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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:

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.

Education:

PhD in Molecular Biology or Biochemistry (or closely related field). Preference will be given to candidates with experience in Saccharomyces cerevisiae research 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.

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. 

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.

 

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. 


 

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  • UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA

Faculty of Medicine

Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology

451 Smyth Road

Ottawa, ON

K1H 8M5

 

Tenure –Track

Assistant Professor, Bioinformatics/Artificial Intelligence

The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa, in partnership with the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position related to Bioinformatics/Artificial Intelligence within the Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology. The new faculty member will have a background that will allow them to successfully to develop a dynamic and collaborative research program that includes a focus on Machine Learning, Bioinformatics, Artificial Intelligence and data integration.

The Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology comprises over 100 faculty members, features a vibrant research atmosphere addressing fundamental questions in basic biomedical research with strong links to translational and clinical research. The successful candidate will also be expected to establish and maintain a vigorous program of independent, externally funded research and to contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching programs. The candidate will also become a member of the Ottawa Institute of Systems Biology, which develops and applies novel technologies, approaches and model systems to elucidate complex issues in biology.

Title of the position: Assistant Professor. The higher rank of Associate Professor will only be considered should the successful candidate possess an appropriate level of experience and commensurate achievements.

Duties: The functions of a member of the academic staff include, in varying proportions: a) teaching activities; b) scholarly activities evidenced by research, artistic or literary creation, or professional work; c) academic service activities; and d) supervision of graduate students and other research trainees.

Terms: Tenure-track position.

Wage: Assistant Professor salary scale commensurate starting at $86,986 Note: salary for higher ranks is commensurate according to rank and experience.

Benefits package: The University of Ottawa provides a complete compensation package, which includes long-term disability, basic group life insurance, supplementary health insurance, University of Ottawa Pension Plan and optional life insurance.

Relocation expenses: The successful candidate may be eligible for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with University policy.

Skill requirements:

  • Education: PhD or MD/PhD in a relevant field, such as Bioinformatics, Systems Biology, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Biochemistry, Biology or Human Genetics
  • Work experience: Postdoctoral experience, or equivalent, with demonstrated excellent research achievements. A commitment to teaching and graduate training, a strong track record in, and a commitment to, interdisciplinary collaboration. Excellent communication skills in either English or French.

Application deadline: 30 days on the first day of posting (30 days posting), 2020. Note: applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

A brief teaching statement and a description of current and future research plans should be submitted together with a curriculum vitae and three confidential letters of reference to:

Chair, Bioinformatics/AI search Committee
Faculty of Medicine
University of Ottawa

451 Smyth Road
Ottawa, ON, K1H 8M5

Or by email: oisb@uottawa.ca subject line "OISB-BMI – Bioinformatics/AI"

The University of Ottawa is committed to ensuring equity, diversity and inclusion in the scholarly and leadership environments of our students, staff, and faculty. Accordingly, we strongly encourage applications from Indigenous persons, visible minorities members (racialized persons), persons with disabilities, women, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with equitable, diverse and inclusive communities. Candidates who wish to be considered as a member of one or more designated groups are asked to complete the confidential Self-Identification Questionnaire, to be completed at the time of application. Please take note of this posting number. This questionnaire can be found online.

According to government policy, all qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadians and permanent residents. When submitting your application, please indicate if you are legally entitled to work in Canada.

The University of Ottawa provides accommodations for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you are invited to proceed in the selection process, please notify us of any accommodations that you require by contacting the Office of the Vice-Provost, Faculty Relations at 613-562-5958. Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence.

The University of Ottawa is proud of its 160-year tradition of bilingualism. Through its Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute, the University provides training to staff members and to their spouses in their second official language. At the time of tenure, professors are expected to have the ability to function in a bilingual setting.

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Research Associate - Bioinformatics

Contact/Scientist: Dr. Marjorie Brand
Program: Regenerative Medicine

The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI) is an Affiliated Research Institute of the University of Ottawa and the research arm of The Ottawa Hospital. The OHRI has grown rapidly to become one of the largest and most important hospital-based research institutes in Canada.

The OHRI has an opening for a full-time Research Associate in the lab of Dr. Marjorie Brand located at the General Campus of The Ottawa Hospital.  http://www.ohri.ca/profile/Brand_Lab/brand-lab

Project description and responsibilities:

Our lab is continuously generating large datasets from high throughput genomic experiments (RNA sequencing, Chromatin immunoprecipitation sequencing), proteomic experiments (mass spectrometry), three-dimensional nuclear organization experiments (HiC, Hi ChIP, CaptureC) as well as single cell RNA sequencing and single cell mass cytometry (CyTOF). We are looking for a candidate with a background in bioinformatics, computer science, biology, mathematics and/or physics, as well as some previous experience and interest in biological questions (particularly genomics) regarding the regulation of gene expression. The lab uses human and mouse blood development and leukemia as model systems.

 

The successful candidate will work with postdoctoral fellows and graduate students in the planning and analyzes of large datasets to address specific biological questions. The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining and upgrading analyses pipelines that have been previously established according to the lab’s needs. There will also be a number of exciting opportunities to establish new pipelines and analyses methods to address specific biological questions. The postholder will also collaborate in the preparation of research publications and participate in relevant collaborative projects with colleagues in partner institutions. Furthermore, the postholder will provide guidance/supervision and training to junior members of the research group. The postholder will maintain excellent data records.

 

We are looking for an enthusiastic and pro-active individual, with superior organization and communication skills who enjoys working with biologists, students and postdoctoral fellows. We offer exciting projects and opportunities for further training and education.

 

Basic Requirements:

  • Master or PhD degree in bioinformatics, computer science, molecular biology, biochemistry, mathematics and/or physics
  • Previous experience in biological data analysis
  • Previous experience in the analysis of genomics data would be an advantage

 

 

Benefits and Opportunities:

This is a full-time, 2-year position with the possibility of renewal. This position offers an excellent benefits package and HOOPP pension.

 

Salary Range:
Min: $27.413/hr Max: $37.187/hr


Please send a single pdf file of your cover letter, complete CV with description of research experience and contact information for 3 references to Sandy Martino at smartino@ohri.ca
 

 

 

Postdoctoral fellowship position in Bioinformatics in the Stintzi and Lavallée-Adam Laboratories

Start Date: As soon as possible

Salary: $50,000 CAD/year with benefits

Project description: The focus of the project is on the large-scale analysis of multi-omics datasets from human gut microbiome in the context of pediatric inflammatory bowel diseases. The goal of the project is to integrate the results of metagenomics, metatranscriptomics and metaproteomics datasets in a machine learning framework to identify predictive signatures of treatment responses in inflammatory bowel disease patients and classify them accordingly.

This research will take place at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Ottawa. Ottawa is considered to be one of the best livable cities on the globe.

The ideal candidate should:

  • Have a Ph.D. in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Machine Learning, Biostatistics, Genomics, or a related field
  • Have experience with omics data analysis from next-generation sequencing technologies
  • Have knowledge and experience with large-scale biological data analysis
  • Have experience in analyzing clinical datasets
  • Have experience in the computational analysis of large biological datasets such as ENCODE and TCGA.
  • Be experienced with machine learning techniques applied to large biological datasets
  • Have proficiency in a programming language such as Java, C, C++, Python, R or Matlab.
  • Be comfortable in a Linux environment.
  • Be a team player
  • Have the ability to work independently
  • Have strong written and verbal communication skills and a good ability to communicate with colleagues in biological sciences
  • Have a strong publication record.

Additional assets considered for this position:

  • Have experience in proteomics data analysis
  • Have a working knowledge of annotation databases such as Gene Ontology, GeneCards, Ensembl, and Reactome
  • Have experience working in a collaborative and multidisciplinary team environment

 

To apply for this position:

 

Please submit a complete CV, a cover letter and the names and contact information of three references to Dr. Mathieu Lavallée-Adam at this address: mathieu.lavallee@uottawa.ca

 

 

 


RESEARCH ASSOCIATE – BAETZ LAB

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.

 

Education:

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.

 

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.
  • Statistical experience is an asset, but not essential

 

Additionally you will:

 

  • 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%)

 

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

 

InformationThe Trinkle lab (http://trinklelab.com) is currently recruiting a graduate student and lab technician.  Interested candidates should send their CV to ltrinkle@uottawa.ca

 

The D’Amours laboratory is currently recruiting graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. Please send your CV to: damien.damours@uottawa.ca
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The Baetz lab is seeking a postdoctoral fellow and PhD student

The Baetz lab is looking for highly motivated and creative researchers to join our team.  The focus of the work will be understanding how cellular metabolism is remodelled through lysine acetylation upon various stresses.  In this study yeast functional genomics along with high throughput microscopy will be exploited to identify novel pathways regulated by the highly conserved lysine acetyltransferase NuA4.  Once characterized in yeast, you will seek to determine if the same events are regulated by Tip60 in mammalian cells. This is a great opportunity to learn yeast systems biology and "connect the unconnected".

If you are interested in this opportunity, send your CV, along with contact information for three references to kbaetz@uottawa.ca.  Only qualified candidates will be contacted.  We are a member of the Ottawa Institute of Systems Biology at the University of Ottawa, in Ottawa, Canada.

Note
InformationOISB Principal Investigators are always looking for undergraduates, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows who want to join our competitive multi-disciplinary research programs. Please contact our Principal Investigators directly.

 

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