As part of the CHEO Regional Genetics Program, the Genetics Diagnostic Laboratory provides comprehensive diagnostic genetic testing for both the pediatric and adult populations in Eastern Ontario, Western Quebec and Nunavut; the testing menu in the molecular section includes analysis of over 30 known inherited diseases using a variety of molecular techniques including PCR, MLPA, Sanger and next generation sequencing.
We are looking for an enthusiastic qualified individual who wishes to use a variety of technical and analytical skills in a stimulating and supportive environment.
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)
* Please note you will be represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU).
Should the applicant require any accommodations during the application process please notify Human Resources as per the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.