Posted: 05/02/2018 11:41:30 AM
Research Technician (Temporary Full time Position) at Sunnybrook Research Institute.
Fully Affiliated with the University of Toronto.
Dr. Dabdoub’s laboratory focuses on discovering and elucidating the molecular signaling pathways responsible for the neurodevelopment of mammalian auditory mechanosensory hair cells – cells that detect sound, and auditory neurons – cells that transmit sound information from the hair cells to the brain.
Incumbent will perform and assist lab personnel with a variety of biology and molecular biology experiments in cell based studies and is responsible for animal handling and lab facility maintenance duties.
Must be willing to work with cells, viruses, bacteria, genetically modified mice and tissue processing for histology.
Must be willing to periodically work evenings and weekends if necessary for experiments.
Must be able to work with chemicals and biological hazards.
A BSc. degree with 3 – 5 years of job experience minimum, MSc. or PhD. with work experience preferred.
Experience in animal handling
Good organizational skills and the ability to proactively and appropriately facilitate the maintenance of all lab supplies and equipment, maintain steady levels of lab supplies and organized purchasing records.
Ability to take initiative and handle responsibility, and demonstrated effective time management skills and ability to organize and maintain a clean laboratory.
Knowledge and ability to perform procedures used in a molecular biology and tissue culture research laboratory setting such as sterile technique, DNA preparation, protein purification, tissue culture, PCR amplification, Western gels, cloning PCR, bacterial growth and handling, plasmid preparation.
Experience in documenting all experimental results.
Excellent interpersonal skills with strong, demonstrated ability to communicate orally and in writing. Possess skills of tact, diplomacy, confidentiality and flexibility. Ability and willingness to work independently and/or in a team framework in conjunction with principles of community and with a diverse population.
Outstanding candidates should apply by email to Ms. Sue Santillo, Email:
and include a cover letter, CV and contact information for three references. Deadline for application is May 15 th
2018. Position starts June 1 st
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We thank you in advance for your interest. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Sunnybrook Research Institute is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter.
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