University of Calgary
Posting number 4547209
Research Associate, Department of Physiology & Pharmacology, Cumming School of Medicine
University of Calgary
Calgary , AB
July 20, 2021
The Department of Physiology & Pharmacology in the Cumming School of Medicine invites applications for a Research Associate. This Full-time Fixed Term position is for approximately 2 years (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.
The Research Associate reports to the Principal Investigator and will interact with a team of graduate students and postdoctoral trainees.
The Research Associate primary purpose is to be a key contributor to the research within the unit. This will include collect and analyze data, provide ready access to all experimental data for the faculty researcher andor supervisor. The Research Associate will determine equipment and supplies necessary and provide guidancesupervision to undergraduate students working in the lab.
They will work in a basic science research laboratory located in the Health Science Center, at the University of Calgary.
Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):
Successfully implement a funded research proposal
Responsible for the development and implementation of animal care and project protocols
Collect and analyze data
Provide ready access to all experimental data for the faculty researcher andor supervisor
Determine equipment and supplies necessary
Provide guidancesupervision to undergraduate students working in the lab
Responsible for the with the design and implementation of research methods, including standard operating procedures and data collection protocols in consultation with the PI
Work effectively as a team member with PIs, technical staff, and other trainees
Conduct and design research projects independently and assist as appropriate with supervision of junior trainees
Keep a daily laboratory notebook of all activities
Plans and designs for specialized applications to meet the needs of operations, research, and services
Prepare weekly written summaries, tables, and graphics of research results for project reports, posters and scientific presentations, and for manuscripts for publication
Complete statistical analyses
Write background reviews and preliminary results as part of writing grant applications
Present research results at seminars and research events to various interested groups on campus (Faculty of Medicine, Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases)
Ph.D. degree in the area of Neurosciences, expertise in electrophysiology on dorsal root ganglia or spinal cord (ex vivo or in vivo) required
Relevant and recent peer-reviewed publications.
Excellent oral and written communication skills and be fluent in English.
Understand of and Skills in Patch Clamp electrophysiology, Cell culture Transfection methods, Immunocytochemistry, Biochemistry, Mice handling, Biostatistics required
Experience in Molecular Biology desirable
Minimum 5 years of technical experience and completion of post-secondary education in related discipline required
Interact with other members of the team and undertake literature reviews
Ability to provide technical support for other team members through advice on technical lab issues
Extensive knowledge of theory and practical application of technical procedures and techniques
Must be open to learning and development, and be willing to accept new challenges and assignments.
Understanding of safety codes and standards related to specialization
Operate and maintain complex technical equipment
Demonstrated leadership, communication, organization, problem solving, and interpersonal skills
Advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), Internet skills
Knowledge of University core business systems is desirable
Application Deadline: July 20, 2021
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (YesNo).
We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.
To apply, please visit the University of Calgary’s career opportunities page;
http:careers.ucalgary.ca Job Opening ID #22893
This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Technical Job Family, Phase II. (Salary range $24.15 – $35.13hour)
To find out more about management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Management and Staff Careers website. For more information about the Cumming School of Medicine visit Careers in the Cumming School of Medicine
Business address: 2500 University Dr NW, Calgary AB T2N 1N4
Contact information: hr @ ucalgary.ca
Quote Job Reference: 22893