Research Technician II

  • Company:
    University Health Network
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / monthly
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    4 days ago
  • Category:
    Biotech / Science

Job Posting #830266
Position:
Research Technician II
Site: Toronto General Hospital Research Institute
Department: Experimental Therapeutics
Reports to: Principal Investigator
Salary Range: Commensurate with experience and consistent with UHN Compensation Policy
Hours: 35 hours per week
Status: Temporary Full-time (one year contract)
University Health Network (UHN)
is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of
Research Technician II
in our Experimental Therapeutics Department.
Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning.
The University Health Network, where above all else the needs of patients come first, encompasses
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.
Find out about our purpose, values and principles here .
We are looking to employ a
Research Technician II
to join our highly productive research laboratory focused on the development of pluripotent stem cell-based therapies for heart disease. The individual will be required to assist research associates, senior fellows and/or graduate students including in campaign manufacturing of stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes for various experiments. In addition, the individual will be responsible for undertaking experiments that include expertise in the following: cell culture, molecular biology techniques and flow cytometry. Experience in these areas is essential.
Other responsibilities may include: compiling data from related and/or unrelated sources; performing moderately complex analyses; interpreting test results and experiments; communicating and maintaining records of experimental data; monitoring and maintaining lab chemical/cell stocks and/or equipment; ordering and maintaining inventories of supplies, animals, and/or equipment; may be required to perform animal venipuncture (appropriate education is required).
Qualifications
• At minimum, completion of a Bachelor of Science degree
• At minimum, 3 years’ experience as a technician
• Experience is essential in: flow cytometry, molecular biology techniques and flow cytometry
• Experience with culture of pluripotent stem cells preferred
• Experience with cell manufacturing preferred
• Excellent organization and communication skills
• Able to work independently as well as part of a team
• Follows established guidelines, procedures, and standards
• Good problem-solving skills
• Excellent organization skills
• Demonstrates excellent competency in written and verbal communications
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.
Posted Date:
September 13, 2018
Closing Date:
September 27, 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.