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Simulation Laboratory and IT Technologist (re-posting)

Faculty of Health Sciences - Information Technology

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Job Type: Regular Full Time

Open Positions: 0

Posting Date: October 19, 2017

Closing Date: October 29, 2017

Union affiliation: PIPSC

Job Reports To: Manager, IT Support Services and Manager, CIESN

Job description

Salary (Grade: 09)

Hiring salary range

Position Purpose

Provides advice and technical support in these areas: 1) design, installation and maintenance of complex specialized simulation lab/scientific research equipment and 2) installation and maintenance of hardware and software (IT equipment) to meet the faculty/school’s curriculum requirements. The work is performed with minimum supervision, under general guidelines and requires understanding of both, the related scientific field, and information technology.

Essential Qualifications

College diploma in a related discipline (such as engineering technologist, computer science, physics, chemistry, etc.) or an equivalent combination of education and experience
Minimum 3 years of experience providing support and technical advice in a teaching/simulation laboratory
Knowledge of the specialized areas of research supported by the Faculty.
Knowledge of electronics, computers, data acquisition and mechanical instrumentation.
Knowledge of laboratory tools, equipment and instruments and their safe usage.
Knowledge of Health and Safety rules and regulations related to the operation of labs and lab equipment.
Knowledge of established University policies and procedures relating to laboratory equipment and usage.
Experience in the design and implementation of interface programs between laboratory instruments and computers.
Experience in providing technical support and advice to users for sim/lab equipment.
Experience in providing technical support and advice to users for IT equipment.
Experience in designing, assembling, building, testing and repairing special purpose lab equipment.
Experience with audio/video equipments and editing software
Experience in preparing and developing medical simulation scenarios to be used with advanced patient simulators.
Analytical skills to diagnose and repair laboratory equipment issues.
Ability to communicate technical concepts to users.
Ability to prioritize own work.
Bilingualism – French and English (spoken and written); to be considered for this position, candidates must be rated at the Low Advanced proficiency level for both oral comprehension and reading comprehension in their second official language. The rating is determined by a proficiency test designed by the Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute.

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.

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