Scientific Associate

Company

University Health Network

Duties

University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key research role of Scientific Associate I at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. The Scientific Associate I role offers an exciting and rewarding opportunity to contribute to laboratory studies of new cancer treatments on the verge of moving into the clinic. These exciting new treatments will make a difference in the lives of patients with cancer. As a contributor to one of the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre's premier research programs, the Scientific Associate will have a unique opportunity to voice their point of view and impact the future of cancer care.

The Scientific Associate will require advanced knowledge of laboratory-based research methods, including but not limited to tissue culture, western blotting, RT-qPCR and immunohistochemistry. Prior experience with animal experiments in mice is essential. The Scientific Associate will be expected to oversee the running of the lab, including ensuring accurate recording of experimental data; maintaining lab inventories of biological/chemical agents, supplies, animals and/or equipment; maintaining records of safety training and other health and safety paperwork.

The Scientific Associate will require advanced knowledge of laboratory-based research methods, including but not limited to tissue culture, western blotting, RT-qPCR and immunohistochemistry. Prior experience with animal experiments in mice is essential. The Scientific Associate will be expected to oversee the running of the lab, including ensuring accurate recording of experimental data; maintaining lab inventories of biological/chemical agents, supplies, animals and/or equipment; maintaining records of safety training and other health and safety paperwork.

As a key member of a world-renowned team, the Scientific Associate will have excellent competency in written and verbal communications and be expected to assist with manuscripts and grant applications. The ability to work in a collaborative environment with a diverse, multi-disciplinary team made up of individuals with varying levels of scientific and technical expertise is crucial.
Key Duties:
• Apply advanced scientific research knowledge and advise on new research direction and study design
• Ensure the smooth daily operation of the research lab
• Oversee the implementation of new laboratory techniques and technical developments
• Oversee other lab personnel
• Train staff and students on established and new procedures
• Perform data analysis and interpretation, which may require biostatistical and bioinformatics expertise
• Assist with the preparation of manuscripts and grant applications

At all times, the Scientific Associate is expected to support the overall mission of the program. There is strong clinical collaboration including patient data analysis and sample collection. The applicant will be expected to participate in the establishment of patient derived tumor models, which are a unique asset to our laboratory research group.

Vaccines (COVID-19 and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code

Requirements

A PhD in the biological sciences
• At a minimum, one (1) year of related biomedical laboratory research experience
• Strong background and relevant experience handling mice and conducting animal experiments, including basic animal surgical procedures (injection techniques, tissue excisions, blood collection)
• Excellence in 2D mammalian cell culture and bioassays (Western blotting, RT-qPCR, immunohistochemistry)
• Knowledge in bioinformatics preferred
• Excellent problem recognition and problem-solving
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Excellent organizational and time management skills
• Ability to set priorities and work independently with accuracy in a fast-paced multitasking environment
• Strong proficiency with MS Office software, Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint

Contact

Name

Michael Milosevic

Title

Principal Investigator

Email

Mike.Milosevic@rmp.uhn.ca

Display Date

2022-08-07

Expiry Date

2023-08-01