Research Assistant II
Victoria, BC
Reference # 80687

Temporary Full Time – FTE 1.0 (until 31 March 2021)

Trev and Joyce Deeley Research Centre, Victoria, BC

Job Summary:
BC Cancer’s Trev and Joyce Deeley Research Centre in Victoria, BC, is a world class cancer research facility. The Lum laboratory focuses on immunometabolism, the study of metabolism in lymphocytes. We are seeking a Research Assistant II to help develop genetic engineering strategies to improve immune-based therapies for the treatment of cancer, with an aim to translate these technologies to clinical trials.

Incumbents will have directly related laboratory experience and familiarity with specific research programs and methodologies of the hiring laboratory. Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator or other study team member they will perform experiments by following established laboratory procedures. They report to the Principal Investigator, or designate.

Key Accountabilities

Performs a variety of established technical procedures according to written protocols.
Records results, including computer data entry.
Maintains breeding colony of laboratory animals.
Performs isolation and cultures of primary murine and human lymphocytes.
Provides input regarding modification of procedures as requested by the Principal Investigator, or designate.
Performs technical procedures to assist various projects related to immunometabolism.
Mentors less experienced assistants and trainees as designated.
Performs other duties as required.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of at least a Bachelor of Science degree in a related Life Sciences discipline such as Microbiology and Immunology.
A minimum of two years of recent related experience in a research laboratory with at least one year of cell culture experience.
Experience or knowledge in immunology including but not limited to a variety of technical assays (e.g. flow cytometry, molecular biology (DNA purification, PCR, CRISPR-Cas9), primary tissue culture of murine and human lymphocytes, ELISPOT, and retroviral/lentiviral/adenovirus production/transduction.
Be able to adapt quickly to changing priorities in a dynamic work environment while strictly following established standard operating procedures.
This job provides an ideal opportunity to conduct next generation of cancer immunotherapies and make a real difference for cancer patients.

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