Special Technologist, Molecular Genetics Laboratory


Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO)



Performs conventional molecular genetic procedures in accordance with protocol and licensing regulations, and under the general supervision of the Molecular Genetics Laboratory Head.

 Performs established routine and specialized laboratory procedures
 Maintains an acceptable workload as determined by the Laboratory Head
 Summarizes results and completes reports to the specifications of the Laboratory Head
 Recognizes the need for additional testing, and performs tests as required
 Identifies technical problems and takes appropriate corrective action
 Maintains up-to-date knowledge and skill level for all procedures currently used in the Molecular Genetics Laboratory
 Participates in research and development work as required within the Laboratory
 Participates in making team decisions regarding sharing of additional duties
 Is available for week-end and statutory holidays on-call duty if required
 Maintains accurate files and database records
 Shares with other technologists and staff additional duties to ensure the efficient functioning of the laboratory, such as: cleaning equipment, maintaining supply of solutions and reagents, receiving and storing supplies, ensuring a clean and tidy work place
 Conforms to all laboratory safety regulations, and works in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act
 Shares in maintaining quality assurance including: regular review of methodologies, identification of need for new equipment, and reporting of any errors or incidents if they occur to the Laboratory Head and Operations Director
 Accepts responsibility for ongoing professional development and participates in continuing education opportunities available in the Genetics Program or within C.H.E.O



 Police Record Check. (Essential)
 CMLTO Licensed Technologist, with a designation in Molecular Genetics or Clinical Genetics (Essential)
 Bachelor of Science or equivalent in a program that includes lecture courses and laboratory
courses in Molecular Genetics (Preferred)
 Previous experience applying molecular genetic techniques to the analysis of human genetic
Diseases (Preferred)
 Accuracy and precision in performing laboratory procedures (Essential)
 Ability to organize workload and establish priorities (Essential)
 Ability to perform preventative and routine maintenance of equipment (Essential)
 Ability to recognize abnormal or unusual test results, and to take appropriate action (Essential)
 Ability to exercise good judgement (Essential)
 Ability and willingness to work as part of a team (Essential)

Type of Job

Temporary (until November 2016) FT (0.9),


from $64,759.50 to $78,741.00 per year / (pro-rated)


* Please note you will be represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU).

Should the applicant require any accommodations during the application process please notify Human Resources as per the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

Please apply by sending your cover letter and a current resume indicating the competition number to jobs@cheo.on.ca. Please ensure your documents are in Word or PDF format and sent within the required time frame.




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