The successful candidate will assist the Principal Investigators in the development, writing, submission and management of grants, reports, and scientific manuscripts; the design, implementation, and data analysis and interpretation of lab-based and computer-based research projects. The Research Associate also provides project management services to research program teams consisting of Senior Scientists, Academic Clinicians, post-doctoral Fellows, and graduate and undergraduate students.
This appointment is for a one year term with possibility of extension for up to an additional four years. Expected start date to be April 1, 2020.
The successful candidate will report to the Principle Investigator and Senior Scientist.
-Provides input into writing research proposals and writes significant portions of grant applications.
-Engages with community members and partners to develop research questions and protocols.
-Develops and recommends project budgets, monitors expenditure of funds relative to budget, ensures appropriate, transparent justifications for expenditures.
-Participates in the development and implementation of new projects, by developing new material and protocols, researching and sourcing equipment, and recommending staff and resource requirements.
-Responds to ongoing requests for regular reports by maintaining and updating information to ensure compliance with granting agencies and other external organizations.
-Identifies opportunities for developing new initiatives, grants and projects that enhance funding of research in the lab.
-Identifies and shares sources of funding from external agencies such as MSFHR, CIHR, SSHRC, CFI, NSERC, NIH, the provincial government and industry.
-Prepares Research Ethics Board applications and amendments as required, and ensure compliance with research Ethics
-Identifies new translational pathways, such as partnerships, licensing, etc. for new technologies and encourages entrepreneurial activities as appropriate.
-Conducts literature reviews relating to research areas. Contributes intellectual and scientific input to manuscripts for publication, provides scientific editing and proofreading.
Qualifications and Experience:
-Ph.D. degree in Immunology or similar field of research.
-Minimum two years of international post-doctoral training in Immunology or relevant area of research.
-Experience developing scientific experiments for immune monitoring.
-Experience with knowledge translational activities in the transplant and immunology communities.
-Experience developing, evaluating and implementing assays for cell biology, immunophenotyping and immunogenetics.
-Experience with the preparation of funding / grant applications.
-Knowledge of, and experience, using specialized bioinformatics software for cytometric analysis.
-Experience leading and publishing systematic reviews pertaining to Immunology and immune cell biology.
-Established scientific publication record in the area of Immunology, precision medicine, transplantation and clinical health science.
-Experience presenting at international scientific conferences.
-Demonstrated capacity to work with international interdisciplinary teams of Immunology scientists in the areas of immunology, clinical translation, immunogenetics, and immune cell biology.
-Demonstrated ability to lead translational research projects.
Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Please send your CV to Karen.Sherwood@vch.ca.
The Department of Medicine provides excellence in research, teaching and clinical services related to the nature, cause and prevention of adult diseases. As the largest Department in the Faculty of Medicine, comprised of 18 Divisions, and over 1,200 faculty and staff located throughout the Province of British Columbia, the Department of Medicine is committed to ensuring the success of learners and faculty, and to contributing to the health of the Province of British Columbia.