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Research Associate / Scientist / Engineer (2)

Faculty of Medicine - Research

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Job Type: Contract

Open Positions: 1

Posting Date: July 31, 2014

Closing Date: November 24, 2014

Union affiliation: NR

Job Reports To: Assistant Professor

Job description

Salary (Grade: NC6)

Hiring salary range

Position Purpose

Works at senior level. Independently plans and executes non-routine assignments of varying complexity requiring deep knowledge of related engineering or scientific theory, principles
and practices.

Essential Qualifications

PhD degree with an outstanding publication record and strong research experience in chemistry, nanotechnology and biology interface
Experience in organic/polymer synthesis, small molecule/protein/peptide formulations, and different cell based assays
Proficiency in chemistry techniques: NMR, FT-IR, GC-MS, HPLC, Fluorescence; formulation techniques: nanoprecipitation, single emulsion and double emulsion; microscopy techniques; cell culture assays, ELISA, and flow cytometry
Experience in translational research is an asset
Having patents and experience with patents applications will be an asset
Highly self-motivated and have a track record of creativity and productivity
Good team player and be able to work in a multidisciplinary team
Strong organizational, analytical and technical or scientific oral and 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 work with computers (performing mathematical calculations)

Key competencies required at the University of Ottawa:
Planning: Organize in time a series of actions or events in order to realise an objective or a project. Plan and organize own work and priorities in regular daily activities.
Initiative: Demonstrate creativity and initiative to suggest improvements and encourage positive results. Is proactive and self-starting. Show availability and willingness to go above and beyond whenever it is possible.
Client Service Orientation: Help or serve others to meet their needs. This implies anticipating and identifying the needs of internal and external clients and finding solutions on how to meet them.
Teamwork and Cooperation: Cooperate and work well with other members of the team to reach common goal(s). Accept and give constructive feedback. Able to adjust own behaviour to reach the goals of the team.


Contract of approximately 24 months, with possibility of renewal. Eligibility to benefits will be determined upon hiring.

This position is excluded from all union accreditation units. All applications will be considered equally.

Schedule with an average of 35hrs/week.

CODL certificates can be considered an asset. Donít forget to add them to your resume.

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