Career Opportunities

Part-time Technician (Jasmin Lab)

General Information:

The laboratory of Dr. Jasmin is a fast paced and extremely productive lab committed to excellence in research, and we are currently looking for a part-time technician to help with one of our many projects. 

Due to covid restrictions (i.e. the number of people allowed to work at any one point within the laboratory), we can only offer a part-time contract at this time. 

This position will involve a cancer related project, so experience in this field would be an asset but not required. 

The successful candidate however, should have experience with Mammalian Cell Culture, Protein extraction and quantification, Western blot, RNA extraction and quantification, PCR, and qPCR as well as other cell biology techniques. 

Working with and handling mice will also be required, so previous experience would be an asset but not required as training can be provided. 

If you are interested or know of someone who is, please send your CV to Dr. Shekoufeh Almasi at salmasi@uottawa.ca 

 

Laboratory Postdoctoral Fellow

General Information:

Posting No.: RPF1931

Start date: June 2020

Employment Status: Temporary full-time (8 hours/day), 12 months

Unit/Department: Research

Program: Cardiac Translational Research Lab

Number of Vacancies: 1

Wage: $43,000/year

 

Function: Full-time laboratory post-doctoral fellowship position available from June 1, 2020. The lab focuses on stem cells, exosomes, regeneration and cardiac electrophysiology.
Responsibilities:
  • Perform sterile tissue culture techniques to grow and maintain cells,
  • Perform flow cytometry, FISH and PCR analysis and in vivo experiments,
  • Perform immunostaining/immunohistochemistry and help optimize techniques.
  • Analyze data and maintain clear and accurate data records.
  • Use sterile techniques to avoid contaminating lab experiments.
  • Independently identifying additional tasks (other than those assigned) which need to be performed.
  • Use appropriate safety procedures for handling, storage, and disposal of biohazards,
  • Assist in the training of new lab personnel. 
  • Edit scientific papers.
  • Pre-surgical preparation (including pre-anesthetic induction, intubation, sterile preparation of animal and instruments),
  • Surgical assistance (anesthesia, circulation and scrub nursing),
  • Post-operative recovery of animals, daily drug administration
Basic Requirements:
  • The candidate should have strong knowledge of and experience with cell culture
  • Experience with vector/cloning, viral vector preparation, gene cloning, site directed mutagenesis, PCR and protein biochemistry is preferred.
  • Research lab experience
  • PhD or MD degree
Suitability and Preferred Qualifications:
Suitability:
  • Excellent interpersonal relations and communications skills, sound judgment and ability to foster a cooperative work environment
  • Strong ability to multitask
  • High level of adaptability 
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to learn and integrate new techniques & methodologies 
Preferred Qualifications:

The candidate should be able to demonstrate a record of a strong work ethic and enthusiasm to work independently while being part of a research team.

Accommodations will be provided in all parts of the hiring process relating to any specialty requirements. Applicants should make their needs known in advance.

The successful candidate will be required, prior to the start of employment, to complete mandatory organizational training available online, provide a satisfactory Criminal Record Check and provide an official piece of photo identification.

Qualified candidates should send a short letter of introduction describing their career path and previous expertise, CV, and the names of three references to jobpostings@ottawaheart.ca.

 

 

Laboratory Technician

General Information:

Job Type - Contract

Start Date – January 2020

Competition Number -

Work Hours - Full-Time

Salary - $45,000+benefits

# of Vacancies - 1

Unit/Department – Kidney Research Center

Description - 12 month contract (possibility of renewal based on performance)

Function:

The Kidney Research Center and Liminal Biosciences Inc. have created a collaboration covered by research contract with the University of Ottawa. A preclinical research program focused on the kidney has been established and is ongoing. A Laboratory Technician I (NR2 level) position is available to assist in daily operations.

Responsibilities:

  • Mouse colony maintenance
  • Basic animal handling techniques (e.g. ear notching, pairing)
  • Perform sterile tissue culture techniques to grow and maintain cells,
  • Preparing cells for flow cytometry, FISH and PCR analysis and in vivo experiments,
  • Perform immunostaining/immunohistochemistry and helping optimize techniques.
  • Monitor inventory, order materials and supplies in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Analyze data and maintain clear and accurate data records.
  • Use sterile techniques to avoid contaminating lab experiments.
  • Independently identifying additional tasks (other than those assigned) which need to be performed.
  • Use appropriate safety procedures for handling, storage, and disposal of biohazards,
  • Assist in the training of new lab personnel.

Basic Requirements:

The candidate should have strong basic laboratory skills and knowledge of molecular biology techniques (Western blots, qPCR, cloning etc.).

Experience with lab animals would be an asset.

Bachelors degree or above.

Suitability:

Excellent interpersonal relations and communications skills,

Strong ability to multitask

High level of adaptability

Attention to detail

Ability to learn and integrate new techniques & methodologies

Preferred Qualifications:
The candidate should show an enthusiasm for research and be autonomous, while able to work as part of a team.
To apply:

Please email cover letter and CV to j.thibodeau@liminalbiosciences.com

 

Research Associate - Baetz Lab

Description:

The Baetz lab is looking for a scientifically strong, self-motivated and enthusiastic Research Associate to work in the area of stress biology, cellular metabolism and cancer research.  You are a highly innovative scientist with a proven track-record in biochemistry and molecular biology, ideally with a background in yeast genetics and /or functional genomics. 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:
Basic Requirements (Education/Experience:
  • PhD in Molecular Biology or Biochemistry (or closely related field) and Postdoctoral or work experience in an intensive research environment. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in Saccharomyces cerevisiae research and/or cell cycle or metabolism research.
  • 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.
  • Statistical experience is an asset, but not essential
Functions:
  • In collaboration with Dr Baetz, you will design, develop, and execute laboratory experiments leading your own research project (50%)
  • Supervise and train new graduate and undergraduate students (20%)
  • General Laboratory management: ordering, maintaining financial records, supervises all aspects of the laboratory including implementation and adherence to all applicable safety regulations and maintaining laboratory equipment (20%)
  • Preparation of figures using computer software and writing/editing documents (10%)
To apply:

If this job is right for you and you are ready for the next stage in your career -please send your cover letter, CV and names of three references to kbaetz@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.

 

Tenure-track

Regenerative Medicine

The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa, in collaboration with the Regenerative Medicine Program of the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, invites applications for a tenure-track position in regenerative medicine.  Click here for more information.

 

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