Careers in Biology

Careers with a BSc in Biology, Biomedical Science, Biotechnology, Environmental Biology

A BSc in Biology provides a strong foundation for a diversity of careers. Not surprisingly, different areas of degree specialization may be more suitable for certain career paths. For example, specialization in Biomedical Science provides an especially strong background for careers in medicine and medical research, nursing, dentistry, and other health sciences. A degree in Environmental Biology provides an especially strong background for careers in environmental research, management and consulting. However, these lines are far from rigid and we encourage you to explore broadly when thinking of future careers.

Keep in mind that with any BSc degree you automatically qualify for any position that requires a University Bachelor degree. In completing your degree you will develop many less visible “soft skills”, such as analytical thinking, critical analysis, problem solving, verbal and written communication skills. Below are some general career areas relevant to a degree in Biology (some of which will require additional training or education), followed by a specific list of employment opportunities that we have found requiring a BSc.

General Career Areas

  • Medicine
  • Research assistant
  • Research lab manager
  • Teaching (primary and secondary)
  • Nursing
  • Dentistry
  • Physiotherapy
  • Massage Therapy
  • Chiropractic Medicine
  • Veterinarian
  • Forensic science
  • Business administration
  • Law (environmental law, patent law, etc.)
  • Government
  • Pharmaceutical Industry (sales, research and development)
  • Publishing (science textbook development,publishing, sales)
  • Science illustrations
  • Science writing and publishing (journalism)
  • Industry supporting Biological Research
  • Biotechnology industry
  • Food industry
  • Basic, applied and clinical research
  • Careers related to bioinformatics, high-throughput technology, nanotechnology
  • Testing, diagnosis, regulation and policy development related to health, life sciences, environment
  • Graduate work (Master’s,PhD) which can then lead to research careers in universities, colleges, research Institutes, industry, government
  • Environmental assessment (for companies, government)
  • Environmental management

Biology-Related Industry

There are many industries (and distributor companies) that support biological research and biology education, including those making specialized equipment (PCR machines, gel apparatus, high throughput sequencing devices, mass spectrometers, centrifuges, microscopes of all types, microarray scanners, etc), related software to operate and interpret data, basic laboratory chemicals, lab ware (flasks, petrie dishes, pipette tips, etc), biological reagents (antibodies, PCR primers, etc), among other things. These industries require people in sales, research and development, customer service, communications and can serve as a great start for an interesting career. In fact, many have “career” sections on their websites. Below is a list of a few such companies to get you started, but there are many of them, based all over the world.

  • Fisher Scientific
  • Sigma-Aldrich
  • Molecular Devices
  • Carl Zeiss
  • Nikon
  • Olympus
  • Life Technologies
  • Vector Labs
  • Mandel Scientific
  • Promega
  • BioRad
  • Integrated DNA Technologies
  • Core Life Sciences
  • Thermo Scientific
  • Allied Scientific
  • Clontech
  • Cole-Parmer
  • GenTech
  • Invitrogen
  • GenScript
  • Biomatik
  • Cedarlane Labs
  • Immunoprecise
  • Abcam
  • VWR International
  • FroggaBio
  • New England Biolabs
  • Millipore
  • Pall Corporation
  • Corning
  • Diamed
  • Qiagen

Specific Employment Positions

Undergraduate Degree

Aquatic Research Technician

Job Description

  • You will be employed in the National Water Research Institute (NWRI), Canada’s largest freshwater research establishment. NWRI conducts a comprehensive program of research and development in the aquatic sciences, in partnership with the Canadian and international science communities. NWRI research provides a sound basis for actions to sustain our natural resources and freshwater ecosystems.
  • In organizing laboratory operations such as calibration and set-up of instruments and methods for chemical, physical and biological analyses; with Gas-Chromatography (GC); in the operation of microcomputers, especially for GC data acquisition (HP Chemstation, Waters Millennium) and for other scientific applications such as spreadsheets (e.g. Excel), word processors (e.g. Word).
  • Preference may be given to candidates who have experience with the accreditation process for chemical analyses.
  • The position requires a person who is willing to work, with due regard for safety, primarily in a laboratory situation but who is also, in some instances, prepared to work for short periods away from home at a field site(s) including some work aboard ships.

Academic Requirements

  • Completion of post-secondary education in a scientific or technical field related to the duties of the position (e.g. biological sciences, physical sciences, environmental science, or related disciplines) or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

Other Qualifications

  • In general, most government jobs require you to be a Canadian citizen.

Biotech Lab Technician

Job Description

  • Performing biological assays (particularly ELISA assays)
  • Management of sample inventories
  • Management of data generated by high throughput screening by ELISA

Academic Requirements

  • This position requires a B.Sc. in biology, biochemistry or a related discipline and one year of hands-on work experience with ELISA assays.

Other Qualifications

  • Other requirements include strong computer skills, excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and previous immmunization for Hepatitis B.

Cereal Molecular Biologist

Job Description

  • Collaborates with the Research Scientist in designing experiments and coordinating the activities of other research team members.
  • Plans logistics of research experiments.
  • Collects experimental data and checks data for accuracy and precision.
  • Performs statistical analyses on data collected.
  • Participates in the dissemination of research results.
  • Develops new methods and modifies existing methods to produce molecular markers and develop variety identification protocols.
  • Assists in writing grant proposals, presentations and scientific manuscripts with the Research Scientist.
  • Presents research results at scientific conferences and meetings.
  • Keeps up to date on new knowledge and technologies by reviewing the literature.

Academic Requirements

  • MSc in molecular genetics or related field or a BSc with an acceptable combination of post-graduate research experience and/or course work in genetics and/or molecular genetics.

Experience

  • Experience in DNA sequence analysis and cloning.
  • Experience in developing and using PCR based markers.
  • Experience working as part of a team in a laboratory setting.

Other Qualifications

  • Enhanced Reliability Check.
  • Known allergies must be controllable either through the use of dust masks and/or medication and not impinge on the duties to be performed.
  • Willingness to work with hazardous chemicals.

Computational Biologist

Job Description

  • Performs biological sequence searches related to the operation of a large scale, high throughput DNA mapping and DNA sequencing production facility.
  • Continuously improve quality and safety to meet the primary responsibility of Health Services to ensure the safety of patients.
  • Support the mandate of delivering a range of cancer services, which include prevention, screening and early detection, diagnosis and treatment, research, education, supportive care, rehabilitation, and palliative care.

Academic Requirements

  • Graduation from a recognized Bachelor of Science Program in either Biological Sciences or Computer Science.

Experience

  • Two (2) years of recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience acceptable to the Group Leaders.

Other Qualifications

  • Experience with relevant operating systems.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills including the ability to work effectively with others in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to efficiently organize work assignments and establish priorities.
  • Ability to use related equipment.

Curator/Technician

Job Description

  • Curators oversee collections, such as biological specimens and fossils
  • May conduct public service activities for an institution.
  • Museum technicians prepare and restore objects in museum collections and exhibits.
  • Both work at museums, zoos, aquariums, botanical gardens and concervation sites.

Academic Requirements

  • For curators, a Bachelors degree may be sufficient, but some institutions will require a master’s degree and related work experience.
  • For technician positions, a Bachelor’s degree is sufficient.

Other Qualifications

  • Exhibit installers and maintainers may be required to climb, stretch and work with bulky objects. For outdoor locations, a willingness to work in inclement weather is a plus.
  • An interest in science outreach is important.

Donor Relations Coordinator

Job Description

  • Participate in the development of regional policies and positions for the protection of water quality for fish and assist in the development and provision of technical and policy direction to Area Water Quality Specialists.
  • Participate in the development of marine oil spill and fish kill response policies, roles and responsibilities, countermeasures, training packages.
  • Development of approaches to assess impact of organic pollutants on marine ecosystems or their components, and overall ecosystem “health”
  • Contribute to preparation of contaminated sediment management criteria, dioxin/furan fishery closure news releases, best management practices for industrial processes and chemicals, aquaculture regulatory standards, and sewage discharge compliance strategies.

Academic Requirements

  • Graduation from a recognized university with a degree in biological sciences.

Experience

  • Experience in advising industry and government on habitat and water quality protection related matters.
  • Experience in preparing guidelines and best management practices to reduce or eliminate impacts of urban and industrial developments on water quality for fish.
  • Preference man be given to candidates with experience working in the Canadian regulatory environment to achieve the protection of water quality for fish.

Ecosystem Biologist

Job Description

  • Conducts stock assessments and evaluates the impacts of various harvesting scenarios and other management practices.
  • Proposes, plans and undertakes research in support of stock assessments and to create and advance scientific knowledge of fisheries resources.
  • Authors stock assessment research documents and other technical documents.
  • Provides advice on conservation, stock status and management strategies to managers and stakeholders.
  • Attends scientific conferences/workshops/meetings for the purpose of exchanging new research plans and results among Departmental, national and international scientific communities.
  • Develops new analytical software tools for stock assessment research.

Academic Requirements

  • Graduation with a degree from a recognized university in natural, physical or applied science with specialization in marine biology, marine fisheries, marine ecology or natural resources management

Experience

  • Experience in research projects dealing with fish population dynamics.
  • Experience in assessment of renewable natural resource management problems and approaches.
  • Experience with data collection and sampling procedures.
  • Preference may be given to candidates experienced in computer programming and analysis.

Other Qualifications

  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Health Canada Medical clearance.

Ecosystem Status and Trend Monitoring Specialist

Job Description

  • Designing, conducting, or evaluating ecosystem status and trends monitoring studies and programs including gathering, analyzing and interpreting, scientific/technical information as well as writing assessments, interpretive reports and public communications.
  • Planning, coordination, and preparation of scientific assessments on environmental quality
  • Development and review of policies and initiatives related to environmental quality and associated monitoring; and
  • Communication of related scientific and technical information to managers and colleagues.
  • Experience in multistakeholder consultations, public communication, outreach and partnership development related to ecosystem monitoring, assessment or reporting.

Academic Requirements

  • Graduation with a degree from a recognized university, specializing in environmental science or some other science relevant to the position.
  • Preference may be given to candidates with a post-graduate degree.

Experience

  • See Job Description

Environmental Assessment Senior Analyst

Job Description

  • Maintain awareness of environmental assessment legislation, policies, procedures, and major environmental assessments conducted on a regional and national scale.
  • Gather and analyze project and environmental data and information on the environmental effects of proposed development projects.
  • Conduct pre-assessment studies and site visits and post-assessment monitoring and inspection during project construction and operation.
  • Determine the scope of projects and assessments to be undertaken to focus the environmental assessment on important issues, concerns, and effects, including identifying spatial and temporal boundaries for the project and the degree of assessment needed in relation to these points.
  • Identify environmental effects, assess the adversity of environmental effects, propose mitigation measures, and evaluate the significance of residual environmental effects.
  • Design and implement follow-up programs to determine the adequacy of the environmental assessment and the effectiveness of mitigation measures.
  • Coordinate and review environmental assessment reports with other provincial and federal departments, agencies, and organizations to ensure that the assessments comply with environmental legislation and national and international standards and best practices.
  • Coordinate public information and involvement programs, conduct public open houses and meetings, and participate in public hearings for major projects.
  • Develop procedures, guidelines, and best practices for the implementation of environmental assessment laws.
  • Advise on the development of environmental assessment legislation.

Academic Requirements

  • In most cases, the minimum education requirement to work as an environmental assessment analyst is a university undergraduate degree.
  • The following programs are most applicable: Environmental Assessment, Biology, Zoology, Botany, Environmental Management, Ecosystem Management, Natural Resource Management, Ecology.

Experience

  • Environmental assessment analysts have a variety of backgrounds in addition to those noted above. Consider taking other courses for hands-on knowledge in areas such as GIS operation and field sampling.

Other Qualifications

  • It is not necessary to be certified in order to work as an environmental assessment analyst, though professional status is recommended. Most environmental assessment analysts have a professional designation, for example Professional Biologist, and are registered through their provincial associations.

Habitat Management Biologist

Job Description

  • You will provide fish habitat management and environmental assessment services for internal and external clients, including the general public, private sector, First Nations, non-government programs and federal, provincial and municipal governments
  • Planning and conducting field assessments of the environmental effects of urban/industrial developments on fish habitats and aquatic resources.
  • Working in multi-disciplinary and multi-agency teams.
  • Use of computer databases, spreadsheets, graphical data presentation and word processing.
  • Application of fisheries assessment techniques including fish sampling methodologies, boat operation, etc.

Academic Requirements

  • Graduation from a recognized university with a degree in an applicable biological science.

Experience

  • Refer to Job Description

Habitat Research Biologist

Job Description

  • You will plan, manage and lead approved multidisciplinary research projects in fisheries and oceans science
  • Supervise subordinate staff; Manage the safekeeping of samples, sample archives, data sets and scientific equipment and instrumentation
  • Manage assigned financial resources for current research projects
  • Review and evaluate new knowledge and advances in fisheries and oceans science
  • Provide authoritative scientific information and advice including standards and methodologies related to the management of fisheries and oceans resources.

Academic Requirements

  • Graduation from a recognized university with a degree in an applicable biological science.

Experience

  • Experience in planning and conducting field projects related to environmental impact studies.
  • Experience in shipboard scientific sampling and physical, geochemical and biological analyses.
  • Experience in statistical analysis of environmental survey data.
  • Experience working collaboratively with industry or provincial governments on protocol and policy development for environmental monitoring programs.

Health and Safety Evaluator

Job Description

  • Evaluates the health and safety information on Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) material safety data sheets and assesses their compliance with all applicable legislation and policies.
  • Provides expert advice on complex toxicology, chemistry, or industrial hygiene problems arising from evaluations of submissions.
  • Searches, selects and retrieves published and unpublished toxicological, medical, or exposure information applicable to the health and safety hazards of controlled products under the Hazardous Products Act.
  • Maintains a comprehensive knowledge of all current literature relevant to hazardous materials; recommends and discusses proposals for amendments to or interpretation of WHMIS regulations with other federal departments, provincial governments, industry, and/or labour.

Academic Requirements

  • Graduation with a degree from a recognized university with specialization in biology, toxicology, biochemistry, industrial hygiene, or another discipline closely related to the duties of the position.

Experience

  • Experience in the verification and evaluation of chemical and toxicological data and in preparing written report on these evaluations.
  • Experience in conducting extensive reviews of the scientific literature on the health and safety hazards of chemicals.

Other Qualifications

  • Conditions of Employment: Security: Enhanced.
  • Canadian Citizen

Laboratory Technician

Job Description

  • Laboratory experience in three or more of the following areas:
    1. molecular cloning
    2. DNA sequencing by automated fluorescence detection
    3. interrogation of on-line nucleotide and protein sequence databases
    4. amplification of nucleic acids (DNA and RNA) by the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
    5. cell culture

Academic Requirements

  • Graduation from a recognized University, College or Institute of Technology in the biological or life sciences.

Experience

  • See Job Description

Other Qualifications

  • Canadian Citizen
  • The job description is exactly what we do in the biology labs at York.

Laboratory Technician – Agriculture

Job Description

  • The candidate will work in dairy barns and laboratories.
  • Handling and moving cows.
  • Using ELISA techniques for hormone assays (ex. cortisol).
  • Research on behaviour of dairy cattle (direct observations, video recording and analysis, behavioural tests) would be an asset.

Academic Requirements

  • College diploma in Animal Health, Agriculture or Medical Laboratories

Experience

  • See Job Description

Other Qualifications

  • Canadian Citizen
  • The employee may have to work outside of regular working hours and must also be available to do some extra hours of work occasionally.
  • The use of tobacco is forbidden in all Federal government buildings.
  • Accept to work in conditions that may entail certain health risks: handling of animals that can be aggressive and unpredictable, manipulation of hazardous products, dusts in the air, strong odours as well as loud noises from the animals.
  • Not allergic to dairy cattle

Laboratory Technician – Biotechnology

Job Description

  • Perform molecular biology techniques including PCR, electrophoresis, DNA library construction, Southern blots and Northern blots.
  • Perform protein extractions and Western blots.
  • Construct DNA plasmid vectors.
  • Perform nucleic acid extractions and digestions.
  • Establish and care for growing cereal plants.
  • Perform transformation of model species (Arabidopsis).
  • Collect and compile test results and experimental findings and evaluate the data.
  • Participate in the technical and logistical planning of experiments.
  • Prepare experimental data for presentation and publication by members of the research team

Academic Requirements

  • Graduation with a Bachelor of Science degree from a recognized university with specialization in genetics, biochemistry, microbiology, agriculture or botany.

Experience

  • Laboratory experience in molecular biology techniques including PCR, electrophoresis, plant DNA extractions, purification and analysis, and vector construction.
  • Experience working in the collection and organization of data.

Other Qualifications

  • Canadian Citizen
  • Enhanced Reliability Check
  • Willingness to work with hazardous and radioactive materials.
  • Known allergies must be controlled through the use of a dust mask and/or medication and not impinge on the duties to be performed

Laboratory Technician – Microbiology

Job Description

  • Serological techniques and molecular methods related to the diagnosis/research of bacterial pathogens.
  • Microbiological procedures/techniques.
  • Computer data entry of laboratory results.
  • Handling bio-safety level 2 infectious material

Academic Requirements

  • Successful completion of approved undergraduate university training with a specialization in biology, microbiology, immunology or biochemistry

Experience

  • See Job Description

Other Qualifications

  • Canadian Citizen
  • Conditions of employment: A secret security clearance as well as a medical clearance will be conducted

Laboratory Technician – Plants

Job Description

  • Conducting biochemical and phytopathological experiments with phytopathogenic fungi
  • Carrying out field experiments, statistically summarizing and plotting data
  • Laboratory management and performing biochemical assays
  • Working in an IBM compatible network

Academic Requirements

  • Graduation with a B.Sc. from a recognized university with specialization in plant pathology.
  • Preference will be given to candidates that indicate on their application they have also completed post secondary school courses in microbiology, molecular biology, basic genetics or plant biotechnology.

Experience

  • See Job Description

Other Qualifications

  • Canadian Citizen

Microbiology Technician

Job Description

  • Apply aseptic microbiological techniques and isolation of microalgae from field samples
  • Identification, collection and preservation of phytoplankton samples
  • Use of upright and inverted microscopes
  • Recording of quantitative measures of marine phytoplankton samples and in the use of standard computer softwares for data bases and statistical analyses.
  • Laboratory experience in the sorting and identification of marine phytoplankton.

Academic Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university in biological sciences

Experience

  • Refer to Job Descriptions

Other Qualifications

  • Masters degree preferred
  • Some working knowledge of Unix and a programming language C++, Pascal, Visual Basic, Fortran, Perl, Matlab (training in any or all of these areas will be provided)

Molecular Biology Technician

Job Description

  • Collection, processing, storage and molecular genetic analysis of biological and oceanographic samples and field or laboratory data, to support aquatic ecosystems and marine scientific management and research programs.
  • Scientific data, information and technological advice to various stakeholders to support the conservation of aquatic ecosystems and marine resources.

Academic Requirements

  • Successful completion of secondary school with an acceptable post-secondary training in molecular biology techniques and theory.

Experience

  • Experience and/or graduate study in a molecular laboratory.
  • Extensive experience in molecular techniques such as DNA extraction, polymerase chain reaction (PCR), acrylamide gel electrophoresis, digestion of DNA with restriction enzymes, and cloning.

Other Qualifications

  • Masters degree preferred
  • Some working knowledge of Unix and a programming language C++, Pascal, Visual Basic, Fortran, Perl, Matlab (training in any or all of these areas will be provided)

Paint Lab Technician

Job Description

  • Our customer, a paint manufacturer, is looking to hire more paint lab technicians due to their increase in work load.
  • Sample tests for colour match, weatherability, scratchability and other physical testing.

Academic Requirements

  • A recent grad with a B.Sc. or Diploma in Chemisty, Chemical Engineering, Microbiology or Biology.

Experience

  • This is an entry level position, no work experience required.

Plant Lab Technician

Job Description

  • Conducting techniques and methodologies in plant biotechnology including plant tissue culture and plant molecular biology
  • Working in a research laboratory.

Academic Requirements

  • Graduation with a Bachelor of Science degree from a recognized university (or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience) with acceptable specialization in plant biology and molecular genetics or biotechnology.

Experience

  • Refer to Job Description

Pollution Control Specialist

Job Description

  • Experience is required in the following areas:
  • In various aspects of Oil and Gas exploration, field development, processing and transport including potential cumulative impacts from exploration activities, sump disposal and discharge and pipeline construction and operation.
  • In various aspects of mineral processing and water/waste management including potential impacts from acid drainage, abandonment and restoration and discharge of effluents from treatment systems.
  • Both of these areas require experience in impact and technical assessment, waste treatment technologies and operational/field development.

Academic Requirements

  • Graduation from a recognized university with specialization in a Physical or Environmental science in Biology, Chemistry or related fields.

Experience

  • Experience in advising industry and government on habitat and water quality protection related matters.
  • Experience in preparing guidelines and best management practices to reduce or eliminate impacts of urban and industrial developments on water quality for fish.
  • Preference man be given to candidates with experience working in the Canadian regulatory environment to achieve the protection of water quality for fish.

Other Qualifications

  • Enhanced Reliability Clearance.

Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Reliability Specialist

Job Description

  • Support design activities in assessing system architecture to assure that all reliability & safety requirements are properly conveyed and implemented within the design of a mechanical, electrical or avionics system.
  • Establish safety requirements such as System Functional Hazard Analysis (SFHA) and coordinate the effort to support their Validation and Verification.
  • Lead the review of safety assessment such as Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA), Fault Tree Analysis (FTA) and Common Mode Assessment (CMA).
  • Support Particular Risk Assessment and other Common Cause Assessment such as Zonal Safety Analysis, Fire Hazard Analysis, Assessment of High Intensity Radiated Field (HIRF) and Lightning Strikes Event.
  • Support CCMR (Candidate Certification Maintenance Requirements) / MSG-3 (Maintenance Steering Group) activities.

Academic Requirements

  • You possess a Bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical, Electrical, Software or Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent.

Experience

  • You have at least eight (8) years of related experience, desirably in the field of safety.
  • You must have sound knowledge of aircraft systems, and be familiar with certification requirements and guidance material such as FARs, AC 25.1309, ARP (Aerospace Recommended Practices) 4754 and 4761 (safety), etc.
  • You must be familiar with reliability & safety processes and tools (e.g. FTA, FMEA, etc.).

Other Qualifications

  • You must have strong analytical skills, be familiar with statistics, and have proven effective technical writing skills.
  • You must be a team player with initiative, a strong sense of responsibility, and good judgment.
  • Good communication skills in English are essential for the position.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft (MS) applications is required: MS Excel, MS Access, MS Word, MS PowerPoint.
  • A resourceful problem solver comfortable with providing solutions, not just further data gathering.

Public Outreach Education Officer

Job Description

  • This position develops and implements field unit public outreach education programs, products and events to increase Canadians’ understanding and appreciation, and to encourage support and engagement with respect to the natural and cultural heritage places managed by Parks Canada.

Academic Requirements

  • Graduation with a degree or diploma from a recognized university or college with specialization in education, communications, natural sciences, environmental sciences, Canadian history or Canadian studies or other discipline relevant to this position, or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience relevant to this position.

Experience

  • Experience in the research, development, delivery and evaluation of public outreach education programs.
  • Experience working within a multidisciplinary team environment.
  • Experience maintaining collaborations with networks and partners.
  • Experience contributing to contracted initiatives and related budgets.

Other Qualifications

  • Official Language Proficiency
  • Bilingual imperative
  • Willingness to work irregular hours, overtime, weekends and/or statutory holidays and provincial/territory holidays, when required.
  • Willingness to work and/or travel in varied terrain, weather conditions, isolated locations and by various means of transportation.
  • Possession of a valid class 5 Driver’s license.
  • Obtain and maintain a Reliability status.

Quality Assurance Manager

Job Description

  • The Quality Assurance Manager will have overall responsibility for developing, implementing and managing the quality systems for project specific drug development compounds.
  • The specific responsibilities will include: regulatory compliance oversight of internal and external drug manufacturing and laboratory operations, review and release of product, GMP auditing, training, creation of SOPs and document control.
  • Will also review, trend, and analyze data, audit GLP facilities, oversee a calibration program, and participate in product development teams.

Academic Requirements

  • Minimum B.Sc. degree in Chemistry, Biology, or related field

Experience

  • Minimum of 7 years of experience within the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry.

Other Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of quality systems and regulatory compliance requirements within a commercial drug manufacturing operation is necessary, and experience with domestic and or international drug development and approval.
  • Must have up-to-date working knowledge of domestic and international regulatory compliance requirements and experience with solid, liquid and sterile dosage forms.

Quality Control Technician

Job Description

  • Perform analysis such as ELISA, SDS-Page, UVA and LAL.
  • Write and review scientific documentation: SOP, analytical methods and validation procedures

Academic Requirements

  • B.Sc. (Microbiology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology)

Experience

  • 3 years of experience in a similar field.

Other Qualifications

  • Statistical experience an asset.

Research Assistant – Clinical

Job Decription

  • Working under supervision of senior staff, the Research Assistant exercises minimal judgment and decision-making in utilizing established policies and procedures to complete well defined tasks.
  • This may include: conducting telephone and/or clinical recruitment interviews to collect participant data using established criteria
  • Providing detailed notes of all interactions with participants and translating the information to appropriate systems
  • Obtaining medical data on research subjects from registries or other hospitals
  • Coordinating necessary data flow with collaborators from other sites
  • Participating in qualitative analysis of data collected from patients
  • Assisting in the interpretation of results and the preparation of material for presentation, publication and/or grants and carrying out literature searches.
  • Biological analysis (i.e. using databases such as genbank and analysis programs like GCG); learning new analysis tools and databases; assist in the development and programming of analysis tools; assist in the development and testing of mathematical models (by computer simulation, for example)

Academic Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology (genetics, biochemistry, molecular biology, computational biology), Mathematics, Computer Science, or Engineering
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Computer literacy

Experience

  • 1-2 years related research experience

Other Qualifications

  • Masters degree preferred
  • Some working knowledge of Unix and a programming language C++, Pascal, Visual Basic, Fortran, Perl, Matlab (training in any or all of these areas will be provided)

Regional Fisheries Manager

Job Decription

  • Report to the Director. This position is responsible for the development and delivery of the fisheries management program for the Northwest Region, including the planning, administrating and reviewing of related resource activities.

Academic Requirements

  • Required is a university degree related to biology, fisheries ecology or other closely related discipline or the equivalent combination of education and experience related to the theory, principles and practices of fish biology

Experience

  • Experience in fisheries management techniques as well as experience reviewing and preparing fisheries management programs/plans which include user input.
  • Also required is experience working with diverse groups of clients including aboriginal peoples as well as experience working in an integrated resource management environment and experience interpreting and applying legislation.
  • Experience supervising, managing a budget and working GIS programs would be viewed as assets.

Research Scientist, Phytopathogen Epidemiology-Modelling

Job Description

  • Oversee public health programs, including statistical analysis, health care planning, surveillance systems, and public health improvement.
  • Investigate diseases or parasites to determine cause and risk factors, progress, life cycle, or mode of transmission.
  • Plan and direct studies to investigate human or animal disease, preventive methods, and treatments for disease.
  • Plan, administer and evaluate health safety standards and programs to improve public health, conferring with health department, industry personnel, physicians and others.
  • Provide expertise in the design, management and evaluation of study protocols and health status questionnaires, sample selection and analysis.
  • Conduct research to develop methodologies, instrumentation and procedures for medical application, analyzing data and presenting findings.
  • Consult with and advise physicians, educators, researchers, government health officials and others regarding medical applications of sciences, such as physics, biology and chemistry.
  • Supervise professional, technical and clerical personnel.
  • Identify and analyze public health issues related to foodborne parasitic diseases and their impact on public policies or scientific studies or surveys.
  • Teach principles of medicine and medical and laboratory procedures to physicians, residents, students, and technicians.
  • Standardize drug dosages, methods of immunization, and procedures for manufacture of drugs and medicinal compounds.
  • Prepare and analyze samples to study effects of drugs, gases, pesticides, or microorganisms on cell structure and tissue.

Experience

  • Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications (Mathematics).
  • Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment (Biology).
  • Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures (Medicine and Dentistry).
  • Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming (Computers and Electronics).
  • Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects (Education and Training).
  • Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins (Sociology and Anthropology).

Vaccine Sales Representatives

Job Description

  • As an achievement-driven technical sales professional, you have a reputation as a superb listener who combines solid interpersonal skills with a firm grasp of industry business issues, and demonstrated business growth.
  • During your years of pharmaceutical sales, nursing or equivalent health care experience, you have developed a passion and confidence to present our leading-edge vaccines to physicians, pharmacists, travel clinics and other key accounts.

Academic Requirements

  • Graduation from a recognized university.

Experience

  • We’re seeking energetic, customer-focused team players, with a bachelor or master’s degree in Science, Commerce, Biology, Pharmacy, or Nursing, who excel at setting and meeting ambitious goals.
  • You are proficient with MS Office and possess outstanding time-management skills.
  • Above all, you see your role as more than an account serving function, and you know how to identify and maximize new business opportunities with both existing and new accounts within your territory.

Water Quality Biologist

Job Description

  • Participate in the development of regional policies and positions for the protection of water quality for fish and assist in the development and provision of technical and policy direction to Area Water Quality Specialists.
  • Participate in the development of marine oil spill and fish kill response policies, roles and responsibilities, countermeasures, training packages.
  • Contribute to preparation of contaminated sediment management criteria, dioxin/furan fishery closure news releases, best management practices for industrial processes and chemicals, aquaculture regulatory standards, and sewage discharge compliance strategies.

Academic Requirements

  • Graduation from a recognized university with a degree in biological sciences.

Experience

  • Experience in advising industry and government on habitat and water quality protection related matters.
  • Experience in preparing guidelines and best management practices to reduce or eliminate impacts of urban and industrial developments on water quality for fish.
  • Preference may be given to candidates with experience working in the Canadian regulatory environment to achieve the protection of water quality for fish.

Other Qualifications

  • Enhanced Reliability Clearance.

Wetlands Biologist

Job Description

  • Planning, managing and implementing projects, studies and surveys for conservation, protection, management and rehabilitation of wildlife and their habitats
  • Conducting biological field studies, habitat monitoring and data management
  • Participating in interdisciplinary conservation projects involving a variety of partners
  • Using computer applications such as Word, Power Point, Excel, Access, Exchange and Corel Draw
  • Preference may be given to candidates with experience using GIS applications.

Academic Requirements

  • Graduation from a recognized university with an acceptable degree in biology or ecology or a related discipline with specialization in a field relevant to the duties of the position.

Experience

  • See Job Description

Other Qualifications

  • Willingness to travel to remote locations and adjust working hours to suit program needs
  • Valid driver’s license.

Post-Graduate Education or Accreditation

Audiologist

Job Description

  • The Audiologist is responsible for the prevention, identification, assessment and treatment of individuals with audiological disorders.
  • The incumbent will only not ensure the provision of high quality audiological services, but also assist in budget preparation, and provide input to department policies, procedures and long-range plans.
  • Ability to design and implement new programs *Proven interpersonal skills and good judgment *Demonstrated skills and expertise in the efficient and effective provision of patient care *Ability to speak another language is an asset (e.g. Cantonese, Tamil, Italian, Greek, Somalian, etc.) *Satisfactory work performance and attendance record

Academic Requirements

  • Masters degree in Audiology from accredited university
  • Registered by the College of Audiologists and Speech/Language Pathologists of Ontario

Experience

  • Two years of experience in a hospital setting preferred

Other Qualifications

  • Ability to design and implement new programs
  • Proven interpersonal skills and good judgment
  • Demonstrated skills and expertise in the efficient and effective provision of patient care
  • Ability to speak another language is an asset (e.g. Cantonese, Tamil, Italian, Greek, Somalian, etc.)
  • Satisfactory work performance and attendance record

Aural Rehabilitationist

Job Description

  • To provide speech and language assessment and aural (re)habilitation for children who apply for and who receive a cochlear implant, as part HSC’s multidisciplinary Cochlear Implant Team.
  • To act as a resource for public and professional communities seeking information about cochlear implants and to act as an educational liaison between the school personnel and the cochlear implant team.

Academic Requirements

  • Masters degree in Audiology or Speech-Language Pathology or Education of the Hearing-Impaired.
  • Registration with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario or Registration with the Ontario College of Teachers.

Experience

  • At least 3 years experience in audiology, speech-language pathology or teaching, preferably with a focus on hearing impaired children and cochlear implants.

Other Qualifications

  • You have excellent communication skills, good problem-solving skills, time-management skills, evidence-based clinical practice, ability to relate well with children and families, ability to work well as a member of a team, sensitivity to and understanding of issues related to linguistic and cultural diversity.

Career in Biotechnology Regulation

Job Description

  • As one of Canada’s largest science-based regulators, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is a dynamic federal government organization that builds on decades of expertise and pride in serving Canadians. The creation of the Agency in 1997 integrated all federally-mandated inspection and quarantine services formerly provided by four government departments into a single organization. Our network of over 4,500 employees is located in more than 540 offices, laboratories, research facilities and third-party premises across the country.
  • The Agency’s mandate in providing safe food, consumer protection, plant protection and animal health.
  • Due to an important new investment by the Canadian government in Canada’s biotechnology regulatory system, the CFIA is expanding its regulatory capacity in this area. As a result we are looking to create an applicant inventory from which to staff positions for various locations across Canada.

Academic Requirements

  • Individuals with specialization in molecular biology, microbiology, toxicology, immunobiology, agronomy, or risk analysis. Minimum education requirement: graduation with a bachelor’s degree (B.Sc.) from a recognized university; preference may be given to candidates with a master’s degree (M.Sc.).
  • Individuals demonstrate ability to work in laboratory settings with quality control and quality assurance principles.

Other Qualifications

  • The Canadian Food Inspection Agency gives employment preference to Canadian citizens.

Clinical Dietitian

Job Description

  • You will interpret or recommend diet prescriptions, assess patients’ nutritional needs and develop appropriate nutritional intervention for patients. You will chart patients’ assessments, consultations, plans and progress in the patients’ medical records.
  • Utilizing your ability to develop rapport with patients, you will counsel individuals and groups in normal and therapeutic nutrition. Your duties also include participating at medical team meetings, and acting as a liaison and resource person for nursing and medical staff. As well, you will monitor patient satisfaction with food quality and service, and communicate related problems to the appropriate person.

Academic Requirements

  • The position requires a university degree, majoring in foods and nutrition and a dietetic internship approved by the Canadian Dietetic Association. You must be a registered member of the College of Dietitians of Ontario, the Canadian and Ontario Dietetic Associations. Participation in continuing education/training is essential.

Other Qualifications

  • The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills (verbal and written), be well organized and self motivated. You possess strong teaching skills. Knowledge of normal and therapeutic nutrition, and the ability to work safely in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act are essential.
  • Go to the the College of Dietitians of Ontario website to get more information about how to obtain the Academic Requirements.

Corporate Quality Improvement Manager

Job Description

  • As an integral member of Infection Prevention & Control (IPAC) Unit, the Corporate Quality Improvement Manager promotes and facilitates cost-effective resource utilization related to infection control policies and procedures, antimicrobial utilization and appropriate risk management strategies which allow for improved patient care services.
  • The principal responsibilities include: providing ongoing assessment and support of key functions of the IPAC Unit regarding continuous quality improvement, quality assurance and risk management for the Hospital’s priority programs and it’s support infrastructure; developing continuous quality improvement programs within the IPAC Unit and the hospital-at-large
  • Providing leadership and advisory services to staff; acting as a resource person in area of specialization; overseeing and supporting all aspects of data management particularly data collection and preparation to facilitate surveillance for the priority programs; maintaining active involvement in all aspects of clinical space design, construction and hygiene; representing the IPAC Unit on standing and/or ad hoc committees; performing optimal harmonization of financial expenditures with clinical outcomes; performing administrative responsibilities; performing cross-functional responsibilities, as assigned and/or requested; performing other duties consistent with the job classification, as required.

Academic Requirements

  • Completion of a B. Sc. degree in Microbiology, Public Health, or recognized equivalent (working knowledge or experience)
  • Completion of a B. Sc. degree in Health Care Administration, or recognized equivalent
  • Completion of a Masters in Health Sciences, or recognized equivalent

Experience

  • Minimum two-four years experience in a large tertiary care hospital/organization, including managerial or decision making technical position
  • Membership with the American Society for Quality (ASQ)
  • Membership with the Community and Hospital Infection Control Association (CHICA)
  • Certification by the Certification Board of Infection Control

Other Qualifications

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent knowledge of microbiology, epidemiology, statistics, sterilization and disinfection, infectious diseases and antibiotic usage
  • Demonstrated leadership and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of quality philosophy and tools
  • Knowledge of the Health Protection and Promotional Act of Ontario
  • Proficiency with the philosophy and practice of continuous quality improvement (CQI) and total quality management (TQM) techniques
  • Computer literacy: Microsoft Office Suite; Microsoft FoxPro Related Database System; Microsoft Access Relational Database System and Epi-Info Epidemiology System/SPSS

Development Scientist

Job Description

  • Optimise the performance of manufacturing systems.
  • Identify and develop new processes for product manufacture.
  • Put in place process controls to make sure the products are of a high quality and are manufactured in a reproducible manner.
  • Work with research scientists to develop new ideas and scientific discoveries, which can be used in the manufacture of new products.
  • Develop and improve existing products.
  • Improve the efficiency and profitability of the manufactured product.

Academic Requirements

  • A Bachelors Degree in Chemical Engineering, Engineering or Chemistry.

Experience

  • Experience with statistical analysis, Minitab or other statistical software, DOE and Six Sigma preferred.
  • Experience with radiation curing processing (UV/EB), formulation, coatings or adhesives manufacturing, pilot plant processing, radiometry, and coating process development is desired.
  • Technical/manufacturing experience.

Other Qualifications

  • Effective problem solving, written and verbal communications skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a preference to work in a team environment with other scientists, engineers, technicians, and managers.
  • Willingness to travel to plants to do development work.
  • Action and results oriented with a desire to create something new.
  • A record of publication is a plus.

Environmental Planning Specialist

Job Description

  • Interested applicants must have at least three years of environmental consulting experience with significant specialization relating to the Oil and Gas sector.
  • A thorough understanding and experience in environmental planning (C&R, EPP, EIA)
  • Project and personal management coupled with fieldwork expertise.
  • All interested candidates MUST have knowledge of oil/gas technology (compressor stations, well heads, pipelines) and how they affect the environment.

Academic Requirements

  • A degree in environmental science, biology or soil science.

Experience

  • Experience dealing with Federal and Provincial Regulators is a must.
  • Experience within the western Canadian market place essential.
  • Experience in environmental consulting for the oil/gas industry.
  • Experience in soil assessment, wild life impact studies and knowledge of botany will be given preference.

Other Qualifications

  • Strong report writing and communication skills.

Environmental Risk Assessor

Job Description

  • The incumbent will be responsible for assisting in the development and review of ecological risk assessment and other scientific and regulatory documents that pertain to environmental and health issues.
  • Responsibilities will include assisting in the ongoing development of HWMB procedures regarding risk assessments, and reviewing and critiquing risk assessment materials received or generated by the Branch.
  • The incumbent will also assist the Branch in carrying out its other functions, including policy and regulatory analysis, technical assistance regarding environmental contaminants; sampling and analysis plan review, and Branch representation at public meetings.

Academic Requirements

  • The successful candidate will have an undergraduate degree in biology or a health related science and at least three years of professional experience in environmental protection (relevant graduate work may be substituted for professional experience); have familiarity with ecological risk assessment procedures including both deterministic and probabilistic methodology, computer software (database and spreadsheet), statistical analysis, environmental sampling and analysis protocols, as well as know U.S. and state hazardous waste regulations (RCRA, CERCLA).

Experience

  • At least three years of professional experience in environmental protection (relevant graduate work may be substituted for professional experience)
  • Have familiarity with ecological risk assessment procedures including both deterministic and probabilistic methodology, computer software (database and spreadsheet), statistical analysis, environmental sampling and analysis protocols, as well as know U.S. and state hazardous waste regulations (RCRA, CERCLA).

Other Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, be a self-starter and have an entrepreneurial attitude
  • Fund raising ability for complex programs desired
  • Excellent communication (verbal and writing) and interpersonal skills
  • Extensive computer skills

Great Lakes Regional Wildlife Biologist

Job Description

  • Performing site evaluations and preparing reports that identify projects to enhance wildlife values on corporate properties with strong employee and community involvement.
  • Identifying, soliciting and developing new members for the Council and maintaining positive relations with existing members
  • Identifying and obtaining new corporate facility sites to include in WHCs Wildlife at Work Program
  • Providing limited assistance and support to the Project Manager of the St. Clair River Waterways for Wildlife Project, a regional community based conservation initiative
  • Developing partnerships and cooperative arrangements , which could include MOUs, with other non-profit and government agencies that support the vision and mission of the Council
  • Assist in the development and fund raising for programs and projects of the Council, particularly for the projects in the Great Lakes and including the conduct of seminars, the development and publication of informational materials, and sponsorship of studies related to the work of the Council

Academic Requirements

  • Undergraduate/graduate degree in natural science or related field

Experience

  • Documented experience with ecological consulting, management plan creation, community relations, and southeast ecosystems
  • Experience in working with corporations is helpful

Other Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, be a self-starter and have an entrepreneurial attitude
  • Fund raising ability for complex programs desired
  • Excellent communication (verbal and writing) and interpersonal skills
  • Extensive computer skills

Intellectual Property/Legal Attorney

Job Description

  • Oversees intellectual property validity issues.
  • Files and prosecutes patent applications.
  • Counsels on intellectual property, trade secrets and antitrust matters.
  • Participates with outside counsel in intellectual property litigation.
  • Negotiates licensing agreements and trademark use and registration.

Academic Requirements

  • Graduation with a Bachelor of Science degree from a recognized university (that is, an appropriate technical background in science or engineering), and sucessfully completed Law School.

Experience

  • Recent graduation from Law School. Prior internship in the area of intellectual property is a plus.

Other Qualifications

  • Well-rounded men and women with an abundance of qualities such as leadership, vision, and energy

Molecular Genetics Technician

Job Description

  • Assists in conducting laboratory research experiments to advance knowledge pertaining to farm and model animal genomics and sustainable agricultural practices.
  • Helps to organize and maintain biological material and equipment.
  • Records and analyzes data from experiments and prepares material for incorporation into progress reports and scientific publications.

Academic Requirements

  • Successful completion of a post secondary education with courses in genetics and biology or an acceptable combination of education, training and experience.

Experience

  • Experience in conducting filed and laboratory research in the field of molecular genetics, including the amplification of DNA fragments using the polymerase chain reaction and DNA sequencing.
  • Experience in the use of software programs such as Sequencher TM for DNA sequence analysis.

Other Qualifications

  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Willingness to work overtime.
  • Willingness to undergo an enhanced security reliability check.
  • Willingness to work in a laboratory and to process samples from experimental animals.

MRI Technologist

Job Decription

  • You will be scanning a variety of cases which include neuro, musculoskeletal, abdominal angiographic and cardiac, both for clinical and research purposes.
  • You will maintain accurate computer and image records including all required patient and exam information.
  • You may also be required to participate in teaching student technologists.

Academic Requirements

  • The successful candidate will be registered with the CMRTO (College of Medical Radiation Technologists of Ontario) and CAMRT (Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists).
  • Working knowledge of cross-sectional anatomy and previous clinical experience in MRI is preferred.

Experience

  • A CAMRT MR certificate coupled with MRI experience would be a definite asset.

Other Qualifications

  • Demonstrated problem solving skills, customer service orientation and ability to relate well to others are necessary.
  • You are able to communicate clearly, prioritize and organize.
  • You will also be self-directed and a team player.

Occupational Therapy

Job Description

  • Provide both formalized and functional assessment, program planning, treatment intervention and evaluation of elderly persons in the occupational performance areas of self care, productivity and leisure
  • Prescription of aids, assistive devices and wheelchairs
  • Conduct home assessments and other aspects of patient discharge planning
  • Collaborate with interprofessional team in providing patient focused care
  • Supervise Occupational Therapy students for clinical education
  • Supervise Occupational Therapy Assistant(s) as required in delegated activities
  • Participate in professional, program and hospital committees
  • Involvement in quality management and research initiatives

Academic Requirements

  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent in Occupational Therapy
  • Registered with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (COTO)
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (B Level or C Level) Heart Saver Plus Canada (on employment)

Other Qualifications

  • Membership with Professional Association (e.g. CAOT, OSOT) preferred

Optician

Job Description

  • Interpretation of prescriptions written by ophthalmologists and optometrists to determine specifications of lenses.
  • Collection of eye measurements including corneal width and thickness, distance between the centers of the pupils, and the distance between the ocular surface and the lens.
  • For customers without prescriptions, dispensing opticians may use a foci-meter to record eyeglass measurements in order to duplicate the eyeglasses.
  • Helping clients select eyeglass and lens treatments including tints and coatings.
  • Creating work orders for ophthalmic laboratory technicians to ensure delivery of the proper lenses.
  • Ensure that glasses are made according to specifications.
  • Adjust eyeglasses to ensure a proper fit by reshaping or bending the frame by hand or using pliers.
  • Repairing broken frames.
  • Educating clients on proper eyeglass and contact lens care.
  • Keeping track of orders, prescriptions, and inventory.

Academic Requirements

  • Some employers hire individuals with no background as an optician, then provide the required training; opticians receive training on the job or through apprenticeships lasting 2 or more years. Some employers will seek candidates with postsecondary training in the field.

Other Qualifications

  • Knowledge of physics, basic anatomy, algebra, and trigonometry as well as experience with computers are particularly valuable because training usually includes instruction in optical mathematics, optical physics, and the use of precision measuring instruments and other machinery and tools.
  • Opticians deal with the public and should be tactful, pleasant, and communicate well.
  • Manual dexterity and the ability to do precision work are essential.

Organic Pollution Toxicologist

Job Description

  • Conducts original applied research and publishes results in primary scientific journals
  • Advises habitat and ocean management staff on: Uptake, distribution and degradation of organic pollutants, especially hydrocarbons in marine biota of the BC coast
  • Development of approaches to assess impact of organic pollutants on marine ecosystems or their components, and overall ecosystem “health”
  • Development and implementation of monitoring programs to detect and assess significance of trends in pollution by organic chemicals, especially hydrocarbons and related chemicals in the BC offshore.
  • Provide scientific advice on these topics to resource managers, communicates to the general public through various media, and publishes results in the peer-reviewed literature.
  • Undertakes management and administrative responsibilities as Section Head, Contaminants Science; these include co-ordination of scientific programs, finances and budgeting, and human resources responsibilities

Academic Requirements

  • Doctor of Philosophy degree from a recognized University in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology or a closely related discipline, or PSC approved alternative.
  • The PSC approved alternative is an acceptable master’s or bachelor’s degree coupled with acceptable research, training and experience.
  • The degree must be from a recognized university and in scientific fields and specialties related to the duties of the position. The training and experience must clearly demonstrate the ability to do personal research of doctoral degree calibre.

Experience

  • Extensive work experience in a research environment, preferably in government.
  • Extensive experience writing and publishing scientific papers.
  • Experience in managing all aspects of a research program including proposal writing, finances and human resources.
  • Preference may be given to candidates with extensive shipboard and/or field experience

Physiotherapist

Job Description

  • Assess patients and plan and carry out individually designed treatment programs to maintain, improve or restore physical functioning, alleviate pain and prevent dysfunctioning in patients.
  • To provide physiotherapy consultation, assessment and planned interventions for clients.
  • Assessment and implementation of physiotherapy interventions.
  • Assess clients using interviews, standardized and informal assessment techniques in accordance with professional practice guidelines and standards established by VHA.
  • Attend client related meetings to report on assessment findings and discuss plans for interventions.
  • Progress reports and discharges as required.
  • Document all assessment findings, treatment plans, progress and discharge summaries of interventions as required by the profession, referral source and the agency.
  • Implement client interventions based in assessment information, client input and in conjunction with the client’s integrated care plan.
  • Ensure that services provided are best practice, evidence based and evaluated through the routine use of valid and reliable outcome measurement.
  • Adheres to the code of ethics of the profession, in maintaining standards of practice for the profession as defined by the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario.
  • Supervision of Physiotherapy Assistants.

Academic Requirements

  • Baccalaureate or Master’s Degree in Physiotherapy from a recognized school of physiotherapy
  • Registered with The College of Physiotherapists of Ontario.
  • Experience working with the Adult population, preferably in the community.
  • Specialized courses to support areas of clinical expertise.

Other Qualifications

  • Demonstrate empathy.
  • Have good manual dexterity.
  • Know how to work in teams.
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate and popularize information.
  • Enjoy helping relationships.
  • Demonstrate ability to analyse and solve problems.
  • Management skills are an asset for becoming a self-employed worker.
  • Bilingualism is often required.

Quality Control Scientist

Job Description

  • Design and develop protocols for tests required for priority projects and product improvement initiatives.
  • Provide scientific input during assay design and troubleshooting.
  • Document, analyze and verify test development results.
  • Plan, schedule and execute test development and testing activities.
  • Lead and review departmental laboratory testing sections and ensure the proper functioning of systems within the sections.
  • Review scientific literature and maintain up to date knowledge of analytical and testing approaches.
  • Train new and existing personnel to perform new tests with responsibility or training verification and approval of personnel qualification process.
  • Assist Manager in planning and preparation of department activities.

Academic Requirements

  • The successful candidate will possess a M.Sc. degree or a Ph.D. in Microbiology/Virology with a strong background in Molecular Biology.

Experience

  • Two years of applicable experience.

Research Technician

Job Description

  • Execute/analyze bench research in discovery biology using molecular and cellular methods to generate primary and secondary bioassays for drug screening.
  • Participate in sponsored drug discovery programs with pharmaceutical companies.

Academic Requirements

  • BA/BSc (MSc desirable) in Biology, Biochemistry, or Molecular Biology and experience in a research laboratory environment.
  • A strong working knowledge of molecular and cellular biology and familiarity with PCR, subcloning, gene transfection, protein expression/purification cell culture and expression analysis are musts.
  • Familiarity with cell culture techniques, cell based assays using mammalian cells, protein assays using BCA method, ELISA, SDS-PAGE and IEF are strongly desired.

Other Qualifications

  • Number of years of experience.
  • Able to travel.

Respiratory Therapist

Job Description

  • Working in collaboration with family members and other specialists on the health care team, you will provide family-centred cardio-respiratory care to neonates/infants/children.
  • This will involve assessing the cardio-respiratory needs of children, developing and implementing plans of care, and providing education and support to all involved in the continuum of care.

Academic Requirements

  • As the successful candidate, you have a Diploma from an accredited Respiratory Therapy program,
  • BSc or equivalent preferred and have a General Certificate from the College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario.

Experience

  • Pediatric/Neonatal Respiratory Therapy experience is an asset.

Other Qualifications

  • You are a professional, detail-oriented person who possesses excellent written and verbal communication, organizational, time management, problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
  • In addition to being a team player, you are highly motivated, self-directed, pro-active and able to take initiative.

Scientific/Medical Illustrator

Job Description

  • Creates illustrations, and three dimensional models to demonstrate medical or biological subjects, using a variety of artistic techniques.
  • Develops drawings, paintings, diagrams and models of biological (and medical) subjects (examples include anatomy, physiology and surgical procedures) for use in publications, exhibits, and teaching.
  • Devises visual aids, such as films, videos, computer graphics to assist teaching and research programs.
  • Constructs or advises in construction of models in plaster, wax or other materials

Academic Requirements

  • Graduation from a recognized university. An appropriate technical background in biology or science is a plus, but artistic ability is essential.
  • Graduation from a Medical/Scientific Illustration program

Experience

  • A strong artistic background is very important.

Other Qualifications

  • Admission to a scienctific illustration program can require a formal art portifolio

Speech Language Pathologist

Job Description

  • You will be responsible for the identification, assessment, interpretation, diagnosis, management and education of referred patients.
  • As a member of a multidisciplinary team, you will help develop, implement and evaluate departmental goals, policies, procedures and quality assurance programs. As well, you will participate in the development of clinical and educational programs.

Academic Requirements

  • This position requires a Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology or equivalent. You must be eligible for membership in the Ontario Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists.

Other Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate will possess current knowledge of a wide range of communication and related disorders and have demonstrated clinical experience. Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills are essential.

Technologist, Nuclear Medicine

Job Description

  • Performs technical procedures and produces quality diagnostic images and/or data, ensuring radiation safety procedures (ALARA) are practiced.
  • Prepares and administers radioactive pharmaceuticals via injection, IV catheters or inhalation.
  • Takes patients’ history, educates and explains procedures to patients, and assesses patient needs pre and post procedures. Initiates patients’ IV.
  • Plans and performs daily workload management.
  • Contributes and adheres to departmental goals and strategic plans, coinciding with the Hospital’s Mission and Values.
  • Participates actively in team building, and clinical conflict management.
  • Plans, maintains and organizes work area, ensuring all resources are gathered for patient procedures.
  • Ensures equipment is functioning properly through quality checks, as well as trouble shooting to correct problems. Communicates with service representatives as necessary.
  • Teaches students the clinical aspects of Nuclear Medicine.
  • Supervises stress testing and application of ECG electrodes.
  • Maintains patient records, books inpatients and prioritizes and schedules incoming studies.
  • Assists in the maintenance of policy and procedure manuals.

Academic Requirements

  • Registration and good standing with the College of Medical Radiation Technologists of Ontario.
  • Advanced ECG certificate, or educational plan to obtain this certificate would be an asset.
  • CPR certification.
  • Experience with the Macaroni camera systems would be an asset.

Other Qualifications

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication (verbal/written), and organization skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle stress and conflict management in a professional, effective manner.
  • Demonstrated active involvement in team building, problem solving and time management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and accurately, both autonomously and as an effective team member.
  • Ability to meet patient/staff needs in an efficient manner.
  • Demonstrated commitment to customer service.

Veterinarian

Job Description

  • Prevent, diagnose and treat diseases and disorders in animals and advise clients on the feeding, hygiene, housing, behavior, breeding and general care of animals.
  • Vaccinate patients against diseases, such as distemper and rabies.
  • Medicate animals suffering from infections or diseases.
  • Treat and dress wounds.
  • Set fractures.
  • Perform surgery.
  • Euthanize animals when necessary.

Academic Requirements

  • Completion of university.
  • Canadian Veterinary Medical Association Certification.
  • Licensure by provincial or territorial authorities.

Other Qualifications

  • Candidates must like animals.
  • Have an excellent academic record.
  • Ability to empathize, communicate easily and explain things in simple terms.