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Technical Supervisor - Testing (Transfusion Science)


Calgary, AB, CA, T3N 1S5

Canadian Blood Services is looking for a Technical Supervisor - Testing (Transfusion Science) to join our dynamic Testing team in Calgary.


​Job category: Laboratory and phlebotomy
Job posting ID: 4575


​Employment status: Regular full-time

Classification: PTS/MGT/IT B
Salary/Rate of pay: Starting from $84,000


Application deadline: 2023-06-05 


Do you currently work for Canadian Blood Services? All employees must apply via the internal career page.


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 blood, plasma, stem cells and organs and tissues.  


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


Reporting to the Manager of Regional Lab-Donor Testing, the Supervisor is responsible for providing management subject matter expertise to testing operations for the laboratory. You will be required to provide technical expertise for both Donor and Patient testing which includes automated serology, automated antibody identification and a manual testing area.


Key Responsibilities Include


  • The Technical Supervisor manages the laboratory process flows to meet customer needs.
  • Monitors operational effectiveness through key performance indicators.
  • Monitors and reports compliance with corporate quality standards for all laboratory areas. 
  • Manages testing facility and equipment to ensure that there is adequate space for current and future testing needs.
  • Ensures equipment is appropriate for testing needs and meets specifications and regulatory requirements.
  • Ensures that environmental and facility occupational health and safety requirements are met.
  • Manages the supervisory, technical, training and support staff assigned to the consolidated testing laboratory site.
  • Participates in ongoing quality improvement activities, special projects and conducts a regular review of operations. 
  • Maintains effective communication on all levels. 
  • Maintains comprehensive theoretical knowledge of medical laboratory science and procedural methods through advanced studies, reviewing current literature and attending conferences. 


Education, Training and Experience


  • Certified general registered technologist with Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) holding a current license with the applicable provincial College of Medical Laboratory Technology and all related provincial professional association is required.
  • BSc, ART or SBB, or equivalent experience or training preferred.
  • A minimum of five (5) years related laboratory experience.
  • Extensive experience and in-depth knowledge and understanding of Transfusion Science is mandatory.
  • Experience in the training/scheduling/evaluating personnel, development.
  • Previous GMP experience or in depth knowledge of comparable quality management systems.



  • Competitive base salary 
  • Up to 8% performance award opportunity
  • Comprehensive vacation, group dental and health benefits
  • Choice of defined contribution or defined benefits pension plan 
  • Employee discounts, wellness programs 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.  


Canadian Blood Services requires that all employees be fully vaccinated (COVID 19 vaccine doses as approved by Health Canada), subject to any medical or other human rights considerations. Persons who have been vaccinated outside of Canada must contact their local Public Health Unit in order to obtain a vaccine equivalency certificate.


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.