Cellular Therapy Laboratory opening: Laboratory Technologist

Laboratory Technologist
Glen Site, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal

About the CTL

The Cellular Therapy Laboratory (CTL) at the RI-MUHC was created to enhance research capabilities using stem cells. Situated in the Centre for Innovative Medicine (CIM), the CTL collects and stores cells and tissues from healthy donors. It provides screening services for donors, undertakes fundamental research, adapts findings for clinical use, and transports and administers cells to patients in clinical research trials.


Participates in the execution of laboratory projects and experiments. Performs a variety of specialized technical tasks according to established methodology in fields such as cellular therapy.

  • Participates in the execution of laboratory projects and experiments in a very regulated environment 40%
  • Performs a variety of specialized technical tasks according to established methodology 40%
  • Prepares materials and equipment 5%
  • Compiles data 5%
  • Demonstrates techniques 5%
  • Maintains equipment 5%
Specific responsabilities
  • Prepares and sets up materials and equipment. Performs a variety of assays, analyses and tests such as tissue culture and molecular techniques.
  • Records results, performs calculations and compiles data. Maintains records and files.
  • Demonstrates the operation of apparatus or techniques.
  • Maintains equipment and performs minor repairs. Arranges for servicing.
  • Ensures the cleanliness and safety of the work area.
  • Maintains inventory. Purchases equipment and materials.
  • Keeps abreast of new developments in the field to update skills and knowledge.
  • Uses a variety of equipment such as balances, cell counter, pipettors, biological safety cabinet, incubators, microscopes, flow cytometry, centrifuges, thermocycler, cryofreezers, and computers.

The list of duties and responsibilities outlined above is representative and not a complete and detailed list of tasks that may be performed by an employee whose position has been matched to this generic job description.

Scope of responsabilities

Impact of Decision Making: Significant impact (short-term, less than one year, impact on the overall project at the financial, material or human level)
Verbal communication – Collaborate: participate in or initiate talks with one or several people in order to reach common goals.
Written Communication: Writing of texts, memoranda, or reports with the purpose of providing updates on complex situations.
Supervision: No direct supervision of personnel

Standards of performance
  • Autonomous, sense of ethics and good judgment;
  • Excellent organizational skills,
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision
Minimum requirements

Education: Diploma of College Studies (DEC)
Field of Study: scientific or related field
Work Experience: in laboratory
Professional Membership: ☒ Yes ☐ No
OPTMQ is an asset
Other requirements:
• Excellent French and English, spoken and written;
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
• Ability to work independently or with teams with minimum supervision;

This position requires adequate protection against COVID-19 in light of work site and as per the Government of Quebec decree, # 1276-2021 dated September 24, 2021.

Working conditions

Status: Temporary, Part-Time (minimum 14 hours)
Compensation Level: Commensurate with education & work experience.
Work Schedule: Day
Work Site: Glen (CIM)

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