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Laboratory Technician

About Cytophage Technologies Inc

Cytophage Technologies Inc is a biotechnology company based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, working on the development of bacteriophages that serve as an alternative to antibiotics and help tackle the global problem of antibiotic resistance. Current research is focused on developing bacteriophage products for use in the agricultural industry and for human compassionate use cases.

Our vision is that every hospital and every animal medical center will have a supply of Cytophage products to manage any incumbent or emergent bacterial infection.


Job Description

We are currently seeking a full-time laboratory technician to work in our Research and Development department, reporting to Senior Research Scientists for a one-year contract. This position will primarily be responsible for the isolation and characterization of bacteriophages against a plant pathogen to be used in product development.


Job responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

General laboratory maintenance
Training and mentoring of students
Processing of raw environmental samples
Isolation and purification of bacteriophages from environmental samples
Characterization of bacteriophages including host range testing, preparing samples for genetic sequencing, sequence analysis and annotation, integration testing, growth characteristics, and sample preparation for electron microscopy
Analysis of phage stability
Assisting in project design
Independent troubleshooting and literature searches
Writing of reports and manuscripts for publication

Job Qualifications

Education and Experience

Education: minimum of a BSc with specialization in microbiology, molecular biology, or virology, MSc would be considered an asset
Experience working in a laboratory environment and in the operation and maintenance of modern laboratory equipment
Experience in molecular biology techniques including, but not limited to; nucleic acid extraction, PCR, gel electrophoresis, Sanger and NGS sequencing, and pulse-field gel electrophoresis
Proven experience in aseptic technique
Demonstrated experience in bacterial culturing techniques, experience working with Containment Level 2 microorganisms would be a strong asset
Experience in phage propagation methods and characterization would be a strong asset
Experience with plants and plant pathogens would be a strong asset
Experience with plant transformation would be a strong asset
Experience working in a Containment Level 2 environment and knowledge of biosafety principles and practices for working with pathogens
Experience in carrying out projects under minimal supervision
Ability to optimize and troubleshoot independently


Effective communication
Analytical thinking
Being a team player
Time management and organization
Attention to detail

Application Process

Closing date:  Until position(s) are filled

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