Research Assistant I - Montreal & Belgium (Charleroi)
Caprion
Montréal, QC
Position Summary

Reporting to the laboratory manager, the incumbent will work within a team dedicated to the characterization of cellular (ELISPOT and various flow cytometry assays such as PBMC phenotyping, and the detection of intracellular cytokines, etc.) and humoral (ELISA tests, Luminex, viral neutralization tests, etc.) response.

Work location

The incumbent will be required to travel up to twice a year for three month periods to work on Caprion's Belgium site in Gosselies, Belgium. Their primary residence would be in Montreal, Canada.

Main responsibilities:
Perform tests according to current procedures;
Manage reagent orders and inventory required to perform assays;
Participate in the joint technical management of the laboratory;
Respect laboratory's current standards, apply quality system procedures and participate in the implementation and improvement of quality documents;
Take part in the laboratory's internal training activities.

Required skills and experience

Bachelor's degree in biology, medical biology or biochemistry (biotechnology option) or equivalent
1 to 3 years of laboratory experience
Solid theoretical and practical knowledge of immunology related techniques
Experience in cell culture and manipulation of infectious material in BL2 + environment
Willingness to travel and work in Gosselies, Belgium for two 3-month periods in a given year
Strong organizational skills
Be motivated to actively participate in the implementation and continuous improvement of the laboratory process
Ability to work within a normative framework (GLP) and apply sound document management practices (SOP)
Bilingualism - knowledge of written English is a must
Holder of European passport an asset but not required