The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical


POSTING DATE: June 19, 2018
CLOSING DATE: June 30, 2018

Laboratory Technician
Canadian Center for Vaccinology

Position Summary:

The Canadian Center for Vaccinology (CCfV) located in the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, is a collaboration of Dalhousie University, the IWK Health Centre, and Nova Scotia Health Authority.

We are currently seeking a Laboratory Technician to provide laboratory/ technical support of clinical studies. The Laboratory Technician reports to the Laboratory Manager and is responsible for, but not limited to, performing various lab assays and procedures with knowledge and application of Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) as necessary.


  • Carry out a range of lab assays, including but not limited to PCR, ELISA, and microimmunassays
  • Calculate and check assays, and interpret and report data for clinical or non-clinical CCfV research studies
  • Receive and process specimens according to study protocols; collect specimens from hospital labs as scheduled. Maintain specimen logs and databases
  • Prepare specimens and documentation for shipping and ship specimens as per guidelines
  • Operate and maintain lab equipment according to protocols
  • Monitor stock/supplies and reagents for ordering and disposal purposes

Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree or Diploma education (Microbiology, Biology, Science) and 3-5 years minimum related experience is required (or equivalent combination of training and experience). Strong problem-solving and leadership skills with meticulous attention to detail, excellent time management skills and experience are required. Knowledge of research ethics, in concept and practice, Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) as appropriate, advanced knowledge of complex lab machinery and equipment required. Excellent oral and written communication skills; advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word Excel, Power Point ,Access, MS Project) required. Must be self-motivated and possess strong organizational skills.

Status: 37.5 hours per week
Pay Scale: $40,315 - $49,166 - to commensurate with experience
Duration: 1-year term

Deadline for application: June 30, 2018 at 4:30 PM AST

Interested parties should forward a cover letter and current CV to:

 Barbara Sweeney
Canadian Center for Vaccinology

Only applications submitted directly to the e-mail address above will be considered. We thank all applicants, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


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Dalhousie University

Dalhousie University is Atlantic Canada's leading research-intensive university and a driver of the region's intellectual, social and economic development. Located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with an Agricultural Campus in Truro/Bible Hill, Dalhousie is a truly national and international university, with more than half of our 19,000 students coming from outside of the province. Our 6,000 faculty and staff foster a vibrant, purpose-driven community, that celebrated 200 years of academic excellence in 2018.