Competition Number: J0523-0058
Position Title: Instrumentation Specialist
Position Number: 00507536
Employee Group: Support Staff - USW Local 2010
Job Category: Other Professionals
Department or Area: Biomedical & Molecular Science
Location: Kingston, Ontario, Canada (On-site)
Salary: $72,485.00 - $89,941.00/Year
Grade: 09 Review Salary Information Here
Hours per Week: 35
Job Type: Permanent (Continuing)
Shift: 7 Monday - Friday
Number Of Positions: 1
Date Posted: May 12, 2023
Closing Date: June 2, 2023COVID 19 On-Campus Requirements
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A Brief Overview
Reporting to the Manager, Research and Laboratories the Instrumentation Specialist is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the DBMS Flow Cytometry and Imaging Core Facilities and participates in planning activities to ensure these facilities meet the projected needs of the stakeholders. They will coordinate, train and supervise faculty members, graduate students, undergraduate students, postdoctoral fellows, research technicians, medical students and residents on the safe use and applications of the instrumentation in the facilities. They will consult and provide guidance on research projects, as well as analyze data, prepare and submit reports and results to core facilities users. The Instrumentation Specialist will also oversee general facility maintenance including consumables, samples, scheduling, and housekeeping. Expertise in flow cytometry techniques, including cell sorting and analysis. Experience must include proficiency in optimizing multi-parameter panels (eg. 10+ channels) to maximize signal to noise and minimize spectral overlap. Expertise in imaging/microscopy techniques, such as confocal microscopy, super-resolution/TIRF, and intravital microscopy. Proficiency in cannulation of blood vessels and intravascular injections in mice and rats would be a strength.
Overseeing the DBMS Flow Cytometry and Imaging Core Facilities, the Instrumentation Specialist will bring expertise in flow cytometry techniques, including cell sorting and analysis, as well as proficiency in optimizing multi-parameter panels (eg. 10+ channels) to maximize signal to noise and minimize spectral overlap. The incumbent will be skilled in imaging/microscopy techniques, such as confocal microscopy, super-resolution/TIRF, and intravital microscopy, ideally possessing proficiency in cannulation of blood vessels and intravascular injections in mice and rats.
This position oversees the day-to-day operations of a large and/or complex laboratory. This position participates in planning activities to ensure the laboratory meets the projected needs of stakeholders. This position interacts with researchers, students and other personnel associated with research projects, using instrumentation in the facility. This position provides training to others on the safe use and applications of the facility. This position analyzes data, prepares reports, and submits and/or publishes results. This position also oversees general lab maintenance including consumables, samples, scheduling, and housekeeping.Job Description
What you will do
Oversees the day-to-day operations of a large and/or complex laboratory.
Participates in planning activities to ensure the laboratory meets the projected needs of stakeholders.
Interacts with researchers, students, and other personnel associated with research projects that utilize instrumentation in the facility.
Provides training to others on the safe use and applications of the facility.
Analyzes data, prepares reports, and submits and/or publishes results.
Assists in the preparation of equipment grant applications.
Oversees general lab maintenance including consumables, samples, scheduling, and housekeeping.
Monitors and ensures that all relevant safety procedures are maintained.
Job Knowledge and Requirements
Provide expert advice, guidance and consultation on highly complex issues and/or where the outcome may be contentious.
Interaction with others requires highly developed interpersonal skills to effectively persuade, negotiate, counsel, and/or consult.
Adapt messages to meet the different needs of different audiences.
Prioritize and distribute work to deliver objectives on time and to the highest standard.
Identify in advance when the intended results may not be achieved and develops a plan to address the gaps.
Lead team and project meetings and develop team/unit and departmental project plans.
Lead procedural or technological change within a unit or across broader university functions.
Identify opportunities to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of work processes.
Anticipate complex challenges to ensure activities are completed on time.
Effectively leverage relevant data as input to making decisions.
Appropriately assess risks before making a decision.
Comprehensive understanding of what sexual violence, harassment and discrimination are, and their varying effects on diverse members of the community.
Question and take appropriate steps to address attitudes, macroaggressions and other behaviours which are discriminatory. Acknowledges and respects diverse cultural traditions, abilities and beliefs.
The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen's is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
The University provides support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant's accessibility needs. Candidates requiring accommodation during the recruitment process are asked to contact Human Resources at [email protected].