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Medical Laboratory Technologist - Cytogenetics Laboratory

by London Health Sciences Centre

Reference #: 102017
Position Type: Regular, Full-time
Remote work options: No
Location: London, Ontario
Date Posted: Jun 12, 2024
London Health Sciences Centre

Job Description

Who We Are


London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) is a world-class academic health sciences centre located in the southwestern Ontario city of London. Just two hours from Toronto and two hours from Detroit, London features a beautiful and walkable downtown core located on the Thames River, a vibrant culinary scene and scores of activities that highlight local arts, culture and music. As one of Canada’s largest acute-care teaching hospitals, LHSC delivers world-class care and experiences, built on our commitment to excellence in research, innovation, and learning. In partnership with our communities, we design and advance healthcare to support the wellness of the populations we serve. LHSC delivers both local and regional services, including the Children’s Hospital, within a large geographic area. LHSC is known for its great people and great care, with a workforce of close to 15,000, dedicated to delivering the highest quality patient care while partnering with communities to transform health, one life at a time.

Posting Period


Open:         June 11, 2024

Deadline:   July 11, 2024

This position is covered by a collective agreement.  

Department Name


Pathology and Laboratory Medicine - Cytogenetics Laboratory

As a member of PaLM, the Medical Laboratory Technologist (MLT) works under the supervision of the Manager for the Molecular Diagnostics Program in coordination  with the Senior Medical Laboratory Technologists. MLTs in the Cytogenetics Laboratory are responsible for testing for chromosomal aberrations and gene rearrangements causing developmental disorders and malignant diseases.  The Medical Laboratory Technologist will perform Classic and Molecular Cytogenetic procedures in accordance with written Laboratory protocols and Provincial Licensing Regulations under the general supervision of the Section Head. 

Staff in PaLM may be assigned to London Health Sciences Centre (University Hospital, Victoria Hospital), St. Joseph’s Health Care, or other sites as required

What we offer:

  • Regular Full-Time
  • Rate of Pay: $36.84 - $50.24 per hour
  • Hours of Work: 37.5 Hours Per Week
  • Health and Dental Benefits & Pension Plan (HOOPP)
  • Career developemnt and training opportunities
  • Employee Wellness Initiatives


  • Current registration or eligible as a Medical Laboratory Technologist with the College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario with authorization to practice relevant specialties in Clinical Cytogenetics and Molecular Genetics
  • Certification with C.S.M.L.S or equivalent
  • Previous work experience with the following:
    • Preparation of all cytogenetic sample types
    • Chromosome analysis by light microscopy
    • Fluorescence in situ hybridization (F.I.S.H.) technology
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Microarray technology (aCGH)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of QF-PCR and Q-PCR technologies
  • Proven ability to summarize results and complete reports in an accurate and timely manner
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive and multi-task in a fast-paced, high volume  workload environment, while maintaining accuracy and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Demonstrated ability & willingness to work as part of a team and to collaborate, develop and maintain effective relationships within healthcare teams
  • Conforms to all laboratory safety regulations, and works in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Demonstrated computer proficiency with Automated Clinical Systems
  • Demonstrated practice and commitment to the principles of patient and family centered care
  • Demonstrated practice and commitment to patient and staff safety at LHSC
  • Demonstrated practice and commitment to LHSC’s Vision, Purpose and Values
  • Demonstrated ability to attend work on a regular basis

If interested in this role, please apply with a resume that outlines all current and previous experience relevant to the position. 

We are committed to providing a safe, healthy and inclusive work environment that inspires respect. LHSC is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from equity-denied groups including Indigenous people, racialized people, women, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQIA+ persons. LHSC is also committed to ensuring an accessible and inclusive recruitment process.Upon individual request, we will endeavor to remove any barrier to the hiring process to reasonably accommodate candidates, including those with disabilities, while maintaining a fair, consistent and equitable recruitment approach. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application, interview or selection processes, please contact Recruitment Services at 519-685-8500, extension #34321 or

 As part of the selection process applicants may be required to complete an examination or test. Please be advised that a reference check may be conducted as part of the selection process. 

 Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Successful candidates, as a condition of job offer, would be required to provide a satisfactory police information check (original document) completed in the last 6 months. 

 Please be advised, if you are seeking employment on a temporary work or study permit we recommend reviewing work permit restrictions as it applies to healthcare organizations in Canada. As per the Government of Canada, LHSC is considered a hospital/healthcare organization, even if an employee is functioning in a non-patient facing role. Individuals on a work or study permit seeking employment in this sector may be required to complete additional steps in the process, including but not limited to a medical exam, which may also apply to employees looking to renew their work permits. It is the employee’s accountability to ensure they are adhering to their specific work permit restrictions, and we encourage all candidates and LHSC employees to be proactive and review restrictions as soon as possible as it could be a lengthy process. 

Application Contact Information

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