Participates in a variety of technical activities to support students of the School of rehabilitation Sciences, teaching assistants, faculty members, and other scientific or engineering professionals, in an assigned group of specialized scientific teaching lab infrastructures. Provides general technical support to lab users and focuses on the set-up and maintenance of lab equipment. The work is performed with regular supervision, under a predefined framework and clear guidelines, and requires a good general knowledge of the various technologies used.
College diploma in natural/applied rehabilitation sciences or related discipline or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Minimum 1 year of experience providing support and technical advice in a teaching/research laboratory.
Knowledge of the specialized areas of teaching supported by the department or Faculty.
Knowledge of laboratory tools, equipment, instruments, materials, and hazards and their safe usage.
Knowledge of Health and Safety rules, regulations and University policies and procedures related to the operation of labs and lab equipment/material.
Knowledge of computers and data acquisition procedures.
Experience in providing technical support and advice to users for lab equipment.
Experience in designing, fabricating, assembling, building, testing and repairing special purpose lab equipment.
Experience in preparing and developing scientific experiments.
Ability to read and understand texts of considerable difficulty requiring understanding of concepts, procedures, and instructions.
Analytical skills to diagnose and repair laboratory equipment and material issues.
Ability to communicate technical concepts to users.
Bilingualism - French and English (spoken and written)
Key competencies required at the University of Ottawa:
Planning: Organize in time a series of actions or events in order to achieve an objective or a project. Plan and organize own work and priorities in regular daily activities.
Initiative: Demonstrate creativity and initiative to suggest improvements and encourage positive results. Be proactive and self-starting. Show availability and willingness to go above and beyond expectations whenever possible.
Service Excellence: Reflect a positive attitude, demonstrate competence and professionalism, treat members of the community with respect, exercise care, devote full attention and find solutions. (Visit the section "Useful links" on the home page to read the detailed definition).
Teamwork and Cooperation: Cooperate and work well with other members of the team to reach common goal. Accept and give constructive feedback. Adjust own behaviour to reach team goals.
Knowledge and/or experience in disinfection procedures for specialized laboratory equipment
All qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The University of Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and racialized persons. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you might require.
Temporary assignment or contract of 8 months from September 1, 2020 to April 30, 2021, with possibility of renewal. Eligibility to benefits will be determined upon hiring. This position is excluded from all union accreditation units. All applications will be considered equally. To obtain a temporary assignment, internal candidates must receive approval from their immediate supervisor. Schedule with an average of 35hrs/week. Requirements related to skills and experience are determined by the University of Ottawa, and all positions are subject to relevant laws, collective agreements, and regulations. Please note that we will only communicate with candidates who are chosen for a preselection test or for an interview. Remember to upload a copy of your diploma(s) or a certificate of merit as well as a current version of your CV into the My documents section of your career profile (please include the job ID number, i.e. J0000-0000, in the title of your document).