Research Associate

Website University of Alberta

Job Description:

The role requires an individual able to provide advanced molecular, cellular, pharmacological and physiological expertise to enable research in the field of protein fatty acylation in the regulation of cell growth and apoptosis. The role requires skills in experimental design and data analysis as well as an ability to provide results in a form easily understood by academic and sometimes pharmaceutical industry groups. The position will also require the development of new methodologies to support and promote advancement of protein fatty acylation inhibitors in cancer through the clinical trial evaluation process. The successful candidate will incorporate results into user-friendly presentation that support decision making by the principal investigator and potential pharmaceutical industry partners.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Planning research activities and providing research design for a project and/or program;
  • Conducting advanced analysis of research results;
  • Overseeing and/or conducting data collection activities;
  • Preparing proposals for new research activities, including assisting in the preparation of research grant applications and contract proposals;
  • Designing experiments, data collection protocols, and standards;
  • Determining the most appropriate methodology in carrying out identified research goals;

Job Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Immunology or Oncology (Haematology preferred).
  • Working experience and knowledge of protein fatty acylation including myristoylation and palmitoylation is highly preferred but could be learned on site.
  • At least 2-3 years of postdoctoral experience in Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Immunology or Oncology (Haematology preferred) encompassing broad molecular and cellular research.
  • Demonstrated experience in protein separation techniques including SDS-PAGE, Western blotting, immuno-precipitation, chromatography as well as metabolic labeling of cells with either radioactive fatty acids or azido- / alkynyl – fatty acids analogs and click chemistry is highly preferred but could also be learned on site.
  • Wide experience in isolation and culturing of cells from primary human cells from multiple tissues (including blood cells) and extensive expertise in the growth and transfection/transduction of various types of cell lines is highly preferred.
  • Proven accomplishments in Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Immunology or Oncology (Haematology preferred) with an emphasis on cancer cell signalling and apoptosis.
  • Priority will be given to individual(s) with expertise in the study haematological cancers including lymphomas and leukemia as well as those with broad knowledge of immune cells/immunology.

Job Details:

Company: University of Alberta

Job Category: Education Jobs

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Calgary, Alberta, CA

Application Deadline: N/A

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