Bioassay Technician, Physiology & Pharmacology

University of Calgary

We wish to take this chance to acknowledge the normal territories of the individuals of the Treaty 7 area in Southern Alberta. The Metropolis of Calgary can also be dwelling to Métis Nation of Alberta, Districts 5 and 6.

Place Overview

The Division of Physiology & Pharmacology within the Cumming Faculty of Drugs invitations purposes for a Bioassay Technician. This Full-time Fastened Time period place is for roughly 1 yr (based mostly on size of grant funding), with the potential of extension.

The place of Bioassay Technician for the Alberta Centre for Toxicology (ACFT) experiences to the Bioassay Part Head (supervisor), with accountabilities additionally from the Affiliate Director and the Director.  Workload varies by analysis initiatives and variety of service samples obtained.  Bioassay technicians are answerable for fundamental each day/weekly/month-to-month routine instrumentation upkeep, methodology/instrument hassle capturing, and instrument provides (the tougher upkeep and restore is carried out by extra senior employees or the seller’s service rep. Employees may work with instrument technical help to unravel issues).

The lab strives for steady enchancment and adjustments to insurance policies, procedures, gear, employees, initiatives and priorities do happen often. Work requires potential publicity to harmful supplies and/or conditions and is performed in an space with fixed background noise from devices. The organic samples utilized by this place locations the laboratory within the Biohazard Degree 2 which requires College of Calgary hazard coaching.

The Technician will carry out the routine upkeep of assorted forms of cell tradition, together with major cells, immortalized regular cells and most cancers cells.  They may carry out microscopy to guage the physiological standing of the classy cells. The Technician will carry out cytotoxicity or proliferation assay utilizing a real-time cell analyzer (RTCA) system to measure impedance-based alerts in each mobile and cell invasion/migration (CIM) assays. The samples embrace reference compounds and discipline collections.

Place Description

Abstract of Key Duties (job capabilities embrace however aren’t restricted to):

  • Could also be answerable for performing evaluation as required for the Cytotoxic Profiling undertaking / Cyanobacteria monitoring undertaking/ methodology validation examine/combination examine/endocrine disrupting chemical compounds examine, 
  • Could also be answerable for recommending, implementing and validating new procedures or bettering current procedures and sustaining established packages and procedures
  • Carry out the routine upkeep of assorted forms of cell tradition, together with major cells, immortalized regular cells and most cancers cells
  • Carry out microscopy to guage the physiological standing of the classy cells
  • Carry out cytotoxicity or proliferation assay utilizing a real-time cell analyzer (RTCA) system to measure impedance-based alerts in each mobile and cell invasion/migration (CIM) assays
  • Often carry out protein phosphatase inhibition assay for cyanotoxins in floor and floor water
  • Carry out testing and be certain that the evaluation meets high quality management expectations requirements and SOP
  • Order and preserve inventory provides of chemical compounds, reagents and for devices
  • Put together inner quality control and calibrators for verification earlier than use
  • Carry out routine upkeep on devices. Bioassay technicians want a working information of instrument software program and biostatistics software program for pattern evaluation, hassle capturing, and diagnostics
  • With employees shortages employees could also be requested to fill in for others and be educated to carry out duties not usually a part of their routine job assignments
  • Develope particular strategies for compounds of curiosity
  • Information tabulation of outdated outcomes, researching on-line for a subject of curiosity for laboratory progress
  • Correctly document of each day laboratory actions and use of inner chain of custody, High quality management charts, upkeep logs, verification logs, and preparation logs are required

{Qualifications} / Necessities:

  • Bachelor of Science diploma in Biology, Cell Biology, Microbiology or associated discipline
  • 1 yr expertise in Cell Biology (college program could also be thought-about as half or all the 1 yr expertise required)
  • Office Hazardous Supplies Info System Certificates (WHMIS) Biohazard Degree 2
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Workplace packages, biostatistics packages and microscopic imaging packages
  • Capability to multi-task and take care of a number of simultaneous priorities in an environment friendly and efficient method
  • Requires sturdy organizational and time administration expertise, accuracy, and powerful consideration to element
  • Earlier expertise/publicity with the RTCA expertise might be an asset

Utility Deadline:  December 1, 2023

We wish to thank all candidates prematurely for submitting their resumes. Please be aware, solely these candidates chosen to proceed on by the choice course of might be contacted.

Further Info

This place is a part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls beneath the Technical Job Household, Section I.

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In regards to the College of Calgary

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