Job type: Full-time, Temporary

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Posting Period

Open: April 7, 2023

Deadline: April 23, 2023

Non-Union

Department Name

Lawson Health Research Institute (Lawson) is the research institute of London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care London. As one of Canada’s top ten research institutes, we are committed to furthering scientific knowledge to advance health care around the world.

The Research Associate will work in collaboration with principal investigator and will responsible for conducting laboratory experiments and presenting the results. The incumbent will assist with laboratory or research centre maintenance, ordering supplies, and ensure safety standards are met. The incumbent will set up and conduct tests according to procedures, maintain records, and analyze, summarize and compile data and results for dissemination.

Rate of Pay:To commensurate with experience

Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week

Duration: One year with potential for extension

Qualifications

  • Successful completion of a Master degree in a related field
  • Experience with immunohistochemistry techniques is required
  • Experience with RNA extraction, RT-PCR, and gene expression analysis is required
  • Experience with animal models (mouse or rat) will be considered as major asset
  • Familiarity with techniques for updating, managing and extracting data from a research database
  • Familiarity with University research policies and practices preferred
  • Familiarity with experimental design and analysis
  • Proficient verbal and written communication skills with the ability to document technical information
  • Proficient attention to detail with an ability to retrieve, analyze and synthesize sizable amounts of data, while ensuring that information is accurate and comprehensive
  • Ability to follow processes with high attention to detail
  • Ability to employ a systematic and efficient approach to work
  • Proficient computer skills with the ability to learn and use software programs including Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, meet tight deadlines and adapt to changing priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, to work independently and follow through on work assignments
  • Personable and courteous in working relationships with colleagues, students and the public
  • Ability to collect and analyze data in an objective manner
  • Multi-tasking skills with the ability to prioritize and consistently produce high-quality work within deadlines
  • Ability to investigate defined issues, solicit input, and suggest remedies and alternative approaches that meet the needs of the situation
  • Ability to work independently and effectively as a member of the team to achieve department goals
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to the principles of patient and family centered care
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to patient and staff safety at LHSC
  • Demonstrated ability to attend work on a regular basis


Immunization Requirements:

  • Provide vaccination records or proof of immunity against measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (chicken pox), Hepatitis B, Tetanus/ Diphtheria/Polio; Meningitis.
  • Provide documentation of the Tuberculosis skin testing (two step) and COVID vaccine series.
  • For more information visit https://www.lhsc.on.ca/careers/health-review-requirements

We are committed to providing a safe, healthy and inclusive work environment that inspires respect. LHSC is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ2+ persons. We are committed to providing persons with disabilities equal opportunities and standards of goods and services, and are also fully compliant with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005), as applicable.

As part of the assessment process applicants may be required to complete a written examination or test. Please be advised that a reference check may be conducted as part of the selection process.

Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Successful candidates, as a condition of job offer, would be required to provide a satisfactory police information check (original document) completed in the last 3 months.

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Deadline: 27-03-2024

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