Job Posting #901410
Research Technical Assistant
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
$20.39 - $25.48 per hour (Commensurate with experience and consistent with UHN Compensation Policy)
35 hours per week, with occasional evening and weekends required
Temporary Full-time (1 Year)
University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of Research Technical Assistant in our Research 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 seeking a Research Technical Assistant to perform routine biorepository tasks in the Leukemia Tissue Bank at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. These tasks include sample pickup/receipt, processing of biological specimens following standard operational procedures, data entry into the biospecimen information management system, storage (cryopreservation), retrieval and distribution of biological specimens to research collaborators, cell culture procedures, maintenance of laboratory supplies and equipment and quality control. Additional duties may be required as needed. The candidate will support multiple projects, work with other members of the lab, and report to the program head. The work has particular physical requirements which includes walking, manual dexterity, sitting for periods of time, and placing and removing samples from cryotanks. The latter requires moderate upper body strength.
- At minimum Community College or Bachelor’s degree in Biology or Biological Sciences, or Health-related Sciences.
- At a minimum three (3) months of related research experience.
- Attention to detail and maintaining accuracy of information.
- Experience with DNA/RNA extraction, cell separation and culture are an asset.
- The candidate should be self-motivated, and demonstrates strong interest in continuous technical, personal, and professional development. Willing to do late afternoon shifts, if required.
- Strong analytical skills, excellent judgment, and ability to work independently with guidance are essential.
- Computer skills: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required
- Must be able to work as part of a team.
Vaccines (COVID and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.
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.
June 23,2022 Closing Date: Until Filled
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 and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: all religions and ethnicities, LGBTQ2s+, BIPOC, persons with disabilities and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. 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.