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Research Technician - Sunnybrook Research Institute (06232022)

Toronto, ON, CA Posted: 6/23/2022 8:08:47 AM

We are a fast-paced and dynamic academic lab at Sunnybrook Research Institute that focuses on different aspects of developmental immunology and stem cell biology. Our team consists of undergraduate students, graduate students, postdocs, and research associates. We have collaborations with both academic labs and biotech companies. A temporary full-time position is available in our laboratory for a Research Technician with a salary range of $38,000 to $45,000. The successful candidate will have a B.Sc. or M.Sc. degree with experience in standard tissue culture and molecular biology techniques. New grads are welcome to apply.


  • Provide support for the day-to-day operations of the laboratory.
  • Tissue culture: Culture cell lines and mammalian primary cells.
  • Prepare solutions for the lab including tissue culture media.
  • Conduct a variety of experimental tasks in a molecular-cellular biology intensive lab.
  • Maintain inventory of lab stock including chemicals, consumables, cells and plasmids.
  • Processing of donated blood.
  • Genotyping.
  • Working on occasional weekends will be required.


  • B.Sc. or M.Sc. degree in a science discipline.
  • Previous hands-on scientific research experience is necessary.
  • Ability to operate standard laboratory equipment.
  • Previous experience in tissue culture is essential and work with human pluripotent stem cells would be an advantage.
  • Knowledge of flow cytometry would be an important asset
  • Experience in small animal handling is an asset.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail: able to follow experimental protocol.
  • You are required to be a responsive and responsible individual, have strong communication skills, accurate record-keeping, and good computer skills.

Interested applicants should forward one document containing their cover letter and resume with the names of at least 2 referees to:

Dr. JC Zúñiga-Pflücker lab, Sunnybrook Research Institute, 2075 Bayview Ave, Toronto, Ontario, M4N-3M5, jczp.lab@gmail.com. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Closing date of 22 July 2022.

Sunnybrook Research Institute is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter.

Sunnybrook Research Institute is strongly committed to inclusion and diversity within its community and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: visible minorities, all religions and ethnicities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Please be advised that in order to be eligible for employment at Sunnybrook, all new hires must have received the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine or combination of COVID-19 vaccines approved by Health Canada (e.g., two doses of a two-dose vaccine series, or one dose of a single-dose vaccine series); AND have received the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days ago. Medical exemptions or any other kind of requested exemption based upon the Hospital’s obligations pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code will be considered on a case-by-case basis.