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Academic jobs — November 5, 2014 — Research Associate positions

November 4, 2014 — 

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The University of Manitoba anticipates research associate positions available over the next six months beginning November 1, 2014 until April 30, 2015. Successful candidates must hold a doctoral degree or have equivalent qualifications and experience. Minimum starting salary is $35,700.00/annum.

We offer a full range of staff benefits for applicable appointments. The University of Manitoba is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. Applications are encouraged from qualified applicants including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, people with disabilities, people of all sexual orientations and genders. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Pending approval of grant funding, there may be positions available in the following areas:

Chemistry: electrochemistry, materials characterization with x-ray and electron probe techniques, photoelectrochemical energy conversion, conducting polymers, environmental chemistry, environmental analytical chemistry, instrumental mass spectrometry, metallomics, inorganic chemistry, organometallic chemistry/homogeneous catalysis, high resolution microwave and infrared spectroscopy, computational chemistry, scanning probe microscopy, conducting polymer electronics, systems micro-electronic materials and devices, nanotechnology, liquid crystals and liquid crystal nanocomposites, nanoparticle synthesis and characterization, solid-state NMR of inorganic materials, natural products chemistry, polyketide biosynthesis, vibrational spectroscopy and spectromicroscopy, protein purification, protein biochemistry, cell signaling, cell biology, plant (glyco)biology, biochemistry and molecular biology, systems biology, infrared and raman microscopy of biological samples and polymers, drug design synthesis and in vitro and in vivo testing, organic chemistry, organic synthesis, development of novel antimicrobials, peptidomimetics, glycotherapeutics, medicinal chemistry, high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). Richardson Centre for Functional Foods & Nutraceuticals: protein purification, protein biochemistry, cell signaling, cell biology, cell culture work, molecular biology, molecular analyses, molecular signaling mechanisms, elasticity, plasticity, immune responses to pathogens and chronic diseases, instrumental mass spectrometry, natural products chemistry, protein purification, protein biochemistry, drug design synthesis and in vitro and in vivo testing, development of novel antimicrobials, histological and immunocyto-/histochemical preparations of human and animal tissues, drug formulation, drug delivery, transdermal delivery, evaluation of drug efficacy, cardiovascular physiology, lipid metabolism, cardiac membranes and contractile proteins, signal transduction, hypertension research, dietary interventions, fatty acid analysis, eicosanoid analysis, nutritional biochemistry, insulin, homoeostasis, inflammation response, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, nutrition and gut health interactions, beneficiary effects of nutraceuticals & herbal medicine in vascular disorders, enzyme purification and assays, two-dimensional gel electrophoresis. Manitoba Institute of Cell Biology: functional genomics, bioinformatics, and stem cell biology, mouse models of cancer, tumor metastasis, apoptotic signaling, epigenetics and proteomics, molecular biology, cancer biology, RNA splicing, cell culture, microscopy, histone isolation and analyses, chromatin immunoprecipitation assay, chromatin fractionation, DNA and RNA isolation, ChIP-sequencing, RNA-sequencing, microRNA isolation and analyses, isolation of nuclei, protein isolation, enzyme purification and assays, two-dimensional gel electrophoresis. FPLC and HPLC, working with animals, siRNA and lentiviral knockdown, preparation of samples for mass spectrometry and data analysis, fluorescence in situ hybridization, 2-D gel electrophoresis, cryosectioning. CRISPR technology, high content imaging, synthetic lethality, drug target identification, semi-quantitative imaging analyses, dose response curves, real-time cellular analyses,   Background in cancer genetics, mouse models of cancer and experience in epithelial cell biology. George & Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation: knowledge translation, knowledge synthesis, system performance, data science, project management, clinical trials, evaluation. Immunology: leukocyte degranulation, intracellular mechanisms regulating leukocyte degranulation, infection and immunity, animal models of allergy/asthma and infection, chronic inflammation and cancer, protective and pathological immune responses to infection, dendritic cells, natural killer cell and natural killer T (NKT) cells, natural killer cells biology, lentiviral-based gene therapy, induction of transplantation tolerance, molecular signalling mechanisms, B lymphocyte activation and malignant transformation,   human neutrophils and allergic immune responses, molecular regulation and function of Fc epsilon and cytokine receptors in allergic diseases, host-pathogen interactions, immune responses to pathogens and chronic diseases,   maintenance of established immunity (memory) and vaccination strategies with particular emphasis to in vivo and in silico identification of protective Leishmania antigens, immune regulation, airway inflammation. Internal Medicine, Sections of Endocrinology & Metabolism: diabetes, insulin, resistance, insulin secretion, islet studies, insulin signaling, influence of feto-maternal factors on adult disease, insulin-like growth factors, genetics and epigenetics. Civil Engineering: hydrology, hydrological modelling, isotope hydrology. Plant Science: protein purification, protein biochemistry, cell signaling, cell biology, agronomy, plant physiology, plant biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, plant pathology, plant breeding, plant genetics and genomics and bioinformatics. Community Health Sciences: aging, applied statistics, biostatistics, cancer, cancer epidemiology, community-based research, cultural safety, database development, environment and health, epidemiology, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, First Nations/Métis/Inuit/ health, global health, health care delivery systems, health disparities, health economics, health policy, health services research, health transfer, Indigenous studies, infection/inflammation, knowledge synthesis, knowledge transfer, knowledge translation, maternal and child health, pharmaco-epidemiology, population health, program evaluation, public health, qualitative health research, quality of care, quantitative social sciences, research project management, risk communication, social and behaviour sciences, social determinants of health and vaccine safety and effectiveness. Pharmacy: drug formulation, drug delivery, drug design, transdermal delivery, medicinal chemistry, anti-cancer drug, pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamics, pharmaceutics, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, molecular and cellular biology, pain releasing drug, multiple sclerosis, drug adverse effect, hepatic disorder, kidney disorder, clinical pharmacy, antibiotic resistant, microbiology, social determinant of drug, evaluation of drug efficacy. Faculty of Health Sciences, College of Medicine, Department of Physiology & Pathophysiology: neurobiology, in vivo electrophysiological approaches to systems, neurophysiology, brain and spinal cord slice electrophysiological and pharmacological studies, in vitro brainstem and spinal cord preparations, immunohistochemistry, neural regeneration, magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy, cerebral circulation, metabolism and neuroprotection, neuroimmunology, clinical electrophysiology and kinesiology, cerebral circulation, cell culture and transfection, molecular neurobiology, neuroanatomy, proteomics and mass spectrometry, neurochemistry, stem cell and spinal cord injury. Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases, transgenic and knockout mouse models, molecular and developmental endocrinology – hormone regulation, hormone action, growth factors and steroid hormones in reproduction, placental and fetal development, molecular genetics of islet cell development and diabetes, protein purification, protein biochemistry, cell signaling, cell biology, gene transfer, epigenetic-related (histone modification, DNA methylation and non coding RNA) assessment, prostate and breast cancers, RNA splicing, hypothalamic neuropeptides, diabetes, obesity, adipocyte function, adipose biology, hepatic steatosis, integrated metabolism, glucose and lipid metabolism, vascular function, clinical trials.   Molecular cardiology, oxidative stress and heart failure, cardiac apoptosis, growth factors and the heart, matric proteins, cardiovascular physiology, cardiac metabolism, cardiac membranes and contractile proteins, Ca2+-transport, signal transduction, ischemic heart disease, ischemia-reperfusion injury, vascular smooth muscle, hypertension research, protein electrophoresis, methods of preservation of the heart and brain during cardiac surgery using in vivo and in vitro models in combination with magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy.Airway and vascular smooth muscle biology, biochemistry, molecular biology and biophysics; asthma and murine models of asthma; pulmonary vascular physiology; pulmonary hypertension; animal models of persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn; airway smooth muscle phenotype and function; tissue repair mechanisms in lung disease and development; lung development; lung hypoplasia in congenital diaphragmatic hernia; animal models of congenital diaphragmatic hernia; clinical testing of new treatments for pediatric lung disease; nanotechnology and tissue bioengineering; airway epithelial cell biology; response of lung cells to viral infection; lung inflammation; chronic obstructive lung disease; tissue repair and inflammation in COPD; receptor coupling and signaling in lung cells; exercise physiology; pulmonary function testing; and, proteomics. Centre for Earth Observation Science (CEOS/CERC): environmental education, atmospheric science with a focus in the field areas of electromagnetic and remote sensing of climate science, sea-ice geophysics, climatology, this includes either mid-latitude or polar environments, atmospheric science with carbon dynamics in polar marine environment, air-surface carbon exchange, estuarine and tundra environments of the Canadian arctic and sub-Arctic coastal zones, terrestrial ecosystem modeling (soil-vegetation-atmosphere), eddy correlation systems, forest ecology, agriculture or related biological field in statistical modeling, forest biophysical modeling, invasive species biology, landscape change and spatial analysis of the agro ecosystem in remote sensing and image analysis, human geography, human environment, human ecology, or other related fields with a focus on the impact of change on people, especially aspects of subsistence lifestyles (food, clothing, health, education, informal economy) in the boreal forest, arctic, or west coast island environments, atmospheric or meteorological sciences with a focus on one or more of the following: atmospheric modeling (any scale), atmospheric remote sensing, extremes in the weather and climate system, severe weather processes (mesoscale and synoptic scale forcings), surface-atmosphere coupling, boundary layer processes, environmental chemistry, environmental geochemistry, biogeochemistry, aquatic chemistry, cryospheric chemistry, processes related to melting glaciers, glacier-fjord-ocean interactions, sedimentary biogeochemistry, long range transport of contaminants to polar and alpine regions, chemical transport across environmental interfaces, chemical speciation and bioavailability, interaction between climate change and global contamination, broad field of arctic system science with a particular emphasis on how sea ice relates to the areas of geomicrobiology, low temperature isotope systematics, biogeochemistry, physical oceanography or biological oceanography, ecological/traditional knowledge within northern communities; ecosystem health indicators modelling; marine mammal survey and spatial habitat statistics. Biochemistry & Medical Genetics: PCR, RT-PCR, protein and enzyme assays, transient and stable transfection of cultured cells, preparation of expression vectors, site-directed mutagenesis, tissue culture, real time RT-PCR, bioinformatics, immunoprecipitation, chromatin immunoprecipitation, isolation of DNA, and RNA from biological samples, western blotting, recombinant technologies relating to the study of gene expression, breast cancer, molecular biology, protein purification and characterization, nuclear receptors, transcriptional co-regulators, biomarkers, statistical and population genetics, genetic etiology of mendelian and complex traits, immunohistochemistry, developmental biology, use multidisciplinary approach to investigate the molecular basis of human genetic disease, transgenic and knockout mouse models and analysis of human genetics diseases, protein electrophoresis, DNA cloning, immunology, immune regulation, studies of intracellular signalling, cytokines and chemokines, molecular neurobiology, molecular approaches to medical research, endothelial cells and macrophages, apoptin protein biology. Physics and Astronomy: high resolution microwave and infrared spectroscopy, experimental condensed matter physics, nanomagnetism (nanoparticles and thin-films), x-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) and x-ray magnetic circular dichroism (XMCD), atomic probes of nuclear magnetism, magnetism in constrained geometries, drug delivery and hyperthermia, nanocomposites, condensed matter theory and statistical physics, mathematical physics, computational modeling of point defects in insulators, graphene-structured systems, atomic and molecular physics, electronic properties of nanostructures, spin transport in quantum systems, electron conduction in the DNA, spintronics, precision atomic mass measurements on stable and unstable nuclides using ion traps, beta-neutrino and beta-delayed neutron correlation measurements in the decay of trapped ions, time-of-flight mass spectrometry of biomolecules, experimental subatomic physics, lasers, laser trapping and cooling, ion trapping and cooling, radioactive beams, subatomic physics theory, high-energy astrophysics, galactic plane survey, astrophysics of compact objects and supernova remnants, detection systems and signal processing for medical imaging applications, biological physics, microfluidics, medical physics. Entomology: apiculture, honey bees, parasites, diseases, nutrition, viruses, resistance, immune response, defensive mechanisms, bee breeding, costs of resistance, gene-environment interactions, cultural controls, honey bee management, colony collapse disorder, winter survival of honey bees, insect ecology in agricultural landscapes; ecosystem services, biodiversity, and landscape structure; insect dispersal; predator-prey interactions; trophic and guild interactions in multi-species assemblages; bottom-up and top-down regulation; trophic cascades; biological control; sustainable management of agricultural pests, aphid ecology; wheat midge, plant resistance, mechanisms of plant resistance against insect pests; pest management; ladybeetle ecology; natural enemy ecology; predator ecology; beneficial insects; sampling of pest populations; sampling of natural enemy populations; sampling of insects; cereal leaf beetle; parasitoid ecology; classical biological control; landscape ecology; crop protection; soybean aphid management; aphid ecology, geographic distribution of disease vectors, arthropod-host interactions, livestock pest management, emerging and re-emerging arthropod-borne diseases, insect systematics, bioinformatics, cyberinformatics for biodiversity research, comparative genomics, taxonomy, phylogenomics, molecular phylogenetics, biological control, molecular ecology. Animal Science: reproductive and environmental physiology, swine housing and welfare, molecular biology, microbiology, metagenomics, bioinformatics, transcriptomics and proteomics, forages for ruminant livestock, greenhouse gas emissions, environmental modelling, non-ruminant nutrition, digestive physiology, feedstuff evaluation, nutrition and gut health interactions, nutrient management, beneficiary effects of nutraceuticals & herbal medicine in vascular disorders, animal nutrient management and utilization, agrometeorological modelling, greenhouse gas exchange and carbon footprinting of livestock, agricultural nutrient management, environmental (including biodiversity, water, energy, land use), economic and social sustainability of ruminant production systems, microbial fermentation in ruminants and metabolic diseases of dairy cattle, nutritional biochemistry, new feedstuff evaluation, antinutritional factors, feed enzyme technology, facilitate field research for the National Centre for Livestock and the Environment in the areas related to nutrient management, environmental microbiology, animal management. Soil Science: agricultural nutrient management and optimization, nutrient dynamics, loading, transport and export from agricultural land dynamics of greenhouse gas exchange, agrometeorological modeling and application development, pesticide fate monitoring, modelling and contamination risk assessment soil erosion, redistribution and its impacts, tillage impacts on agriculture and the environment, arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal ecology, nematology remediation of contaminated land, water management in agricultural watersheds.

Application Procedures:
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, bibliography and names of referees. In your application package, please clearly state the heading (ex: Physiology), and the specific field or areas of specialization.

All applications should be sent to:

Kathy Niziol, HRMC
Academic/Support Advertising Coordinator
Human Resource Department
University of Manitoba
Room 309 Administration Building
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Canada R3T 2N2.
email: Kathy_Niziol [at] umanitoba [dot] ca

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provisions of “The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy” (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitaes may be provided to participating members of the search process.





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