Research Assistant – University of Victoria – Brown Lab


Dr. Craig Brown’s laboratory in the Division of Medical Sciences at the University of Victoria in British Columbia is now accepting applications for a Full-time Research Assistant position to beginning in the fall of 2019. Dr. Brown’s research program is interested in the cellular and molecular mechanisms of brain plasticity and repair. To address these questions, the lab employs a multi-disciplinary approach, imaging the structure and function of neurons, microglial and endothelial cells in the living brain in tandem with genetic, biochemical, pharmacological and behavioural approaches.


The primary responsibilities of the successful candidate will be to assist in ongoing research projects that include but are not limited to:

  • performing surgery in mice
  • protein and mRNA quantification and analysis (western blot, ELISA, qPCR, PCR, RNA seq, Gene Ontology analysis)
  • histology (immunohistochemistry, tissue sectioning) and fluorescence microscopy (widefield, confocal, 2-photon)
  • general lab maintenance and ordering of supplies


The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, hard working, responsible, independent and passionate about research and possess the following qualifications.

  • Hold, at a minimum, an MSc degree and 2 years of research experience working in a neuroscience, biochemistry or related research lab;
  • Preference will go to candidates with extensive experience performing animal surgery and molecular biology assays;
  • Candidates with expertise using fluorescence microscopy, electrophysiology, testing rodent behavior tests are also encouraged to apply for this position ;
  • Able to manage multiple responsibilities and tasks effectively, with a strong attention to detail

Salary will be commensurate with the level of experience.


For more information, and to apply, please contact Dr. Brown ( or his website:


Apply to:

Dr. Craig Brown

Associate Professor, Division of Medical Sciences

University of Victoria