Contextual Main Account Career

Laboratory Technologist

Job Summary:

The Laboratory Technologist performs analysis of specimens including sample accessioning, nucleic acid extraction, polymerase chain reaction (PCR), next generation sequencing (NGS), and other molecular procedures, as well as related laboratory duties including operating and maintaining equipment, maintaining supplies and data management.


  1. Performs laboratory procedures including sample accessioning, nucleic acid extraction, PCR, Real-Time PCR, digital PCR, and next generation sequencing according to established Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  2. Investigates new molecular pathology methods and develops new SOP’s for novel cancer genomics assays, and processes.
  3. Evaluates quality control and quality assurance measures and modifies manuals as needed.
  4. Prepares reagents, standards and quality control materials to be used for test procedures.
  5. Performs data entry, data retrieval and prepares laboratory worksheets and reports.  Enters daily workload statistics into the laboratory information system.
  6. Maintains a safe work environment by following established safe work practices and using personal protective equipment.
  7. Performs other related duties as required.


  • Bachelor degree; and
  • Current registration or eligibility for registration with the Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS); or
  • Master’s Degree in molecular biology or pathology and laboratory medicine; and
  • Two or more years of experience in a molecular biology/pathology laboratory.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to organize workload and set priorities.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the job.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to work on a flexible work schedule.

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To apply for this position: email CV and cover letter to with job code: JD011 in the header.