Research Technical Assistant

  • Company:
    University Health Network
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / monthly
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  • Posted:
    3 months ago
  • Category:
    General Labour

Job Posting #832217
Research Technical Assistant
Site: Toronto General Hospital Research Institute
Department: Peter Munk Cardiac Centre Cardiovascular Biobank
Reports to: Principal Investigator
Salary Range: Commensurate with experience and consistent with UHN Compensation Policy
Hours: 35 hours per week
Status: Temporary Full-time (1 year with possibility of extension)
University Health Network (UHN)
is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of
Research Technical Assistant
in our Peter Munk Cardiac Centre (PMCC) Cardiovascular (CV) Biobank.
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Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and the Michener Institute of Education at UHN . The breadth of research, the complexity of the cases treated, and the magnitude of its educational enterprise has made UHN a national and international resource for patient care, research and education. With a long tradition of groundbreaking firsts and a purpose of Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning, the University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research teaching hospital, brings together over 16,000 employees, more than 1,200 physicians, 8,000+ students, and many volunteers. UHN is a caring, creative place where amazing people are amazing the world.
University Health Network (UHN) is a research hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto and a member of the Toronto Academic Health Science Network. The scope of research and complexity of cases at UHN have made it a national and international source for discovery, education and patient care. Research across UHN’s five research institutes spans the full spectrum of diseases and disciplines, including cancer, cardiovascular sciences, transplantation, neural and sensory sciences, musculoskeletal health, rehabilitation sciences, and community and population health.
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The Peter Munk Cardiac Centre (PMCC) Cardiovascular (CV) Biobank is expanding, and we are looking to recruit a
Research Technical Assistant
to help with processing clinical specimens for the PMCC CV Biobank. Working under the direction of the Principal Investigator and/or more senior staff, the Research Technical Assistant utilizes general knowledge and skills to perform routine, somewhat repetitive standardized laboratory research techniques and procedures. The successful candidate will be able to accurately and efficiently process clinical specimens within standard operating procedure guidelines, compile data from related and/or unrelated sources as well as communicate and maintain records of specimen/experimental data. Additional duties will include processing of human blood samples, media preparation, tissue culture, data logging as well as general laboratory upkeep, maintenance, and administrative tasks. Outstanding organizational skills with the capacity to ensure proper compliance with research protocols, biological safety measures, and universal precautions are mandatory. Previous experience in a laboratory environment is strongly recommended. Proficiency in English with excellent communication skills will be required. The nature of this work requires flexibility in working hours and may require working afternoons and evenings. The successful candidate will be self-motivated, technically proficient, organized, and will work well in a team.
• At minimum, completion of a Community college diploma in a health-related discipline, or equivalent
• 3 to 6 months experience laboratory work/handling biological specimens
• Demonstrated knowledge of laboratory procedures related to handling, storing and testing of specimens including biological safety
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, excellent organization, good computer skills, ability to learn quickly and work independently
• Ability to work under pressure and perform multiple concurrent tasks
• Attention to detail is essential
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Ability to perform duties in a professional and courteous manner and produce high quality work while meeting deadlines in accordance to UHN standards
• Ability to understand and comply with regulatory issues involving human subjects and clinical trials
• Flexible schedule and willingness to learn
If you are interested in making your contribution at UHN, please apply on-line.
You will be asked to copy and paste as well as attach your resume and covering letter. You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions.
Posting Date : October 11, 2018
Closing Date : October 25, 2018
For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN’s attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.
UHN thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.