Lab Technician, Genetics - Surrey, British Columbia

Posted On Apr 4

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At LifeLabs, we are focused on our vision of building a healthier Canada!  We are the largest community diagnostics laboratory in Canada with over 350 collection centres, 21 laboratories and service over 19 million patients each year. 


Caring, Agile, Customer Driven, One Team - We live our values every day in what we do to help our patients and healthcare providers. With over 5,000 employees, we all make a difference and that’s why our people are so important to us. 


This is an exciting time to join our LifeLabs team, grow your career with us and support numerous business initiatives, innovations, best practice and business development opportunities.


LifeLabs Medical Laboratory Services is seeking a full time Laboratory Technician to join our Genetics team in Surrey, British Columbia.  


Our Lab Technicians are responsible for accurate receipt and processing of patient samples, instrument operation and maintenance and supporting Medical Lab Technologists with standard molecular lab applications to complete clinical testing. 


Your responsibilities will include:


  • Receive and accession patient samples.
  • Perform sample preparation and nucleic acid extraction from various sample types using a variety of advanced lab applications and instrumentation
  • Perform data entry and sample follow ups; create CEM’s and NCE’s
  • Assist with standard molecular lab applications including gel electrophoresis and PCR set up, under the guidance of medical lab technologists
  • Report unresolved problems to senior technologist or team lead as appropriate
  • Manage the disposal of all lab waste as specified in EHS procedures


This is a full time role with flexible shifts. LifeLabs’ facilities are also known as “teaching laboratories,” offering opportunities to share knowledge in a collaborative environment, 24-hour medical support through our Medical Science team and Medical library, and the ability to teach our college and university student placements. 


Are You a Good Fit?


LifeLabs is seeking a Lab Technician who can work collaboratively in a fast-paced team environment, while adhering to LifeLabs’ standards of safety, accuracy and efficiency. Do you have:


Bachelor of Science with a focus on Molecular Biology, Genetics

Experience with standard molecular lab applications and instrumentation (eg. DNA extraction, micropipetting, PCR set up);

Excellent communication skills to enable you to relate with a wide variety of people.

Good computer skills and knowledge.

Problem solving skills, including the ability to identify and follow-up on issues.

Ability to maintain the strictest standards of safety, patient privacy and confidentiality.


At LifeLabs, great employees are at the heart of everything we do. That’s why LifeLabs provides more than just competitive compensation and benefits – our employees receive coaching and training in an environment that fosters open communication, education opportunities with tuition reimbursement, and opportunities for advancement and changes in career direction. We especially encourage applications from new graduates and individuals looking to advance their careers.

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