Research Associate (Limited Term)
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON

Research Associate (Limited Term)

Faculty / Division: Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering

Department: Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry

Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)


Research Associate position in the area of metabolic engineering, systems microbiology, enzyme screening and engineering is available at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, University of Toronto. This position is a part of collaborative research project within BioZone at the University of Toronto.


  • PhD in microbiology, analytical chemistry, biochemistry, biochemical engineering or related discipline
  • Minimum 1 year of related experience in analytical chemistry, biochemistry, biochemical engineering or related discipline
  • Strong background in microbial fermentation and downstream processes
  • Demonstrated understanding of fermentation kinetics
  • Strong knowledge of yeast, yeast stress response
  • Metabolic modelling
  • Experience working at different fermentation scales in lab (shake-flask to 100 L)


Candidates with experience in yeast fermentation, yeast physiology, metabolic flux analysis, media and bioprocess optimization and scale-up, analytical techniques such as HPLC, LC-MS, GC-MS, NMR are encouraged to apply for this interdisciplinary project involving industry.


This is a 12-month term position with the possibility of renewal. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

University of Toronto is a highly competitive employer and compensation will be commensurate with experience of the candidate. Interested candidates should send their CV with at least two references.

Employee Group: Research Associate, Limited Term

Appointment Type: Grant - Term

Schedule: 100%

Pay Scale Group and Hiring Rate: R01 -- Research Associates (Limited Term): $42,264 - $79,245

Job Field

: Research Associate (Limited Term)

Job Type: Contract

Salary: $42,264.00 to $79,245.00 /year


  • microbiology, etc. with an M.Sc.: 3 years (Preferred)
  • microbiology, etc. with a Ph.D.: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Master's Degree (Preferred)