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Genetics Med Lab Technician - Full-Time - Day Shift - Toronto

Improve lives. Love your job. Grow your career.

LifeLabs Medical Laboratory Services is seeking a Medical Laboratory Technician to join our Genetics team in Toronto, Ontario. This is an important role in patient care and our business, and will let you see the difference that you make in patients’ lives.


This is a full-time role suitable for an individual with a day schedule. This is a great role for a hands-on, detail-oriented individual who thrives in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.


Job Description:

• Perform a variety of medical genetic procedures as outlined in laboratory procedures manual

• Ensure accuracy and completeness of testing requests, perform data entry, and follow-up as necessary

• Demonstrate knowledge of specimen handling requirements and prioritization of specimens and results, following LifeLabs procedures

• Perform sample preparation and nucleic acid extraction from various sample types.

• Perform instrument maintenance and QC

• Assist with standard molecular lab applications, under the guidance of a medical laboratory technologist

• Maintain patient confidentiality

• Report unresolved problems to senior technologist or supervisor, as appropriate

• Prioritize work and respond to urgent or unpredictable demands for specimen processing or testing

• Participate in continuous improvement initiatives and validations aimed at improving efficiency

• Follow Universal Precautions in handling all specimens received in the laboratory


Are you a good fit?

We are looking for passionate individuals who share in the importance of our values: Customer Focus, Accountability, Respect and Excellence, and can live these values with us every day. LifeLabs is seeking individuals who can work collaboratively in a fast-paced team environment while adhering to LifeLabs’ standards of safety, accuracy and efficiency.



• Undergraduate degree in molecular biology

• Hands-on work experience in a clinical genetics or molecular genetics laboratory

• Working knowledge of molecular genetic nomenclature and clinical conventions

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

• Experience with complex data entry, sample processing and computer skills


LifeLabs is committed to building an inclusive environment and will provide accommodations in accordance with the AODA – Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Please indicate in your application any accommodations you will require throughout the recruitment process.  Alternatively please contact our corporate offices main line to be directed to a member of the Talent Acquisition team at  (416) 675-4530. 


Toronto, ON, CA