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Technician 1

Faculty of Medicine - Technical Operations (Labs)

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Job Type: Contract

Open Positions: 1

Posting Date: January 16, 2014

Closing Date: January 26, 2014

Union affiliation: NR

Job Reports To: Dr Stephen Lee

Salary (Grade: NC2)

Hiring salary range

Position Purpose

Performs general laboratory techniques and provides testing services of limited or moderate complexity. Observes and records results and maintains optimal processing conditions. May engage in work of a repetitive nature for which on the- job training is usually provided. May
be responsible for the daily operation and maintenance of the research laboratory and may perform related administrative duties, and maintenance of the research laboratory and may perform related administrative duties.

Essential Qualifications

High school diploma and sufficient technical training and relevant experience to have a basic understanding of the principles of the discipline applied in specific situations
Knowledge of laboratory maintenance procedures, sterilization techniques, and regulations concerning decontamination and disposal of biohazardous material (as applicable)
Knowledge of and experience in safe laboratory practices
Basic knowledge of lab equipment
One to two years of relevant experience in similar laboratory work an asset

Key competencies required at the University of Ottawa:
Planning: Organize in time a series of actions or events in order to realise an objective or a project. Plan and organize own work and priorities in regular daily activities.
Initiative: Demonstrate creativity and initiative to suggest improvements and encourage positive results. Is proactive and self-starting. Show availability and willingness to go above and beyond whenever it is possible.
Client Service Orientation: Help or serve others to meet their needs. This implies anticipating and identifying the needs of internal and external clients and finding solutions on how to meet them.
Teamwork and Cooperation: Cooperate and work well with other members of the team to reach common goal(s). Accept and give constructive feedback. Able to adjust own behaviour to reach the goals of the team.


Contract of approximately 3 months, with possibility of renewal. Eligibility to benefits will be determined upon hiring.

This position is excluded from all union accreditation units. All applications will be considered equally.

Schedule with an average of 35hrs/week.

CODL certificates can be considered an asset. Donít forget to add them to your resume.

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