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General supervision is provided by Dr Jim Davie, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, and a research associate. The position requires a background in laboratory tasks, including biochemical and molecular Biology analysis, biological measurements, and maintenance of laboratory equipment. The incumbent will operate and maintain moderately complex equipment (thermocycler, spectrophotometer) and operate specialized equipment in carrying out work related to research presently being conducted.
After receiving general instructions on experimental design and objectives, the incumbent is expected to organize, plan and schedule their work to obtain the required information or complete the required tasks. The incumbent is required to learn new procedures, adapt regular procedures, assist in specialized routines and research relevant subject material as directed by Dr Davie.
Technical training, guidance and orientation of employees at the same or lower levels and training or demonstrating to students are requirements of the position.
The qualifications and experience we’re looking for:
- Completion of a Community College course in a related discipline is required.
- A Bachelor's degree in relevant field (cell or molecular biology, genetics) of study, including laboratory analysis techniques is preferred.
- One year of directly related experience is required.
- Experience in cell culture, preparing buffers, cellular fractionation, and immunoprecipitation assays, is required.
- Experience in protein and DNA analyses (gel electrophoresis, purification, and analyses) is required.
- Experience in basic biochemical/molecular biology methods (PCR, measurements of DNA and protein concentrations) is required.
- Experience with job-related software such as Word/WordPerfect, Excel, and PowerPoint, is required.
- Experience in cell culture, preparing buffers, cellular fractionation, immunoprecipitation assays, gel electrophoresis, and immunoblotting is required.
- Experience with R preferred.
- Experience with epigenetic (chromatin immunoprecipitation, ATAC sequencing) and transcriptomic (RNA analyses, RT-qPCR) methods preferred.
- Experience summarizing data into figures, performing statistical analyses, and interpreting figures in discussion with PI is required.
- An acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
- Effective oral and written communication skills are required.
- Organization, thoroughness, accuracy, and attention to detail are required.
- Strong work ethic and willingness to take initiative and solve problems are required.
- Ability to work independently is required.
- Must be able to demonstrate interpersonal and teamwork skills.
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) is required.
- Must have a philosophy that is compatible with animal-based research.
- Must have the ability to resolve and troubleshoot simple technical problems.
- Must be well organized and capable of keeping detailed lab notes, records, and data management.
- A satisfactory work record, including satisfactory attendance and punctuality, is required.
Why the University of Manitoba?
Along with being one of Manitoba’s top employers, we are proud to provide a collaborative and enriching work environment. In addition to a strong compensation package with a competitive salary, the University provides an exceptional workplace that includes:
Apply today through the University of Manitoba’s recruitment site, UM Careers:
Closing Date: October 1, 2023
Applications will only be accepted if you apply on UM Careers.
The University of Manitoba is committed to the principles of equity, diversity & inclusion and to promoting opportunities in hiring, promotion and tenure (where applicable) for systemically marginalized groups who have been excluded from full participation at the University and the larger community including Indigenous Peoples, women, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and those who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, intersex, asexual and other diverse sexual identities).
If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.
Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provisions of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae will be provided to participating members of the search process.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $40,749.80-$58,676.80 per year
Work Location: In person
Expected start date: 2023-10-16