Lab Technician

University of Toronto

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Date Posted: 11/14/2022
Req ID: 28484
Faculty/Division: Temerty Faculty of Medicine
Department: Structural Genomics Consortium
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)
Position Number: 00036278


Description:


About us:

Home to over 40 departments and institutes, the University of Toronto’s Temerty Faculty of Medicine lies at the heart of the Toronto Academic Health Science Network and is a global leader in ground-breaking research and education, spanning clinical medicine, basic science and the rehabilitation sciences sectors.

Your opportunity:

The Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC) is an international Public-Private-Partnership that supports the discovery of new medicines through open access research (www.thesgc.org). Led from Toronto, the SGC is supported by public and philanthropic funding agencies, and Pharmaceutical industry partners. The SGC-Toronto Laboratory within the Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto is offering an exciting job opportunity for a Laboratory Technician.

As Laboratory Technician, you will be part of a dynamic team working within a fast-paced research centre focused on using state-of-the-art laboratory methods. As an integral member of the team, you will apply a diverse range lab techniques. Relying on your sound scientific and technical skills and your strong communication skills, you will ensure operational excellence in a dynamic, high-compliance work environment amongst staff, students and faculty.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Constructing proof of concept experiments to test different elements of the process

  • Scheduling the use of lab equipment and resources

  • Collaborating on cost estimates

  • Ordering supplies with approval

  • Serving as a technical resource on laboratory protocols, and experimental procedures and equipment


Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or acceptable combination of equivalent experience.

  • Minimum two years of relevant laboratory experience

  • Experience supporting labs, including setup of equipment and reagent preparation for various types of lab experiments, purchasing lab supplies and reagents, tracking and maintaining inventory and maintaining databases

  • Experience serving as a resource and providing orientation to users on work procedures and practices

  • Experience in collecting, analyzing and summarizing data for presentations

  • Strong knowledge of health and safety regulations, experience applying lab safety and protocol procedures

  • Strong knowledge of protein expression and purification techniques including bacterial transformation, large-scale E. coli expression of recombinant proteins, affinity chromatography and other chromatographic methods for protein purification.

  • Strong knowledge assessing the quality and purity of recombinant protein samples including SDS-PAGE, native PAGE, mass spectrometry and analytical gel filtration.

  • Strong knowledge of lab equipment knowledge (autoclaves, biosafety cabinets, centrifuges, general microscopy, qPCR)

  • Must have strong attention to detail with the ability to take direction and work independently

  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills

  • Accurate record keeping skills with the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines

  • Must work effectively within a multi-disciplinary team, have excellent time management skills, sound judgment, exemplary organizational skills, and a commitment to research

  • Physical ability to lift objects of up to 25kg


Assets (Nonessential):

  • Understanding of structural biology methods such as X-ray crystallography and cryoEM as well as other biophysical methods to investigate protein-protein interactions (ITC, SPR, BLI etc.)


To be successful in this role you will be:

  • Approachable

  • Articulate

  • Meticulous

  • Organized

  • Problem solver


Closing Date:
12/02/2022, 11:59PM ET
Employee Group: USW
Appointment Type: Budget – Continuing
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone:
USW Pay Band 09 – $60,006 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $76,739. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.
Job Category: Engineering / Technical


Lived Experience Statement

Candidates who are members of Indigenous, Black, racialized and 2SLGBTQ+ communities, persons with disabilities, and other equity deserving groups are encouraged to apply, and their lived experience shall be taken into consideration as applicable to the posted position.

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