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Senior Medical Laboratory Technologist - Chem/Hemat - Full Time - Flexible Shift - Belleville, ON

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Date: Jun 4, 2022

Location: Belleville, ON, CA

Company: LifeLabs

LifeLabs is the largest community diagnostics laboratory in Canada, serving the healthcare needs of Canadians for over 50 years. Our team members are truly centred around our customers, and we know that behind every lab requisition, sample being tested, or investment in technology is an individual and their family counting on us.


Consistently named one of Canada's Best Employers by Forbes, LifeLabs has also been recognized for having an award-winning Mental Health Program from Benefits Canada. The passion and commitment of over 6,000 diverse and innovative team members unites and motivates us to ensure our customers receive high quality tests and results that they can trust. Agile, customer-centred, caring and teamwork: we live these values every day in what we do to support our customers and healthcare providers, driving forward our vision of empowering a healthier you.


Make a difference – join the LifeLabs team today!


LifeLabs Medical Laboratory Services is seeking a Senior Medical Lab Technologist to join our Chemistry and Hematology team in Belleville, Ontario.


LifeLabs offers an attractive one-time sign on bonus for this role, paid during the course of your employment.


Our Senior Medical Lab Technologists provide accurate and timely interpretive and diagnostic specimen testing and reporting. Through accuracy, quality, efficiency and expediting test results, you will contribute to patient well-being and the achievement of better health outcomes. This is a great role for a hands-on, detail-oriented individual who thrives in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Collaborating with our Technical, Medical Scientific, and Quality and Regulatory teams to develop, validate, troubleshoot and implement methodologies, platforms and molecular tests for clinical service.
  • Leading and assisting with the design and development of new tests to meet operational initiatives and optimize current tests to standardize testing workflows
  • Leading and assisting with validation of new tests on realtime PCR, NGS and MassArray platforms
  • Supporting on-going process improvements and problem solving efforts in work organization, test methodologies and lab workflows
  • Performing data analysis required with test development and validation
  • Completing validation documentation and operating procedures for new tests prior to implementation
  • Conducting a wide range of molecular genetic diagnostic and interpretive specimen testing
  • Performing, interpreting and releasing results, while ensuring patient confidentiality
  • Participating in critical reviews of key indicators, incidents, audits, inspection and improvement opportunities resulting in effective implementation of corrective actions, escalating as appropriate and driving continuous improvement


This is a Full Time role working the Flexible Shift, suitable to the maintenance of a healthy work/life balance. LifeLabs’ facilities are also known as “teaching laboratories”, offering opportunities to share knowledge in a collaborative environment, 24-hour medical support through our Medical Science team and Medical library, and the ability to teach our college and university student placements.


Are You a Good Fit?


LifeLabs is seeking individuals who can work collaboratively in a fast-paced team environment, while adhering to LifeLabs’ standards of safety, accuracy and efficiency. Do you have:

  • Undergraduate University degree in Molecular Biology or equivalent
  • Medical Laboratory Technology diploma
  • Active CMLTO registeration
  • 5 years of MLT experience or equivalent
  • Experience with test design,development and results interpretation
  • Experience with test and instrument validation
  • Experience with test transfer from development to clinical service
  • Clear understanding of detailed documentation and comprehensive record keeping
  • Experience with variety of molecular platforms and technical methodologies
  • Excellent problem solving skills; ability to identify and effectively troubleshoot issues
  • Advanced computational and bioinformatics skills
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Ability to maintain  and promote strict standards of safety, patient privacy and confidentiality


At LifeLabs, great employees are at the heart of everything we do. That’s why LifeLabs provides more than just competitive compensation and benefits – our employees receive coaching and training in an environment that fosters open communication, education opportunities with tuition reimbursement, and opportunities for advancement and changes in career direction. We especially encourage applications from new graduates and individuals looking to advance their careers.


Does this sound like the job for you? We’d love to discuss your qualifications. Apply online today!


At LifeLabs, we strive to create an inclusive and equitable workplace where our team members and the communities we serve feel accepted, valued, and respected.

In accordance with LifeLabs’ Accessibility Policy, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, and the Ontario Human Rights Code, accommodations are available by request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process. For a confidential inquiry or to request an accommodation, please contact your recruiter or email


LifeLabs is committed to providing a safe environment for our employees, customers, and the communities we serve. We have been a leader throughout the COVID-19 pandemic regarding health and safety measures and have always put our employees and customers at the center of every decision that we make. As an organization in the health care sector, we believe the COVID vaccination adds a layer of protection that complements the extensive and necessary health and safety protocols that we have taken to date. With this in mind, we currently require all LifeLabs employees, contractors, students and volunteers to be fully vaccinated.

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