Laboratory Research Project Coordinator

Company: The Centre for Phenogenomics
Location: Toronto
Start Date: February 13th, 2017

The Centre for Phenogenomics (TCP, formerly “Toronto Centre for Phenogenomics”) is owned and operated by The Hospital for Sick Children and Mount Sinai Hospital as a centralized, state-of-the-art national research facility. Since 2007, TCP has provided animal holding, model production, clinical phenotyping, imaging, pathology, and cryopreservation & recovery services to users locally, across Canada, and around the world.



The Laboratory Research Project Coordinator will be responsible for clinical chemistry operations (50%) and be part of the gross pathology (necropsy and tissue collection procedures) service (50%) in TCP’s Pathology Core. Additional responsibilities on an as-needed basis may be required and if so, appropriate cross-training will be provided. The Laboratory Research Project Coordinator must adhere to all documentation, regulations, and protocol and procedures of TCP’s Pathology Core.



  1. Clinical Chemistry
  • Perform daily chemistry analysis on submitted samples (serum, plasma, urine, bone marrow) and produce reports on the results
  • Perform all blood collections and bone marrow collections from animals submitted to TCP’s Pathology Core
  • Maintain all Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all Clinical Chemistry lab procedures
  • Maintain a Quality Control system for clinical chemistry equipment to ensure precise and accurate measurements and troubleshoot any issues that might arise
  • Provide technical advice to clients on Clinical Chemistry services and provide solutions tailored to each lab’s project requirements
  • Provide general interpretation of clinical chemistry results and educate service users on the results
  • Independently pursue assay development and SOP development
  • Organize the plasma sample archive stored for the International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium (IMPC) project and respond to any quality control questions from IMPC data wranglers
  • Responsible for all clinical chemistry data entry into Pathology Core’s Laboratory Information Management System


  1. Gross Pathology
  • Complete routine and standardized necropsies, tissue collection and macroimaging, and project-specific tissue harvesting, including identification of any morphological abnormalities, providing detailed reports to pathologists using standardized nomenclature (description) terminology, and entering complete procedure results on the Pathology Core’s Laboratory Information Management System
  • Provide back up, support, and workflow planning when necropsy supervisor is absent



  • Must have Veterinary Technology Diploma and be Registered as a Veterinary Technician with the Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians
  • Must be certified as a Registered Laboratory Animal Technician with CALAS
  • A BSc in Biochemistry or related specialty is a preferred asset
  • Must have formal training in veterinary clinical chemistry, preferably with 3-5 years clinical chemistry experience on rodent samples
  • Must have formal training in rodent anatomy and sample collection, preferably with 3-5 years necropsy/gross pathology experience on rodent samples
  • Must have animal handling experience
  • Exceptional verbal and communication skills
  • Strong computer and technical skills
  • Familiarity with Laboratory Information Management Systems (databases) is an asset
  • Must have proven ability to maintain a high level of accuracy, independent judgement, and initiative, and be results driven
How to Apply: Apply through Sick Kids Careers. Job ID# 7058 https://career.sickkids.ca/psc/CRPRD/CAREER/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_SCHJOB&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1

Company Name: The Centre for Phenogenomics
Active from 2017-02-02

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