Medical Laboratory Technologist – PaLM Cytogenetics Laboratory


London Health Science Centre

London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) is a world-class academic health sciences centre located in the southwestern Ontario city of London. Just two hours from Toronto and two hours from Detroit, London features a beautiful and walkable downtown core located on the Thames River, a vibrant culinary scene and scores of activities that highlight local arts, culture and music. As one of Canada’s largest hospitals, LHSC is a world-class innovator in clinical care, research and teaching, delivering both local and regional services, including the Children’s Hospital, within a large geographic area. LHSC has a workforce of close to 15,000, dedicated to delivering the highest quality patient care while working together to shape the future of health.Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (PaLM) is a joint venture of LHSC and St. Joseph’s Health Care London committed to providing a comprehensive range of routine and specialized testing and clinical consultation to patients within Southwestern Ontario and beyond. Our flagship programs, with over 700 staff and faculty across 30+ ISO15189/AC Diagnostics accredited labs, serve Canadian and international partners with world-renowned research, innovation, teaching and clinical service. We believe laboratory diagnostics is the cornerstone of the patient journey, with the potential to transform our health system, and we are strengthening our laboratory team to rise to this bold vision.


London, Ontario


As a member of PaLM, the Medical Laboratory Technologist (MLT) works under the supervision of the Manager for the Molecular Diagnostics Program in coordination with the Senior Medical Laboratory Technologists. MLTs in the Cytogenetics Laboratory are responsible for testing for chromosomal aberrations and gene rearrangements causing developmental disorders and malignant diseases. The Medical Laboratory Technologist will perform Classic and Molecular Cytogenetic procedures in accordance with written Laboratory protocols and Provincial Licensing Regulations under the general supervision of the Section Head.

Staff in PaLM may be assigned to London Health Sciences Centre (University Hospital, Victoria Hospital), St. Joseph’s Health Care, or other sites as required


Current registration or eligible as a Medical Laboratory Technologist with the College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario with authorization to practice relevant specialties in Clinical Cytogenetics and Molecular Genetics
• Certification with C.S.M.L.S or equivalent
• Recent work experience with the following:
o Preparation of all cytogenetic sample types
o Chromosome analysis by light microscopy
o Fluorescence in situ hybridization (F.I.S.H.) technology
• Demonstrated knowledge of Microarray technology (aCGH)
• Demonstrated knowledge of QF-PCR and Q-PCR technologies
• Proven ability to summarize results and complete reports in an accurate and timely manner
• Demonstrated ability to thrive and multi-task in a fast-paced, high volume workload environment, while maintaining accuracy and attention to detail
• Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision
• Excellent organizational and time management skills
• Demonstrated ability & willingness to work as part of a team and to collaborate, develop and maintain effective relationships within healthcare teams
• Conforms to all laboratory safety regulations, and works in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written)
• Demonstrated computer proficiency with Automated Clinical Systems
• Demonstrated practice and commitment to the principles of patient and family centered care
• Demonstrated practice and commitment to patient and staff safety at LHSC
• Demonstrated practice and commitment to LHSC’s Mission, Vision and Values
• Demonstrated ability to attend work on a regular basis

Immunization Requirements
• Provide vaccination records or proof of immunity against measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (chicken pox), Hepatitis B, Tetanus/ Diphtheria/Polio; Meningitis.
• Provide documentation of the Tuberculosis skin testing (two step)
• Completed COVID vaccine series (two vaccines).

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Full Time-37.5 hours


$33.32 per hour - $44.66 per hour


We are committed to providing a safe, healthy and inclusive work environment that inspires respect. LHSC is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ2+ persons. We are committed to providing persons with disabilities equal opportunities and standards of goods and services, and are also fully compliant with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005), as applicable.
As part of the assessment process applicants may be required to complete a written examination or test. Please be advised that a reference check may be conducted as part of the selection process.

Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Successful candidates, as a condition of job offer, would be required to provide a satisfactory police information check (original document) completed in the last 3 months. To apply please visit our website:



Nataly Caicedo


Recruitment Associate


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