Research Assistant I - Evening & Weekend Shift
Montréal, QC
Position Summary

Reporting to the Group Leader, the incumbent will work within a team dedicated to the characterization of cellular (ELISPOT and various flow cytometry assays such as PBMC phenotyping, and the detection of intracellular cytokines, etc.) and humoral (ELISA tests, Luminex, viral neutralization tests, etc.) response.

Main responsibilities:
Perform tests according to current procedures
Manage reagent orders and inventory required to perform assays
Participate in the joint technical management of the laboratory
Respect laboratory's current standards, apply quality system procedures and participate in the implementation and improvement of quality documents

Required skills and experience

Bachelor's degree in biology, medical biology or equivalent
1 to 3 years of laboratory experience
Solid theoretical and practical knowledge of immunology related techniques is required
Experience with the execution of ELISpot and ELISA assays a must
Experience in cell culture and manipulation of infectious material in BL2 + environment is an asset
Strong organizational skills
Be motivated to actively participate in the implementation and continuous improvement of the laboratory process
Ability to work within a normative framework (GLP) and apply sound document management practices (SOP)
Knowledge of written English is a must and French communication skills an asset

Work conditions

Rotating schedules between evening and weekend shifts:
EVENING: Monday to Friday, from 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm

WEEKEND: Wednesday to Friday, from 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm AND Saturday to Sunday, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm