Research Technician I
University Health Network
Toronto, ON
University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of Research Technician I in our CFIBCR/Princess Margaret 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 an individual to join the Translational Immunotherapy Lab within the Tumor Immunotherapy Program (TIP) (Princess Margaret Cancer Centre). The lab is involved in various research projects and clinical trials. The main focus is the manufacturing of cells for investigational clinical trials of cancer therapy.

Responsibilities will include:
  • Processing human tissues and blood
  • Performing cell culture procedures, and cellular and molecular assays
  • Analyzing data
  • Adhering to SOPs and maintaining documentation of procedures
  • Performing general lab maintenance activities
  • Working in a manufacturing clean room
  • Participating in activities related to Quality Control
  • Participating in activities related to Quality Assurance
  • Minimum B.Sc. in immunology, biological sciences or similar field
  • Two years related experience
  • Experience with Good Manufacturing Practices is an asset
  • Detail-oriented and well organized
  • Excellent laboratory skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Computer literacy (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Flexible schedule
The salary for this position will be commensurate with experience and be consistent with the University Health Network compensation policy.

Please submit applications to Linh Nguyen:

Posting Date: March 21, 2019 Closing Date: April 4, 2019

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. 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.