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Research Associate, Comparative Biology & Experimental Medicine

University of Calgary

Research Associate, Comparative Biology & Experimental Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Calgary
Posted: November 16, 2020
Advertised until: December 15, 2020

The Department of Comparative Biology & Experimental Medicine in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a Research Associate. This Full-time Fixed Term position is for approximately 12 months (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.

Accountabilities:
Conduct studies aimed at understanding central and peripheral mechanisms of pain and opioid analgesia; manage mouse colonies; develop animal models for pain drug discovery; perform surgical procedures and conduct behavioral testing

Qualifications:
A PhD in pharmaceutical sciences, pharmacology, behavioral neuroscience or biochemistry, required
Previous experience with basic laboratory techniques and record keeping
Technical expertise in mouse colony management, animal surgery and handling, required
Experience with assessing pain and opioid withdrawal behaviors, and expertise in optogenetics and chemogenetics, required
Experience with cell culture and cell imaging techniques (confocal, calcium imaging), required
Expertise in astrocyte and microglia biology, required

Application Deadline: December 18, 2020

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? (Yes/No).

This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Technical Job Family, Phase I. (Salary range $24.15 - $35.13/hour)
Job Opening #21655
Business address: 2500 University Dr NW, Calgary AB T2N 1N4
Contact information: hrhire@ucalgary.ca.