Research Technician
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute - Ottawa, ON

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Brief job description:
The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute has an immediate opening for a part-time research technician in the Bainbridge Lab. The successful candidate will be highly motivated and have a strong interest in biomedical research. He/she will join a multidisciplinary team working on placental biology research, with a focus on adverse pregnancy outcomes. This position’s primary purpose will be to provide technical support and student supervision in cell and molecular biology research for our growing research environment.

Responsibilities include:

  • Performing human cell culture procedures
  • Performing molecular biology and protein analysis procedures
  • Participation in research projects under general supervision
  • Supervising and/or training junior laboratory staff and graduate students
  • General lab and equipment maintenance
  • Other duties as directed by supervisor and required by the lab


  • 3 year college diploma or a BSc degree in a health science field
  • 1-5 years of experience working in a research laboratory and supervising students
  • Demonstrated ability to follow established guidelines and protocols and to complete work assignments in effective and efficient manner
  • Highly organized with strong record keeping skills
  • Excellent critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral)
  • Experience with: human cell culture, protein analysis (Western Blotting, ELISA, immunohistochemistry and microscopy) and RNA analysis (real-time PCR) is preferred

Benefits and opportunities:

  • Length of term: 40 week contract, with possibility for renewal.
  • Hours: Part-time (21 hours/week).
  • Salary range: From $18.29/hr (min) to $26.18/hr (max), commensurate with skills and experience.
  • Benefits: Employee will receive 19% in lieu of benefits and vacation.

Comments to applicant:
Please send a cover letter, complete CV with description of research experience, and contact information for 3 references by email before December 31st, 2012

NOTE: Applicants must refer to “Research Technician Position” in the email subject line.

We encourage all qualified persons to apply. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those invited for an interview will be contacted