Medical Laboratory Technologist - Molecular Diagnostics - Regular full-time 2023-231623

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Date Posted: 1/9/2024

Location: Toronto, ON, Canada

Reference No.: 2023-231623

Position Type: Regular full-time

Department: Molecular Diagnostics

Hours of Work: Other

Campus Site: Other

Shifts Weekday Required: Other

Shifts Weekend Required: Other

Statutory Holiday(s) Required: No

We currently have a Regular Full-time opportunity for a Medical Lab Technologist in the Molecular Services Department at our Bayview Campus. 

Hours of Work: Weekdays & Weekends; Days; 8hrs; On-call & Statutory Holidays Required; As per schedule

Summary of Duties

The MLT Molecular position will provide technical and subject matter expertise and will be adept at monitoring and trouble-shooting quality issues for all the molecular technologies used in the clinical molecular diagnostic laboratory with all specimen types for all divisions of lab medicine.

The individual will contribute effectively as a member of the lab team to ensure that the day to day operational requirements are met efficiently. Collaborates and communicates effectively with technical staff, medical, scientific, management, and internal and external users with a customer focus. Seeks opportunities to improve services by identifying and evaluating technological enhancements; using LEAN/Six Sigma principles for efficient workflow and continuous quality improvement.


  • Current licensing with CMLTO in Molecular Genetics – required (but will consider recent graduates that are not yet licensed, permanent status contingent upon successful attainment of license)
  • Previous clinical laboratory experience or training in PCR and NGS - preferred
  • Testing requirements utilizing DNA and RNA from a full range of sample types
  • Demonstrated ability to provide accurate patient results under strict timelines
  • Strong theoretical and practical knowledge for effective trouble-shooting
  • Demonstrated knowledge of good molecular lab practice
  • Effective communication skills (both written and verbal) with individuals at all levels and in all disciplines
  • Required to work in a dynamic, busy environment with good organizational skills
  • Strong computer skills utilizing Microsoft Office including Excel and Powerpoint

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their cover letter and resume (in one document) quoting 231623 to:

Human Resources
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

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Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is strongly committed to inclusion and diversity within its community and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: visible minorities, all religions and ethnicities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Please be advised that in order to be eligible for employment at Sunnybrook, all new hires must have received the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine or combination of COVID-19 vaccines approved by Health Canada (e.g., two doses of a two-dose vaccine series, or one dose of a single-dose vaccine series); AND have received the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days ago. Medical exemptions or any other kind of requested exemption based upon the Hospital’s obligations pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is an equal opportunity employer.