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Research Laboratory Technician, Clinical Neurosciences, Cumming School of Medicine

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Job ID: 14047

Updated: November 8, 2017

Location: Foothills Campus

Position Overview

The Department of Clinical Neurosciences in the Cumming School of Medicine invites applications for a Research Laboratory Technician. This Full-time Fixed Term position is for approximately 1 year (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.

The Research Laboratory Technician reports to the Laboratory Manager, with accountabilities from both the Manager and the Principal Investigator.
The position will provide technical support for other team members through completion of common laboratory tasks and carrying out experiments in a team setting. Work requires possible exposure to dangerous materials in an environment of continuous change.

Position may require weekend/evening hours.

Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

  • Provide skilled technical support to a research laboratory.
  • Conducts histological analyses of several tissues for research projects
  • Maintains Chematix inventories up to date
  • Some animal work may be required assisting trainees when needed
  • Establishing and maintaining of primary tissue cultures
  • Making up basic laboratory stock solutions
  • Keeping common areas and 'clean' areas (e.g. mammalian tissue culture hoods and incubators) tidy and clean
  • Autoclaving glassware, solutions, laboratory reagents and items for tissue culture and molecular biology
  • Reliable and safe operation of all laboratory equipment
  • Understanding of safety codes, standards, and university regulations
  • Operate and maintain basic technical equipment
  • Maintains clear and well-documented reports of all research experiments
  • Conduct analyses of various biological samples and record findings
  • Keep laboratory and work area clean and safe
  • Operate and maintain basic technical equipment
  • Provide semi-skilled to skilled technical procedures to support the research project

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Technical diploma in a related field, or BSc degree required
  • Perform detailed design, documentation, and implementation of moderately complex technological systems
  • Requires strong organizational and time management skills, accuracy, and strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Understanding of safety codes, standards, and university regulations
  • Must be open to learning and development, and be willing to accept new challenges and assignments
  • Interact with other members of the team and undertake literature reviews
  • Knowledge of theory and practical application of technical procedures
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Knowledge of University core business systems is desirable
  • A positive attitude and the ability to work independently and as part of a team are critical to success
  • WHMIS

Application Deadline:  October 25, 2017

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.

Additional Information

This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Technical Job Family, Phase I.

To find out more about management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Management and Staff Careers website. For more information about the Cumming School of Medicine visit Careers in the Cumming School of Medicine.

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The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their professional success while they are here. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

 

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