Research Technologist I

Title: Research Technologist I

 Institution: The Hospital for Sick Children

Toronto, ON

Active from ASAP to April 26/18



Job ID is 9189

Dedicated exclusively to children and their families, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is one of the largest and most respected paediatric healthcare centres in the world. As innovators in child health, we lead and partner to improve the health of children through the integration of healthcare, leading-edge research and education. Our reputation would not have been built – nor could it be maintained—without the skills, knowledge and experience of the extraordinary people who come to work here every day. SickKids is committed to ongoing learning and development, and features a caring and supportive work environment that combines exceptionally high standards of practice.

When you join SickKids, you become part of our community. We share a commitment and determination to fulfill our vision of Healthier Children. A Better World.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to work alongside the world’s best in paediatric healthcare.

Position Description

The successful applicant will be responsible for day-to-day operations of our comprehensive mouse colony that supports world-class clinical and translational research in the Brain Tumour Research Centre at The Hospital for Sick Children. The successful applicant will also be responsible for applying technical knowledge and skills to perform laboratory procedures and experiments. Assignments will be broadly outlined and frequently require theoretical insight, and the ability to find and extract pertinent information from technical literature.

Here's What You Get to Do:

• Support our expanding efforts to implement highly predictive in vitro and orthotopic in vivo tumor models of solid tumors for the testing of existing and newly-developed therapeutics

• Strategic responsibility for interpreting scope of projects, implementing quality control, compiling standard operating procedures (SOPs) and preparing reports.

• Play a role in developing and implementing new technologies crucial to the mouse colony in order for the lab to maintain its scientific and technological edge.

• Contribute to the development of strategic goals and be responsible for ongoing projects; must be able to carry out responsibilities with a high degree of independence.

• Provide leadership and training within the team on technical matters related to the mouse colony and associated research projects.

• Receive, process, archive and retrieve biological samples.

• Maintain colony databases.

• Handle and process mammalian cells, DNA, RNA, and protein.

Here's What You Need:

• BSc or College Diploma with mouse/animal work experience.

• Experience with surgical procedures using mouse models, preferred (e.g. mouse handling, surgery, and orthotopic cell implantation; dosing via iv, ip, sc, routes)

• Strong data management skills, including experience in database management.

• Practical knowledge of current techniques including RNA/DNA extraction, cDNA synthesis, and quantitative real time PCR.

• Experience handling multiple biological samples at any given time, and following standard operational protocols (SOPs) as well as being able to write SOPs.

• Self-motivated, proactive, highly organized, and able to efficiently prioritize work in response to multiple demands.

• Maintaining confidentiality and detailed and precise record keeping are essential skills.

Employment Type: R- Fixed Term, modified benefits; 1-year contract

Company Name: The Hospital for Sick Children
Active from 4/18/2018

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