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Laboratory Technician, TERM - University of Toronto Scarborough

Province: Scarborough, Ontario
Position: Laboratory Technician, TERM
Deadline: June 14, 2021

Job Description / Duties

About us:
The University of Toronto Scarborough is a place of energy, enthusiasm and passion. Our commitment to inclusive excellence attracts the brightest learners, scholars and employees from around the globe. Our success has been made possible by the opportunity given to us by our Indigenous hosts to operate on their territory, and we cherish our continuing partnerships with these communities. The University of Toronto Scarborough is an exciting campus with unlimited potential. Join us on our journey.
The department of Biological Sciences at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) pursues detailed knowledge of the natural world, effective management of natural resources, novel technologies and medical techniques. The department of Biological Sciences is comprised of faculty who are innovative researchers and engaging teachers that make important contributions to society. The Department fosters research and teaching partnerships, along with Co-op programs to create exciting opportunities for hands-on learning and outstanding scholarship at the vibrant, diverse and expanding campus that is UTSC.
Your opportunity:
The Laboratory Technician will report to the Principal Investigator, and will provide research and administrative support in the research lab. The incumbent will be the first point of contact for the lab, ensure its smooth operation including maintaining equipment and inventory, and ensure to follow established lab rules, processes and standards when carrying out assigned responsibilities. The incumbent will perform and demonstrate routine immunology, cell biology, and biochemistry lab techniques, provide detailed explanations and demonstrations on specialized lab equipment and practices, and assist with murine colony management.
Your responsibilities will include:
- Maintaining equipment and supply inventory
- Analyzing and interpreting experimental data
- Applying established standards when providing animal care
- Documenting and maintaining standard operating procedures
- Providing detailed explanations and demonstrating procedures to students and/or employees on lab techniques, experimental procedures and protocols
- Troubleshooting routine equipment repairs
- Ordering supplies with approval
- Keeping well-informed on current technologies, best practices and industry standards

Qualifications / Required Skills

Essential Qualifications:
- Bachelor's Degree in Immunology, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry or related field or an acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience
- Minimum two years' experience working in a research laboratory environment relevant to immunology, molecular biology, cell biology, or biochemistry, including confocal and
fluorescence microscopy; immunohistochemistry; ELISA; flow cytometry
- Demonstrated experience with in vivo techniques in murine models (injections, bleeding, etc.)
- Experience in murine colony management (e.g. breeding, genotyping)
- Experience in providing orientation and demonstrating laboratory procedures and/or equipment, and assisting students with research experiments
- Experience applying laboratory safety, biosafety, decontamination and protocol procedures
- Experience in the maintenance of a laboratory and laboratory equipment
- Experience in operating standard laboratory equipment
- Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to research and assimilate new ideas and methods
- Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines
- Familiarity with ethical guidelines, including issues associated with the use of animals
- Applicants are expected to show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment
Assets (Nonessential):
- Experience with writing animal use protocols would be an asset
- Experience with Matlab or R, Prism, and FlowJo would be an asset
- Experience with laboratory information management system (LIMS) would be an asset

Additional Information

To be successful in this role you will be:
- Accountable
- Adaptable
- Diligent
- Resourceful
- Self-directed
- Team player

This is a two year, limited term appointment, with possibility of renewal. A copy of the full job description is available upon request from the UTSC HR Office.

Salary: $52,173

Contact Information

Please ensure to apply ONLINE via: https://jobs.utoronto.ca/job/Toronto-ON/547348717/