Research Assistant Technician 1

University of British Columbia

Staff – Non Union

Job Category
Non Union Technicians and Research Assistants

Job Profile
Non Union Hourly – Research Assistant /Technician 1

Job Title
Research Assistant Technician 1

Facilities Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics Faculty of Medicine

Compensation Range
$22.03 – $24.18 CAD Hourly

Posting End Date
March 25, 2023

Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the Posting End Date above.

Job End Date

Mar 15, 2024

This position is located within a health-care facility, therefore, the successful candidate will be required to provide verification of full vaccination against Covid-19 provided prior to the start date, as required by a provincial health mandate.

At UBC, we believe that attracting and sustaining a diverse workforce is key to the successful pursuit of excellence in research, innovation, and learning for all faculty, staff and students. Our commitment to employment equity helps achieve inclusion and fairness, brings rich diversity to UBC as a workplace, and creates the necessary conditions for a rewarding career. 

Job Summary
This is a casual on-call position for a Research Assistant Technician 1. This position requires maintaining daily care of laboratory mice; changing and cleaning animal cages, and racks; maintaining mouse data; performing census duties; disinfecting rooms; and general upkeep of the animal facility.
Organizational Status
The incumbent will report to the assistant manager or the manager of the transgenic unit, who reports to the director of the facility, who reports to the director of CMMT
Work Performed

  • Maintaining daily care of laboratory mice;
  • Changing and cleaning animal cages and racks;
  • General upkeep of animal facility, including disinfecting rooms;
  • Maintaining mouse data and performing census duties;
  • Lifting heavy items (up to 25kg)
  • Other related animal unit duties.

Consequence of Error/Judgement
Work is subject to supervision by facility manager and co-workers. The impact of an incorrect decision could be major, since the facility houses very valuable research mice. The procedures and protocols in place to protect these mice from disease and harm must be strictly adhered to.
Supervision Received
Direct supervision is provided by the manager of the animal facility, who reports to the Director of the facility (a faculty member).
Supervision Given
There is no supervisory role with this position.
Minimum Qualifications
High school graduation and a minimum one year of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
– Willingness to respect diverse perspectives, including perspectives in conflict with one’s own

– Demonstrates a commitment to enhancing one’s own awareness, knowledge, and skills related to equity, diversity, and inclusion

Preferred Qualifications

  • VOA (Veterinary office assistant) certification and one year of related experience preferred.
  • CALAS (Canadian Association of Lab Animal Science) certification at the ALAT level preferred but lower classifications or equivalent experience will be considered.
  • Candidate will have effective oral and written communication and good organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to follow established guidelines and protocols.
  • Ability to work independently or within a team environment
  • Ability to complete work assignments in a timely fashion is a must.
  • Computer experience and the physical ability to lift and carry materials up to 25 kg are required

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