Research Technician

McGill University

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Position Summary:
Under the direction of the immediate supervisor, plans and executes laboratory projects and experiments. Performs technical tasks in the field of biology, chemistry, physiology, etc. Selects and modifies methodology. Analyses and interprets data. Acts as resource person, resolves problems and instructs others. Participates in manuscript preparation. Maintains equipment.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plans and executes laboratory projects and experiments within objectives set by supervisor. Performs literature searches, reviews, selects and modifies methodology.

  • Compiles experimental and analytical data. Prepares reports. Analyzes and discusses results and their interpretation with others. Participates in devising new methodology. Maintains records and files.

  • Acts as resource person, resolves problems and instructs others. Provides technical guidance and assistance concerning work methods, the use of equipment and techniques, and the analysis of results.

  • Ensures compliance with safety regulations in the use of equipment. Ensures proper storage, handling and disposal of hazardous materials.

  • Maintains inventory. Recommends and purchases equipment and material.

The list of duties and responsibilities outlined above is representative and not a complete and detailed list of tasks which may be performed by an employee whose position has been matched to this generic job description.
Other Qualifying Skills and/or Abilities:

DEC III in Nuclear medicine required with 3 years’ experience in nuclear medicine. Good proficiency using Microsoft office tools such as excel.

Knowledge in nuclear medicine neuroimaging and PET. Good experience with radiotracer dose calibration, manipulation and administration. Demonstrated Social and interpersonal skills. Team player and dedication to the work at hand.

Ability to work autonomously and apply good judgment contextually. Willingness to learn new imaging and data analysis techniques. Good communications s kills in French and English. Must have a valid license by being a member of the Ordre des technologues en imagerie médicale, en radio-oncologie et en électrophysiologie médicale du Québec (OTIMROEPMQ).

Minimum Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree – Biology 2 Years Related Experience /

Hourly Salary:

(MUNACA Level H) $32.09 – $39.78

Hours per Week:

33.75 (Full time)



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