Research Asst/Tech 1
UBC Sauder
Vancouver, BC
Job Posting

Job ID:

Vancouver - Point Grey Campus

Employment Group:
Technicians & Research Assists

Job Category:
Non Union Research/Technical

Classification Title:
Research Asst/Tech 1

Business Title:
Research Asst/Tech 1

Faculty of Medicine


Salary Range:
$20.76 (minimum) - $21.77 (midpoint) - $22.79 (maximum)

Full/Part Time:

Desired Start Date:

Job End Date:
Possibility of Extension:


Funding Type:
Budget Funded

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Guiding principle: "Midpoint" of the hiring salary range means the individual possesses full job knowledge, qualifications and experience.

This position is expected to be filled by promotion/reassignment and is included here to inform you of its vacancy at the University.

Job Summary

To assist with daily research activities in Dr. Jeremy Seamans' lab.

Organizational Status

The Lab Assistant reports to the Principal Investigator (Dr Jeremy Seamans). The Lab Assistant will be supervised by Dr. Natalia Gorelova. The Lab Assistant interacts with other members of laboratory as necessary.

Work Performed

  • Performs data entry in excel (ie tracking the animals' water and food intake)
  • Performs animals (rats) handling and training, such as moving animals between different environments (ie from cage to enclosed course and vice versa)
  • Performs other related duties as required
Supervision Received

Supervised by Dr. Seamans and Dr. Natalia Gorelova. Weekly meetings are held to cover significant issues, and daily supervision/guidance is provided as needed.

Supervision Given


Consequence of Error/Judgement

The incumbent needs to be motivated and reliable. Any errors in data recording and entry or mishandling animals will compromise success of research projects.


High School graduation. Minimum of 1 year of related experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience. One year of experience performing related duties is preferred. - Ability to handle animals (rats);
  • Demonstrated experience with computers and computer software including MS Word for Windows, MS Access, MS Excel, Power Point and SPSS;
  • Effective oral and written communication, interpersonal, multi-tasking and organizational skills
  • Ability to maintain accuracy;
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment.
Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.