Research Technician I #2

University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of Research Technician I in our Fundamental Neurobiology Department.

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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.

We currently have an opening for a Research Technician I in cell and molecular biology. The successful candidate will be expected to work in a multi-disciplinary research lab focusing on the evaluation of new chemical entities for the treatment of neurological disorders. 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; routine testing of new chemical entities in vitro and in vivo; assist with rodent colony management; may be required to perform animal venipuncture (appropriate education is required); administration of new chemical entities to rodents (oral gavage, IP, IV); collection and preparation of rodent tissue for analysis. Knowledge of in-vitro ADME assays an asset. Knowledge of oncology, neurobiology, immunology and/or pharmacology an asset. Flexible work hours may be needed.


  • At minimum, a Bachelor’s Degree in a biological science
  • At minimum, six (6) months related work experience in a laboratory setting
  • Expertise and experience in standard research laboratory techniques and procedures
  • Experience with animal handling (rodents) and in vitro cell biology
  • Experience with protein analysis (ELISA, SDS, PAGE, WB)
  • Detail oriented and well organized
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Problem-solving and trouble-shooting skills; take initiative and solve problems

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. Please also attach unofficial transcripts. You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions.

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