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Medical Lab Assistant/Research Assistant Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging – UVic Site


The Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) is a national study of adult development and aging that has recruited over 50,000 individuals across Canada. The University of Victoria (UVic) supports 1 of 11 comprehensive data collection sites.



The UVic CLSA site is currently looking for a Medical Lab Assistant/Research Assistant who, under immediate direction of the Site Coordinator, will be responsible for:

  • Receiving participants into the data collection site and the laboratory
  • Answering telephones, booking/managing appointments and responding to inquiries as necessary
  • Collecting, labelling and processing biospecimens
  • Properly disposing of all waste generated through daily activity
  • Ensuring accurate data entry and record keeping
  • Complying with quality standards according to standard operating procedures
  • Following standard operating procedures to conduct various physical measures, perform neuropsychological tests, and accurately obtain questionnaire data
  • Working with several different software programs
  • Ensuring that equipment is operated, calibrated, maintained and cleaned in an appropriate manner



  • Phlebotomy training/certification
  • Qualified to work in a laboratory collecting, processing, and evaluating biospecimens
  • Pipetting experience
  • Organized, detail-oriented, reliable and professional, with excellent communication skills
  • Able to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Knowledge of accreditation requirements and Good Laboratory Practice
  • Strong computer skills and familiarity with hardware and software in a PC environment
  • Willing to work during the day and early evening as well as on Saturdays
  • Experience working with older adults is an asset
  • Research experience an asset, clinical research experience preferred
  • Experience with Laboratory Information Management System is an asset


Terms of employment

  • This is a grant funded position
  • Up to 40 hours per week for one year with possibility of extension
  • Salary will be commensurate with experience
  • Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for at least two references to: Bernie Paille at
  • Include “CLSA Research Assistant/MLA Job Posting” in the subject line

The competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

Postdoctoral Associate Position in Aging and Inclusion, University of Western Ontario

Researchers in the School of Occupational Therapy and Department of Geography at the University of Western Ontario invite applications for a postdoctoral associate position in Aging and Inclusion in Neighbourhoods. A PhD in Gerontology, Aging Studies, Health Sciences, Sociology, Human Geography, Rehabilitation Science or other relevant discipline is required at the time of appointment, with completion within the last three years. The position is available effective September 3, 2019 (later start date may be negotiated) and will be for an initial period of one year with potential to renew.

To apply, please submit a cover letter including a brief statement of research interests, curriculum vitae, 1 to 2 peer-reviewed articles either authored/co-authored, and names and contact details (email and telephone) of three referees we may contact. Please send the application by email and address any inquiries to Dr. Carri Hand, School of Occupational Therapy, University of Western Ontario, 1201 Western Rd., London, ON, N6G 1H1, Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. We appreciate all applications, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Provincial Coordinator, Research, Alzheimer Society BC

As Provincial Coordinator, Research you will use your expertise and experience to develop and implement an effective plan to bridge research and community throughout the province. You will connect with passionate researchers conducting important investigations to help us better understand dementia, and help bring the voices of people with lived experience to the dementia research landscape in B.C.
This position resides in Advocacy & Education and is based in the Society’s Provincial Office in Vancouver, B.C.

Please forward a resume with a cover letter that details how your experience has prepared you for this position to:

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