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1 Feb 2018

Full-Time Research Associate

Mcgill University – Posted by aec12 Anywhere

Job Description

Project Description:

Mechanisms of drug resistance and oncogenic activation of receptor tyrosine kinases with a focus on breast cancer.  The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in molecular biology/biochemistry techniques, cell signaling and animal studies with demonstrated skill at teaching/mentoring technicians, students and postdoctoral fellows, manuscript preparation, grant writing, seminar presentations and lab management.


Specific duties include:

  • Design and execute experimental procedures; assist other members in the lab in experimental design and analysis
  • Contribute technically and intellectually to the laboratory goals
  • Develop new experimental procedures
  • Review and contribute to grant applications and manuscripts
  • Co-supervise/mentor graduate and undergraduate students in their research projects
  • Provide training for new laboratory members
  • Provide monthly reports to Principal Investigator on research progress and lab management
  • Any other related activities assigned by the Principal Investigator



PhD in Biochemistry or related biomedical discipline, minimum of 5 years of research experience in a basic research environment focused on biochemistry and molecular biology. A minimum of two first-author publications in peer-reviewed journals is essential.

Other Qualifying Skills and Abilities

  •  Expertise in cell culture, qPCR, qRT PCR, Western blotting, cloning, lentiviral infection, proliferation assays, soft agar assays, immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, luciferase assays, confocal microscopy and animal studies for drug testing.
  •  Extensive knowledge of the biochemistry of receptor tyrosine kinase signaling
  •  Experience with combination drug screens
  •  Knowledge of breast cancer
  •  Experience with patient-derived xenograft studies
  •  Excellent knowledge of software such as Office, Photoshop, Illustrator, Prism, Zen, Incucyte Zoom and Ingenuity Pathway Analysis. 
  •  Proven scientific writing and presentation skills in English. 
  • Organized, structured and a team player, who is able to work independently with limited instructions.



How to Apply

Please submit your application to: aec12-hr [at] Please refer to this position reference number when applying: 20180108Research Associate, Park Lab. We thank all applicants. Only selected candidates will be contacted

Job Categories: Featured. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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