Prepare reagents, solutions, and materials for use in the lab;
Conduct modern laboratory analyses using immunoassays, such as ELISA, flow cytometry, and culturing mammalian and bacterial cells;
Assist in the tissue harvesting and cell culturing;
Conduct cell and molecular biology techniques and biochemical assays such as PCR, Western Blot, ELISA, flow cytometry, and animal tissue culture and experimentation;
Assist in the creation of standard operating procedures for various pieces of equipment;
Participate in the gathering of data, compilation, and presentation necessary for various special reports or projects, as requested;
Uses multiple office software applications including word processing, database management, spreadsheets, graphics and presentation software, email, and internet.
Optimize and trouble shoot various protocols on laboratory equipment. Examples include, but are not limited to: running standards, performing validation tests, and performing routine maintenance tasks (i.e. replenishing buffers, etc.);
Interpret and apply organizational policies and workplace rules as appropriate;
Performs other duties as assigned;
Some travel may be required.
Recently graduated from an accredited college or university with a relevant diploma, undergraduate or graduate degree (ie: Honours Bachelor of Science Degree or a Master of Science Degree in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physiology, Microbiology, Immunology, or Physiology);
Completion of a laboratory technician course will be considered an asset;
Previous laboratory experience will be considered an asset;
Familiarity with basic biochemical, microbiological, and immunological techniques and basic computer programs, including software for statistical analysis; Microsoft Office, email and the internet;
Ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as independently;
Ability to analyze, problem-solve and rationale effective decision-making processes;
Negotiate effectively using conflict resolution skills and provide effective feedback;
Work within established organizational practices, protocols and policies;
Familiarity with the Occupational Health & Safety Act and Regulations that apply to the work being performed.
Eligible candidates must be 29 years of age or under and a graduate of a secondary school located in Northern Ontario. Graduates from a secondary school outside of Northern Ontario who have resided in the North for at least one year are also eligible. Mature graduates may be considered.
This position is partially funded by the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation.
Interested candidates are invited to submit their curriculum vitae and contact information for three references to:
Dr. Simon Lees
Assistant Professor, Medical Sciences Division
Northern Ontario School of Medicine-West Campus
955 Oliver Rd
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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