Temporary (until June 2019) Full Time (1.0), Specialty Technologist, Genetics Diagnostic Laboratory (Molecular Section)



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Temporary (until June 2019) Full Time (1.0), Specialty Technologist, Genetics Diagnostic Laboratory (Molecular Section) PDF


Ottawa, Ontario



Performs genetic procedures in accordance with protocol and licensing regulations, and under the general supervision of the Laboratory Manager and Laboratory Heads.

 Performs established routine and specialized laboratory procedures
 Maintains an acceptable workload as determined by the Laboratory Heads
 Summarizes results and completes reports to the specifications of the Laboratory Manager and Laboratory Heads
 Recognizes the need for additional testing, and performs tests as required
 Identifies technical problems and takes appropriate corrective action
 Maintains up-to-date knowledge and skill level for all procedures currently used in the Laboratory
 Participates in research and development work as required within the Laboratory
 Participates in making team decisions regarding sharing of additional duties
 Maintains accurate files and database records
 Shares with other technologists and staff additional duties to ensure the efficient functioning of the laboratory, such as: cleaning equipment, maintaining supply of solutions and reagents, receiving and storing supplies, ensuring a clean and tidy work place
 Conforms to all laboratory safety regulations, and works in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act
 Shares in maintaining quality assurance including: regular review of methodologies, identification of need for new equipment, and reporting of any errors or incidents if they occur to the Laboratory Heads and Laboratory Manager
 Accepts responsibility for ongoing professional development and participates in continuing education opportunities available in the Genetics Program or within CHEO


Police Record Check (PRC) (Essential)
CMLTO Licensed (or eligible) Technologist, with a designation in Molecular Genetics or Clinical Genetics (Essential)
Previous experience applying genetic laboratory techniques to the analysis of human genetic diseases(Preferred)
Accuracy and precision in performing laboratory procedures (Essential)
Ability to organize workload and establish priorities(Essential
Ability to recognize abnormal or unusual test results, and to take appropriate action (Essential)
Ability to exercise good judgement(Essential)
Ability and willingness to work as part of a team(Essential)

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Temporary (until June 2019) Full Time


from/de $ 66, 553.50 to/à $ 80, 886.00 per year / par année


We encourage all applications to apply by sending your cover letter and a current resume indicating the competition number to jobs@cheo.on.ca . Please ensure your documents are in Word or PDF format and sent within the required timeframe.

Nous encourageons toutes les candidates et tous les candidats à envoyer leur lettre de motivation et un curriculum vitae à jour indiquant le numéro du concours à jobs@cheo.on.ca . Veuillez vous assurer que vos documents sont en Word ou format PDF et envoyés dans les délais requis.



Kaylee Both


Human Resources Officer


401 Smyth Ottawa Ontario







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