Laboratory Technologist III – Genetics – $10k Signing Bonus


Newfoundland and Labrador Health Services

About UsNewfoundland and Labrador Health Services (NL Health Services) brings together five former separate health entities - Eastern Health, Central Health, Western Health, Labrador-Grenfell Health, and the Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information. The creation of a provincial health authority was announced following recommendations from Health Accord NL.NL Health Services is responsible for delivering health and community services to more than 528,000 people living in Newfoundland and Labrador and employs over 21,000 people.


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Job Summary
The Laboratory Technologist III reports to the Laboratory Operations Manager. The Laboratory Technologist III will perform a variety of cytogenetic and/or specialized molecular diagnostic procedures on patient samples to provide accurate diagnostic and treatment information. These duties include, but are not limited to, nucleic acid extraction, PCR/RT-PCR (qualitative and quantitative), metaphase chromosome analysis, FISH, fragment/microsatellite analysis (3500XL Genetic Analyzer), traditional Sanger sequencing (3500XL Genetic Analyzer), and second-generation massively-parallel sequencing (Illumina NovaSeq 6000) for both germline and somatic conditions. The Technologist will recognize abnormal findings, determine the need for further testing and respond according to laboratory guidelines. The Technologist will operate and maintain equipment in accordance with established procedures and protocols, participate in quality control/quality assurance measures and assist in the validation of new assays. Other related duties as required.

Job Demands
By applying for this job, you acknowledge an understanding that regular requirements and demands of this job include (but are not limited to):
Constantly lifts/moves objects less than 10 lbs and occasionally objects up to 30 lbs.
Constantly stands, sometimes for extended periods, or sits for extended periods requiring constant repetitive movement. Also, constant bending or stretching and working in awkward positions.
Constantly requires fine finger and precision work and requires the use of gross motor skills to perform with accurate control and steadiness.
Visual concentration is required when performing procedures and auditory concentration is required to communicate and give information, to listen for alarms, timers, etc.


Job Qualifications
Graduation from a recognized (accredited) program with a diploma in Genetics Technology is required.
Current and continuing certification with the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) as a Genetics Technologist is required.
Current and continuing licensing with the NL Council of Health Professionals (NLCHP) is required.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively independently and as part of a robust team.
A satisfactory record of work performance and attendance is required.

The successful applicant must be willing to complete at the first available opportunity refresher courses at the request of the employer.

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70 bi-weekly (8-hour day shift work; rotating)


LX-32, ($36.66 - $46.49 per hour) The following Sign on Incentives may be applicable and can be combined: 1. Signing bonus up to $10,000 2. Relocation support For more information on bursaries/incentives please visit or email



Andrea Whyte

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Andrea Whyte


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760 Topsail Road


709 945 5182


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