Laboratory Technologist I - Molecular Pathology

LAB00011606 Requisition #

Your Opportunity:

Do you have a love of molecular methods, and are a strong team player? The Molecular Pathology team in the Calgary zone has an exciting opportunity for a Medical Laboratory Technologist I supporting the Molecular Pathology (formerly Molecular Hematology) laboratory at the Diagnostic and Scientific Centre, and transitioning to the Calgary Cancer Centre in 2023. The Molecular Pathology department, which includes Molecular Pathology labs at two locations in the Calgary zone, provides complex molecular testing for a variety of inherited and acquired conditions as part of Alberta Precision Laboratories (APL). The Medical Laboratory Technologist I will perform a variety of manual and automated procedures proficiently to produce accurate and timely results. Specialized techniques may include nucleic acid extraction and quantification, DNA sequencing, polymerase chain reaction (PCR), real-time PCR, allelic discrimination, fragment analysis, and next generation sequencing (NGS). The successful candidate will be required to perform routine maintenance, calibration and troubleshooting of various laboratory instruments. In addition, maintaining legible and accurate records in a well-organized manner; enter and verify patient results as required; assist with training of new employees, students and residents in Molecular Pathology techniques; participating in quality control activities; and have the ability to work with a high level of attention to detail in a challenging work environment.


As a Medical Laboratory Technologist (MLT) I, you will be responsible for the daily processing, testing, results analysis and reporting of diagnostic samples within the laboratory department. You will perform a variety of routine and specialized procedures in the processing of specimens used in diagnosis, treatment and research.

  • Classification: Laboratory Technologist I
  • Unit and Program: Molecular Pathology, Molecular Hematology
  • Primary Location: Diagnostic Scientific Centre
  • Location Details: As Per Location
  • Multi-Site: Not Applicable
  • FTE: 1.00
  • Posting End Date: 03-OCT-2022
  • Employee Class: Regular Full Time
  • Date Available: 07-NOV-2022
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 2
  • Shifts per cycle: 10
  • Shift Pattern: Days
  • Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
  • Minimum Salary: $33.98
  • Maximum Salary: $44.75
  • Vehicle Requirement: Not Applicable
Required Qualifications:

Completion of an accredited Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) program. Active or eligible for registration and practice permit with the College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Alberta (CMLTA).

Additional Required Qualifications:

Must have technical knowledge of a variety of molecular techniques, methodologies, instrumentation and software. Proven critical thinking, analytical, problem solving, planning, and decision making skills. Proven effective time management and strong organizational skills are required. Proven communication and interpersonal skills that enable you to build and maintain relationships, facilitate teamwork, resolve conflict, and manage change. Proficient with windows based computer applications and databases, including Microsoft Office programs such as Excel. English fluency with exceptional verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

Two years of recent experience with a variety of molecular biology techniques. Experience with a variety of molecular analyses in a diagnostic molecular laboratory. Bachelor of Science or equivalent with undergraduate courses in molecular biology would be preferred. Experience with NGS processing and/or analysis is an asset.

Please note:

All postings close at 23:59 MT of the postingĀ end date indicated.

Security Screening:

A satisfactory criminal record check and/or Vulnerable Sector Search is required prior to your first day of work. Additionally, all employees have an ongoing duty to disclose any charges or convictions that may occur during their employment with APL.

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