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Position: Research Officer - Preclinical Imaging and Microscopy
Institution: National Research Council Canada
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Duties: In this role, the successful candidate will help manage a state-of-the-art microscopy imaging facility and provide their knowledge and expertise in microscopy to various internal and external projects. He/she will work closely with various technical and research staff to design experiments, develop analysis tools and interpret results. The candidate will also be responsible for record keeping associated with users, instrument logs and routine operation of the facility. The candidate will be expected to learn new research areas and tackle current research challenges as determined by the research center and government priorities
Requirements: PhD in Molecular Pharmacology or Biochemistry
   
Text: Research Officer, Preclinical Imaging and Microscopy City: Ottawa Organizational Unit: Human Health Therapeutics Classification: RO Tenure: Term Duration: 2 year Language Requirements: English The NRC Advantage GREAT MINDS. ONE GOAL. CANADA'S SUCCESS. The National Research Council of Canada represents a powerful partnering option for anyone looking to push the boundaries of science and industry. In fact, as the Government of Canada's largest research organization supporting industrial innovation, the advancement of knowledge and technology development, we have become catalysts for innovation. For over a hundred years, the impact of our work with industry leaders and other government bodies has shaped Canada’s future. We partner with some of the most creative and solutions-driven minds in the world. And now, we want to partner with you. Be part of our collective force to come up with potentially disruptive solutions to Canada’s current and future technology challenges. Let your expertise and inspirations make an impact by joining the NRC. Your Challenge Help bring research to life and drive your career forward with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Canada’s largest research and technology organization. We are looking for a vibrant and dynamic Research Officer to support our Human Health Therapeutics Research Center. The Research Officer would be someone who shares our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Respect and Creativity. In this role, the successful candidate will help manage a state-of-the-art microscopy imaging facility and provide their knowledge and expertise in microscopy to various internal and external projects. He/she will work closely with various technical and research staff to design experiments, develop analysis tools and interpret results. The candidate will also be responsible for record keeping associated with users, instrument logs and routine operation of the facility. The candidate will be expected to learn new research areas and tackle current research challenges as determined by the research center and government priorities. Screening Criteria Applicants must demonstrate within the content of their application that they meet the following screening criteria in order to be given further consideration as candidates: Education PhD in Molecular Pharmacology or Biochemistry. For information on certificates and diplomas issued abroad, please see Degree equivalency Experience Extensive experience in the field neuroscience. Extensive experience in immunostaining and fluorescent microscopy, including epi-fluorescent, confocal and live cell imaging. Extensive experience in the assessment of internalization, protein trafficking and co-localization using a variety of cell types and tissues. Extensive experience in cell signaling, including Ca2 flux, ERK pathway and protein kinase activity in cells and tissues. Extensive experience in molecular biology, including DNA/RNA manipulation and gene editing. Extensive experience in biochemistry techniques, including protein purification, protein expression, co-immunoprecipitation and protein-protein interaction. Extensive experience in the preparation and presenting reports, posters and scientific papers both orally and/or in writing. Condition of Employment Reliability Status Language requirements English Information on language requirements and self-assessment tests Assessment Criteria Candidates will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria: Technical Competencies Extensive knowledge in the field neuroscience Extensive knowledge in the field of G-protein coupled receptor activity, trafficking, protein-protein interaction and cell signaling in various cell types. Extensive knowledge in fluorescence techniques, including, BRET, FRET, live cell imaging, cell staining and immunofluorescence studies. Extensive knowledge in cell biology, in particular gene editing techniques. Behavioural Competencies Research - Teamwork (Level 2) Research - Creative thinking (Level 3) Research - Communication (Level 2) Research - Results orientation (Level 2) Research - Initiative (Level 2) Competency Profile(s) For this position, the NRC will evaluate candidates using the following competency profile: Research View all competency profiles Relocation Relocation assistance will be determined in accordance with the NRC's directives. Salary Range This position is classified as a Research Officer (RO), a group that is unique to the NRC. The RO group uses a person-based classification system instead of the more common duties-based classification system. Candidates are remunerated based on their expertise, skill, outcomes and impacts of their previous work experience. The salary scale for this group is vast, from $49,670 to $140,418 per annum, which permits for employees of all levels from new graduates to world renowned experts to be fairly compensated for their contributions. Notes A pre-qualified list may be established for similar positions for a one year period. NRC employees enjoy a wide-range of benefits including comprehensive health and dental plans, pension and insurance plans, vacation and other leave entitlements. Preference will be given to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada. Please include citizenship information in your application. The incumbent must adhere to safe workplace practices at all times. As an employer who values diversity in its workforce, we encourage candidates to self-identify as members of the following designated groups: women, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. Measures for accommodation are available to all candidates retained for further assessment. Please direct your questions, with the requisition number ( 4981 ) to: E-mail: NRC.NRCHiring-EmbaucheCNRC.CNRC@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca Telephone : 613-993-9173 Closing Date: 16 November 2018 - 23:59 Eastern Time For more information on career tools and other resources, check out Career tools and resources Date Modified: 2018-11-1 If you encounter accessibility issues using this site, please call 1-613-993-0762 or email us at NRC-Staffing/CNRC-Dotation@canada.ca for assistance. Apply now » Find similar jobs: All Jobs
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