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Posting Number: YUSA-8141
Position Title: Laboratory Technician
Department: Dept of Biology, Faculty of Science & Engineering
Affiliation: YUSA
Band: 11
Salary: Annual salary of $55,846 will be prorated based on the number of weeks worked.
Duration: Temporary Full-Time
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (with flexibility based on laboratory requirements).
Position Start Date: October 15, 2012   Position End Date: June 30, 2013
Sessional Start Date: September 1     Sessional End Date: June 30
To support the operations of the laboratories in the Department of Biology by ensuring that the laboratories are run smoothly and efficiently. This includes the modification of existing and setting-up of new techniques and procedures, media and sample preparation and mixing solutions.
B.Sc. in Biology, Biochemistry.
Minimum of two years’ related experience (e.g. assembling, testing and using laboratory equipment, setting up experiments, ordering laboratory equipment and supplies, assessing results of experiments, etc.) in a laboratory setting.
Knowledge of biochemical and microbiological techniques; laboratory safety regulations and guidelines; operating a wide variety of laboratory instruments. Knowledge of molecular biology an asset.
Skilled operational knowledge of the following: Laboratory safety and government guidelines pertaining thereto; media preparation, sterile techniques, animal/aquarium maintenance and handling; good oral and written communication skills; excellent organizational skills; demonstrated skill/ability in the following areas: operating and routinely maintaining a wide variety of laboratory instruments including microscopes, centrifuges, spectrophotometer, balances, incubators, autoclaves, pH meters and kymographs; dealing courteously and effectively with others; attending accurately to detail; working independently and setting priorities; exercising good judgment; planning and executing complex tasks under pressure or deadlines.
Cover Letter Required: Yes
Internal Posting Date: October 10, 2012
Internal Application Deadline: October 17, 2012
Extended Posting Date: October 24, 2012
Extended Application Deadline: November 7, 2012
External Posting Date: October 24, 2012
External Application Deadline: November 7, 2012

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