Laboratory Technician

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Laboratory Technician

Date Posted: 04/26/2021
Req ID: 3782
Faculty/Division: Temerty Faculty of Medicine
Department: Department of Biochemistry
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


About us:

Home to over 40 departments and institutes, the University of Toronto's Temerty Faculty of Medicine lies at the heart of the Toronto Academic Health Science Network and is a global leader in ground-breaking research and education, spanning clinical medicine, basic science and the rehabilitation sciences sectors.

Your opportunity:

The Department of Biochemistry is a dynamic community of 70 faculty, 150 graduate students and 450 undergraduate students. Our research touches on fundamental questions on basic mechanisms of living systems as well as the discovery of new therapeutics against infection, cancer and neurodegenerative disease. Our departmental mission is to offer undergraduate and graduate education that is second-to-none in the world. We aim to prepare the best minds for careers in academia as well as the private sector.

As Laboratory Technician, you will support the Stagljar lab, focusing primarily on mammalian cell line research. Relying on your strong background in biochemistry and molecular biology, you will work closely with Professor Stagljar and members of our project team to help advance our mission and research.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Applying established standards when preparing routine samples for experiments and research projects
  • Performing cloning into lentiviral vectors
  • Maintaining mammalian cell lines
  • Preparing samples for deep sequencing
  • Collecting experimental data, verifying results and passing on findings
  • Providing orientation to others on work procedures and practices

Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelors of Science (B.Sc.) in relevant science field, or an acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum one year relevant experience in a molecular biology or biochemistry lab
  • Demonstrated experience with mammalian cell culture
  • Experience with gene manipulation of DNA via CRISPR, cloning
  • Experience with flow cytometry and cell sorting by FACS
  • Experience maintaining laboratory records, and collecting, maintaining and verifying laboratory results
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Eexcellent time management, organizational, and multi-tasking skills; and ability to exercise sound judgment
  • Experience maintaining shared laboratory spaces and equipment, including tissue culture
  • Ability to work under pressure with scientific deadlines
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of colleagues
  • Excellent manual dexterity required

To be successful in this role you will be:

  • Approachable
  • Communicator
  • Efficient
  • Organized
  • Team player

This is a 1-year grant term position.

Closing Date: 05/10/2021, 11:59PM ET
Employee Group: USW
Appointment Type: Grant - Term
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone:
USW Pay Band 06 -- $48,650 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $62,214. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.
Job Category: Research Administration & Teaching
Recruiter: Dinuka Perera

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

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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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Job No:
Posted: 4/27/2021
Application Due: 7/26/2021
Work Type: Full Time