Research Biologist
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Toronto, ON
Posted: 5/28/2019 1:58:09 PM

Temporary Full-time Grant funded position (maternity leave cover)

Reporting: Christine Démoré, PhD

The Sunnybrook Research Institute has a temporary full-time position for a Research Biologist in the laboratory of Dr. Christine Démoré, Scientist and Assistant Professor, Division of Physical Sciences, Medical Physics, Department of Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto.

Our laboratory is involved in the development of new imaging technologies such as micro-ultrasound to contribute to the discovery of oriented bioresearch. A research biologist is needed to help us create the next generation of functional and molecular imaging technologies for cancer and cardiovascular disease using contrast agents derived from the world of micro and nanotechnology. The biological aspect of this work will touch on tumour biology, animal models of disease, physiology, molecular genetics, and bacterial biology with an emphasis on quantitative assessments of each of these.

The successful candidate will design and undertake independent experiments in both tissue culture and animals.

Skills and Qualifications:
Master’s degree or higher in biological sciences, or related field, or equivalent experience
1 or more years of experience in mouse/animal handling and tail vein injections
1 or more years of experience with molecular biology, microbiology, tissue and microbial culture, flow cytometry, and histology.
Strong computing and communication skills.
Strong problem solving, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
Previous experience in experimental therapeutics, in vivo imaging, and mouse/animal handling are an asset.

In addition, you will be expected to:
Work within the larger context of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (SHSC) and observe Hospital and Research Institute rules and regulations, policies, procedures, practices, safety procedures and current legislation, in particular the Human Rights Code regarding discrimination and harassment.
Ensure the confidentiality of patient, employee, graduate student and Hospital information at all times.
Work cooperatively and constructively with the other members of staff.
Perform the above functions in a manner which reflects SHSC Hospital philosophy and mission of service, while promoting and maintaining good public relations with patients, visitors and staff.
In accordance with Canadian Employment and Immigration guidelines, applicants must be eligible to work in Canada. Sunnybrook Research Institute is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter.

In accordance with Canadian Employment and Immigration guidelines, applicants must be eligible to work in Canada.

Qualified candidates are invited to submit a CV, cover letter and three references to:

Bharathy Lingamoorthy, e-mail: Bharathy.lingamoorthy@sunnybrook.ca

Deadline for applications: June 14, 2019

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those candidates called for an interview will be contacted.

Sunnybrook Research Institute is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter.

Sunnybrook Research Institute is strongly committed to inclusion and diversity within its community and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: visible minorities, all religions and ethnicities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.