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Technician 2 (Dr. Ruth Slack Lab)

Faculty of Medicine - Basic Sciences Departments

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Job Type: Contract

Open Positions: 1

Posting Date: September 14, 2017

Closing Date: September 24, 2017

Union affiliation: NR

Job Reports To: Primary Investigator (

Job description

Salary (Grade: NR3)

Hiring salary range

Position Purpose

Performs varied and complex technical tasks requiring formal training, specialized knowledge and/or experience. Provides specialized lab management and/or testing services for professional staff or more senior technologists or technicians.

Essential Qualifications

• University degree in a relevant discipline, or technical program and a minimum four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Some positions may require a graduate degree.
• Technical training and completion of apprenticeship program.
• Sound understanding of the principles of the discipline as they are applied in practical situations and the purpose of the test results requested.
• Knowledge of a variety of standard laboratory procedures and techniques, of laboratory equipment and terminology, and of laboratory hazards and safety practices.
• Minimum work experience required.
• Ability to operate and repair laboratory equipment.

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.


All qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The University of Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you might require.

Contract of approximately 12 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. Workshops offered by Leadership, Learning and Organizational Development that you have taken may be considered an asset if you apply for a position at the University. Don’t forget to list them on your CV. We thank all candidates for applying. We will only contact candidates selected for further consideration. Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence. Remember to upload a copy of your diploma(s) or a certificate of merit as well as a current version of your CV into the My documents section of your career profile (please include the job ID number, i.e. J0000-0000, in the title of your document).

Thank you for your interest in a position with University of Ottawa. This posting has now closed. To view our current available career opportunities, please visit our Career Opportunities page.