Technicians & Research Assistants
The Michael Smith Laboratories at the University of British Columbia seeks an experienced, well-trained, and highly motivated scientist interested in joining a set of projects focused on the design, testing, and implementation of new protocols for performing biochemical assays followed by mass spectrometric analyses. The employee will apply these tools in experiments that are aimed at the study of protein-protein interactions and pathogen-host interactions. This will include developing new standard operating procedures and participating in the design and execution of biochemical experiments using a downstream quantitative mass spectrometry readout to probe host-pathogen interactions. Responsibilities will also include the operation and maintenance of precision equipment as well as robotics and high-throughput proteomics instrumentation, as part of this work involves the operation of a state-of-the-art mass spectrometry fee-for-service facility. Additionally, the applicant will be involved in extracting and analyzing proteins from honey bee samples. Finally, the employee will be required to solve problems independently, integrate effectively within a larger team, and innovate new approaches as required.
A more detailed description of the position may be found at The University of British Columbia’s Human Resources job portal, found here: http://www.staffcareers.ubc.ca/24934
Further requirements are:
- The successful applicant must have a university degree or equivalent with direct experience in biochemistry, molecular biology and mass spectrometry. Minimum of three years of related experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Required skills include a demonstrated knowledge of each of peptide mass spectrometry, quantitative proteomics (both label and label-free methods), mammalian cell culture, general molecular biology and biochemistry techniques (including DNA/RNA/protein fractionation and purification methods).
- Requires experience and knowledge of experimental design for proteomics, protein extraction from tissues (particularly hard tissues of insects), protein digestion and derivatization methods, techniques for minimizing dust and polymer contamination. Experience in analyzing and interpreting proteomic data using the MaxQuant suite of software is essential.
- Desired skills: Highly effective oral and written communication and presentation skills. Problem solving skills. The ability to manage multiple projects and keep accurate records. Outstanding interpersonal and team skills. A positive and enthusiastic attitude towards work and team building.
The position is available for an initial period of two years with a possibility for extension subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability. Starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience but will be in the range of $42,634 and $45,000. The total compensation package includes extended medical and dental benefits, disability and life insurance, and pension.
To apply, please submit a cover letter and your resumé through the Human Resources Careers Portal, found here: http://www.staffcareers.ubc.ca/24934
Closing date is Dec 4, 2016.
UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with
Duration: Initially for one year with the possibility of renewal.
Minimum Salary: $ 42,634.00 annually
Funding Type: Grant funded
The laboratory of Terry Snutch in the Michael Smith Laboratories at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver is looking for a technician with experience in animal (rodent) handling, surgery, and experimental testing with an emphasis on microscopy-based imaging and analysis techniques. The position requires a significant amount of independence. Independent problem solving is required although supervisor(s) can be consulted for input as required. Animal handling must be performed with a high degree of care. Receives instruction during orientation and on experimental protocol design, implementation and analyses (https://snutchlab.msl.ubc.ca/)
Duties will include animal (rodent) handling and anesthesia; surgery on rodents; live animal imaging microscopy; data acquisition, entry and analyses; computerized searches of state-of-the-art literature; assisting in developing new protocols and techniques as required in consultation with supervisor(s); Summarize and report work progress, review all data and discuss results with supervisor(s).
The applicant should hold an undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline, preferably in Science, Neurobiology or equivalent with a BSc, up to PhD level. Experience and comfortable handling live animals (rodents). Experience in animal surgery techniques although specific aspects of the project will be taught to the candidate. Experience with microscopy techniques with a preference for demonstrated live imaging.
Full information and to apply: www.staffcareers.ubc.ca/24936
UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.