Research Assistant
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON
About us:
The University of Toronto Scarborough is a place where diversity fuels innovation. Where ideas don’t stop at the borders of our beautiful, tree-lined campus. Fostering a vibrant culture of community engagement, UTSC students cross academic as well as geographic boundaries in their pursuit of knowledge.

The Department of Physical & Environmental Sciences is built on a strong foundation of dedicated staff and faculty. This Department is a multidisciplinary unit comprised of four primary groups: Chemistry, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies and Physics & Astronomy with faculty who are engaged in vital research to better understand our environment. This Department is a place where diversity fuels innovation.

Your opportunity:
Works under the direction of the Principal Investigator and is responsible for providing research assistant support to ensure the efficient and smooth operation of the Principal Investigator's research laboratory.

Your responsibilities will include:
Informing Principal Investigator of concerns or setbacks
Responding to enquiries from Principal Investigator, faculty, and students
Applying established standards when preparing routine samples for research projects and/or experiments
Coordinating meetings for the team and graduate students
Applying established standards when preparing routine samples for lab testing
Preparing draft statistical reports and summaries for the Principal Investigator
Providing orientation to others on work procedures and practices
Applying established standards when cleaning lab, rooms, and equipment

Qualifications:
Essential Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry or acceptable combination of equivalent experience.
Minimum two years experience working in a Chemistry Research Laboratory in a Post-Secondary Environment or similar setting.
Strong demonstrated experience in chemistry
Experience preparing routine samples for research projects and/or experiments
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong organizational and time management skills
Demonstrated experience troubleshooting laboratory equipment and resolving issues
Experience preparing statistical reports and summaries
Experience updating and maintaining database records
Demonstrated experience preparing laboratory experiments
Experience providing day-to-day direction to graduate students and Post-Docs in a laboratory environment

Assets (Nonessential):
Strengths in analytical chemistry and mass spectrometry an asset

To be successful in this role you will be:
Communicator
Diligent
Meticulous
Multi-tasker
Organized
Team player

Travel: None

Notes: Please note that this is a term position from August 2019 to January 2020.

A copy of the full job description is available upon request from the UTSC HR Office.

Employee Group: United Steelworkers (USW)

Appointment Type: Grant - Term

Schedule: Full-time

Pay Scale Group and Hiring Rate: USW Pay Band 07 - $51,656 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $66,061. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.

Job Field: Research & Teaching

Job Posting: Jul 15, 2019

Job Closing: Jul 29, 2019, 10:59:00 PM