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Research Technical Assistant - Toronto, Ontario

Position:                  Research Technical Assistant 
Site:                         MaRS Centre
Department:           Genome Technologies
Reports To:             Principal Investigator, Cancer Genomics
Salary:                    Commensurate with level of experience
Hours:                     35 Hrs/week
Status:                    Full-time, Contract (1 year) 

The Batada lab at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research is seeking a Research Technical Assistant. The Research Technical Assistant will work under the supervision of the Principal Investigator on a number of experimental projects relating to DNA repair and chromatin.

The responsibilities include:

  • Apply general technical knowledge and skills to perform routine, standardized laboratory research techniques and procedures.
  • Generate and characterize human cell lines (transfections, virus generation, shRNA knockdowns)
  • Carry out routine molecular biology (vector cloning, site directed mutagenesis and recombinant protein production), biochemistry (protein purification, IP) and cell biology (immunofluorescence microscopy, flow cytometry)
  • Assist graduate students and post-doctoral fellows on priority projects.


  • B.Sc or M.Sc. in Biochemistry or Molecular or Cell Biology
  • Prior experience with immunoprecipitation and fluorescence microscopy is highly desirable
  • Must be a detail-oriented and have good communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Must demonstrate satisfactory work performance and attendance record

OICR is an innovative cancer research institute located in the MaRS Centre in the Discovery District in downtown Toronto. OICR is addressing significant challenges in cancer research with multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional teams. New discoveries to prevent, detect and treat cancer will be moved from the bench to practical applications in patients. The OICR team is growing quickly. We are innovative, dedicated professionals who bring expertise to each of our roles. We are looking for individuals interested in being part of a culture of excellence that will result in Ontario being recognized internationally as a leading jurisdiction for cancer research.

Launched in December 2005, OICR is an independent institute funded by the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Research and Innovation.

For more information about OICR, please visit the website at www.oicr.on.ca.

POSTED DATE:   August 12, 2014
CLOSING DATE:   Posted until filled 

OICR has a diverse workforce and is an equal opportunity employer.

The Ontario Institute for Cancer Research thanks all applicants. However, only those under consideration will be contacted. 
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