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Research Assistant - Simon Fraser University

Province: Burnaby, British Columbia
Position: Research Assistant
Deadline: December 1, 2017
Posted: September 21, 2017

Job Description / Duties

The Pantophlet Lab is looking for a highly motivated and committed Research Assistant or Technician. The applicant will contribute to a NIH-funded project on the design and testing of glycoconjugates for the elicitation of HIV neutralizing antibodies targeting conserved glycans on the virus spike.

The applicant should have background training in immunology, glycobiology or microbiology and between 2-3 years of work experience in a research laboratory (excluding any laboratory courses). Experience in animal handling, molecular biology, biochemistry would be asset. Experience with flow cytometry and tissue culture is preferred. The applicant will be expected to help train/supervise student trainees in the lab.

Qualifications / Required Skills

• Recent MSc degree in immunology, glycobiology, microbiology, or a closely related discipline
• Strong understanding of immunology, especially antibodies
• Experience with flow cytometry
• Excellent communication (oral, written) and organizational skills
• Experience in animal handling, molecular biology and biochemistry techniques
• Excellent working knowledge of cell and tissue culture techniques (transfection, transduction, flow cytometry, cell line generation, cell-based gene reporter assays)
• An understanding of NGS and systems analysis
• Extensive experience with statistical analysis and data analysis software (e.g. GraphPad Prism)
• Experience with recombinant protein purification (affinity, size exclusion, etc) and protein analysis methods.

Additional Information

Applicants should send an email to Dr. Ralph Pantophlet. The email must include a concise description of short- and long-term career interests and goals and a detailed CV. The CV should detail academic and work history, publications (if any), and notable academic and non-academic achievements and activities. The email (or CV) must include the names and contact details (phone and email) of at least 3 appropriate references.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Contact Information

Ralph Pantophlet
Associate Professor

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