General Duty Technologist – Medical Genetics (Full Time)


Sinai Health - Mount Sinai Hospital


Toronto, ON


Responsibilities include but not limited to:

• Performs Medical Genetic procedures to aid in diagnosis and management of patients.

• Rotates through the laboratory, becoming thoroughly familiar with theory and performance of all procedures and techniques relating to each bench area

• Identifies and accurately reports cytogenetic findings using the International System for Human Cytogenetic Nomenclature

• Ensures the accuracy, legibility and completeness of results submitted for reporting where applicable.

• Performs all quality control procedures and basic troubleshooting.

• Reports unresolved problems to the senior technical or supervisory staff.

• Accessions and processes specimens in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

• Prepare reagents, buffers, calibrators, quality control and other materials as required.

• Performs routine preventative maintenance on equipment.

• Performs test/procedures related to method evaluation, test optimization and validation

• Performs tests on materials from internal and external quality assurance programs.

• Performs the following techniques as applicable to the testing being performed and interprets results with an understanding of the disease being analyzed:

- DNA extraction from fresh or frozen blood, fresh, frozen or paraffin-embedded tissue
- RNA extraction from fresh or frozen blood, fresh or frozen tissue
- Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
- Reverse transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)
- Quantitative fluorescent polymerase chain reaction (QF-PCR) techniques and analysis
- Gel electrophoresis and analysis
- DNA sequencing and analysis
- Microsatellite Instability Testing (MSI) techniques and analysis
- Multiplex Ligation-dependent Probe Amplification (MLPA) techniques and analysis
- aCGH techniques and analysis
- G-banding
- Special stains, FISH and other procedures as required
- microscopic (bright field & fluorescent) analysis of chromosome preparations
- digital imaging and computer automated karyotyping of chromosome preparations


• C.S.M.L.S. certified MLT in Cytogenetics and Molecular Genetics

• Technology (Dual License) and a member of the College of medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario (CMLTO)

• Candidates eligible to write the upcoming Clinical Genetics CSMLS exam may be considered

• Experience in Medical Genetics preferred

• In accordance with accreditation standards, employment is conditional upon demonstrating proof of visual colour discrimination ability pertinent to the essential duties of the job.


37.5 hours per week; rotating shifts (days, evenings, nights, weekend) per operational needs


As per OPSEU Collective Agreement


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