Technical Assistant

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Location: Old Montreal, QUEBEC

Job Type: FullTime

Position Summary:
Under the direction of the immediate supervisor, provides technical assistance in support of activities in a laboratory, a workshop, in the field, etc. Carries out elementary assays. Prepares materials and equipment. Records data. Maintains equipment.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Carries out elementary chemical or physical assays on specimens or materials following generally established techniques in order to gather data in support of projects and experiments.
Assists with various assays, exhibits, assemblies, etc. Notes and records data and performs some calculations. Enters and modifies data into a computerized information system.
Prepares and maintains for exhibition and display purposes tagged or identified specimens or parts; takes into account the conservation conditions that are appropriate.
Assists in the preparation of plans and models. May draw sketches and table as requested.
Completes standard reports.
Informs immediate supervisor of any irregularities or defects; takes measures to rectify the situation.
Maintains and performs minor repairs of the equipment and instruments under area of responsibility. Ensures cleanliness of work areas.
Maintains inventory of supplies, instruments and equipment used in the immediate work area; compiles a list of items to be purchased. 

The list of duties and responsibilities outlined above is representative and not a complete and detailed list of tasks which may be performed by an employee whose position has been matched to this generic job description.

Other Qualifying Skills and/or Abilities:
Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to multi-task. Excellent time management to enable completion of tasks in the appropriate time. Good knowledge in data entry and analysis. Experience with patient recruitment an asset. Excellent communication skills in English and French (spoken and written).

Note: This position is located in an area where the vaccination passport is required.

Minimum Education and Experience:

High School Diploma 1 Year Related Experience /

Hourly Salary:

(MUNACA Level 05E) $20.92 – $28.91

Hours per Week:

35 (Full time)


Assistant Professor (Clinical)

Position End Date (If applicable):

Deadline to Apply:


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