The Centre for Phenogenomics-Animal Care Attendant


Centre for Phenogenomics (TCP) is a state-of-the-art research centre enabling groundbreaking research and discovery, with the goal of
advancing human health. We are the largest Centre in
Canada, brought about through an innovative scientific collaboration among
preeminent research hospitals including Mount Sinai Hospital and The Hospital
for Sick Children. The TCP is a globally acclaimed Canadian resource that serves
researchers throughout the world. Located in the heart of Toronto’s Discovery
District, the TCP pools functional expertise and resources under one roof, all
to enable the best science, supported by the best infrastructure. Our ability
to generate, hold, analyze, archive and distribute a critical mass of
genetically engineered mice is unique. Your
significant contributions will assist in maintaining our momentum in advancing
our research. 




TCP has temporary and long
term contract Animal Care Attendant opportunities to start April 2017. Reporting to the Supervisor, Animal
Husbandry, the incumbent is responsible for basic animal husbandry duties for
laboratory mice and responsible for their overall health and welfare. 

A variety of animal
health care duties are required such as general husbandry including cage
changing, daily health checks on all animals in assigned rooms and identifying
changes in animal health or deviations in normal behaviour. Other
responsibilities include: working cooperatively with scientific staff and
fellow team members; stocking supplies and general upkeep of assigned holding
rooms and procedure rooms; maintaining detailed records; working with a
specialized colony management database and reporting all failures to follow
SOPs immediately to supervisor.  The
incumbent will work as a team to maintain the overall cleanliness and
efficiency of the vivarium – including but not limited to: cleaning and
disinfecting animal rooms, procedure rooms and equipment.  The work is conducted in a highly regulated
environment according to standard operating procedures.


The successful candidate
should be a graduate of an Animal Care Technician or Veterinary Technician
program or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  At least 2 years of animal care experience is
required. CALAS certification is preferred with a good understanding of CCAC
guidelines and OMAFRA regulations.  Must
be able to work and contribute to a team environment. May require lifting a
minimum of 33lbs (feed bags); require pushing/pulling of vented racks and feed
transfer racks.  Must be able to stand
for a substantial period of time while performing animal husbandry duties. Excellent
written/verbal communication and computer skills.  Demonstrated ability to work independently
with minimal supervision.



All interested candidates
should email their resumes or curriculum vitae along with a cover letter to:

phone calls please.

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Company Name: The Centre for Phenogenomics
Active from 4/3/2017

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