Laboratory Technician (1 Year Term)

Job description

Laboratory Technician (1 Year Term)

Date Posted: 08/25/2020
Req ID: 744
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering
Department: Dept of Materials Science & Engineering
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


About us:

The University of Toronto’s Department of Materials Science & Engineering is at the forefront of addressing global issues that have a direct impact on our lives today. Our cutting-edge research in advanced materials creates technological solutions for environmental challenges such as climate change, resource depletion and energy availability. Our faculty members are world leaders in materials applications and processing, our commitment to both research and teaching excellence fosters innovative thinking.

Your opportunity:

Our leadership team provides an open, professional environment that fosters a culture built on respect, goal orientation, self-motivation, accountability, and teamwork. We believe in recognizing and valuing our employee’s contributions to the advancement of the department’s goals while promoting a strong commitment to work-life balance among our employees.

Under the general supervision of the Principal Investigators, and following all specific laboratory health and safety standards, the Laboratory Technician performs laboratory test work and related analysis.

This position requires travel. The incumbent will be expected to spend around 80% of the time in a pilot plant in Langley and also in Northern Ontario. Living accommodations will be provided.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Constructing proof of concept experiments to test different elements of the process
  • Collecting experimental data, verifying results and passing on findings
  • Preparing draft statistical reports and summaries from data collected
  • Troubleshooting routine equipment repairs
  • Collaborating with staff to determine lab set up requirements
  • Troubleshooting issues with lab equipment and/or workstations

+Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in the mining and mineral processing area or acceptable combination of equivalent experience
  • Minimum two years of experience in a mineral processing laboratory using comminution and analytical equipment such as ICP/XRD/XRF
  • Experience with computer software (e.g. MS Word, Excel)
  • Good communication (oral and written) skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment; demonstrated initiative and judgment; attention to detail; good laboratory practices;
  • Knowledge of laboratory safety protocols

To be successful in this role you will be:

  • Communicator
  • Proactive
  • Problem solver
  • Responsible
  • Team player

Closing Date: 09/16/2020, 11:59PM EDT
Employee Group: USW
Appointment Type: Grant - Term
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone:
USW Pay Band 09 -- $58,242 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $74,482. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.
Job Category: Engineering / Technical

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact [email protected].
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Posted: 9/8/2020
Application Due: 9/17/2020
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