandry
EMPLOYMENT TYPE  Permanent Part-time
HOURS OF WORK  up to 22.5 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.


Position Overview


TCP has an opening for a permanent part-time Animal Care Technician to start in July/August 2024.  Scheduled shifts will be alternating weekends and statutory holidays with additional hours available throughout the year.  Reporting to the Supervisor, Animal Husbandry, and as a key member of the Animal Husbandry team, the incumbent will provide standard animal husbandry for laboratory mice and will be responsible for their overall health and welfare. 


Duties and Responsibilities


The Animal Care Technician’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


  • Daily animal health checks, identifying changes in animal health and deviations in normal behaviour;
  • Animal husbandry including cage changes, providing food, water, nesting and environmental enrichment;
  • Working cooperatively with scientific personnel and fellow team members;
  • Stocking supplies;
  • General upkeep of housing rooms, procedure rooms and housing suites; working as a team to maintain the overall cleanliness and efficiency of the vivarium;
  • Maintaining detailed records;
  • Working with a specialized colony management database;
  • The work is conducted in a highly regulated environment according to standard operating procedures.




  • Be a graduate of or be currently enrolled in an Animal Care Technician or Veterinary Technician program or have an equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Must be able to work and contribute to a team environment; 
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 22lbs (feed bags); and be able to push/pull housing racks and feed/cage 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 are required; 
  • Must have demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision.



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 August 4, 2024. We thank all candidates for applying. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Hours: Part-time ( 7.5hrs. to 22.5 hrs)

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


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