Research Technician I

Job Posting #871816

Position: Research Technician I
Site: McEwen Stem Cell Institute
Department: Liver Regenerative Medicine Program
Reports to: Principal Investigator
Hours: 35 hours per week
Salary Range: $24.61 to $30.76 per hour commensurate with experience and consistent with UHN Compensation Policy
Status: Temporary Full-Time (up to 2 years)

University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of Research Technician I involving in liver regenerative medicine program in the McEwen Stem Cell Institute.

Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning.

The University Health Network, where “above all else the needs of patients come first”, encompasses Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. The breadth of research, the complexity of the cases treated, and the magnitude of its educational enterprise has made UHN a national and international resource for patient care, research and education. With a long tradition of groundbreaking firsts and a purpose of “Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning”, the University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research teaching hospital, brings together over 16,000 employees, more than 1,200 physicians, 8,000+ students, and many volunteers. UHN is a caring, creative place where amazing people are amazing the world.

University Health Network (UHN) is a research hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto and a member of the Toronto Academic Health Science Network. The scope of research and complexity of cases at UHN have made it a national and international source for discovery, education and patient care. Research across UHN’s five research institutes spans the full spectrum of diseases and disciplines, including cancer, cardiovascular sciences, transplantation, neural and sensory sciences, musculoskeletal health, rehabilitation sciences, and community and population health. Find out about our purpose, values and principles here.

Working under the direction of the Principal Investigator, the Research Technician I will perform routine and moderately complex laboratory functions and experiments. Experience in standard biological laboratory techniques and animal handling is essential. Responsibilities include: compiling data from related and/or unrelated sources; performing simple analyses and experiments; communicating and maintaining records of experimental data; monitoring and maintaining lab chemical/cell stocks and/or equipment; ordering and maintaining inventories of supplies, animals, and/or equipment; may be required to perform animal venipuncture (appropriate education is required).


  • At minimum, completion of a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in a health or science-related discipline
  • At minimum, six (6) months related work experience in a laboratory setting
  • General technical knowledge and skills to perform routine, standardized laboratory research techniques and procedures required
  • Experience in cell culture and molecular biology preferred
  • A willingness to learn new techniques and technologies
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work independently and accurately under deadlines
  • Meticulous and detail-oriented
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills in a team environment

If you are interested in making your contribution at UHN, please apply on-line. You will be asked to copy and paste as well as attach your resume and covering letter. You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions.

Posted Date: February 18, 2021 Closing Date: March 4, 2021

For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN’s attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.

UHN thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.

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