Possibilitées d'emplois

Bennett lab recruiting a Technician - Lipidomics (NR3)

About us: www.neurolipidomics.com

Reporting to: Dr. Steffany Bennett

Location:

Location: Neural Regeneration Laboratory (NRL) and the India Taylor Lipidomic Research Platform,
Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Immunology at the University of Ottawa (Roger Guindon
Campus, 451 Smyth Road)

Description: A full-time technician position (level NR3, 35 h/week) is available Feb 1 2021 reporting directly to Dr. Steffany
Bennett. We are seeking a technician to perform lipid extractions from patient and experimental biofluids and tissues for
lipidomic mass spectrometry analyses. The candidate will also be involved in maintaining and preparing all solvent systems
used in our high performance liquid chromatography electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry (LC-ESI-MS/MS)
lipidomic protocols and routine maintenance of our targeted lipidomics platform. The candidate will also be involved in daily
operation and maintenance of the research laboratory including related administrative duties such as ordering supplies,
tracking expenditures, obtaining quotes for equipment, and ensuring all safety requirements are observed.
Typical tasks and Duties:
  • Extracting lipids from patient plasma and cerebrospinal fluid and from mouse biofluids and tissues
  • Preparing solvent systems required for lipidomic mass spectrometry
  • Changing and monitoring N2, CO2, and zero gas dewars and cylinders
  • Preparing internal standards for lipidomics
  • Running and analyzing LC-ESI-MS/MS lipidomic experiments
  • Providing technical assistance to students and academic staff
  • Training and oversight of undergraduate and graduate students in lipid extractions
  • Evaluating data and preparing technical reports
  • Selecting and using appropriate procedures, equipment and standards to produce required data and assisting in their
    interpretation
  • Providing technical assistance to students and academic staff
  • Training and oversight of undergraduate and graduate students in necessary cell culture and mouse techniques
  • Ordering and receiving all supplies and track expenditures and obtain quotes for equipment
  • Ensuring all safety procedures are followed and providing orientation of new staff and students
Eligibility: Knowledge, skills, education, and experience:
  • M.Sc. degree in a relevant discipline or B.Sc. degree in relevant discipline with minimum 2 years of relevant technical
    and research experience
  • Knowledge and documented experience in lipid biochemistry and/or LC-ESI-MS/MS
  • Knowledge of laboratory maintenance procedures, sterilization techniques, and regulations concerning
    decontamination and disposal of biohazardous material (as applicable)
  • Strong organizational and computer database management skills
  • This position requires detailed record-keeping, time management, and maintenance of detailed written logs
  • Knowledge of and experience in safe laboratory practices
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Priority Hiring:
The University of Ottawa is committed to ensuring equity, diversity and inclusion in our academic and research teams. Accordingly, we at NRL and ITLRPstrongly encourage applications from members of the four designated groups
such as Indigenous persons, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and women, as defined in the Employment Equity Act, as well as from members ofthe LGBTQIA2S+ communities. At NRL/ITLRP we further welcome all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with equitable, diverse and inclusive communities. As part of our priority hiring process, applications from members of the four + one designated groups and applicants who are dedicated to EDI will be prioritized and assessed first.Candidates who wish to qualify for this preferential consideration are asked to fill the following self-identification questionnaire. The purpose of this questionnaire is to recruit candidates dedicated to fostering an inclusive
and welcoming environment for all persons. Questionnaire: https://www.surveymonkey.ca/r/WTDQ338

Compensation:

This is a full-time 35 h per week position. You will be offered a 1 yr contract including an initial 3 month
probationary period. Details of our benefit packages for a “medium-term employee” can be found here. Base annual starting
salary will be between $47,150 and $60,597 (35 h work week) depending on experience.

To apply:

Send your CV and contact information of two references to Dr Steffany Bennett at sbennet@uottawa.ca. If you are
a new university graduate without relevant work experience seeking a technical position, please include scanned copies of
your graduate and undergraduate transcripts.

 

Bennett lab recruiting a Technician - Animal and Cell Culture (NR3)

About us: www.neurolipidomics.com

Reporting to: Dr. Steffany Bennett

Location:

Location: Neural Regeneration Laboratory (NRL) and the India Taylor Lipidomic Research Platform,
Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Immunology at the University of Ottawa (Roger Guindon
Campus, 451 Smyth Road)

Description: A full-time technician position (level NR3, 35 h/week) is available Feb 1 2021 reporting directly to Dr. Steffany
Bennett. We are seeking a technician with knowledge and experience of cell culture principles and practices, induced
pluripotent stem cell differentiation, and willingness to work with animals (genetic mouse models of human disease). The
candidate will also be involved in daily operation and maintenance of the research laboratory including related administrative
duties such as ordering supplies, tracking expenditures, obtaining quotes for equipment, and ensuring all safety
requirements are observed.
Typical tasks and Duties:
  • Maintenance of primary and secondary cell cultures and set up of cell culture experiments as necessary
  • Establishment, propagation, and differentiation of induced pluripotent stem cells into neurons and glia
  • Aiding in colony management of mouse colonies (with ACVS), dissection, genotyping, and behavioural assessment
  • Evaluating data and preparing technical reports
  • Selecting and using appropriate procedures, equipment and standards to produce required data and assisting in their interpretation
  • Providing technical assistance to students and academic staff
  • Training and oversight of undergraduate and graduate students in necessary cell culture and mouse techniques
  • Ordering and receiving all supplies and track expenditures and obtain quotes for equipment
  • Ensuring all safety procedures are followed and providing orientation of new staff and students
Eligibility: Knowledge, skills, education, and experience:
  • M.Sc. degree in a relevant discipline or B.Sc. degree in relevant discipline with minimum 2 years of relevant technicaland research experience
  • Knowledge and documented experience in cell culture techniques and preferably in induced pluripotent stem cell establishment, propagation, and differentiation is required
  • Experience in handling experimental animals, DNA extraction, PCR analyses is an asset
  • Knowledge of laboratory maintenance procedures, sterilization techniques, and regulations concerning decontamination and disposal of biohazardous material (as applicable)Strong organizational and computer database management skills
  • This position requires detailed record-keeping, time management, and maintenance of detailed written logs
  • Knowledge of and experience in safe laboratory practices
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Priority Hiring:
The University of Ottawa is committed to ensuring equity, diversity and inclusion in our academic and research teams. Accordingly, we at NRL and ITLRP strongly encourage applications from members of the four designated groups
such as Indigenous persons, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and women, as defined in the Employment Equity Act, as well as from members of the LGBTQIA2S+ communities. At NRL/ITLRP we further welcome all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with equitable, diverse and inclusive communities. As part of our priority hiring process, applications from members of the four + one designated groups and applicants who are dedicated to EDI will be prioritized and assessed first.Candidates who wish to qualify for this preferential consideration are asked to fill the following self-identification questionnaire. The purpose of this questionnaire is to recruit candidates dedicated to fostering an inclusive
and welcoming environment for all persons. Questionnaire: https://www.surveymonkey.ca/r/WTDQ338

Compensation:

This is a full-time 35 h per week position. You will be offered a 1 yr contract including an initial 3 month
probationary period. Details of our benefit packages for a “medium-term employee” can be found here. Base annual starting
salary will be between $47,150 and $60,597 (35 h work week) depending on experience.

To apply:

Send your CV and contact information of two references to Dr Steffany Bennett at sbennet@uottawa.ca. If your are
a new university graduate without relevant work experience seeking a technical position, please include scanned copies of
your graduate and undergraduate transcripts.

 

Bennett lab recruiting a Laboratory Manager (NR 8)

About us: www.neurolipidomics.com

Reporting to: Dr. Steffany Bennett

Location:

Location: Neural Regeneration Laboratory (NRL) and the India Taylor Lipidomic Research Platform,
Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Immunology at the University of Ottawa (Roger Guindon
Campus, 451 Smyth Road)

Description: As Laboratory Manager, you manage the scientific and operational aspects of the Neural
Regeneration Laboratory and the India Taylor Lipidomic Research Platform (ITLRP). You perform high
performance liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-ESI-MS/MS)
targeted and untargeted lipidomic analyses and you are responsible for deploying and expanding our
bioinformatic lipidomic pipeline. You oversee all of our day to day laboratory operations.
Specific Duties:
Laboratory and Operations Management
  • Oversee the planning and scheduling of laboratory activities, including the setting up and running of planned experiments and ensuring that experiments are appropriately supervised and supported. 
  • Oversee the operation, maintenance, and management of the laboratory’s research environment.
Financial Operations
  • Order all supplies and track expenditures and obtain quotes for equipment. 
  • Ensure that all laboratory financial operations comply with university and sponsor requirements. 
  • Verify that expenses have been correctly charged, making corrections as necessary. 
Personnel supervision and management 
  • Ensure personnel are competent to perform analytical procedures overseeing all operational, technical, safety and regulatory compliance matters within the laboratory. 
  • Supervise research activities of staff and students working in the laboratory including orientation of new staff and students.
  • Monitor operations to ensure compliance and ensures that all non-compliant activities are stopped until compliance is assured. 
  • Evaluate performance of research staff, assistants, students and volunteers in NRL.
Scientific Operations and Management
  • Perform LC-ESI-MS/MS experiments. 
  • Use and expand our bioinformatic tools to service our laboratory’s research and our contract fee for service lipidomic analyses. 
  • Manage and perform our quality control and quality assurance procedures, including mass spectrometry maintenance and calibration and identify problems as they occur. 
  • Identify and troubleshoot research questions or problems which affect the conduct of the project and/or the participation of research subjects, providing leadership in resolving the situation. 
  • Prepare key documents including ethics applications, manuscripts for publication, project reports, abstracts, scientific posters and presentations, etc. 
  • Liaise with our project partners, network participants, sponsors, government and external agencies etc. on behalf of the laboratory. 
  • Assist in the preparation of research publications and presentations.
Regulatory Management
  • You will ensure awareness of and adherence to all applicable regulatory requirements by all technical and operational staff, students and authorized equipment users, including regulations applying to human and animal subjects, hazardous materials, radiation, controlled goods, etc.
Knowledge, skills, education and experience:
Knowledge, skills, education and experience:
  • You must have a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline (i.e., Biochemistry, Chemistry) or an M.Sc. with three to five years experience in management and supervision of “omics” research.
  • You must have knowledge of policies and procedures and regulations regarding laboratory operations
  • You must have excellent communication skills. 
  • You must have advanced written and verbal skills in English or French. Bilingualism, spoken and written, is preferred.
Core competencies

There are four core competencies for this position:

  1. A demonstrated capacity to manage a laboratory (financial, equipment, environment, and staff). 
  2. A strong working knowledge of Matlab, Python, and/or R with demonstrated bioinformatic experience. 
  3. A strong working knowledge of liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry with demonstrated applied experience. 
  4. A strong research background in lipid biochemistry.

We are a collaborative team able to train a highly motivated scientists in each competency. You must have
at least one competency to apply.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Priority Hiring:
The University of Ottawa is committed to ensuring equity, diversity and inclusion in our academic and research teams. Accordingly, we at NRL and ITLRP strongly encourage applications from members of the four designated groups
such as Indigenous persons, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and women, as defined in the Employment Equity Act, as well as from members of the LGBTQIA2S+ communities. At NRL/ITLRP we further welcome all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with equitable, diverse and inclusive communities. As part of our priority hiring process, applications from members of the four + one designated groups and applicants who are dedicated to EDI will be prioritized and assessed first.Candidates who wish to qualify for this preferential consideration are asked to fill the following self-identification questionnaire. The purpose of this questionnaire is to recruit candidates dedicated to fostering an inclusive
and welcoming environment for all persons. Questionnaire: https://www.surveymonkey.ca/r/WTDQ338

Compensation:

This is a full-time 35 h per week position. You will be offered a 2 yr contract with benefits
including an initial 6 month probationary period. Details of our benefit packages, can be found here. Base
annual starting salary will range between $79,300 and $88,500 (35 h work week). Starting salary will
depending on your starting core competencies. You will receive yearly performance-based increases and
cost of living increases following performance appraisal.

To apply:

Please indicate the position you are applying for in your cover letter and highlight why you are the
best candidate for the job. We are excited to meet you! Send your CV and contact information of two
references to Dr Steffany Bennett at sbennet@uottawa.ca. We are seeking to recruit for start date of Feb
1 2021. This position will remain open until filled.

 

Baetz Lab is Recruiting Multiple Positions

 

The Baetz lab is looking for more members to join our team to work on a variety of projects, including exploiting yeast to understand basic mechanisms of cancer and bio-product development.Positions available:

Description:

Research Associate or PDF:

We are seeking TWO self-motivated and enthusiastic Research Associate or Postdoctoral fellow to work in the area of stress biology, cellular metabolism and cancer research.

Postdoctoral fellows interested in careers in biotechnology may be interested in leading one of our industrial projects in yeast bioproduct fermentation.

You are a highly innovative scientist with a proven track-record in biochemistry and molecular biology. Ideally you have a background in yeast genetics and /or functional genomics or gung-ho to learn. The successful candidate will be required to plan experiments, analyze and interpret data, and effectively communicate results. The candidate should be able to demonstrate a record of a strong work ethic, successful supervision of trainees, while being in a cooperative and fast-paced work environment.

Basic Requirements:
Education:

PhD in Molecular Biology or Biochemistry (or closely related field). Preference will be given to candidates with experience in Saccharomyces cerevisiaeresearch and/or cell cycle or metabolism research.

Qualifications/Required Skills/Experience:

  • Expertise in a variety of basic and specialized laboratory techniques and procedures, including advanced microscopy, qPCR, protein purification, CRISPR and cloning.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with yeast genetics or functional genomics expertise.
  • Experience microbiological techniques
  • Skills and/or experience supervising and training students
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to learn and integrate new techniques & methodologies
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Strong communications skills required, including demonstrated ability to prepare publications independently.
Description:

Technician: The Baetz lab is looking for a research technician who is eager to join a fast paced team. Working under the direction of the Principal Investigator and senior research staff, you will be working on a variety of molecular biology and biochemistry tasks to support numerous research projects. The successful candidate will be required to execute basic biomedical experiments in collaboration with senior researchers and be willing to learn a variety of techniques. Technician will also be responsible for general laboratory upkeep, including buffer preparation, media making, and ordering and lab maintenance. This position requires detailed record keeping and time management.

Basic Requirements:
Education:

BSc or college degree in Biochemistry, Molecular Genetics or closely related field.

Qualifications/Required Skills/Experience:

  • Basics in microbiology techniques, including bacteria/fungi culturing.
  • Basics in Molecular biology techniques including knowledge of genomic extracts, PCR, cloning and plasmid manipulations
  • Basics in protein biochemistry, including wester blotting (SDS-PAGE)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of preparing stock buffers and media preparation.
  • Ability to learn and integrate new techniques & methodologies
  • Detailed oriented and ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work within a team.
To apply:

If any of these jobs interest you, please send your Cover Letter, CV and names of three references to kbaetz@uottawa.ca

 

The Baetz lab is also continually recruiting new graduate students.

 

 

Postdoctoral position in cellular/computational Neuroscience: Katalin Tóth, uOttawa Brain and Mind Institute

General Information:

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellowship starting immediately at the University of Ottawa to investigate features of synaptic signal integration and microcircuit function using experimental and computational approaches. The researcher will join a collaborative group with expertise in cellular electrophysiology, two-photon imaging, and advanced computational modelling and statistical processing (Drs Katalin Toth and Richard Naud). Expertise in cellular electrophysiology and/or in two-photon cellular imaging is required. This fully funded position with attractive conditions is available immediately. The candidate is expected to be competitive for external fellowships.

The researcher will join uOttawa’s Brain and Mind Research Institute’s Center for Neural Dynamics (Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine; Faculty of Medicine). uOttawa’s Neuroscience community is fast expanding, highly dynamic and offers a rich array of collaborative opportunities. Ottawa, the capital of Canada, is a green, multi-cultural city that offers the highest standard of living in the country and is second worldwide for quality of life (Numbeo index, 2015). The city has many parks including the Unesco World Heritage Rideau Canal and is surrounded by an extensive greenbelt. This bilingual, culturally-rich city lies along the border between the province of Quebec and Ontario and is within driving distance to Montréal and Toronto.

Employer Profile:

The University of Ottawa is a bilingual research university in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The university offers a wide variety of academic programs, administered by ten faculties. It is a member of the U15, a group of research-intensive universities in Canada. In the Maclean’s 2015 Canadian University rankings, the University of Ottawa ranked 2nd for Medical/Science Grants, 2nd for Scholarships & Bursaries and 1st for Student Services in the Medical/Doctoral University category.

Please send CV, statement of research interest and names of three references to: Katalin Toth (ktoth@uottawa.ca).

 

Technicien à temps partiel (Jasmin Lab)

Information général:

Le laboratoire du Dr. Jasmin est un laboratoire au rythme rapide et extrêmement productif, engagé dans l'excellence de la recherche, et nous recherchons actuellement un technicien à temps partiel pour nous aider dans l'un de nos nombreux projets.

En raison des restrictions de covid (c'est-à-dire le nombre de personnes autorisées à travailler à un point quelconque du laboratoire), nous ne pouvons pour l'instant proposer qu'un contrat à temps partiel.

Ce poste concernera un projet lié au cancer, donc une expérience dans ce domaine serait un atout mais pas obligatoire.

Le candidat retenu devra toutefois avoir de l'expérience dans la culture de cellules de mammifères, l'extraction et la quantification de protéines, le Western blot, l'extraction et la quantification d'ARN, la PCR et la RCPQ ainsi que d'autres techniques de biologie cellulaire.

Une expérience de travail et de manipulation des souris sera également requise. Une expérience préalable serait donc un atout, mais elle n'est pas requise car une formation peut être dispensée.

Si vous êtes intéressé ou connaissez quelqu'un qui l'est, veuillez envoyer votre CV au Dr. Shekoufeh Almasi à salmasi@uottawa.ca


CHERCHEUR-BOURSIER POSTDOCTORAL OU CHERCHEUSE-BOURSIÈRE POSTDOCTORALE EN LABORATOIRE

Information général:

No d’affichage : RPF1931

Date de début : Juin 2020

Statut du poste : Temporaire à temps plein (8 h/jour), 12 mois

Unité/service : Recherche

Programme : Laboratoire de recherche translationnelle en cardiologie

Nombre de postes : 1

Salaire : 43 000 $/année

 

Fonctions : Poste à temps plein de chercheur-boursier postdoctoral en laboratoire débutant le 1er juin 2020. Le laboratoire se consacre surtout à des études sur les cellules souches, les exosomes, la régénération et l’électrophysiologie cardiaque.

Responsabilités:
  • Employer diverses techniques de culture de tissu stérile pour la culture et la préservation des cellules.
  • Faire des analyses de cytométrie en flux, FISH et RCP ainsi que des expériences in vivo.
  • Effectuer des immunocolorations et des immunohistochimies, et contribuer à l’optimisation des techniques.
  • Analyser les données et tenir des dossiers clairs et exacts.
  • Utiliser des techniques stériles pour éviter de contaminer les expériences de laboratoire.
  • Déterminer soi-même les tâches supplémentaires à effectuer (autres que les tâches assignées).
  • Respecter les procédures de sécurité s’appliquant à la manipulation, au stockage et à l’élimination des déchets biologiques dangereux.
  • Aider à la formation du personnel nouvellement embauché du laboratoire.
  • Réviser des articles scientifiques.
  • Préparer les opérations (préparation à l’induction, intubation, préparation aseptique de l’animal et des instruments).
  • Assister le chirurgien durant les opérations (anesthésie, circulation, tâches d’instrumentiste).
  • Veiller au rétablissement postopératoire des animaux et administrer les médicaments tous les jours.
Exigences fondamentales:
  • La candidate ou le candidat doit avoir de très bonnes connaissances et de l’expérience en culture cellulaire.
  • Une expérience des vecteurs et du clonage, de la préparation de vecteurs viraux, du clonage de gènes, de la mutagenèse dirigée, de la RCP et de la biochimie des protéines est souhaitable.
  • Expérience de travail dans un laboratoire de recherche.
  • Ph.D. ou M.D.
Qualités personnelles et atouts souhaitables:
Qualités personnelles:
  • Beaucoup d’entregent, grande facilité à communiquer, bon jugement et capacité à favoriser la collaboration au travail
  • Grande aptitude à effectuer plusieurs tâches à la fois
  • Grande capacité d’adaptation
  • Souci du détail
  • Capacité à apprendre et à intégrer de nouvelles techniques et méthodes

 

Atouts souhaitables

La candidate ou le candidat retenu doit faire preuve d’une solide éthique de travail et d’enthousiasme à l’idée de travailler de façon autonome tout en intégrant l’équipe de recherche.

Tout au long du processus d’embauche, nous offrons des mesures d’adaptation aux personnes ayant des besoins particuliers. Les candidates et candidats doivent faire connaître à l’avance leurs éventuels besoins en la matière.

Avant son entrée en fonctions, la personne retenue devra suivre une formation obligatoire sur Internet et fournir une attestation de vérification des antécédents criminels ainsi qu’une pièce d’identité officielle avec photo.

Les personnes désirant postuler doivent présenter leur CV accompagné d’une courte lettre de présentation décrivant leur cheminement professionnel et leur expérience, et fournir le nom de trois personnes pouvant servir de référence à jobposting@ottawaheart.ca.

 

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