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Technical Specialist, Antibody Investigation


Brampton, ON, CA, L6T 5M1

Job category: Laboratory and phlebotomy
Job posting ID: 3141


​Employment status: Regular full-time


Classification: LT OPSEU 200
Salary/Rate of pay: Starting from $37.82


Application deadline: until Filled 
This position is open to: Internal and External applicants


Somewhere in Canada there’s a life you can save.   


Be part of a dynamic, collaborative and caring organization committed to saving and improving the lives of Canadians. Thousands of Canadians depend on us every day for reliable access to safe blood, plasma, stem cells and organs and tissues.  


Join Canada’s Lifeline and make a meaningful difference every day.


About the role


Canadian Blood Services is looking for a Regular Full-Time Technical Specialist, Antibody Investigation, to join our Donor Testing team in Brampton.  In this role you will co-ordinate the daily testing activities and perform procedures following work instructions related to the Antibody testing laboratory.


Key responsibilities include:


  • Performs and ensures appropriate performance of related quality control/quality assurance activities.  
  • Performs, verifies and documents routine maintenance and verification procedures of laboratory equipment in accordance with approved work instructions and regulatory requirements.  
  • Provides technical guidance to the Medical Laboratory Technologists in the resolution of patient and donor investigations.  
  • Provides training, performs competency assessments and ensures adherence to work instructions for testing processes and procedures.  
  • The Technical Specialist maintains technical competency, promotes continuous learning and facilitates and/or participates in on-going related quality improvement activities or special projects.


Education, Training and Experience:


  • Certified general Medical Laboratory Technologist with Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) and professional college, College of Medical Technologists of Ontario (CMLTO)).
  • Post-secondary level education in a relevant discipline from a recognized academic institution, preferable a University degree such as BSc, ART, SBB
  • Two to five years of related transfusion laboratory experience required including 6 months of supervisory experience or an equivalent combination of education/experience.
  • Two to five years’ experience in red cell antibody investigation 
  • Previous hospital laboratory experience in Transfusion medicine an asset.
  • Previous GMP experience preferred.


Demonstrated Skills and Abilities:


  • Must demonstrate an understanding and working knowledge of Transfusion Medicine principles, procedures, instrumentation and how they interrelate.
  • Must have ability to work independently and as a member of the team.
  • Must be able to function effectively under pressure in a fast-paced work environment
  • Demonstrated analytical problem solving and decision-making skills required.
  • Demonstrated leadership, interpersonal, communication and staff development skills required.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English are essential, including the ability to convey understanding of factual and theoretical information and make recommendations to customers.
  • Effective time management and organizational skills 
  • Strong detail orientation and analytical ability to evaluate and ensure accuracy of data related to laboratory results and donor/patient information.



  • Eligible for 3 weeks vacation and benefits
  • Defined Benefits pension plan
  • Employee discounts, wellness program, and much more

Diversity and inclusion play a vital role in ensuring health equity for patients across Canada. We are committed to reflecting Canada’s population in our organization and fostering an environment where all employees can be their authentic selves, with equal opportunities to succeed and contribute.  


To protect the health and safety of its employees, all Canadian Blood Services’ employees are required to be fully vaccinated (COVID-19 vaccine doses as approved by Health Canada), subject to any medical or other human rights grounds.


If this role resonates with you, we encourage you to apply! This could be your first step towards a meaningful and inspiring career. Come to work each day knowing that you save lives. 


We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those considered for an interview or those invited to participate in an assessment (such as testing) will be contacted. Applicants who require accommodation should discuss their needs with us.