Laboratory Research Assistant, Snyder Institute

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 house to Métis Nation of Alberta, Districts 5 and 6.

Place Overview

The Snyder Institute within the Cumming Faculty of Drugs invitations functions for a Laboratory Analysis Assistant.  This Full-time Fastened Time period place is for roughly 6 months (primarily based on size of grant funding), with the potential for extension.

Reporting to the Principal Investigator.

Place Description

Abstract of Key Duties (job features embody however aren’t restricted to):

  • Cultures mammalian cell traces in vitro

  • Cultures biosafety degree 2 (BSL2) micro organism in cardio and anaerobic situations

  • Isolates micro organism from organic samples

  • Processes human tissue samples for tradition and biobanking

  • Performs cell/tissue fixation, fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), and immunohistochemistry

  • With correct coaching and help, operates microscopes outfitted for fluorescence and confocal microscopy

  • Conducts biochemical/immunological assays (similar to ELISA, viability exams, enzymatic assays, and so on.)

  • Extracts DNA/RNA and/or proteins from human or bacterial samples. Performs PCR, qPCR, RT-PCR, and different molecular experiments

  • Prepares commonplace chemical options and reagents

  • Organizes laboratory supplies, maintains shares of needed provides, and locations orders for needed gadgets

  • Works with the PI, Laboratory Supervisor, and College officers to correctly retailer chemical substances and unsafe supplies, get rid of chemical and biohazardous wastes, and cling to laboratory security requirements

  • Develops and implements authentic experiments to help the lab’s established analysis tasks

  • Conducts literature evaluations, analyzes and interprets information, and generates figures/textual content for scholarly publications and grant functions

  • Participates in and presents at small group conferences

{Qualifications} / Necessities:

  • Bachelor’s Diploma in microbiology, biochemistry, biology, or associated self-discipline. Minimal 1 12 months of analysis expertise
  • Earlier expertise as a lab or analysis technician most well-liked
  • Earlier expertise utilizing strategies in bacterial and/or human cell tradition (aseptic method, passing/splitting cells, and so on.) is required
  • Earlier expertise in microbiological strategies (bacterial isolation and tradition) is fascinating. Expertise with microscopy, particularly histology, in situ hybridization, or immunofluorescence, is fascinating
  • Expertise dealing with human organic samples (eg. blood, tissues, and so on.) is fascinating
  • Proficiency with MS Workplace functions (Phrase, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), PeopleSoft, web expertise
  • Glorious organizational expertise and robust consideration to element is required
  • Capability to work each independently and as a part of a staff are vital to success. Demonstrated sturdy analytical expertise
  • In depth understanding of lab security practices is desired and willingness to take part in continued training to additional that data is required
  • Capability to innovate and share concepts with PI and different members of the lab
  • Robust verbal and written communication expertise to facilitate interplay with a range collaborators is required (fluency in English is required)

Utility Deadline:  November 29, 2023

We wish to thank all candidates upfront for submitting their resumes. Please observe, solely these candidates chosen to proceed on via the choice course of will likely be contacted.

Further Info

This place is a part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls below the Technical Job Household, Part 1.

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