Job Posting #832903
Research Technician I
Site: Krembil Research Institute/Toronto Western Hospital
Department: Neuroscience Research
Reports to: Principal Investigator
Salary Range: Commensurate with experience and consistent with UHN Compensation Policy
Hours: 35 hours per week
Status: Temporary Full-time (2 years)
University Health Network (UHN)
is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of
Research Technician I
in our Neuroscience Research Department.
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Under the direction of the Principal Investigator, the
Research Technician I
provides general laboratory maintenance, technical and research support. The successful candidate will work within a busy and exciting pre-clinical research group focused on the development of new therapies for Parkinson’s disease and related neurodegenerative conditions. As part of a close-knit and friendly team, the Research Technician will apply a range of laboratory techniques involving both in-vivo and wet-lab approaches across a range of varied projects. Duties may include rodent neurosurgery, assessment of animal behavior and a diverse range of wet-lab techniques (e.g. quantitative immunohistochemistry, microscopy, in situ hybridization, Western blotting, radioligand binding). While experience in one or more of the above would be an advantage, full training will be given.
• Minimum bachelor’s degree in a biological science or related area
• Minimum of six (6) months hands-on experience working within a laboratory setting
• Experience with one or more of the following;
o Working with small animals (rodents),
o General wet-lab skills (e.g. buffer and test compound preparation)
o Western Blot
o Radioligand binding
o Adherence to Standard Operating Procedures
o Report writing
o Proficiency with MS Office
• Team player
• Strong communication and organizational skills
• Attention to detail
• Openness to animal work
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.
October 25, 2018
November 8, 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.