Research Associates

University of Manitoba - Winnipeg, MB (6 months ago)

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The University of Manitoba anticipates research associate positions available over the next six months, May 1 to October 31, 2017 .

Successful candidates must hold a doctoral degree or have equivalent qualifications and experience. Minimum starting salary is $39,915 per annum, plus a full range of staff benefits . The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Application Process: Applicants are to submit a curriculum vitae and names of references to the contact listed under each chosen field. Applicants should note that they will only be contacted if their CV matches the department's requirements.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provisions of " The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act " (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitaes may be provided to participating members of the search process.

Pending approval of grant funding, positions may be available in the following areas:

Biological Sciences
Pest insect control technologies; Crop protection technologies
Apply directly to Dr. Steve.Whyard@umanitoba.ca

Chemistry
Electrochemistry, materials characterization with x-ray and electron probe techniques, photoelectrochemical energy conversion, conducting polymers, environmental chemistry, environmental analytical chemistry, instrumental mass spectrometry, metallomics, inorganic chemistry, organometallic chemistry/homogeneous catalysis, high resolution microwave and infrared spectroscopy, computational chemistry, scanning probe microscopy, conducting polymer electronics, systems micro-electronic materials and devices, nanotechnology, liquid crystals and liquid crystal nanocomposites, nanoparticle synthesis and characterization, solid-state NMR of inorganic materials, natural products chemistry, polyketide biosysthesis, vibrational spectroscopy and spectromicroscopy, protein purification, protein biochemistry, cell signaling, cell biology, plant (glycol) biology, biochemistry and molecular biology, systems biology, infrared and Raman microscopy of biological samples and polymers, drug design synthesis and in vitro and in vivo testing, organic chemistry, organic synthesis, development of novel antimicrobials, peptidomimetics, glycotherapeutics, medicinal chemistry, high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). Apply directly to the Chemistry Department: chemra@umanitoba.ca

Community Health Sciences
Aging, applied statistics, biostatistics, cancer, cancer epidemiology, community-based and partnership based research, cultural safety, database development, environment and health, epidemiology, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, First Nations/Métis/Inuit health and well-being, global health, health care delivery systems, health disparities, health economics, health policy, health services research, Indigenous studies, infection/ inflammation, knowledge synthesis, knowledge transfer, knowledge translation, machine learning, maternal and child health, mathematical modeling, natural language processing, pharmaco-epidemiology, population health, program evaluation, public health, qualitative health research, quality of care, quantitative social sciences, research project management, risk communication, rural and remote health service delivery research, social and behaviour sciences, vaccine hesitancy, social and indigenous determinants of health, spatial epidemiology/statistics, strength-based research, vaccine epidemiology and vaccine safety and effectiveness.
Apply directly to Paulette Collins: Paulette.collins@umanitoba.ca

Electrical & Computer Engineering
Stochastic modeling of communication systems, markov chains, queueing theory, stochastic ordering of queueing systems, matrix-analytic methods, call admission control, capacity analysis of CDMA systems, tail probabilities, channel coding, LDPC codes, Gilbert-Elliot Markov channel modeling, sensors and actuators, biosensors, computational electromagnetics, microfluidics for biomaterial analysis, and conducting polymer devices, biomedical imaging, electromagnetic inverse problems, high voltage engineering, specifically in the following areas: condition monitoring in high voltage engineering, energy harvesting in high voltage systems, numerical simulation of high voltage transformers; electromagnetic compatibility, specifically in the following area: design, simulation, and fabrication of MRI cables; and radio resource management in femtocell networks, cognitive femtocell networks, power control in wireless networks. RF circuit design, microwave and mm-wave test, RFID system design, RF printed electronics, microwave systems, transmission line modeling. Photonics, biophotonics, solid-state lasers, laser spectroscopy and microscopy, nonlinear optics. Civil structural health monitoring, wireless sensing systems, biomicrofluidics, single cell electronic analysis. Biological Signal Analysis, and Biomedical Instrumentation. Biomedical engineering, Biological Signals acquisition and analysis, particularly Electrovestibulography, EEG, EMG and Respiratory sounds. Power system protection and electrical power distribution and distributed generation. Civil structural health monitoring, wireless sensing systems, biomicrofluidics, single cell electronic analysis, wireless communications and networking.
Apply directly to Janine Drennan: Janine.Drennan@umanitoba.ca

Immunology, Faculty of Medicine
Leukocyte degranulation; intracellular mechanisms regulating leukocyte degranulation; infection and immunity; animal models of allergy/asthma and infection, chronic inflammation and cancer; protective and pathological immune responses to infection; dendritic cells; natural killer cell and natural killer T (NKT) cells; natural killer cells biology; lentiviral-based gene therapy; induction of transplantation tolerance; molecular signalling mechanisms; B lymphocyte activation and malignant transformation; human neutrophils and allergic immune responses; molecular regulation and function of Fc epsilon and cytokine receptors in allergic diseases; host-pathogen interactions; immune responses to pathogens and chronic diseases; maintenance of established immunity (memory) and vaccination strategies with particular emphasis to in vivo and in silico identification of protective Leishmania antigens; immune regulation; airway inflammation.
Apply directly to Karen Morrow: Karen.Morrow@umanitoba.ca

Neurology, Internal Medicine
Research is focused on epidemiology of multiple sclerosis including etiologic factors and prognostic factors, particularly the influence of comorbidity on a range of outcomes. The successful candidate is expected to focus on and contribute in a significant manner to clinical and epidemiologic studies of multiple sclerosis. This includes systematic reviews, cohort studies, studies using administrative (claims) data, and clinical trials.
Apply directly to Dr. Ruth Ann Marrie: rmarrie@hsc.mb.ca

Oncology and Hematology

Functional genomics, bioinformatics, and stem cell biology, mouse models of cancer, tumor metastasis, apoptotic signaling, epigenetics and proteomics, molecular biology, cancer biology, RNA splicing, cell culture, microscopy, histone isolation and analyses, chromatin immunoprecipitation assay, chromatin fractionation, DNA and RNA isolation, ChIP-sequencing, RNA-sequencing, microRNA isolation and analyses, isolation of nuclei, protein isolation, enzyme purification and assays, two-dimensional gel electrophoresis. FPLC and HPLC, working with animals, siRNA and lentiviral knockdown, preparation of samples for mass spectrometry and data analysis, fluorescence in situ hybridization, 2-D gel electrophoresis, cryosectioning. CRISPR technology, high content imaging, synthetic lethality, drug target identification, semi-quantitative imaging analyses, dose response curves, real-time cellular analyses, background in cancer genetics, mouse models of cancer and experience in epithelial cell biology, bioinformatic analyses of Next Generation DNA sequencing.
Apply directly to Debbie Patkau: Debbie.Patkau@umanitoba.ca

Physics and Astronomy
High resolution microwave and infrared spectroscopy; experimental condensed matter physics; nanomagnetism (nanoparticles and thin-films);, x-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) and x-ray magnetic circular dichroism (XMCD);, atomic probes of nuclear magnetism;, magnetism in constrained geometries; drug delivery and hyperthermia; nanocomposites; condensed matter theory and statistical physics; mathematical physics; strongly correlated quantum systems; spin chains and quantum wires; non-equilibrium dynamics of ultra cold atomic gases; computational modeling of point defects in insulators; graphene-structured systems; atomic and molecular physics; electronic properties of nanostructures; spin transport in quantum systems; electron conduction in the DNA; spintronics; precision atomic mass measurements on stable and unstable nuclides using ion traps; beta-neutrino and beta-delayed neutron correlation measurements in the decay of trapped ions; time-of-flight mass spectrometry of biomolecules, experimental subatomic physics, lasers; laser trapping and cooling; ion trapping and cooling; radioactive beams; subatomic physics theory; high-energy astrophysics; galactic plane survey; astrophysics of compact objects and supernova remnants; clusters of galaxies; active galactic nuclei; detection systems and signal processing for medical imaging applications; biological physics; microfluidics; medical physics; scanning tunneling microscopy; Ultrafast magnetism; THz spectroscopy.
Apply directly to Robyn Beaulieu: Robyn.Beaulieu@umanitoba.ca

Physiology
Airway and vascular smooth muscle biology, biochemistry, molecular biology and biophysics; asthma and murine models of asthma; pulmonary vascular physiology; pulmonary hypertension; animal models of persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn; airway smooth muscle phenotype and function; tissue repair mechanisms in lung disease and development; lung development; lung hypoplasia in congenital diaphragmatic hernia; animal models of congenital diaphragmatic hernia; clinical testing of new treatments for pediatric lung disease; nanotechnology and tissue bioengineering; airway epithelial cell biology; response of lung cells to viral infection; lung inflammation; chronic obstructive lung disease; tissue repair and inflammation in COPD; receptor coupling and signaling in lung cells; exercise physiology; pulmonary function testing; and, proteomics. (Drs. Kroeger, Halayko, Dakshinamurti, Bshouty, Keijzer, West).
Apply directly to Gail McIndless: Gail.mcindless@umanitoba.ca

Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases, transgenic and knockout mouse models, molecular and developmental endocrinology - hormone regulation, hormone action, growth factors and steroid hormones in reproduction, placental and fetal development, molecular genetics of islet cell development and diabetes, protein purification, protein biochemistry, cell signaling, cell biology, gene transfer, epigenetic-related (histone modification, DNA methylation and non coding RNA) assessment, prostate and breast cancers, RNA splicing, hypothalamic neuropeptides, diabetes, obesity, adipocyte function, adipose biology, hepatic steatosis, integrated metabolism, glucose and lipid metabolism, vascular function, clinical trials. (Drs. Cattini, Dodd, Doucette, Duckworth, Hicks, Mai, Mizuno, Myal, Nyomba, Shiu, Xie, Mishra, Shen, Zahradka, McGavock, Taylor).
Apply directly to Gail McIndless: Gail.mcindless@umanitoba.ca

Molecular cardiology, oxidative stress and heart failure, cardiac apoptosis, growth factors and the heart, matric proteins, cardiovascular physiology, cardiac metabolism, cardiac membranes and contractile proteins, Ca2+-transport, signal transduction, ischemic heart disease, ischemia-reperfusion injury, vascular smooth muscle, hypertension research, protein electrophoresis, nutrition, infectious disease, antibiotic development; methods of preservation of the heart and brain during cardiac surgery using in vivo and in vitro models in combination with magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy; Cardiac Regeneration and Tissue Engineering; Cardiac stem cell therapy and regeneration. (Drs. Czubryt, Dhalla, Dixon, Hryshko, Kardami, Kirshenbaum, Pierce, Singal, Netticadan, Arora, Deslauriers, Freed, Jassal, Tian, Siow, Fernyhough, Duhamel, Taylor, Dhingra, Zahradka).
Apply directly to Gail McIndless: Gail.mcindless@umanitoba.ca

Neurobiology, in vivo electrophysiological approaches to systems, neurophysiology, brain and spinal cord slice electrophysiological and pharmacological studies, in vitro brainstem and spinal cord preparations, immunohistochemistry, neural regeneration, magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy, metabolism and neuroprotection, neuroimmunology, clinical electrophysiology and kinesiology, cerebral circulation, cell culture and transfection, molecular neurobiology, neuroanatomy, proteomics and mass spectrometry, neurochemistry, stem cell and spinal cord injury.(Drs. Jordan, McCrea, Fedirchuk, Cowley, Gardiner, Schmidt, Nagy, Schmidt, Siddiqui, Stecina, McGavock, Karimi, Eftekharpour, Siddiqui).
Apply directly to Gail McIndless: Gail.mcindless@umanitoba.ca

Plant Science
Plant and cell biology, plant physiology, agronomy, plant pathology, plant breeding, plant genetics, genomics, cell signaling, biochemistry, molecular biology, bioinformatics.
Apply directly to Allison Paulusma: allison.paulusma@umanitoba.ca

Psychiatry

Qualitative and quantitative studies in traumatic stress, suicide, bereavement, neuroscience, and neuromodulation. Lab-based research in neurosciences such as neuropharmacology, neurochemistry, neuroanatomy, schizophrenia, depression and multiple sclerosis. Studies being done at the Manitoba palliative care research unit are focused on patients with life threatening and life limiting conditions. Epidemiological research with large datasets; synthesize literature and propose a plan of action for development to the Principal Investigator, evaluate data as it is collected and suggest changes to the direction of the research or protocols; manage activities of the research team or lab; team work.
Apply directly to Dr. James Bolton: jbolton@hsc.mb.ca

Psychology
Developmental psychology, specifically psycholinguistics.
Apply directly to Mary Kuzmeniuk: mary.kuzmeniuk@umanitoba.ca

Soil Science
Agricultural nutrient management and optimization; nutrient dynamics, loading, transport and export from agricultural land; dynamics of greenhouse gas exchange; agrometeorological modeling and application development; pesticide fate monitoring, modelling and contamination risk assessment; soil erosion, redistribution and its impacts; tillage impacts on agriculture and the environment; arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal ecology; nematology; remediation of contaminated land; water management in agricultural watersheds.
Apply directly to soilsci@umanitoba.ca