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Academic Jobs – Research Associate positions – April 30, 2015

April 30, 2015 — 

The University of Manitoba anticipates research associate positions available over the next six months beginning May 1 until October 31, 2015. Successful candidates must hold a doctoral degree or have equivalent qualifications and experience. Minimum starting salary is $39,520 per annum. The University of Manitoba offers a full range of staff benefits for applicable appointments and 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:

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 environment; 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.

Interested applicants can submit their application to: denise [dot] whynot [at] umanitoba [dot] ca

Pharmacology & Therapeutics

Research programs in Cardiovascular Pharmacology, Liver and Endocrine Pharmacology, Neuropharmacology, Drug Metabolism and Clinical Pharmacology.

Interested applicants can submit their application to: pharmacology [at] umanitoba [dot] ca

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.

Interested applicants can submit their application to: wanda [dot] klassen [at] umanitoba [dot] ca

Richardson Centre for Functional Foods & Nutraceuticals (RCFFN)

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; drug design synthesis and in vitro and in vivo testing; developing 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 and herbal medicine in vascular disorders; enzyme purification and assays; two-dimensional gel electrophoresis.

Interested applicants can submit their application to: louise [dot] grapentine [at] umanitoba [dot] ca

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; and water management in agricultural watersheds.

Interested applicants can submit their application to: soil [dot] science [at] umanitoba [dot] ca

Application Procedures

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, bibliography and names of references to the email address indicated under their chosen field.
Applicants should note that they will only be contacted should their CV match a department’s requirements. If so, the department will reach out to the successful candidates.

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 Act” (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitaes may be provided to participating members of the search process.

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