R&D Technologist

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Petawawa Employment Service
  • Post Date: November 15, 2017
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Job Overview

INTRO

Radiobiology and Health Branch performs R&D activities in support of Government of Canada S&T priorities, COG, commercial and internal research activities investigating the biological effects of low doses of ionizing radiation on human health and disease. The R&D technologist will be responsible for supporting research activities, maintaining laboratory facilities and associated equipment and for performing experiments and data analysis pertaining to the project.

 

DUTIES

  • Supports daily laboratory research activities by conducting laboratory experiments, maintaining experimental work records, collecting and analyzing data and summarizing and reporting results
  • Prepares chemical solutions, media and research reagents; maintains inventory and records of laboratory reagents, supplies and equipment; orders reagents, supplies and equipment
  • Handles animals as part of sample and tissue collection; collects and processes animal and human samples and tissues; performs biological and biochemical analyses on human and animal cells and tissues
  • Uses and maintains standard laboratory equipment and software programs, conducts equipment calibration, standardization and quality assurance (QC)
  • Conducts radiation exposures (Gamma or X-ray) of samples and/or animals; if necessary, performs experiments involving radionuclides/radioisotopes
  • Performs duties arising from the regular and routine operation of the Biological Research Facility, including animal handling and care, involving rotating weekend work as required
  • Participates as a team member in staff meetings, assessments and audits
  • Attends training courses when required

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Graduation from a recognized institute of advanced technology, or equivalent formal education, in a field relevant to the position (e.g. Biological Sciences, Medical-Laboratory Technology). Preference for a B.Sc. degree
  • Experience with sterile tissue culture technique; culture of cell lines and/or primary cells; handling and processing of human and animal tissues and cells
  • Experience with basic molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry laboratory techniques, e.g., ELISA, qPCR, SDS-PAGE, Western Blot, DNA/RNA/protein purification is highly desirable
  • Experience with light and fluorescent microscopy, histology and immunohistochemistry is highly desirable
  • Experience with handling small animals, collecting and processing animal tissues and cells is desirable
  • Experience working in the field of muscle stem cell biology or intestinal cancer biology is an asset
  • Basic knowledge of the biological effects of radiation and a general understanding of Radiation Protection principles is an asset
  • Group-2 Radiation Protection training, or ability to acquire it
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills and effective oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Willingness to adhere to challenging schedule demands, overtime or flexible work hours including weekends is required
  • Good multi-tasking skills and ability to switch focus and activity from one project/task to another upon request to meet tight deadlines
  • An understanding of and adherence to the basic laboratory safety principles, the willingness to conform to and prepare QA and standard operating procedures (SOPs) is required
  • Experience with MS Office is required
  • Experience with graphing/statistical and bibliography software and TRAK and Oracle applications is desirable

 

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