Research Asst/Tech 3 - Finlay Lab


The University of British Columbia

Vancouver, British Columbia

Guiding principle: "Midpoint" of the hiring salary range means the individual possesses full job knowledge, qualifications and experience. Job Summary Position is available for a technician with experience in mouse handling, and experimental testing, with an emphasis on characterizing models of malnutrition, asthma, and enteric diseases. Organizational Status Reports directly to the Supervisor, Dr. Brett Finlay. Work Performed Duties include mouse handling, running models of malnutrition, environmental enteropathy, various asthma models, and infection models using E.coli and Salmonella. This will include measuring various phenotypes (weight gain, growth, overt symptoms), euthanasia, and sample collecting for further analysis. Duties includes tissue sampling. The incumbent will also work to develop protocols and ensure proper certification for the models. Supervision Received Receives instruction and training during orientation, and will work closely with other lab members and supervisor regarding animal experiments. Supervision Given None Consequence of Error/Judgement The position requires a significant amount of independence, problem solving is required in consultation with supervisor and other lab members. Animal handling must be performed with a high degree of care. Qualifications Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline or Graduation from a technical college or institute. Candidates will be considered who have education up to PhD level. Minimum of 3 years related experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience and comfortable with handling live animals (mice), infection models, tissue sampling and other murine models would be an asset. Ability to work effectively both independently and within a team environment. Strong organizational skills so that multiple models can be run simultaneously. UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.