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Lab Careers

At each of our 16 labs across Canada our teams sorting, testing, analyzing, researching and reporting on patient samples. Working with the latest technology and instrumentation in state-of-the-art facilities, it is the dedication of this staff that ensures the quality testing and reporting for which LifeLabs is renowned. With experiences ranging from highly respected physicians and researchers, to burgeoning young minds with a passion for science, working in our labs is a challenging and rewarding career.

Members of our lab teams are:

  • committed to quality
  • enjoy problem solving
  • detail oriented
  • interested in health sciences
  • eager to learn from their colleagues
  • passionate about continuous improvement

Interested in a career in health sciences?

Current Opportunities

Meet Members of Our Team



I knew I wanted to work in a lab since I was young. When I lived in Iran, I went to school, got my diploma and my bachelor’s degree in science, and started working in a lab. When we came to Canada, I worked in a hospital until I came to LifeLabs. I kept applying, and when I was finally selected, I was so happy. My husband and I work in the same profession, in labs, and now my daughter does too; it’s in our family. Every day, there’s something new. It’s been 30 years, and I’m still learning. Every day, when I start my day at work, I say to myself, ‘This patient might be your child, or it might be your parent’, so I try to stay focused, learn more, ask questions and do a good job. When I do a good job and I feel that I found something in their results that changes somebody’s life, it makes me feel important in the medical field. It makes me feel happy to do something for people, and something for their doctors. My daughter is now in her Master’s program where she’s studying pathology. Her undergraduate degree was in medical lab sciences, but perhaps she’ll go into research and keep working in a lab. I’m very proud. My son is only 14, but he’s next to study medical lab sciences. He says, ‘No, mom, I’m not going into that’, but I say, ‘You’ll see…it’s in our family.’
-Mozhgan Amir

After graduating from the University of British Columbia with a degree in Cell Biology and Genetics, I began working in a research lab. I had a desire to look after and care for people, so I decided to join the front line and to work with patients; while fulfilling, I did find the role challenging. I decided to take the medical laboratory technologist program at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. It was during my program that I joined LifeLabs, as a phlebotomist. I was able to move around the organization going from urinalysis, to low volume chemistry, and then four years in Hematology. I was so fortunate to have those opportunities to learn and grow. I joined the team at the Burnaby Reference Laboratory where there was a posting for an evening supervisor. I knew I wanted to take on more responsibilities to grow within LifeLabs and that this was my opportunity. I can support employees, play a more significant role in projects, and learn more about the business and how we are helping to build a healthier Canada. Two years later and I still love the role and the fantastic team that surrounds me. I’m grateful for the opportunities that LifeLabs has provided me and for the people that helped me learn and move up within. It’s my time to pay that back to other employees
-Paul Nu

Sensitive to Canadian Needs

Improved food sensitivity testing helps patients get a better picture of potential allergies to put them back on the path to well-being.

Many Canadians experience the challenges of living with food sensitivities without even knowing it. Feeling bloated, tired or itchy from eczema are symptoms of what could be sensitivity to certain foods. Unlike an allergic reaction, the symptoms of food sensitivity do not always appear immediately, making it difficult to determine the cause without testing.

Rocky Mountain Analytical (RMA), a division of LifeLabs, tests for food sensitivities

by looking at a patient’s responses to different types of foods. With a single blood sample ordered by a patient’s physician or naturopath, we can provide answers to health concerns that could otherwise take years to understand.

Knowing which foods you react to is an important first step in achieving better health. The RMA FST™ report will provide a patient’s results by reactivity and food group so that dietary changes can be considered in consultation with their healthcare provider. Most patients see improvements in their symptoms within a few weeks of eliminating the reactive foods.

Listening to our customers is critical and when we heard from healthcare providers that some of the patient results for the food sensitivity test seemed to be over-reactive, we knew we had to act.

We looked at the thousands of tests we did for Canadians and compared those results against the ranges provided by the European test vendors. Through this work our RMA Medical Director, George Gillson, MD PhD, developed new and leading thresholds for several of the foods tested to ensure that our patients receive the most accurate and relevant data.

Starting with a foundation of good data, relevant to Canadians, supports our patients in having the right information to make informed choices for their health,
-Joe Klassen

Careers FAQs

Interested in joining the LifeLabs team but have a question? Here are the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions.