CancerCare Manitoba located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada is a provincial agency which provides clinical and academic services and leadership for cancer control and the treatment of blood disorders. We invite applications for the position of:

139 - General Duty Medical Laboratory Technologist

Cellular Therapy Laboratory – MacCharles

Competition #: 139-21-713501569

Closing Date: May 6, 2021

  • Permanent
  • Full-Time
  • (1.0 EFT)

Desired Start date – June 1, 2021

Overview:

The Cell Therapy Laboratory plays a central and crucial role in the Manitoba Blood and Marrow Transplant program at CancerCare Manitoba, and the Medical Laboratory Technologist at this laboratory exercises significant independent judgment, initiative and decision making, extreme accuracy and attention to detail, as well as the ability to adjust to a flexible and sometimes unpredictable work schedule. The  work requires specialized training and clinical grade sterility as well as a flawless tracking system both electronic and on paper in order to deliver optimum results in patient care. It also entails direct contact with biologically hazardous specimens and high-risk chemicals. 

Under the general direction of the Medical Director, Processing Facility Director and Charge/Senior Laboratory Technologists, the General Duty Medical Laboratory Technologist is responsible for processing cellular therapy products; performing cell manipulation/evaluation procedures which include but not limited cellular product cryopreservation, cell evaluation and testing, cell culture, cell product thaw/wash and infusion, cell enrichment and/or depletion, cell storage and transportation, environmental monitoring and other duties assigned. The General Duty Medical Lab Technologist participates in laboratory quality management by performing validation, equipment calibration, and quality control of laboratory reagents and supplies. Procedures must be performed according to Standard Operating Procedures based on regulations set out by Health Canada, the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT), Canadian Standards Association (CSA), GMP and Hospitals. Extended hours may be required including evening, night, and/or weekend shifts. The position requires adaptability and flexibility to procedural and schedule changes.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Graduate of an approved Medical Laboratory Technology program with attained certification by the CSMLS
  • Current licensing with the College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Manitoba (CMLTM) and the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS)
  • Minimum one (1) year of continuous full-time laboratory experience in cell therapy processing. Combination of related experience may be considered
  • Ability to manufacture cell products within a GMP cleanroom environment
  • Ability to perform repetitive tasks with hands, wrists, and arms within a biological safety cabinet and cleanroom environment. Able to occasionally lift objects up to 50 lbs.
  • Must hold a satisfactory employment record
  • Must be able to legally work in Canada

Will be assessed during the interview & Testing process:

  • Must have good mathematics calculation skills and bench work
  • Effective interpersonal skills, attention to detail, communication skills, project management skills, and time management skills

Preferred:

  • Training in Immunology or Transfusion Medicine
  • Training in cell therapy processing, cell manipulation
  • Advanced academic achievement (i.e. ART, B.Sc.)

Asset:

  • Experience in Aseptic technique and flow cytometry
  • Knowledge of applicable legislative, Hospital and/or departmental policies, GMP/GLP standards and guidelines
  • Advanced computer skills
  • Ability to speak French

Salary: As per MAHCP Collective Agreement

Comments:

This position is subject to a Criminal Record Check, including Vulnerable Sector Search, an Adult Abuse Registry Check and a Child Abuse Registry Check. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred.

CancerCare Manitoba is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free recruitment processes and work environment. If you are contacted by CancerCare Manitoba regarding a job opportunity or testing, please advise if accommodation measures must be taken to enable you to apply and be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.

We thank all that apply and advise that only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Please submit a detailed cover letter outlining how you meet the requirements for this position along with a current resume which references the Competition Number to:

CancerCare Manitoba
Human Resources Services
675 McDermot Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3E OV9

E-mail: jobs@cancercare.mb.ca