Competition No. - S100845685
Posting Date - Jul 26, 2021
Closing Date - Aug 03, 2021
Hourly Rate - $25.62 - $34.59
Grade - 07
Hours - 35
This competition is open to all applicants however internal candidates and applicants who were former employees of the University of Alberta in the past 18 months will be given priority consideration before external candidates. Please indicate your internal status using the "Advertisement" drop down menu when applying.
This position has an end date of 12 months from hire.
This position is under the supervision of Dr. Lori West. Performing a wide variety of research laboratory tasks and experiments, making detailed observations, analyzing data, interpreting results, and troubleshooting. Also assist with reports, summaries and protocols regarding experiments. Maintain familiarity with current scientific literature. Assist with maintaining laboratory equipment and inventory levels for laboratory supplies. Assist with obtaining quotes, ordering equipment and supplies for laboratory operation, and laboratory biosafety training and upkeep of biosafety records. Will be involved with handling and processing of human research samples as well as assisting with the maintenance of sample storage and database inventory.
Handle and process human blood, serum, plasma and tissue samples
Perform assays for phenotypic and functional characterization of human blood and tissue samples using flow cytometry-based assays, microscopy etc.
Perform various primary and cell line culture assays, including proliferation and expansion assays
Perform techniques including antibody detection (Luminex, ELISA), transfection, protein purification, genotyping (qPCR and sequencing), IHC/IF labeling and imaging
Design and conduct experiments following SOPs; acquire and analyze data; document quality control
Maintain well-organized data records
Provide input for protocol development and optimization of processes
Assist with day-to-day research activities
Assist with lab equipment maintenance and supplies
Assist with obtaining quotes, ordering lab supplies, tracking orders; sending and receiving shipments
Assist with chemical and biosafety training of laboratory personnel and with maintenance of chemical and biosafety records
Assist with in-lab supervision of undergraduate and graduate students
BSc in Immunology or related discipline, MSc preferred; equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered
2-5 years related experience in a research environment with prior immunology/transplant research preferred
Experience with flow cytometry
Experience with cell isolation and culture
Preferred experience with ELISA, luminex, and cell imaging/microscopy
Preferred experience with cell line transfection, protein purification, genotyping, qPCR, sequencing, and IHC/IF
Experience with animal studies and mouse handling/procedures an asset
Experience with standard operating procedures an asset
Experience working independently and with a team
Possess strong written and verbal communication skills
How to Apply
Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.
The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.