Guiding principle: “Midpoint” of the hiring salary range means the individual possesses full job knowledge, qualifications and experience. This position is expected to be filled by promotion/reassignment and is included here to inform you of its vacancy at the University. Job Summary Assisting in research projects developing materials for controlling blood coagulation in vivo. Organizational Status Reports to Dr. Christian Kastrup. Communicates regularly with lab members involved in the assigned project. Work Performed Assists with designing and conducting experiments as part of the lab’s larger research project. Analyzes and interprets experiment results and troubleshoots problems as needed
Conducts coagulation assays, such as adhesion measurements, with blood, blood plasma, and platelets.
Generates reports and technical documents including standard operating protocols (SOPs), poster presentations, scientific reports, manuscripts and patents
Participates and presents research results at laboratory meetings.
Assists with the writing of grant applications.
Assists in performing animal procedures, such as surgeries, and necropsy.
Provides assistance and training to students on coagulation techniques
Organizes and maintains detailed documentation of work and reports results to the supervisor and members of the lab.
Assists in running the laboratory, performing tasks, such as, purchasing supplies and minor equipment and maintaining parts of accounts.
Maintains a clean and orderly working environment in the lab
Performs other related tasks as assigned Supervision Received The research assistant will report to the principal investigator and will work under his general supervision; receives detailed instructions on the assignment of new duties and thereafter only on new or unusual problems. Regularly meet with the supervisor to discuss progress and next duties to be performed. Work closely with members of the lab involved in the assigned project. Supervision Given Assists and advises students in coagulation techniques. Assists and advises other group members during the preparation of grant applications. The research technician is not responsible for the supervision of staff. Consequence of Error/Judgement Attention to detail and exercising judgment is required. Improperly conducted procedures may warrant the repetition of experiments affecting the timeline of the research project. The position will require some decision-making. The research assistant must be sensitive to the needs and experiences of individuals, be able to work independently, and exercise judgement in their approach to the people participating in the study. Failure to adequately consult with potential participants and follow-up could result in the loss of credibility of the research, inaccurate research data, and impact the reputation of the research. Qualifications Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline or Graduation from a technical college or institute. Preference will be given to candidates holding a degree in the field of Life Sciences and Technologies. Minimum of 3 years related experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in coagulation research and grant writing is required. Excellent organizational and communication skills, capability for working both independently and collaboratively in an interdisciplinary setting is essential. .
Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.