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Laboratory Assistant, Clinical Neurosciences, Cumming School of Medicine

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Job ID: 15709

Updated: Yesterday

Location: Foothills Campus

Position Overview

The Department of Clinical Neurosciences in the Cumming School of Medicine invites applications for a Laboratory Assistant. This Fixed Term Recurring Part-time position is for approximately 1 year (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.

The Laboratory Assistant reports directly to the Research Manager and primarily focuses on the cleaning services of the lab.  Once trained, successful candidate must work independently. 

This is a recurring part-time position working approximately 30 hours a month (subject to laboratory needs).  Start and finish times are flexible during the week. 

Recurring part-time employees are hourly employees engaged to perform work on an irregular schedule.   

Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

  • Projects undertaken by this position are aligned with the department or project's overall objectives
  • Services meet the continuously changing needs of the lab
  • Perform manual activities
  • Cleans and monitors all lab equipment
  • Provides cleaning services to a lab (dishware, benches, etc)
  • Transportation of glassware for sterilization
  • Monitoring and maintains lab cleaning supplies

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • No technical education or experience required
  • Some knowledge of standard operating procedures and general laboratory safety an asset 
  • Communication and organization skills
  • Ability to follow direction
  • Training will be provided by supervisor

Application Deadline:  June 20, 2018

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.

Additional Information

This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the General Job Family, Phase II.

To find out more about management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Management and Staff Careers website. For more information about the Cumming School of Medicine visit Careers in the Cumming School of Medicine.

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