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The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute is the research arm of The Ottawa Hospital – one of Canada’s largest learning and research hospitals. We are proudly affiliated with the University of Ottawa and supported by The Ottawa Hospital Foundation. With more than 2200 scientists, clinician investigators, trainees and staff, and total revenues of more than $120 million, we are one of the foremost Canadian hospital-based research institutes. Our research spans more than a hundred different diseases, conditions, and specialties with an overall focus on translating discoveries and knowledge into better health.

Job Description
The position will involve sample management techniques, tissue and blood collection, tissue cryopreservation, cell separation, tumor measurements, operation, and maintenance of laboratory equipment (centrifuge, liquid nitrogen freezers, balances, etc), obtaining research participant consent, data entry, shipment of samples and general laboratory administration.

Basic Requirements (Education/Experience):
•University or College degree with specialization in a health sciences related field
•Relevant research laboratory experience is required.
•Highly motivated and self-directed individual with excellent interpersonal, organizational and time management skills.
•Previous experience obtaining informed consent from research participants required.
•Computer literacy: MS Suite
•Evidence of training certification in Tri-Council Policy Statement -2 (TCPS-2) and the International Conference on Harmonization — Good Clinical Practice Guidelines (ICH-GCP)
•Evidence of training in Food and Drug Regulations, Division 5, and/or Device Regulations, as applicable

Preferred Qualifications:
•Masters in a related discipline
•Relevant clinical experience in therapeutic oncology
•GLP experience
•Sample Management: tissue collection, processing, and storage
•Cell separation and cryopreservation techniques
•Transportation of Dangerous Goods (Air/Ground)
•Overseeing maintenance of program equipment (liquid nitrogen freezer tank, centrifuge, etc)
•Proficiency in English and French (Verbal)

Contract Details:
This is a 2-year full-time contract.  Salary: min: $29.96- max: $40.64

Comments to Applicant:
Please send a complete CV with description of research experience:

Contact Info:
Name: Harman Sekhon MD, PhD
Title: Principal Investigator
Program: Ontario Tumour Bank Ottawa-Site
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Website:  and


The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute is committed to building and sustaining a welcoming and supportive culture that promotes equity, diversity and inclusion for trainees, researchers, and staff. We are devoted to identifying and removing barriers that limit equitable access to opportunities within our organization. The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute strongly supports initiatives that encourage the participation of all groups, in particular the four groups defined in the Employment Equity Act (women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities).

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those invited for an interview will be contacted. The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute is an equal-opportunity employer. Upon request, accommodations due to a disability are available throughout the selection process.

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