Possibilitées d'emplois

Technician and Post-Doctoral Fellow in Molecular and Disease Biology

Description:

The lab of Derrick Gibbings at the University of Ottawa is hiring scientists or research technicians with a background in cellular, molecular or disease biology. The successful candidate(s) will join a substantial team of other scientists and graduate students with a focus on understanding fundamental mechanisms of disease and developing new classes of therapeutics. In particular, the successful candidate(s) will be primarily involved in working with a subgroup working on delivery of therapeutics by extracellular vesicles. Expertise in cell biology, RNA biology, molecular biology, extracellular vesicles or animal models would be valuable.

 

Duration: One year contract with indefinite renewals. Six month probationary period.

Schedule: Flexible schedules can be arranged with the supervisor.

Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

  • B.Sc. or advanced diploma in biological sciences
  • Independent and highly motivated
  • Self-organized
  • Works productively in a team
  • Creativity and critical analysis
To apply:

Please send your application, including a curriculum vitae and a cover letter to gibbings@uottawa.ca

 

Clinical Research Assistant II

Contact/Scientist:
Program:
Dr. Manoj Lalu, Dr. Dean Fergusson
Clinical Epidemiology
Job Description:

The Ottawa Hospital: Inspired by research. Driven by compassion
The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute is the research arm of The Ottawa Hospital and an affiliated institute of the University of Ottawa. With more than 1,700 scientists, clinician investigators, trainees and staff, and total revenues of more than $100 million, we are one of the foremost Canadian hospital-based research institutes. We are investigating virtually every major disease and condition, with a focus on answering important health questions and translating our findings into benefits for patients and society.

Job Description:
The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute’s Clinical Epidemiology Program (CEP) has an opening for a Clinical Research Assistant position with the BLUEPRINT Research Group (www.ohri.ca/blueprint).

We are seeking an experienced Clinical Research Assistant II to join the BLUEPRINT Translational Research Group at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting with the conduct of various studies, including systematic reviews and meta-analyses, surveys, and interview studies. In addition, given appropriate expertise, the applicant may also be involved in prospective and retrospective cohort studies, clinical trial protocol development, grant applications, ethics submissions, and stakeholder engagement. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Assisting with study protocols, surveys, and interview guides
  • Assisting with screening studies and extracting relevant data for systematic reviews
  • Assisting with interviews and qualitative studies
  • Assisting with manuscript writing and submissions
  • Assisting with grant preparation and submission
Basic Requirements:
  • Secondary diploma in a health science related field or equivalent
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in a health services research environment
  • Quantitative (e.g., meta-analyses) and/or qualitative (e.g., thematic content analysis) research training and experience
  • Time management skills and ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects
  • Flexibility to accommodate periodic demanding deadlines
  • Attention to detail to ensure accuracy of data and protocol requirements
  • Computer literacy and knowledge of software packages including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively as both part of an inter-disciplinary team and independently
  • Evidence of training certification in Tri-Council Policy Statement -2 (TCPS-2) and the International Conference on Harmonization – Good Clinical Practice Guidelines (ICH-GCP)
  • Evidence of training in Food and Drug Regulations, Division 5, and/or Device Regulations, as applicable
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree in a health science related field or an MSc in Epidemiology
  • Previous research experience, publications
  • Experience with systematic reviews, survey studies, interview studies, prospective and retrospective cohort studies, clinical trial protocol development, grant applications, ethics submissions, and stakeholder engagement 
  • Knowledge of, and experience with, various meta-analytic software
  • Experience in a hospital research environment (translational, clinical or a combination)
Contract Details: This is a full time, two-year contract with the possibility of renewal.
Salary: Min: $24.438/hr. – Max: $28.788/hr. with full benefits and pension privileges.

Comments to Applicant:
OHRI offers a generous remote work policy. Please note that due to current institutional COVID-19 restrictions, the successful applicant will be expected to work exclusively remotely.
To apply:

To apply for this position, please email your cover letter and complete CV, in a single PDF using the name convention “Last Name, First Name”, with a description of research experience to:

Contact Info:
Dr. Manoj Lalu and Dr. Dean Fergusson
c/o Manoj Lalu
Email : mlalu@toh.ca
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Centre for Practice-Changing Research
501 Smyth Road, Box 201B
Ottawa, ON K1H 8L6

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those invited for an interview will be contacted. The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute is an equal opportunity employer. Upon request, accommodations due to a disability are available throughout the selection process.

 

Clinical Research Assistant III

Contact/Scientist:
Program:
Dr. Manoj Lalu, Dr. Dean Fergusson
Clinical Epidemiology
Job Description:

The Ottawa Hospital: Inspired by research. Driven by compassion
The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute is the research arm of The Ottawa Hospital and an affiliated institute of the University of Ottawa. With more than 1,700 scientists, clinician investigators, trainees and staff, and total revenues of more than $100 million, we are one of the foremost Canadian hospital-based research institutes. We are investigating virtually every major disease and condition, with a focus on answering important health questions and translating our findings into benefits for patients and society.

Job Description:
The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute’s Clinical Epidemiology Program (CEP) has an opening for a Clinical Research Assistant position with the BLUEPRINT Research Group (www.ohri.ca/blueprint).

We are seeking an experienced Clinical Research Assistant III to join the BLUEPRINT Translational Research Group at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for the conduct of systematic reviews and meta-analyses. In addition, given appropriate expertise, the applicant may also be involved in survey studies, prospective and retrospective cohort studies, clinical trial protocol development, grant applications, and ethics submissions.  

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Developing systematic review protocols
  • Screening studies and extracting relevant data
  • Performing relevant meta-analyses, as well as risk of bias assessments
  • Assisting with manuscript writing and submissions
Basic Requirements:
  • Bachelors degree in a health science related field or equivalent
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in a health research environment
  • Systematic review experience
  • Knowledge of, and experience with, meta-analyses and various meta-analytic software
  • Time management skills and ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects
  • Flexibility to accommodate periodic demanding deadlines
  • Attention to detail to ensure accuracy of data and protocol requirements
  • Computer literacy and knowledge of software packages including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively as both part of an interdisciplinary team and independently
  • Evidence of training certification in Tri-Council Policy Statement -2 (TCPS-2) and the International Conference on Harmonization – Good Clinical Practice Guidelines (ICH-GCP)
  • Evidence of training in Food and Drug Regulations, Division 5, and/or Device Regulations, as applicable
Preferred Qualifications:
  • MSc in Epidemiology
  • Previous research experience, publications
  • Experience with survey studies, prospective and retrospective cohort studies, clinical trial protocol development, grant applications, and ethics submissions
  • Experience in a hospital research environment (translational, clinical or a combination)
Contract Details: This is a full time, two-year contract with the possibility of renewal.
Salary: Min: $27.687/hr. – Max: $37.559/hr. with full benefits and pension privileges.

Comments to Applicant:
OHRI offers a generous remote work policy. Please note that due to current institutional COVID-19 restrictions, the successful applicant will be expected to work exclusively remotely.
To apply:

To apply for this position, please email your cover letter and complete CV, in a single PDF using the name convention “Last Name, First Name”, with a description of research experience to:

Contact Info:
Dr. Manoj Lalu and Dr. Dean Fergusson
c/o Manoj Lalu
Email : mlalu@toh.ca
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Centre for Practice-Changing Research
501 Smyth Road, Box 201B
Ottawa, ON K1H 8L6

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those invited for an interview will be contacted. The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute is an equal opportunity employer. Upon request, accommodations due to a disability are available throughout the selection process.

 

Graduate Student (MS.c/Ph.D) position in Dr. Jing Wang lab

Description:

Position available: Graduate (MS.c./Ph.D.) student position

Description of the position: Our research focuses on delineating molecular mechanisms that regulate neural stem cell reprograming and differentiation, with the ultimate goal of defining ways to recruit the stem cells that are resident in the brains or are derived from non-neuronal cells, and to thereby potentially promote neural repair. We are currently using stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis and autism as brain disease models to explore underlying molecular mechanisms. A variety of molecular, cellular, biochemical and behavioral techniques are used in the laboratory, including transgenic mouse models, in vivo neurodegenerative disease model, primary cell culture, co-IP and ChIP, and single cell RNA-seq approaches and etc.

Requirements

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Experience in Molecular Biology (cloning, mutagenesis, PCR), Cell Biology (cell line or primary cell culture, immunohistochemistry and immunocytochemistry) or in vivo animal model study.
  • Excellence at the academic level and in research
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills


Deadline: Until the position is filled.
 

To apply:

Individuals who are interested in the position should submit curriculum vitae, a copy of official transcripts, statement of research interest and names of three references to:

jiwang@ohri.ca

Dr. Jing Wang, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist,
Sprott Centre for Stem Cell Research,
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Associate Professor, 
Department of Cellular & Molecular Medicine
University of Ottawa
Ottawa Hospital, 501 Smyth Rd, Box 411
Ottawa, ON K1H 8L6 CANADA


We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those invited for an interview will be contacted

 

Postdoctoral position in Tanphaichitr lab

Description:

A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Nongnuj Tanphaichitr, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI), to carry out a new research project.  In this study, the candidate will develop dosage formulation (delivery system) of antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) to be administered intravaginally.  We will focus on the cathelicidin AMP, LL-37, and its derived peptide, 17BIPHE2, which possess both spermicidal and microbicidal activity (Kiattiburut et al., Human Reprod 2018, 33:2175-2183).  As Multipurpose Prevention Technology (MPT) agents, these AMPs will provide women with empowerment to protect themselves against unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections.  This study is funded by Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and is being carried out in both mouse (in vitro and in vivo) and human (in vitro and ex vivo) systems.

Requirements

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in biochemistry, cell biology/physiology or related biomedical fields with ability to communicate well at both oral and written levels.  Knowledge and lab experience in the female reproductive physiology, sperm biology, and hydrogel and/or nanoparticles-based drug delivery to the vagina will give priorities in the recruitment.  Self-motivation to progress in his/her career as an independent investigator will also be favorably considered.

Salary:

Salary and benefits will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience, following the guideline of OHRI.  The term of employment can be up to 4 years.  OHRI is one of the foremost Canadian hospital-based research institutes with investigators performing research focusing on answering important health questions and translating their findings into benefits for mankind.  A sizable group of researchers in the field of reproductive biology are members of OHRI and also other academic institutes in Ottawa. 

To apply:

Please send your CV with description of research experience and names of three references to ntanphaichitr@ohri.ca

 

 

MSc position available in Tóth lab

General Information:

An MSc position is open in the Tóth lab to conduct structure-function studies on a newly discovered cellular organelle (Anastasia et al. Cell Reports, 2021). The candidate will learn to use state-of-the-art imaging methodologies such as electron tomography to reconstruct the various compartments of the cell in 3D. In addition, they will learn how to design, test, and analyze quantitative electron microscopy data and present them to both scientific and external audiences. Through this research program, the candidate will learn to recognize, evaluate, and solve any complex problem using the scientific method. The student will be part of a highly dynamic and collaborative project.

Please, send your CV to ktoth@uottawa.ca

 

Postdoctoral Position

General Information:

Postdoctoral positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. Xiaohui Zha at Ottawa Hospital Research Institute/University of Ottawa*, Canada (http://www.ohri.ca/profile/Zha).

Project Description:

The project is to study the mechanisms by which cholesterol regulates macrophage inflammation, a key event in atherosclerosis. Cholesterol, a major component of the plasma membrane in mammalian cells, predominantly regulates membrane physical properties. Most likely through its modulation of cellular membranes, cholesterol impacts numerous signal transduction pathways and cellular processes.  Particularly, cholesterol levels in macrophages determine the nature of the inflammation response, for example, pro-inflammatory response (M1), anti-inflammatory (M2) or anything in between. The mechanism is largely unknown.  In recent years, it is increasingly apparent that macrophages can respond to environmental cues to establish an epigenetically “poised” state.  This allows macrophages to rapidly launch a large-scale gene expression program upon stimulation (i.e. LPS). The project will use biochemistry and genomic techniques, such as RNA-seq and ChIP-seq, to understand how cholesterol establishes epigenetically “poised” states in the genome of the macrophages to regulate gene expression for inflammatory responses.

Basic Requirements:


Candidates should be a fresh PhD (less than two years since graduation) in physical science or biological science with good publication record.  Knowledge/experience in genomic system biology is a plus, but not necessary.  If interested, please send curriculum vitae and brief statement of research interest to xzha@ohri.ca .

Contact info:

Xiaohui Zha, Senior Scientist
Chronic Disease Program
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
501 Smyth Road, Ottawa, ON K1H 8L6
 

 

*The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute is the research arm of The Ottawa Hospital and an affiliated institute of the University of Ottawa. With more than 1,700 scientists, clinician investigators, trainees and staff, and total revenues of more than $100 million, it is one of the foremost Canadian hospital-based research institutes. Researcher are investigating virtually every major disease and condition, with a focus on answering important health questions and translating our findings into benefits for patients and society.

 

Carrières à la Faculté de médecine

Haut de page