Research Lab Technician II - Clinical Neurological Sciences - Lawson Health Research Institute

by London Health Sciences Centre

Reference #: 100339
Position Type: Temporary, Part-time
Remote work options: No
Location: London, Ontario
Date Posted: Jun 05, 2024
London Health Sciences Centre

Job Description

Posting Period


Open:           June 6, 2024
Deadline:      July 17, 2024

Job Summary


Lawson Health Research Institute (Lawson) is the research institute of London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care London. As one of Canada’s top ten research institutes, we are committed to furthering scientific knowledge to advance health care around the world.

 The Hebb laboratory is inviting applications for a Research Lab Technician position, initially half-time with potential transition to full-time if desired and funding permits. The new position requires an enthusiastic interest in brain cancer research. Studies will utilize tissues from living human and animal brain, cell culture and a broad range of cellular, molecular, imaging and in vivo investigations. We are looking for an experienced individual comfortable to direct research trainees while maintaining the day-to-day needs of the lab. Ideally this individual would also be versed in lab methods as below, or be interested to learn so able to participate in the multitude of research studies ongoing. The lab is part of a vibrant collaborative network focused on developing new therapeutics for the worst of brain cancers that currently have no effective therapy. We partner with basic scientists and clinicians in multiple fields as well as industry partners in the region and internationally. We are hoping to add a dynamic individual to our team to actively contribute to the progress!

 Rate of Pay:                    To commensurate with experience

Hours of Work:               Temporary Part Time - 18.75 hours per week

Duration:                         One-year, renewable


  • Education required (BSc or postgraduate degree)
  • Recent related experience in a similar role is an asset
  • Adept at cell culture
  • Previous experience with cellular and molecular biology and histopathology preferred
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, ability to work autonomously, and good organizational and time management skills with attention to detail and prioritization
  • Previous experience with small animal handling and care; previous rodent surgery experience an asset
  • Punctual and reliable work ethic

Before beginning employment at LHSC, all new hires will be required to: 

  • Provide vaccination records or proof of immunity against measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (chicken pox), Hepatitis B, Tetanus/ Diphtheria/Polio; Meningitis;  
  • Provide documentation of the Tuberculosis skin testing (two step);  
  • Provide proof of Health Canada-approved COVID-19 vaccination reflective of Ontario Health’s current definition of being fully vaccinated  
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If interested in this role, please apply with a resume that outlines all current and previous experience relevant to the position. 

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. 

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 . 

Thank you for your interest in this opportunity. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. 


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