Research Associate

Website National Research Council Canada

Job Description:

We are looking for an early-career Research Associate to support our Aquatic and Crop Resource Development (ACRD) research centre in advancing our understanding of the impact of plastics on marine life. The Marine Micro/Nano-plastic Toxicology Research Associate would be someone who shares our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Respect and Creativity.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop protocols and methodologies to detect and characterize micro/nano-plastics in Zebrafish and environmental samples (fish and filter feeders).
  • Study the fate and accumulation of marine organic pollutants onto micro/nano-plastics and their subsequent effects on zebrafish
  • Support the development of zebrafish larvae models to evaluate the toxicity and fate of micro/nano-plastics and associated pollutants.
  • Design and conduct innovative experiments, prepare research reports and publications, and work collaboratively with team members and collaborators.

Job Requirements:

  • Experience in analysis and characterisation of plastic particles (size, shape, chemical composition).
  • Experience in advanced analytical chemistry and mass spectrometry for the analysis of marine pollutants will be considered an asset.
  • Experience working independently and as part of multi-disciplinary teams, experimental design and analysis.
  • Experience in working on zebrafish models will be considered an asset.
  • As part of the RA Program you must have received your PhD in Analytical Chemistry, Environmental Science, Marine Biology or a related area within the last five years or you expect to receive the degree within the next six months.
  • Experience in extraction and isolation of micro/nano-plastics from biological matrices or environmental samples.

Job Details:

Company: National Research Council Canada

Job Category: Government Job

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Quebec City, Quebec, CA

Application Deadline: N/A

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