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About SickKids

Dedicated exclusively to children and their families, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is one of the largest and most respected paediatric healthcare centres in the world.  As innovators in child health, we lead and partner to improve the health of children through the integration of healthcare, leading-edge research and education.  Our reputation would not have been built – nor could it be maintained – without the skills, knowledge and experience of the extraordinary people who come to work here every day.  SickKids is committed to ongoing learning and development, and features a caring and supportive work environment that combines exceptionally high standards of practice.

When you join SickKids, you become part of our community. We share a commitment and determination to fulfill our vision of Healthier Children. A Better World. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to work alongside the world’s best in paediatric healthcare.

Position Description

We require an enthusiastic individual with genetics and molecular biology experience. You will be a key team member in the Zebrafish Genetics and Disease Models Core Facility (Zebrafish Core) in the Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning. The Zebrafish Core works closely with clinicians and scientists to create disease models and facilitate both phenotype analysis and drug discovery.

Here’s What You’ll Do:

In close collaboration with the facility manager, you will help establish the Zebrafish Core as an essential part of the SickKids research environment.  This position includes, but is not limited to: ordering supplies, making reagents, managing equipment, generation of zebrafish mutants, designing PCR primers, sequence analysis, molecular cloning, tracking client orders, maintaining zebrafish lines, breeding zebrafish and microinjection on client request, occasional feeding of zebrafish, performing small molecule suppressor screens, writing project update reports, and learning new techniques as required.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Candidates must have at minimum an MSc, or a BSc with at least 1 year experience in both molecular biology research and zebrafish husbandry, breeding and microinjection techniques.  Individuals must be highly organized, be able to multi-task and handle multiple projects at the same time, have attention to detail, and be enthusiastic and inquisitive.  Experience with the following techniques is preferred:  PCR, primer design, CRISPR/Cas9 mutagenesis, agarose gel electrophoresis, molecular cloning, sequence analysis, brightfield and confocal imaging, and genetics.  Candidates must have the ability to work independently while effectively communicating and coordinating with the facility manager. Excellent communication skills (written and spoken) in English required. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications.

Employment Type: Temporary Contract, 1 Year

Our Commitment to Diversity

SickKids is strongly committed to diversity within its community and welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups and others who may contribute to diversity within our organization.

SickKids is also committed to providing services in both official languages and our preference is to hire employees who are fluent in both English and French whenever possible.

Thank you for your interest in joining SickKids. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. In accordance with our Hospital policy, employment at SickKids is conditional upon the Hospital’s receipt of all necessary documentation.

How to Apply

Tip: Combine your cover letter and resume into ONE document as you cannot upload multiple documents as part of your application.

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