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Site Lead - Genetics - Temporary - Full Time - Toronto

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Date: Apr 1, 2021

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Company: LifeLabs

About Us

At LifeLabs, we are focused on our vision of building a healthier Canada!  We are the largest community diagnostics laboratory in Canada with over 350 collection centres, 16 laboratories and service over 20 million patients each year.  

Caring, Agile, Customer Driven, One Team - We live our values every day in what we do to help our patients and healthcare providers.  With over 6,000 employees, we all make a difference and that’s why our people are so important to us.  

This is an exciting time to join our LifeLabs team, grow your career with us and support numerous business initiatives, innovations, best practice and business development opportunities.

At LifeLabs, we are focused on our vision of building a healthier Canada! We are the largest community diagnostics laboratory in Canada with over 350 collection centres, 16 laboratories and service over 20 million patients each year. Caring, Agile, Customer Driven, One Team - We live our values every day in what we do to help our patients and healthcare providers. With over 6000 employees, we all make a difference and that’s why our people are so important to us. This is an exciting time to grow your career with us and support numerous business initiatives, innovations, best practice and business development opportunities. 

 

PURPOSE OF THE ROLE:  Execute tasks as directed by the Supervisor and Sr MLT, ensuring efficient workflow and optimal productivity to meet daily quality and operational goals within the Genetics COVID team. Operations is defined as all activities from receiving COVID test specimens to releasing of final reports.

 

ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • First contact for internal and external communications (SM, MedSci, logistics, QRA, CCC, vendors, clients, PHL), sample issues and resolutions, result investigations and follow-up. Escalates issues to Supervisor as necessary.
  • Maintains efficient analytic workflows, prioritizes samples effectively, addresses bottlenecks immediately and modifies bench tasks as necessary to maintain optimal productivity.
  • Manages administrative tasks relating to pre-analytic processes, KPI tracking, root cause analysis, MEWS pending logs and internal communication.
  • Trains and orients new team members. Applies knowledge in molecular techniques and platforms, high throughput automation, and operational workflow to provide leadership to team members.
  • Participates in special projects, new initiatives, KPI tracking.  Assists Sr MLT and Supervisor in risk management activities when evaluating new processes and problem solving failed processes. 

 

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE;

  • Graduate degree in Molecular Genetics or Microbiology, College diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology, or equivalent education and experience.
  • at least 3 months’ experience with sample processing, SARS-CoV2 variant analysis and reporting processes employed in the Genetics Covid Lab 
  • Must have theoretical and working knowledge of nucleic acid extraction, qRT-PCR, and SNP genotyping on MassArray. Experienced with administrative and operational processes used at LL for Covid testing

 

LifeLabs is committed to building an inclusive environment and will provide accommodations in accordance with the AODA – Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Please indicate in your application any accommodations you will require throughout the recruitment process.  Alternatively please contact our corporate offices main line to be directed to a member of the Talent Acquisition team at  (416) 675-4530. 


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