Department/Program: Clinical Genomics, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Diagnostic Services & Maritime Medical Genetics
Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly FT (100% FTE) x 3 position(s)
Req ID: 44886
Union Status: Healthcare Bargaining Unit
Compensation: $32.0922 - $40.324/hour
Posting Date: November 28, 2019
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Start Date: ASAP
The IWK Health Centre is an internationally recognized and respected academic health sciences centre located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, providing tertiary and primary care for two million women, children, youth and families across the Atlantic region. The IWK is committed to a workplace where our staff, physicians, learners and volunteers reflect the patients, families and communities that we serve. We seek and encourage applicants who reflect our broad diversity, and we are committed to reducing barriers to employment and career growth.
Reporting to the Manager of Clinical Genomics, the Clinical Genomics Technologist I provides lab services for diagnostic purposes to support clinical care as well as academic and research needs. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
PCR (including RT-PCR and fluorescent PCR)
Sequencing, MLPA, RAD, Microarray, and NGS analysis
Problem-solves at a basic, operational level using an analytical approach
Cytogenetic specimen set up, tissue culture and harvest
Operates and maintains common laboratory equipment/instruments
QA/QC procedures and documentation
Performs duties in compliance with established operational policies, procedures and protocols and in accordance with safety guidelines and legislation pertaining to health care (i.e. WHMIS, TDG, OHS, waste management)
Hours of Work
Monday – Friday; 7.5 hrs/day; Weekend and call back as required.
Graduate of, or currently enrolled, in a recognized Clinical Genetics training program required.
Experience in Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) and/or Microarray techniques preferred.
Valid Nova Scotia College of Medical Laboratory Technology (NSCMLT) license or eligibility required.
Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Demonstrates effective problem solving, organizational, time management and prioritization skills.
Ability to work effectively and efficiently in a collaborative team environment.
Candidates must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to technical expertise and professional development.
Competencies in other languages an asset; French preferred.
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