Schedule Monday-Friday 8:30-5:00
Education Level College Diploma in a relevant field. A Registered Medical Laboratory Technologist (MLT) in good standing with the College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario (CMLTO).
Career Level Experienced
JD #: JD00798
Pay Grade: 7
Title: Research Laboratory Technician / Registered Medical Laboratory Technologist (MLT)
Unit/Project Description: A Registered Medical Laboratory Technologist (MLT) in good standing with the College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario (CMLTO) is required for this position in the Department of Medicine. The MLT is required to work in a busy laboratory involved in both clinical testing and research of platelet disorders.
Job Summary: Responsible for providing laboratory testing and research support to faculty members in their research and teaching laboratory activities. This support includes performing laboratory testing and experiments that are established and relatively standardized, documenting and reporting test results, and conducting literature searches for use in publications such as journal articles or operating procedures. Performs a range of assignments under close supervision.
Purpose and Key Functions:
Perform various in-vitro and in-vivo procedures in a specialized area or science that are established and relatively standardized.
Provide recommendations for procedure modifications and development of the research protocol methodologies.
Abide by the rules and regulations required by regulatory agencies to maintain the laboratory accreditation as required for the various established tests.
Liaise with other laboratories, external departments, and agencies to coordinate resources and schedules to meet research objectives.
Recognize and investigate apparent reasons for obvious deviations in results obtained.
Write a variety of documents and records such as technical and procedural sections for research reports, standard operating procedures, Research Ethics Board submissions, institutional compliance and licensing.
Observe details and maintain accurate records of experiments, tests and results.
Log samples and related pertinent information.
Manage financial billing for samples tested including proper documentation.
Gather and compile experimental results and assist in the preparation of data for reports and publications.
Provide results via written reports, telephone calls, faxes or other methods.
Use software to conduct routine statistical analyses.
Exchange technical and scientific information with others.
Provide updates at research group meetings.
Responsible for keeping laboratory facilities, equipment, and area in clean, safe working order.
Perform scheduled laboratory duties required to maintain regular laboratory function.
Assemble and adjust tests and laboratory equipment for experiments and procedures.
Operate, adjust, and maintain a variety of laboratory equipment and scientific instruments.
Ensure adequate supplies are available for experiments and tests.
Schedule laboratory equipment for use and calibration.
Demonstrate and train others on experimental techniques and the operation of laboratory equipment.
Prepare chemical reagents and biomedical media according to formulae and assume responsibility for accuracy in the preparation and standardization of solutions.
Pipette a variety of reagents and media.
Monitor supplies and maintain and order inventories.
Responsible for the proper storage of materials and the appropriate disposal of waste.
Adhere to standardized procedures and protocols when dispensing chemicals and base media.
Input, maintain, and verify information in a variety of databases and spreadsheets.
Conduct literature searches.
Remain current with relevant literature pertaining to area of research.
No formal supervision of others is required.
Provide orientation and show procedures to others.
3 year Community College diploma in a relevant field of study.
Requires 3 years of relevant experience.
Must be a Registered Medical Laboratory Technologist (MLT) in good standing with the College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario (CMLTO).
A strong background in transfusion medicine, immunology, and molecular biology would be beneficial. Experience in immunoassays, DNA separation and PCR procedures and analysis are an asset.
Must be able to weigh out chemicals, calculate molarities and concentrations and make up buffers and reagents following set protocols. Good communication skills, both written and oral, are essential. A full appreciation of documentation, quality assurance, and generation of SOP's and creating and maintaining data bases is mandatory. The position requires working with low levels of radioactivity and human blood samples from patients with healthly controls. Prior training in phlebotomy is required.
How To Apply
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