Laboratory Technician, Histotechnology

Company

University of Guelph

The University of Guelph (www.uoguelph.ca) is one of Canada’s leading research-intensive comprehensive institutions, with a record of outstanding scholarship in the arts, humanities, social sciences, life sciences, physical and engineering sciences, agriculture and veterinary sciences. This is your chance to join us in our endeavour to improve life.

Location

Guelph

Duties

Temporary, full-time position (November 4, 2019 – January 31, 2020) – Guelph, ON

If you’re a Medical Laboratory Technologist or similarly qualified team player, capable of using both routine and specialized tissue-processing techniques, consider this opportunity with the University of Guelph’s Animal Health Laboratory.

Conforming to the Laboratory Services Division quality system, you will prepare histological specimens in support of anatomic pathology – from receiving, recording and preparing tissue specimens for microscopic examination, to following specialized techniques and meeting special staining requirements (including immunohistochemistry) through the processing of tissues.

Your key responsibilities as a Laboratory Technician – Histotechnology will also include:
• embedding tissues in paraffin, cutting sections, and staining slides;
• maintaining stock of tissue controls;
• maintaining quality control by investigating and correcting unsatisfactory test results;
• preparing reagents used in routine and special techniques;
• assisting with method development projects;
• filing and retrieving slides and blocks;
• preparing summaries and special reports;
• providing technical guidance and instruction to colleagues, students and staff;
• maintaining adequate inventory supplies;
• investigating and resolving client service issues; and
• maintaining laboratory cleanliness and safety.

This position involves working 35 hours per week, from Monday to Friday and/or from Tuesday to Saturday, with a start time varying between 7:00 am and 9:00 am, on a scheduled rotational basis.

Requirements

REQUIREMENTS

To assume the role of Laboratory Technician, Histotechnology, you must have:
 A 3-year community college diploma in Medical Laboratory Technologist or equivalent, plus one (1) year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
 Demonstrated working knowledge of slide sectioning and stains, and laboratory supplies and chemicals.
 Proven efficiency in cutting and embedding tissues in a high-volume lab, working under tight deadlines.
 Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills combined with demonstrated teamwork strengths.
 Proven ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, client-focused, team environment.
 Good understanding of Occupational Health and Safety legislation, WHMIS and Biosafety.

NOTE: You must be, or be willing to be, rabies vaccinated.

The University of Guelph (www.uoguelph.ca) is one of Canada’s leading research-intensive comprehensive institutions, with a record of outstanding scholarship in the arts, humanities, social sciences, life sciences, physical and engineering sciences, agriculture and veterinary sciences. This is your chance to join us in our endeavour to improve life.

To view a detailed posting for the role of Laboratory Technician, Histotechnology, including application instructions, please go to our website at www.uoguelph.ca/jobs. Applications, quoting Hiring #2019-0607, must be sent to: careers@uoguelph.ca.

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

Start Date

2019-11-04

Contact

Display Name

University of Guelph

Email

careers@uoguelph.ca

Display Date

2019-11-04

Expiry Date

2019-11-11