Cell Imaging Research Associate

 
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Cell Imaging Research Associate

MED Oncology

Competition No. - A105348142

Closing Date - Will remain open until filled.

This position is a part of the Association of the Academic Staff of the University of Alberta (AASUA).

In accordance with the  Trust/Research Academic Staff Agreement , this position has an approximate appointment of one year plus a day and offers a comprehensive benefits package found at  Faculty & Staff Benefits  and annual salary range of  $58,210 - $80,050.

Location: This is an in-person role and work primarily takes place at North Campus Edmonton.

Department/Faculty Summary

The Cell Imaging Facility is a shared research resource in the Dept. of Oncology, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta. The primary users of the resources are researchers from the Division of Experimental Oncology which performs laboratory-based research concerned with the basic mechanisms of cancer and the clinical applications of basic cancer research.

Position Summary

This position involves working with researchers from different fields to meet their bioimaging needs while integrating different imaging modalities in the Cell Imaging Facility at the Cross Cancer Institute. The Facility houses many advanced cellular imaging technologies including confocal microscopy, STED, FLIM, FCS, SIM, and PALM light microscopy technologies and energy filtered transmission electron microscopy, cryoTEM, FIB-SEM, block face SEM, and tomography for electron microscopy technologies. The ideal candidate will have a passion for exploiting the range of microscopy methods to study molecular function in cells. The candidate would need to have working knowledge of most of these technologies, as well as the ability to assist facility users using appropriate technologies and programs to help out with experimental design.

Duties

Collaboration and consultation:

  • Work with and advise researchers to determine the most appropriate technologies and programs to address specific research questions.
  • Contribute to the design and assist in the collection of data, image analysis and data interpretation for research projects using advanced imaging technologies
  • Implement and develop new workflows and/or standard operating procedures with advanced imaging technologies.
  • Prepare figures and data for presentation and publication.

Education:

  • Working closely with facility manager and facility technologists, this position will be responsible for advanced imaging technology/program training for users and supporting the supervision of routine training provided by the facility technicians.
  • The microscopy specialist must be able to educate facility users in the fundamentals of microscopy and related technologies to optimize experimental design.

Maintenance and quality control:

  • Working with facility technologists, perform advanced maintenance and calibration of facility equipment (e.g., upgrades or optimization of the instruments) to ensure maximum performance of the instruments.
  • Provide oversight and adjust maintenance/calibration protocols as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD required in a cell imaging-related disciplines such as Biophysics, Cell Biology and Cancer Biology.
  • Familiarity with one or more of many advanced cellular imaging technologies including confocal microscopy, STED, FLIM, FCS, SIM, and PALM light microscopy technologies and energy filtered transmission electron microscopy, cryoTEM, FIB-SEM, block face SEM, and tomography for electron microscopy technologies.
  • Familiarity with one or more of the image acquisition and analysis software used in the facility: ImageJ, Imaris, Leica/Zeiss confocal interface, MetaMorph, MetaXpress.

Preferred Qualifications: 2+ years of postdoctoral training with first author publications.

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How to Apply

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.



All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered. The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.
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