Laboratory Manager

OHRI - Ottawa, ON (21 days ago)

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The individual will be responsible for the following:
  • Managing an annual budget of $500,000 for procurement of common laboratory supplies; maintaining sufficient inventory to meet daily/weekly/monthly needs and ensuring appropriate utilization, with a commitment to reducing costs and waste.
  • Supervising lab support technicians. Arranging and reassigning work schedules as required to ensure duties covered during leave periods.
  • Inspecting and appraising problems with instruments and equipment, arranging timely repairs as required.
  • Reviewing specifications to determine future equipment purchases, investigating advantages and benefits and doing a cost comparison. Overseeing the correct and timely installation of new equipment; understanding running costs, maintenance and training requirements; arranging training on new equipment.
  • Acting as Representative at Lab Operations and Health and Safety meetings in order to present the concerns of the centre.
  • Liaising with supplier representatives to obtain product information and pricing.
  • Keeping an inventory of chemical waste, ensuring proper labelling and safe disposal according to hospital policy and encouraging proper disposal of waste. Maintaining and updating MSDS.
  • Maintaining a chemical inventory/database for common areas of the laboratory to facilitate searches.
  • Being a certified member of the Joint Health and Safety Committee
Basic Requirements (Education/Experience):
  • M. Sc. (or equivalent).
  • At least three years of experience in management and supervision of research and /or laboratory operations
  • Knowledge of the methodological, operational, and regulatory aspects of a research laboratory.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Computer literacy and knowledge of software such as Microsoft Access, Word and Excel.
  • Excellent written/oral communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Attention to detail, initiative, ability to problem solve.
  • Knowledge of relevant health and safety legislation and regulatory requirements (e.g. WHMIS, Health Canada Biosafety Guidelines, Ontario Fire Code Part 4, Health Canada’s Guidelines for work with Cell, Tissues and Organs).
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of both official languages.
Contract Details:
Salary to be commensurate with skills and experience – range of $39.330 to $49.986 per hour, or $76,693 to $97,473 per year. Initial contract will be two years with the possibility for renewal. There is a comprehensive benefits and pension package available.

Comments to Applicant:
Please send a complete CV with description of research experience to:

Contact Info:
Supervisor: Dr. Rebecca Auer c/o Monica Skillen
Title: Director, Cancer Therapeutics Program, OHRI

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those invited for an interview will be contacted. The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute is an equal opportunity employer. Upon request, accommodations due to a disability are available throughout the selection process.