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RESEARCH TECHNICIAN - BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION UNIT
Organization:    Ministry of Natural Resources
Division:    Aquatic Research and Development Section
City:    Peterborough
Job Term:    1 Temporary - Up to 6 months with possible extension
Job Code:    41104 - Resource Technician 3
Salary:    $22.91 - $25.50 Per Hour*
Posting Status:    Open
Job ID:    47748
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The Ministry of Natural Resources, Aquatic Research and Development Section has an excellent temporary opportunity as a research technician in our aquatic genetics laboratory located at Trent University in Peterborough Ontario.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this position you will:
-Assist the senior genetics technician with operation and management of the Aquatic Biodiversity Conservation Unit's genetics laboratory;
-Conduct laboratory work such as DNA extraction, quantification, precipitation, amplification, electrophoresis, and scoring;
-Assist with the planning of experiments, manage and summarize genetic data, and prepare reports;
-Provide technical assistance and training to MNR staff, students and collaborators in genetic laboratory techniques and methods.

How do I qualify?

Mandatory
Valid Class G Driver's licence or equivalent as recognized by the Province of Ontario

Technical knowledge:
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience in DNA amplification and electrophoresis to conduct genetic laboratory work;
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience in laboratory methods used in fisheries and/or population genetics and in troubleshooting biochemical reactions;
- Knowledge of sound data management principles;
- Proven knowledge of safe working practices in a laboratory setting, including the use of hazardous chemicals;
- Demonstrated knowledge of the worker responsibilities as outlined in the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations.

Computer skills:
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the use of personal computers for data storage and retrieval.

Leadership, project management and analytical skills:
- Proven leadership, project management, analytical and problem solving skills to implement several project concurrently and to troubleshoot problems in the laboratory.

Communication skills:
- Demonstrated interpersonal skills, tact and judgment to communicate with public, staff, students and clients and to provide technical assistance and training.
- Demonstrated ability to prepare written data summaries.

Additional information:

Address:  
  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 6 months, 2140 East Bank Drive, Peterborough, East Region
Compensation Group:   Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:   4.7
Category:   Lands and Resources
Posted on:   Monday, November 5, 2012
 
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Tuesday, November 20, 2012 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

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*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
 
 
 
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