Lab Helper B (Quail) - Tenders Global

Lab Helper B (Quail)

McGill University

Hiring Unit:
Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre

Position Summary:

Assists in performing laboratory tests: staining of histology slides Tissue Processing and embedding, slide labeling,  tissue handling, using  the Vip Tissue Tek  tissue processor, slide labeler, Leica embedding station and automated stainer.  The candidate will learn a variety of laboratory techniques and to use a variety of lab equipment, e.g. PH meters, pipettors, etc .

Catalogs laboratory material and or equipment: maintains laboratory supplies such as chemical and alcohol, advises supervisor to reorder.  Cleans and maintains tissue processor, embedder and stainer etc.. . 

Collects and enters data into established inventory databases: Histology database.  Updates manuals/data sheets as required eg; My Lab chemical inventory.

Distributes and tracks items such as: clients histology requests.  A log to track these items may be required;   will ensure compliance with safety regulations in use of equipment, storage, handling and disposal of hazardous materials.

Maintains lab work area in a clean and orderly fashion:  glass washing, records and files as well as answering the phone, responding to clients and  general maintenance of laboratory.

The list of functions outlined above is representative and not a complete and detailed list of tasks that may be performed by the incumbent. 

Other Qualifying Skills and/or Abilities
Previous experience in a laboratory is an asset, must be meticulous, accurate and autonomous in the execution of tasks.  Team, spirit, initiative, good judgment and keen organizations skills.  Knowledge of Microsoft Office Word is essential, knowledge of Microsoft Office Excel is an asset.  Good communication skill.

Minimum Education and Experience:

High School Diploma

Hourly Salary:

(Amuse B) $14.25

Hours per Week:

15 (Part time)

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McGill University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We welcome applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated groups to self-identify. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, [email protected] or 514-398-3711.

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