Academic Program Technologist – Biotechnology and Pre-health
Georgian College
Barrie, ON, Canada
1d ago

Organization Overview Position Overview Reporting to the Associate Dean the incumbent supports all technology labs, primarily in Biotechnology and Pre-health labs, ensuring appropriate design, maintenance, repair, inventory control, and replacement of equipment and resources.

In addition the incumbent advises / assists faculty and students through demonstration and orientation of technical information and processes, technical reports, applied research and the set-up and use of a variety of highly specialized equipment.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to : Duties and Responsibilities

  • Researching and integrating new software and systems
  • Setting up equipment and supplies in the Biotechnology and Pre-health labs and other facilities as assigned
  • Troubleshooting, repairing, and maintaining lab equipment (including performing preventative maintenance and contracting outside contractors when necessary)
  • Designing, researching, fabricating and testing new equipment
  • Ensuring lab safety standards are being followed and are Canadian Standards Association (CSA) approved and meets all safety legislative requirements
  • Assisting faculty and students through demonstration and orientation of technical information and processes, technical reports, applied research, and the set-up and use of a variety of equipment and experiments
  • Working closely with students on course related technical questions and assignments when faculty is not available
  • Designing, developing and delivering equipment demonstrations for labs and tour groups elementary aged to industrial representatives
  • Qualifications

  • Successfully completed a four-year post-secondary degree in Science (BSc.) or Biotechnology
  • Experience providing technical support in a setting where duties included : maintaining technical equipment, providing technical support, and demonstrating and training others on the use of equipment
  • Experience training and demonstrating skills to others
  • Experience in Biology which includes working in a Biosafety Level 2 Lab with cell cultures and / or in Chemistry working with a variety of modes of spectrophotometry and chromatography and other analytical techniques
  • Demonstrated knowledge of health and safety rules and regulations which includes knowledge of appropriate safety practices with regards to the handling and storing of pathogens or toxins
  • Knowledge of :
  • HPTA, HPTR, and any other applicable federal or provincial legislation
  • applicable biosafety and biosecurity policies, standards, and practices appropriate to the risk associated with the controlled activities being conducted
  • Masters Degree would be considered an asset
  • TDGA class 6 training would be considered an asset
  • Computer skills and experience using the MS Office Suite
  • Communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills
  • Must be self-directed with the ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Proven analytical, critical thinking, decision making, and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated planning, coordinating and time management skills
  • Posting Date 3 / 11 / 2020 Closing Date 3 / 18 / 2020 Additional Information

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