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Research Technician II



CancerCare Manitoba is a provincial agency which provides clinical and academic services and leadership for cancer control and the treatment of blood disorders. Our shared vision of a world free of cancer drives every member of our team. CancerCare Manitoba is the perfect place to thrive if you're seeking a fulfilling career in an organization that is committed to its employees' well-being and professional development.


Competition # 304-23-761020306

Posting End Date: October 2, 2023

City: Winnipeg

Work Location: McCharles

Department: Paul Albrechtsen Research Institute

Union: Non-Union

Hiring Status: Term - Grant Funded

Anticipated Start and End Date: October 1, 2023 – September 30, 2024 (may expire with two weeks’ notice)

FTE: 0.5

Anticipated Shift: days/modified days/evenings/weekends

Daily Hours Worked: 7.5

Annual Base Hours: 1950

Salary: $19.910, $20.660, $21.580, $22.390, $23.390, $24.370, $25.340, $26.360, $27.410, $28.500



Job Summary:


Following experimental designs established by a scientist, graduate student or more senior technician, positions at this level provide a wide variety of routine standardized technical assistance and analysis, or perform routines developed for specialized experiments, under general supervision, except when new techniques are being learned. Incumbents are expected to work on their own initiative once routines have been mastered.

Incumbents direct, train and provide orientation to new employees at the same or more junior level and train or demonstrate techniques to students using established guidelines and procedures.

Incumbents are expected to perform any duties performed by Research Technician 1s as required to support the activities of the unit.




Level of Formal Education & Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in a related study area, including laboratory analysis techniques.


  • High school completion with job-related options with a minimum of four years = directly-related experience.

An acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Skills and Abilities

  • Experience with job-related software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Experience and/or ability to learn statistical/analytical software.
  • Capable of learning and mastering new techniques.
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as a member of a team.
  • Ability to train staff and students in techniques used in the workplace.
  • Some positions require experience overseeing the work of others.
  • Knowledge of WHMIS and hazardous materials, animal/human ethics protocols and regulations.

Physical Requirements

  • Physically capable of performing the duties as assigned, which may include mobility and/or moderate to heavy lifting.


  • Some positions require incumbent to possess philosophy compatible with animal-based research.
  • Ability to complete relevant courses and/or obtain relevant certifications (e.g., WHIMIS, Animal User Training, human/animal ethics)
  • Must have satisfactory employment record
  • Must be legally able to work in Canada


  • Previous experience in life sciences bench work

-flow cytometry/FACS analysis


-cell/tissue culture

-molecular biology/biochemistry

-MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint

-Data collection, synthesis and presentation

•     Ability to work independently

•     Previous experience with cancer research and/or tissue banking preferred

•     Knowledge of clinical data entry and analysis an asset

  • Ability to speak French 



Interested and qualified applicants are invited to submit a detailed and current resume, plus a cover letter demonstrating how you meet the above qualifications and the above competition number.


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.


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