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Research Associate, Physiology & Pharmacology

University of Calgary

The Department of Physiology & Pharmacology in the Cumming School of Medicine invites applications for a Research Associate. This Full-time Fixed Term position is for approximately 2 years (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.

The Research Associate reports to the Principal Investigator and will interact with a team of graduate students and postdoctoral trainees.

The Research Associate primary purpose is to be a key contributor to the research within the unit. This will include collect and analyze data, provide ready access to all experimental data for the faculty researcher and/or supervisor. The Research Associate will determine equipment and supplies necessary and provide guidance/supervision to undergraduate students working in the lab.
They will work in a basic science research laboratory located in the Health Science Center, at the University of Calgary.

Position Description
Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):
• Successfully implement a funded research proposal
• Responsible for the development and implementation of animal care and project protocols
• Collect and analyze data
• Provide ready access to all experimental data for the faculty researcher and/or supervisor
• Determine equipment and supplies necessary
• Provide guidance/supervision to undergraduate students working in the lab
• Responsible for the with the design and implementation of research methods, including standard operating procedures and data collection protocols in consultation with the PI
• Work effectively as a team member with PIs, technical staff, and other trainees
• Conduct and design research projects independently and assist as appropriate with supervision of junior trainees
• Keep a daily laboratory notebook of all activities
• Plans and designs for specialized applications to meet the needs of operations, research, and services
• Prepare weekly written summaries, tables, and graphics of research results for project reports, posters and scientific presentations, and for manuscripts for publication
• Complete statistical analyses
• Write background reviews and preliminary results as part of writing grant applications
• Present research results at seminars and research events to various interested groups on campus (Faculty of Medicine, Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases)

Qualifications / Requirements:
• Ph.D. degree in the area of Neurosciences, expertise in electrophysiology on dorsal root ganglia or spinal cord (ex vivo or in vivo) required
• Relevant and recent peer-reviewed publications.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills and be fluent in English.
• Understand of and Skills in Patch Clamp electrophysiology, Cell culture / Transfection methods, Immunocytochemistry, Biochemistry, Mice handling, Biostatistics required
• Experience in Molecular Biology desirable
• Minimum 5 years of technical experience and completion of post-secondary education in related discipline required
• Interact with other members of the team and undertake literature reviews
• Ability to provide technical support for other team members through advice on technical lab issues
• Extensive knowledge of theory and practical application of technical procedures and techniques
• Must be open to learning and development, and be willing to accept new challenges and assignments.
• Understanding of safety codes and standards related to specialization
• Operate and maintain complex technical equipment
• Demonstrated leadership, communication, organization, problem solving, and interpersonal skills
• Advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), Internet skills
• Knowledge of University core business systems is desirable

Application Deadline: July 15, 2021.

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).

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.

Additional Information
To Apply, please visit the University of Calgary’s career opportunities page;
http://careers.ucalgary.ca/ Job Opening ID #22893

This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Technical Job Family, Phase II. (Salary range $24.15 - $35.13/hour)

To find out more about management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Management and Staff Careers website. For more information about the Cumming School of Medicine visit Careers in the Cumming School of Medicine

Business address: 2500 University Dr NW, Calgary AB T2N 1N4

Contact information: hr @ ucalgary.ca