Designs, installs and maintains complex technical, scientific and research equipment in an assigned group of laboratories to ensure the accurate and effective performance of these instruments. Provides technical advice and support to teaching assistants, students and faculty members, recommends the acquisition of new instruments to ensure lab equipment continuously meets the needs of its end-users.
May be required to provide assistance or to be fully responsible for the maintenance of the computer infrastructure that supports the laboratories of the Faculty.
College diploma in a related discipline (such as engineering, computer science, physics, etc.) or an equivalent combination of education and experience
Minimum 3 years of experience providing support and technical advice in a teaching/research laboratory
Knowledge of the specialized areas of research supported by the Faculty.
Knowledge of electronics, computers, data acquisition and mechanical instrumentation.
Knowledge of laboratory tools, equipment and instruments and their safe usage.
Knowledge of Health and Safety rules and regulations related to the operation of labs and lab equipment.
Knowledge of established University policies and procedures relating to laboratory equipment and usage.
Experience in the design and implementation of interface programs between laboratory instruments and computers.
Experience in electronic circuit design and fabrication;
Experience in providing technical support and advice to users for lab equipment.
Experience in providing technical support and advice to users for IT equipment.
Experience in designing, assembling, building, testing and repairing special purpose lab equipment.
Experience in preparing and developing scientific experiments.
Analytical skills to diagnose and repair laboratory equipment issues.
Ability to communicate technical concepts to users.
Ability to prioritize own work.
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.
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.
Applications from employees belonging to the bargaining unit PIPSC will be considered first. Priority will be given to employees who have an entitlement as defined by their collective agreement or university policies. The University also accepts external applications, they will be selected in second place. 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).