Genetic Technologist needed at Hamilton Health Sciences Hamilton, Ontario, Canada – Apply now

Apr 24
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The Genetics Medical Laboratory Technologist carries out a diverse range of work activities, ensuring all duties and responsibilities and handled with accuracy and efficiency to provide quality results. The Genetics Medical Laboratory Technologist will perform all aspects of sample processing and analysis using a wide variety of advanced Cytogenetic and Molecular Genetic laboratory applications. The Genetics Medical Laboratory Technologist will identify incidents and non-conformances, escalate concerns as appropriate, document quality control, and participate in quality assurance activities.

  • Member in good standing with the College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario (CMLTO), registered in Cytogenetics and Molecular Genetics
  • Practical working experience in a Clinical Genetics laboratory
  • Experience with computer database management and Laboratory Information Systems
  • Proficient in isolating DNA and RNA from several tissue types including blood, fresh tissues, FFPE, tissue culture cells, amniotic fluid cells and CVS
  • Proficient in molecular diagnostic techniques including PCR, Sanger sequencing, real-time PCR, array technology, Next Generation Sequencing
  • Proficient in Cytogenetic diagnostic techniques including tissue culture, harvesting, slide making, chromosome analysis, FISH and use of an image capture system
  • Perform troubleshooting of test results and equipment, escalate as needed to senior staff
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

As a condition of employment, you are required to submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to Employee Health Services.



Primary Location


This position will be located at

McMaster University Medical Centre





Hours per week


Number of Openings


Union Code

OPSEU Local 273

Minimum Salary


Maximum Salary


Post Date

May 30, 2023, 12:00:00 AM

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Jun 6, 2023, 11:59:00 PM

Unit Summary

The Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine Program (HRLMP) is a collaborative program funded and operated jointly by the Hamilton Health Sciences and St. Joseph's Hospital The Program is committed to change and innovation, through education, service and research; to bring the highest quality science into health care for the benefit of the community; and to participate in the clinical application, delivery and interpretation of that science.

Schedule Work Hours

Monday to Friday days and weekend days


Hamilton Health fosters a culture of patient and staff safety, whereby all employees are guided by our Mission, Vision, Values, and Values Based Code of Conduct. Hamilton Health Sciences is a teaching hospital and all staff and physicians are expected to support students and other learners.

To be considered for this opportunity applicants must apply during the posting period. All Internal applicants may apply online through the Careers website or by submitting a Competition Application Form. External applicants may ONLY apply via the Careers website.

Hamilton Health Sciences is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate any needs under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities, if requested. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application processes, please contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 1-877-667-2700 for assistance. If the applicant requires a specific accommodation because of a disability during the interview, the applicant will need to advise the hiring manager when scheduling the interview and the appropriate accommodations can be made.

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This competition is open to all qualified applicants, however, qualified internal applicants will be considered first. Past performance will be considered as part of the selection process. If you are a previous employee of Hamilton Health Sciences, please note: the circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.

Proficiency in both Official Languages, French and English, is considered an asset.

If this position is temporary, selection for this position will be as per the outlined Collective Agreements:

  • Article 30 (k) – CUPE Collective Agreement
  • Article 10.7 (d) – ONA Collective Agreement
  • Article 13.01 (b) (ii) – OPSEU 273 Collective Agreement
  • Article 14.04 – OPSEU 209 Collective Agreement
  • Article 2.07 and Article 13 – PIPSC RT Collective Agreement

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