Technical Staff (Physical Sciences), Competition # OR-19-18, Georgian College, Barrie, ON

Lakehead Georgian
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 4:30pm

Technical Staff position (Physical Sciences)

Georgian College, Barrie Campus

Full Time, Contract (5 months)

Technical Staff - Level B

Competition # OR-19-18

The Technician supports Applied Life Sciences and Electrical Engineering undergraduate degree-diploma programs that are part of the Lakehead University-Georgian College Partnership. The position will report to the Department Chair of Sustainability Sciences and the Chair of Physics, and is expected to start January 1, 2020.

This position will support students taking Physical Science courses (Physics and Chemistry).  The Technician sets up and takes down lab experiments and equipment, trains students, and works collaboratively with Lakehead University and Georgian College faculty and staff. 

The Technician is a crucial part of our student-centered learning environment. They are responsible for ensuring the safety of our students during laboratory work and they will perform other related duties including testing safety equipment, and ordering, organizing and maintaining supplies and equipment.

Qualifications include:

•     MSc Degree in Physics, Chemistry or in a related discipline

•     1 year of related lab and teaching experience is preferred

•     Familiarity with WHMIS (GHS) regulations and requirements

•     Good communication, organization and interpersonal skills

•     Knowledge of health and safety, and lab practices

•     General understanding of purchasing and accounting processes

•     Ability to interact effectively with students, staff and faculty

•     Strong computer skills

Interested applicants are invited to apply by sending an email request to, quoting competition # OR-19-18. Please submit one PDF document that includes: a cover letter, resume, statement of teaching philosophy, and the names of three professional references; and a completed Confirmation of Eligibility to Work in Canada Form.

 Lakehead University

Office of Human Resources

500 University Avenue

Orillia, Ontario


We appreciate your interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be notified.

Lakehead University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals including women, racialized persons, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and other equity-seeking groups. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  This is in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements.