Research Technician for the Christie Laboratory in Victoria, BC

This is a grant funded position with room for growth and expansion. The ideal person will have both program management, as well as technical, skills associated with conducting research.

Job Duties

  • Slicing/mounting and immunohistochemistry on fixed rodent brain tissue
  • Preparation of rodent brain tissue lysates for protein analysis
  • ELISA detection of proteins in rodent brain tissue lysates
  • Will be taught how to perform basic electrophysiology.
  • Keep a detailed and organized lab notebook
  • Oversight of general lab upkeep
  • Hazardous waste disposal
  • Basic solution preparation
  • Updating protocols/solution recipes
  • Maintaining stocks of lab supplies
  • General lab cleanliness
  • Training new lab members on all of the above techniques
  • Assistance in grant writing, and meeting biosafety and animal care application requirements.
  • Experience in Biomics, or with statistical analyses with R, would be strengths.

Qualifications

  • Minimum 2 year technical diploma in a related field is required
  • Experience with any of the following would be a definite asset
  • immunohistochemistry
  • western blotting
  • colorimetric protein assays
  • molecular biology techniques (genotyping, RNA/DNA purification, qPCR)
  • colorimetric, endpoint ELISAs
  • Ability to prioritize duties and work independently with little supervision an asset
  • Ability to learn and understand new techniques well enough to train and troubleshoot for more junior lab members

Flexibility in the work schedule to accommodate childcare and school pick-up/drop off needs may be possible.