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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
 
Purpose:
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.
 
Education:
B.Sc. in Biology, Biochemistry.
 
Experience:
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.
 
Skills:
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
 
Dates:
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

Please Note: All applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. on the posted deadline date.

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