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Research Assistant or Associate in HIV immunology - Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre

Province: Montreal, Quebec
Position: Research Assistant or Associate in HIV immunology
Deadline: September 1, 2022

Job Description / Duties

1. Participate in the design and execution of laboratory projects and experiments, literature reviews, analyzing and interpreting research data;
2. Prepare materials and equipment. Ensure calibration of scientific instruments and adequate supplies for testing. Perform basic biologic specimen processing;
3. Troubleshoot, correct and adapt published methodologies;
4. Record results, perform calculations and compile data. Maintain records and files;
5. Keep abreast of new developments in the field to update skills and knowledge, both theoretical and technical;
6. Assisting with manuscript/presentation preparation and editing;
7. Help supervise and guide research trainees (e.g., graduate students) in the above tasks;

Qualifications / Required Skills

- Either an MSc or a PhD in Immunology, virology or related fields.
- Demonstrated and high-level expertise in immunology, including multiparameter flow cytometry analysis, isolation and culture of primary cells, and molecular biology is essential.
- Background in HIV or viral immunology is an asset.
- Enthusiasm to learn learn new research methods
- Excellent written and oral communication skills in English. Bilingualism in French is an asset.

Additional Information

Our lab is located in the RI-MUHC, block E, 3rd floor.
Applicants should submit by e-mail (1) their curriculum vitae, (2) a brief statement of interest, and (3) names and contact information of three references, in one single PDF file to Dr. Cecilia Costiniuk (cecilia.costiniuk@mcgill.ca) using the contact information provided below. The preferred start date for the position is July 2022.

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience and expertise.

Contact Information


Employer Profile

The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RIMUHC) is a world-renowned biomedical and hospital research centre. Located in Montreal, Quebec, the Institute is the research arm of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University. The Chronic Viral Illness Service is part of the MUHC. The CVIS team has an active research program, conducting numerous clinical trials and observational studies each year to provide innovative research to their patients.