University of Toronto


55 Harbord Street, Toronto, ON


Duties will include, but are not limited to:

Safely and effectively perform venipuncture and insertion of venous catheters on human research participants including those with challenging vein access
With training and supervision by a physician, perform percutaneous skeletal muscle biopsy
Perform administrative duties associated with maintenance of laboratory biosafety permits, including communicating with health and safety office regarding audits, overseeing and maintaining EHS training records and performing laboratory orientations for new trainees
Responsible for proper storage, labeling, packing of biohazardous waste.
Refine laboratory procedures for more efficient use of time and resources with a special emphasis on laboratory safety and good laboratory practice
Plan, analyze, and organize all procedures, equipment, and supplies required for faculty-initiated studies involving the above procedures
Maintain cleanliness of laboratory equipment and work area
Assist with the development/updating of standard operating procedure laboratory manuals



One of:

Completion of a recognized Medical Laboratory Technician/Assistant/Technologist program and current registration with CMLTO/CSMLS/MLPAO/OSMT OR
Registered nurse (current registration not required) OR
Undergraduate degree in Kinesiology, physiology, health sciences, nursing or equivalent and 2+ years’ experience and demonstrated proficiency in phlebotomy

1-3 years of experience working in a lab environment would be an asset.

Knowledge of Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) regulations and Workplace Hazardous Material Information System regulations (WHMIS) and/or willingness to complete this training
Demonstrates ability to develop skill and knowledge in duties where experience is lacking
Initiative to be a self-starter and to work independently with minimal supervision
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Time management and organizational skills, ability to meet deadlines, attention to detail
Problem solving, with diplomacy and tact, interpersonal expertise, and role modeling
Ability to prioritize and keep multiple projects/tasks moving forward at once
Team player with strong leadership qualities
Partnership building – ability to gain confidence and cooperation of students, employers, and faculty members
Resume and cover letter to be emailed to:

Mirey Karavetian:

Please outline experience with venipuncture and IV insertion among challenging populations and any other relevant transferrable experience in cover letter.

Subject line should include title of position.

Start Date



5 – 20 per week


$27.00 per hour



Jennifer Williams


Postdoctoral Fellow


100 Devonshire Place, Toronto ON


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