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Senior MR Technician (MRT) 

Category Research  
Req Number RES-19-00026  
Department Bloorview Research Institute 

Work type Regular Full-time 

Grade Grade 7 ($38.18/hr to $47.82/hr) 

FTE 1.00 

Posting Close Date 08/16/2019 


TITLE: Senior MR Technician (MRT)

STATUS: Permanent full-time

PROGRAM: Bloorview Research Institute

Supervisor: Tomas Paus

FTE: Regular Full-Time (1.00 FTE)

SALARY: Grade 7 ($38.18 - $47.82)

Join Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital's research institute and be part of an interdisciplinary team of researchers and trainees dedicated to conducting cutting edge neuroscience research with children and youth with disability. Through the Bloorview Research Institute growth strategy, we are in the final stages of building a world class, fully accessible, pediatric friendly, research MRI unit that will allow us to conduct large, long-term studies to lead impactful and actionable research for the most meaningful and healthy futures for children, youth, and families across the globe. We are seeking a Senior MR Technician (MRT) to not only fulfill the main duties and responsibilities of a senior MRT, but also perform the technical and education functions required for the unit. This expert will be responsible for acting as a resource and consultant as we finalize the construction of the unit, set up all the MR related policies and operating procedures and develop relevant safety training. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing clinical and technical leadership in MR while overseeing the operation of the scanner.

Holland Bloorview is committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from underrepresented groups including, but not limited to, women, Indigenous People, racialized persons/persons of colour, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. For more information, please see Holland Bloorview's detailed EDI Statement.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the day to day operation of Holland Bloorview's MRI scanner.
  • Responsible for all imaging equipment maintenance, policies and procedures, and quality control.
  • Responsible for the development of staff to ensure resources and skill levels are appropriate to meet the imaging needs of the unit.
  • Responsible for the performance management and MRT recruitment as required.
  • Responsible for organizing and implementing educational aspects and the administrative needs of the unit.
  • Works in collaboration with the research teams to ensure optimal service to our participants.
  • Coordinates the efficient and safe participant flow in the MRI suite in collaboration with other members of the MRI team.
  • Responsible for coordination, training and scheduling of all assigned MRTs, as well as orientation and training of new MRTs.
  • Responsible for MRI safety.
  • Performs MRI procedures
  • Liaises with all members of the MRI team as well as Principle Investigators, image analysts, physicists and radiologists.
  • Remains up to date on the latest MR safety practices and utilizes and /or disseminates as appropriate.


  • Successful completion of an accredited program in Medical Radiation Technology (B.Sc. or diploma program).
  • Registered with the College of Medical Radiation Technologists of Ontario (CMRTO).
  • Member of the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT)
  • MRI certified
  • Minimum of 5 years of clinical experience in MRI.
  • Ability to demonstrate independent judgment.
  • Pediatric experience is considered a strong asset
  • Experience working with a 3T Prisma is considered an asset
  • Expert knowledge of brain anatomy.
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership skill and experience.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Attention to detail and efficient time management; Ability to prioritize work.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision in team environment.

If you have questions about this position, please contact Dr. Tomas Paus, Head of the MRI Unit and Director of Population Neuroscience & Paediatric Neuroimaging Program at Bloorview Research Institute at All applications must be submitted through Holland Bloorview's online application portal.

Holland Bloorview is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection process as accessible as possible, and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities. If you require any accommodations ar any point during the application and hiring process, the Holland Bloorview Human Resources Department.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. All interested candidates are invited to submit their application on line by visiting:

About the Organization Join a world of possibility! Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital creates a world of possibility by supporting children and youth living with disability, medical complexity, illness and injury. Holland Bloorview is a top 40 Canadian research hospital that is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and serves over 7,500 families annually. Providing both inpatient and outpatient services, Holland Bloorview is renowned for its expertise in partnering with clients and families to provide exceptional care and is the only organization to ever achieve 100 per cent in two successive quality surveys by Accreditation Canada.

Holland Bloorview has won numerous awards including Greater Toronto's Top Employers, Canada's Top Employers for Young People and Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures. We offer an inspiring, innovative, and collaborative work environment with competitive compensation and benefit packages and programs that support ongoing learning and professional growth.

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is a fully affiliated teaching hospital of the University of Toronto and is committed to fostering a climate of equity and diversity and welcomes and respects the diversity of our clients, families, staff, trainees, volunteers, trustees and partners. As part of our commitment to fair and equitable recruitment and selection practices, we encourage applications from racialized persons, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas within our community.

Interested applicants are invited to submit their application by pressing the "Apply" button near the top of this page. Should you require accommodation during any stage in the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at or 416-425-6220.  

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