|| Research Technician III
||Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute
|| Temporary full time
|HOURS OF WORK
|| 37.5 hours/week
|| Dr. Ellen Greenblatt and Dr. Crystal Chan
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 diabetes, genetic disorders, cancer 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.
Drs. Greenblatt and Chan are Clinician Investigators in Reproductive Medicine at Mount Sinai Fertility. Their research contributes to the understanding of basic reproductive physiology and improves outcomes in Assisted Reproductive Technology. This position is in the laboratory of Dr. Chan at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, which is focused on investigating the role of the endometrium in implantation and early pregnancy. This translational research involves close “bench-to-bedside” collaboration between the lab and IVF clinic located at 250 Dundas.
We are seeking a Research Technician who can manage a laboratory, archive biological samples, independently lead research projects, and bridge the research relationship between the lab and clinic. This position is available immediately for a 1-year contract with the possibility of renewal.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Independently leads ongoing research projects
· 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 supervising and training trainees
· Collaborates with investigators on preparing research papers, grants, seminars, and presentations
· Exercises considerable independent judgment, initiative and decision making in consultation with investigator to resolve matters relating to interpretation of test results, modification of techniques and procedures
· Archives biological samples donated to research and organizes “biobank” of tissue
Master’s Degree in related field (preferred) or a Bachelor’s Degree with experience in a specialized area
3-5 years of research laboratory experience
Strong foundation in molecular biology techniques, including real-time PCR, RNA extraction, primary tissue culture, immunohistochemistry, fluorescence microscopy
Previous experience in biobanking and processing of patient samples is preferred
Knowledge of standard software (e.g. LIMS, Microsoft Office Suite)
Must demonstrate satisfactory work performance and attendance record
Ideal candidate will have excellent record keeping and communication skills, and be self-motivated, detail-oriented and work well in team (within lab and clinical environments)
|Posting open until February 22, 2017. We thank all candidates for applying. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
In accordance with Institute’s policy and legislated health and safety requirements, employment is conditional upon the verification of credentials, completion of a health review, and demonstrating proof of immunity and vaccination status of vaccine-preventable diseases.
The Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute is a scent sensitive environment and all members of the community are expected to refrain from wearing or using scented products while visiting or working at the Institute. We also support a barrier-free workplace supported by the Institute’s accessibility plan, accommodation and disability management policies and procedures. Should you require accommodation at any point during the recruitment process, including accessible job postings, please contact the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Human Resources Department.