The Sweeney Lab at York University is seeking a skilful talented research scientist to fill the role of Research Assistant. We’re looking for a candidate who can employ excellence at the benchtop to accomplish stated goals.

As a Research Assistant, you will be involved directly with the design, development and validation of several ongoing research projects. These will use assays already established in our well-funded laboratory and using the outstanding new infrastructure available to us in the newly renovated research building. You will regularly interact with other team members to establish learn core protocols, help with result analysis, and presentation of data in publication-ready format. The latter is important since you will be assisting in completing projects which are close to being published – thus in a relatively short time frame you will be able to boost your CV by being coauthor on published manuscripts.

The role will involve substantial wet bench work to conduct and complete our experimental plans. You will be expected and encouraged to actively contribute to our team effort that will positively impact all aspects of our lab operation.

What you will be doing:

  • Designing and executing experiments precisely and carefully to drive projects toward completion for publication.
  • Employing biochemistry and molecular methods such as: Western blotting, PCR, immunofluorescent labeling, confocal and high throughput microscopy.
  • Communicating analytical results to peers and leadership to support decision-making, and collaborating with team members to support goals and timelines.
  • Managing multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.

What you will need:

  • MSc or PhD degree in biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, pharmacology, or a related field;
  • Proven success working with cell/molecular research methods.
  • Ability to multitask using your existing knowledge and skills and rapidly learn new techniques and approaches.
  • Ability to communicate results and concepts clearly to peers and colleagues.

To apply please send CV and names/email of three referees to Prof Gary Sweeney, York University, [email protected]

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