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Research Technician - Cancer immunotherapy - Dalhousie University - J. Boudreau laboratory

Province: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Position: Research Technician - Cancer immunotherapy
Deadline: July 31, 2021

Job Description / Duties

Job Summary
Reporting to the Principal Investigator (PI), the Laboratory Research Technician is responsible for managing the day-to-day tasks of the immunology/immunogenetics laboratory.
Key Responsibilities
Perform day-to-day management, including database management, sample handling, inventory and storage, safety and database management.
Liaise with collaborators for samples acquisition and biobanking.
Manage correspondence with research ethics boards, including managing deadlines and renewals.
Train students and assist with research projects.
Develop, perform, analyze and report experiments, as directed by the PI.
Participate in laboratory meetings and group projects as required.

Qualifications / Required Skills

Undergraduate degree in Science with an honours research project with a minimum of three years related research experience is required.

Master of Science in microbiology, immunology, biochemistry or molecular biology is an asset. Strong organizational, time management, interpersonal and leadership skills are required. Must have working knowledge of Microsoft 365 (SharePoint, OneDrive, Teams, Excel).

Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrable expertise in at least seven of the following techniques. The incumbent will be expected to learn, perform and teach the techniques with which they are not already familiar.
-biobanking and inventory management, biosafety (BSLII)
-confidential sample handling
-high parameter flow cytometry
-in vivo mouse models and experimentation
-high parameter immunohistochemistry/immunofluorescence
-cell culture
-qPCR and endpoint PCR
-western blotting
-molecular subcloning

Additional Information

Dalhousie University supports a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Our total compensation package includes a voluntary RRSP, health and dental plans and an employee and family assistance program.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit www.dal.ca/hiringfordiversity.

Salary: $35,360 - $43,680 per annum (37.5 hours per week)

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Employer Profile

The general areas of research conducted in the host laboratory include cellular biology, immunology, genetics, bioinformatics and cancer. The Boudreau laboratory studies human natural killer cells as tools for immunotherapy. We apply immunologic “wet lab” assays, genetics, bioinformatics, in vitro and in vivo models to study NK cell biology and roles against disease.

For more information, please visit tinyurl.com/jeanetteboudreau