Technician II

Mount Sinai Canada - Toronto, ON (13 months ago)

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In 2015, Bridgepoint Active Healthcare, Circle of Care, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute and Mount Sinai Hospital, came together to form Sinai Health System – and leverage our collective expertise and create a system that better responds to the changing needs of our patients, families and clients. Sinai Health has a bold vision and strategy for the future: To create Canada's leading health system pushing the boundaries to realize the best health and care for complex patients.

A key enabler of this vision is Sinai Health’s People Plan – which provides an explicit commitment to our people about our commitment to creating a workplace culture and environment that is safe, caring, equitable, compassionate and accountable in order to ultimately provide optimal care to patients and their family caregivers.

To support us on our journey, Sinai Health System is looking for a Technican II to support the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute.

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION:
The Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute of Mount Sinai Hospital, a University of Toronto affiliated research centre, is one of the world's leading centres in biomedical research. With ground-breaking discoveries in research areas such as cancer, diabetes, genetic disorders and women’s and infants’ health, the Institute is committed to excellence in health research and the training of young investigators. Strong partnerships with the clinical programs of Mount Sinai Hospital ensure that scientific knowledge is used to promote human health. Your significant contributions will assist in maintaining our momentum in advancing our research.

POSITION OVERVIEW:
Dedicated to excellence, you will provide technical assistance to students/researchers; furthermore you will be expected to work on one main project or several smaller projects as designated by the Investigator and assist in overseeing the day-to-day operation of the laboratory. The successful applicant will need knowledge of and experience with handling research animals. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong background in molecular biology and cancer genetics.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Independently leads a research project within the group and/or may have specialized expertise or knowledge in a particular field which is an essential component of a team project.

Responsible for the organization of the laboratory on a daily basis, including ordering/maintaining materials and supplies, budgeting, etc.

Responsible for coordinating/directing the work of others, including co-supervising and training students

Exercises independent judgement, initiative and decision making consultation with investigator to resolve matters relating to interpretation of test results, modification of techniques and procedures

Organized and self-sufficient, but also able to work well in a team

Experience with mammalian primary cell culture including derivation, transfection and imaging

Skilled in molecular biology techniques including western blotting, immunocytochemistry, cloning, DNA and RNA isolation, and PCR

Experience handling laboratory animals, maintaining mouse colony by breeding and genotyping is preferred

Responsible for organizing records of specimens deposited to a biorepository

Job Requirements

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
B.Sc. with 2 years of experience or a M.Sc. in Molecular and/or Cellular Biology, Cancer Biology, or related disciplines
Applicants with proven equivalent recent and related training and experience may also be considered
Must be able to exercise good judgement, exercise considerable independence and take initiative
Must possess exceptional communication skills (verbal, written and presentation) and be comfortable engaging and exchanging information with other members of the lab
Demonstrated analytical and problem solving abilities with strong attention to detail
Demonstrated knowledge of standard software (e.g. LIMS, Microsoft Office Suite)
Must demonstrate satisfactory work performance and attendance record