Research Associate I
City : Ottawa, ON, Canada
Category : Full time
Industry : Higher Education
Employer : University of Ottawa
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Duration in Months (for fixed-term jobs):24
# of Open Positions:1
Faculty/Service - Department:Prevention in the Early Years Research Program
Date Posted:February 26, 2024
Closing Date:March 08, 2024
Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the Posting End Date above
Hours per week:35
Salary Grade:Non-Union Grade NR5 - 35 hrs
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Under general supervision, the incumbent plans and executes non-routine assignments of varying complexity requiring deep knowledge of physiology/molecular biology/cell biology or scientific theory, principles and practices.
Dr. Adamo’s research team is looking for a full-time Research Associate/Coordinator, for a 24-month term (with the possibility of extension) to work within a dynamic multi-disciplinary team. The Research Associate will function as a coordinator/manager for the day-to-day operations of several research projects, related to the PLACENTA study, the first of its kind to take a comprehensive look at the role of physical activity during pregnancy in regulating placenta biology (e.g., gene expression and metabolic function in the placenta). Excellent communication and organizational skills are critical to this position. Prior experience in trials and formal project management training would be a strong asset.
In this role, your responsibilities will include:
Designs experimental programs and experiments. Selects and uses appropriate procedures, equipment and standards to produce required data.
Performs/oversees complex laboratory experiments and assists in data evaluation, interpretation and preparation. Sets up experiments.
Compiles and analyzes data and performs computations using image analysis software, spreadsheets, graphing and various software platforms.
May be responsible for a single independent research project.
Trains new laboratory personnel, students and collaborators.
What you will bring:
Recent PhD (preferred) or a minimum of master’s degree plus relevant working experience.
Strong organizational, analytical and tech/scientific oral/writing skills.
Ability to coordinate workflow.
Sound judgement in applying scientific principles and predicting or preventing problems.
Ability to adapt protocols as needed (within guidelines), and to work with computers (bioinformatics knowledge an asset).
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