An opportunity is available for a Research Associate in the laboratory of Dr. Vincent Piquet at the University of Toronto. The Piquet laboratory is interested in understanding HIV mucosal transmission especially the interaction between HIV and dentritic cells in the skin.
Under the general guidance of Dr. Piquet, the incumbent will work with established investigators in the study of HIV mucosal transmission and dentritic cell interaction. Key duties include: developing experimental strategies; drafting and presenting research plans and projects; carrying out individual experiments; analyzing, integrating, and presenting data and findings at national and international meetings/ conferences and preparing manuscripts for publication.
PHD in Immunology/ virology other related fields.
Three or more years’ of demonstrated academic and research experience in the area of immunology and mucosal immunology. Specific experience on research projects involving HIV transmission and dentritic cell interaction. Proven track record of creativity in developing experimental strategies and analyzing and integrating data. Experience with analysis of data and study findings are required.
Demonstrated experience and proven publication track record including preparing manuscripts for submission to peer-review publications/journals relating to HIV/virology/immunology/primary cell culture. Previous experience assisting with writing and submitting successful research proposals for grants. Demonstrated experience presenting research findings at conferences/seminars.
Strong research and writing skills; mastery of spoken and written scientific English is required. Working knowledge of immunology and virology related techniques including primary immuo-cell culture. Extensive knowledge of statistics and analyzing and integrating study data is required.
Must be a team player, versatile, flexible, and self-motivated with strong communication/organizational skills and attention to detail.
This is a three year limited term opportunity.
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity with its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to further diversification of ideas.
All qualified incumbents are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.