Research Associate
McGill University
Montréal, QC

POSITION TITLE: RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

HIRING UNIT: WATSON LAB, GOODMAN CANCER RESEARCH CENTRE

SUPERVISOR: DR. IAN WATSON

WORK LOCATION: 1160 PINE AVENUE WEST, MONTREAL QC H3A1A3

HOURS / WEEK & SCHEDULE:

35 HRS/WEEK OR 40 HRS/WEEK MONDAY TO FRIDAY; 9AM TO 5PM OR 9AM TO

6PM (DEPENDING ON HRS PER WEEK). SOME WEEKENDS AS REQUIRED BY

EXPERIMENTS.

HOURLY WAGE: $25.95 / HOUR

PLANNED START DATE & END DATE: AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, 1 YEAR

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Understanding mechanisms of tumorigenesis of new melanoma oncogenes and tumor suppressors. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in basic molecular biology techniques [i.e. DNA (subcloning, generation of expression plasmids), protein (immunoprecipitations and western blotting) and RNA work (qPCR)], as well as in vivo mouse models (both xenografts and genetically engineered mouse models). Research expertise in epigenetics is a plus.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Design, carry out and troubleshoot research experimental procedures; help others in experimental design and analysis;
  • Critical data analysis, synthesis, interpretation, and presentation of results;
  • Develop and establish new experimental procedures;
  • Contribute experimentally and intellectually to lab publications;
  • Contribute in the discussions at weekly laboratory meetings;
  • Review field literature on a regular basis;
  • Contribute to grant applications (figures, proposal, form) and manuscripts, preparing results for presentation, publication or grant application;
  • Prepare summary reports, abstracts, and manuscripts for publication in peer‐reviewed journals;
  • Train laboratory members on experimental procedures;
  • Co‐supervise students (graduate, undergraduate);
  • Participate in regular meetings with the supervisor and oversee laboratory work and submit weekly reports;
  • Troubleshoot experimental problems for other lab members;
  • Contribute to the scientific content and co‐write the associated portions of any grant applications;
  • Any other related activities assigned by the Research Supervisor.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

PhD in Biochemistry and minimum 5 years of research experience biochemical, molecular biology and cellular biology methods.

OTHER QUALIFYING SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Excellent knowledge of various software: Office suite, Photoshop, Illustrator, Endnote, Prism, Acrobat
  • Organized, structured, self‐taught, team worker, communicator, critic, able to work independently with limited instructions, efficient under pressure, resourceful, professional
  • Proven scientific writing skills in English

Deadline for applications to be received is within 14 days of the publication of this ad.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

McGill University is committed to equity in employment and diversity. It welcomes applications from indigenous peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to further diversification. In accordance with Canadian and Quebec law, the above is conditional upon obtaining the appropriate work authorization from any or all of the following as applicable: Citizenship & Immigration Canada, Immigration Quebec and Human Resources & Skills Development Canada (HRSDC).

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • biochemical, molecular/cellular biology methods: 5 years (Required)

Education:

  • Post-Doctorate (Required)