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Science Core Facilities Assistant, Technical Support Services, Faculty of Science Job in Calgary, AB at The University of Calgary –

Position Overview

Technical Support Services within the Faculty of Science is currently seeking a Full-time Regular Science Core Facilities Assistant.

Reporting to the Manager, Technical Support Services, the Science Core Facilities Assistant is an instrumental member of the Technical Support Services team responsible for the operation and maintenance of the prep rooms including the sterilization of laboratory equipment, media, biohazard waste and the cleaning of laboratory glassware. The position requires ensuring supplies are available, the equipment is maintained, tested, and the room is clean and organized. The Science Core Facilities Assistant is also responsible for assisting in the distribution of received packages and mail through Supply Chain Management for the Faculty of Science including the distribution of Liquid Nitrogen.

Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

Perform routine sterilization of laboratory glassware, equipment, media, and biohazard waste.

Maintain a daily/weekly routine to ensure that autoclaves are tested and documentation of logbooks is followed in compliance with University Environmental Health and Safety standards.

Clean glassware/supplies necessary for various research needs in Bioscience and other academic departments in the Faculty of Science.

Ensure that the prep area is clean, organized and well maintained.

Assist with distribution of parcel and mail deliveries for the Faculty of Science.

Assist in the dispensing of liquid nitrogen to research laboratories.

Identify professional development needs and skill priorities; continue own personal development, learning and training; keep current with post-secondary developments.

Adhere to all university policy and regulatory requirements, including FOIP legislation.

Liaise with other units as appropriate.

Participate in cross-training to assist in other areas when needed and to meet Technical Support Services priorities.

Qualifications / Requirements:
High school education with successful completion of Biology 30 is required. A Sterile Processing Certificate is an asset.

Minimum 1 year of directly related experience is an asset.

Experience with the operation of a number of essential pieces of equipment such as autoclaves, glassware washing machines, steam kettles, and drying ovens is an asset.

Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.

Proven organizational skills, and good time management.

Demonstrated ability to be resourceful, creative, innovative, and flexible.

Computer skills including MS Office Suite (including Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel).

Ability to build relationships to accomplish goals with a diverse groups within and outside of the Faculty of Science essential.

Must be prepared to obtain certification in WHMIS and Biosafety Program.

Must have or be prepared to obtain Standard First Aid certification.

Ability to lift and transport heavy objects.

Application Deadline: September 23, 2022

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.

Additional Information

This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the General Job Family, Phase 2.

To find out more about management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Management and Staff Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Science visit Careers in the Faculty of Science.

The University strongly recommends all faculty and staff are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

As an equitable and inclusive employer, the University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. In particular, we encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible/racialized minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding [diversity] EDI at UCalgary can be sent to the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion ([email protected]) and requests for accommodations can be sent to Human Resources ([email protected]).

We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

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Company Location:  Calgary, AB

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