Research Associate
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB
The Research Associate (RA) will be working in the laboratory of Principal Investigator (PI) Dr. Joseph Casey in the Department of Biochemistry. In consultation with the PI, this role will involve oversight of day to day lab functioning. The incumbent will be involved in the interaction of two overlapping research groups, the Membrane Protein Disease Research Group and the International Research Training Group in Membrane Biology. Dr. Casey's lab also interacts with the Alberta Vision Net and will require the RA to attend group meetings and to interact as a discussant and potentially collaborator with individuals from about 18 different research groups.

Advises, trains and provides oversight of research personnel, including summer students, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows and research technicians
Responsible for the ordering of supplies, arranging for equipment maintenance and arranging lab activities, along with the Lab Technician
Performs lab experiments
Works with a high degree of independence, but follows research plan developed by Dr. Casey
Writes first draft of manuscripts and provides assistance with grant application preparation
Prepares abstracts for submission and presentation at meetings and presents these research findings at meetings
Responsible for data collection and high level analysis of data

PhD in Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Physiology or related discipline
Extensive research background in membrane transport proteins, ideally with the SLC4 family
High level research skills - experimental design, analysis and trouble shooting
High level understanding of biochemistry, cell biology and physiology
Ability to carry out protein analysis, including SDS-poly acrylamide gel electrophoresis, immunoblotting and protein purification
Experience and skill with confocal microscopy, mammalian cell tissue culture and transfection
Molecular biology experience, including plasmid propagation, analysis and mutagenesis
Strong verbal and written science communication skills for effective manuscript writing, abstract writing and presenting to research groups
Supervisory experience is an asset
In accordance with the Trust/Research Academic Staff agreement, this position has an approximate appointment of 1 year, with the possibility of extension, and offers a comprehensive benefits package which can be viewed at: and an annual salary range of $58,210 - $65,490.

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