Research Technician II


STTARR, Princess Margaret Cancer Research Tower University Health Network

University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of Research Technician II in our STTARR Innovation Centre.Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning.The University Health Network, where “above all else the needs of patients come first”, encompasses Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. The breadth of research, the complexity of the cases treated, and the magnitude of its educational enterprise has made UHN a national and international resource for patient care, research and education. With a long tradition of groundbreaking firsts and a purpose of “Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning”, the University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research teaching hospital, brings together over 16,000 employees, more than 1,600 physicians, 8,000+ students, and many volunteers. The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre has 12 site groups and 26 specialty clinics, and almost 3,000 staff who see over 400,000 patient visits every year. Its 800,000 square feet house 130 inpatient beds, 373,000 square feet of research space and 17 radiation treatment machines, making it one of the largest comprehensive cancer treatment facilities in the world and the largest radiation treatment centre in Canada


STTARR Imaging core- Princess Margaret Cancer Research Tower


As a Research Technician II in the STTARR-preclinical imaging core main responsibilities will include supporting/assisting preclinical MRI operations along with nuclear imaging PET/SPECT studies.

Key Duties:

Manage the design, execution, analysis, and reporting of pre-clinical discovery research studies while ensuring collected and reported data are of high standards
Provide support with daily operations of the MRI systems
Operations of CT, PET, SPECT imaging modalities
Nuclear medicine and molecular imaging- handling radioisotopes for preclinical imaging studies
Utilizing practical and theoretical knowledge to perform laboratory procedures; developing new methods and operating procedures; completing assigned workload to ensure the efficient operation of the laboratory;
maintaining quality control standards in assigned area; demonstrating understanding of the operational theories/procedures, performance characteristics of instruments/equipment to facilitate effective and efficient operations
Assist with project leads with:
All internal and external study-related communications
Creating and maintaining an open and supportive internal team environment
Acquiring sufficient knowledge on the disease of interest, its basic pathophysiology biology and how the specific study pertains to that field
The integrity and quality of the data shared with the client
Supporting the execution of pre-clinical imaging studies across various therapeutic areas
Interfacing with clients, study managers and laboratory staff to oversee all aspects of study management from proposal to final report including data analysis.


Qualifications would include the following:

Completion of a recognized Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Technologist program (CAMRT) and or Medical Radiation Technologist program, or equivalent, is preferred
Current registration as a radiological technologist with the College of Medical Radiation and Imaging Technologists of Ontario (CMRITO) is highly preferred
At a minimum completion of a Bachelor's degree required, completion of a Masters degree in a scientific discipline
Current experience in preclinical CT, PET, SPECT, ultrasound and theoretical knowledge and operational skills in MRI.
Knowledge in nuclear imaging
Demonstrated knowledge of the theory and practice of laboratory procedures, instruments, equipment and special techniques, efficient use of laboratory equipment and supplies
Experience managing all aspects of a laboratory including ordering, billing, interaction with clients, and scheduling if needed
Excellent problem recognition and problem-solving skills
Effective organizational, time management and prioritization skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work independently and accurately
Ability to work effectively as a team member, and interact with other functional groups within the core facility
Ability to multi-task and handle both administrative and technical workload
Dedicated and willing to work extra-hours as required
Understanding of appropriate behaviour required to work successfully in a diverse work group
Abide by applicable hospital and departmental policies, procedures, guidelines, protocols and practices
Must be computer literate in Windows based applications including imaging software (IRW) is highly preferred

Start Date



37.5 hours per week


$54,522 to $68,172 per year (Commensurate with experience and consistent with UHN Compensation Policy)


Permanent Full-time



Naz Chaudary




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