Research Assistant

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Grant & Trust Administrative & Technical

Research Assistant


Temporary full-time from May 2022 to March 20, 2023
Hiring #: 2022-0123

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The Research Assistant will provide technical assistance for research conducted by a faculty member in the Department of Pathobiology.  Responsibilities include: conducting laboratory experiments; providing support to other lab members for their research projects; conducting animal experiments; assisting in analyzing experimental data; preparing data for presentation; assisting in crafting scientific manuscripts.

Requirements of this position include: College diploma from a related program (MSc in molecular biology, microbiology, immunology biomedical sciences, or a related field preferred) plus 2 years of laboratory experience in the biomedical field providing technical laboratory support and operating various laboratory equipment, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience with cellular (e.g. cell culture, flow cytometry) and molecular biology (e.g., RNA and DNA extraction, conventional and real-time PCR), immunology/virology/bacteriology (e.g. virus propagation, bacterial culture, serology assays including ELISA) is required.  In addition, experience in working with animals is required. The job involves some lifting and a diverse range of motions for a wide-variety of activities. 

Classification               Grant/ Trust fund position, Band 2
GTAT (Grant & Trust Administrative and Technical) Salary Grid

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

Posting Date: 2022 04 25  
Closing Date: 2022 06 03 (extended)