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Lab Technician

University of Toronto
St. George (Downtown Toronto)
Closing date
Jul 23, 2021

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Lab Technician

Date Posted: 07/13/2021
Req ID: 7561
Faculty/Division: Temerty Faculty of Medicine
Department: Structural Genomics Consortium
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 Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC) is an international Public-Private-Partnership that supports the discovery of new medicines through open access research ( Led from Toronto, the SGC is supported by public and philanthropic funding agencies, and Pharmaceutical industry partners. The SGC-Toronto Laboratory within the Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto is offering an exciting job opportunity for a Laboratory Technician to work within a research team focused on Huntington disease.

As Laboratory Technician, you will be part of a dynamic team working within a fast-paced research centre focused on using state-of-the-art laboratory methods. As an integral member of the team, the successful candidate will apply a diverse range lab techniques. You will oversee the day to day operational needs for thelabs utilizing your strong attention to detail and communication skills.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Applying established standards when preparing routine samples using protein expression and purification techniques for experiments
  • Collecting experimental data, performing routine data entry, verifying results and passing on findings
  • Applying established standards when determining material requirements for lab set up based on timetables and requisitions information
  • Paying close attention to occupational safety precautions and following rules and procedural instructions when restocking glassware in laboratories and/or store rooms
  • Providing orientation to others on workprocedures and practices
  • Ordering supplies with approval

Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or acceptable combination of equivalent experience
  • Minimum one year of relevant laboratory experience
  • Demonstrated experience supporting labs, including setup of equipment and constructing proof of concept experiments
  • Experience serving as a resource and providing orientation to users on work procedures and practices
  • High level of lab equipment knowledge
  • Strong knowledge of health and safety regulations, experience applying lab safety and protocol procedures
  • Strong knowledge of protein expression and purification techniques including bacterial transformation, large-scale E. coli expression of recombinant proteins, affinity chromatography and other chromatographic methods for protein purification.
  • Strong knowledge assessing the quality and purity of recombinant protein samples including SDS-PAGE,native PAGE, mass spectrometry and analytical gel filtration.
  • Must have strong attention to detail with the ability to take direction and work independently
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Accuraterecord keeping skills with the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Must work effectively within a multi-disciplinary team, have excellent time management skills, sound judgment, exemplary organizational skills, and a commitment to research
  • Must be able to lift 20lbs frequently

Assets (Nonessential):

  • Understanding of structural biology methods such as X-ray crystallography and cryoEM as well as other biophysical methods to investigate protein-protein interactions (ITC, SPR, BLI etc.)

To be successful in this role you will be:

  • Approachable
  • Articulate
  • Meticulous
  • Organized
  • Problem solver
  • Team player

This is a term position ending May 31, 2023

Closing Date: 07/27/2021, 11:59PM ET
Employee Group: USW
Appointment Type: Grant - Term
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone:
USW Pay Band 06 -- $49,137 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $62,836. 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: Aarthiga Sivakumar

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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, LGBTQ2S+ 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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Established in 1827, the University of Toronto is Canada's largest university, recognized as a global leader in research and teaching. U of T's distinguished faculty, institutional record of groundbreaking scholarship and wealth of innovative academic opportunities continually attract outstanding students and academics from around the world.

U of T is committed to providing a learning experience that benefits from both a scale almost unparalleled in North America and from the close-knit learning communities made possible through its college system and academic divisions. Located in and around Toronto, one of the world's most diverse regions, U of T's vibrant academic life is defined by a unique degree of cultural diversity in its learning community.The University is sustained environmentally by three green campuses, where renowned heritage buildings stand beside award-winning innovations in architectural design.


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Opportunities exist for people from a wide range of backgrounds, ranging from recent graduates to experienced senior professionals.

We offer challenging work within an open environment that celebrates diversity in all its forms. Our focus is on creating a positive work environment that attracts and retains excellent employees through a combination of competitive compensation, favourable working conditions, opportunities for career growth and development and a unique organizational culture.

Employees have access to:

  • Excellent health and dental benefits;
  • On-site support for training and career development;
  • Flexible work arrangements;
  • Childcare subsidy;
  • Tuition waivers;
  • Scholarships and/or tuition waivers for dependants;
  • Generous paid time off;
  • Support on equity and diversity issues;
  • On-site child care;
  • University Pension Plan;
  • Subsidized athletic facility membership;
  • World-renowned libraries;
  • Confidential counselling services;
  • Parking and TTC Metropasses;
  • Employee and Family Assistance Plan;
  • Continued health benefits for pensioners.


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