The Pantophlet Lab is seeking an experienced and highly motivated Research Assistant to support ongoing NIH- and CIHR-funded research. Most of the work involves a variety of molecular biology, biochemistry and immunology techniques with emphasis on gene cloning and mutagenesis, mammalian cell culture, protein purification, multi-color flow cytometry, and various bioassays. We are therefore seeking applicants with vast technical skills and expertise in all of these areas.
Applicants must also be able to provide evidence of excellent problem-solving and organizational skills, commendable supervisory experience, high level attention to detail, excellent oral and written communication in English, and ability to properly record, calculate, plot and display experimental data. Finally, the future Research Assistant must be able to work within a flexible schedule including weekends, evenings or early mornings and be comfortable working hands-on with human and animal blood products.
The incumbent is expected to assist in the design of experiments and present data at lab and group meetings. More generally, the incumbent is expected to assist in the overall care, maintenance and organization of lab supplies, and equipment and samples. Monitoring and ensuring the implementation and enforcement of laboratory safety rules and procedures is also expected.
Only Canadian citizens, permanent residents or open work permit holders will be considered. Salary will be commensurate with experience.
Applicants should send an email to Dr. Ralph Pantophlet. The email must include the following:
- A detailed academic CV;
- A one paragraph statement of intent specifically clarifying the applicant’s career goals and how joining the Pantophlet lab fits within those goals; and
- The names of three prospective references with ability to speak to the applicant’s technical skills and (academic) training.