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Research Assistant [lab_643]

This position will involve the analysis of cortisol in swine blood samples via ELISA, as well as helping graduate students carry out their research projects at Arkell Swine Nutrition station; this will involve physical labor such as lifting pigs or feed bags over 25 kg, assisting graduate students in an algae meal feeding trail, and dissecting tissues from euthanized pigs. This position will require the candidate to be a team player in the field and independent working in the lab. The candidate should be very skillful at pipetting and preparing antigen solutions for pig vaccination.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Animal science background
  • Experience in immunology and ELISA
  • Attention to detail and data accuracy is essential
  • Must be able to work well both independently and in close collaboration with others
  • Familiarity with software such as Excel, Word, and SAS required.

Preferred Hours

10-15 hours per week

Contact Information

Niel Karrow
Animal Bioscience
Extension: 53646

University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1