Technical Officer, Electrophysiology

National Research Council Canada - Ottawa, ON (il y a 30 jours)

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Help bring research to life and drive your career forward with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Canada’s largest research and technology organization.

We are looking for a Technical Officer to support our HHT research centre. The Technical Officer would be someone who shares our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Respect and Creativity.

The Electrophysiology team aims to become the Canadian leader in the development and evaluation of biologic therapeutics targeting ion channels, ion channel receptors and transporters. The Team has extensive experience in assessing CNS physiology and pathophysiology. We develop methods/protocols to evaluate the function of therapeutics at different levels of biological resolution (channels, synapses, cells, networks, circuits) in different representations of the brain (cultures, slices) interfaced with electrophysiological instrumentation (patch-clamp, multi-electrode array, calcium imaging).

Responsibilities will include provision of technical support services in the design, planning, conduct and analysis of electrophysiological and imaging based experiments.

Screening Criteria

Applicants must demonstrate within the content of their application that they meet the following screening criteria in order to be given further consideration as candidates:


M.Sc. in a Neuroscience, Biology, Biotechnology or related disciplines.

Bachelor or college diploma with extensive work related experience and training could be considered.

For information on certificates and diplomas issued abroad, please see Degree equivalency


Significant experience in cell culture including dissecting and growing primary neurons.

Significant experience in electrophysiological techniques: patch-clamp whole-cell (brain slices and cultured cells), multichannel electrode array (MEA) assays, and calcium imaging.

Extensive experience in assisting researchers in the preparation of manuscripts and reports, posters and scientific papers to be delivered both orally and/or in writing.

Significant experience providing technical support in field of neurodegenerative disease.
Condition of Employment

Reliability Status

Language requirements


Information on language requirements and self-assessment tests

Assessment Criteria

Candidates will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria:

Technical Competencies

Knowledge of the different types of electrophysiological techniques.

Knowledge of neurodegenerative diseases.

Knowledge of the theory of patch-clamp and multi-electrode array techniques.

Knowledge of the biophysics of the voltage gated ion channels.

Knowledge of occupational health and safety best practices required to create and maintain a safe and healthy work environment.
Behavioural Competencies
Technology support - Teamwork (Level 2)
Technology support - Conceptual and analytical ability (Level 2)
Technology support - Client focus (Level 2)
Technology support - Initiative (Level 3)
Competency Profile(s)

For this position, the NRC will evaluate candidates using the following competency profile(s): Technology Support


Relocation assistance will be determined in accordance with the NRC's directives.

Salary Range

From $71,580 to $92,056 per annum.


A pre-qualified list may be established for similar positions for a one year period.

NRC employees enjoy a wide-range of benefits including comprehensive health and dental plans, pension and insurance plans, vacation and other leave entitlements.

Preference will be given to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada. Please include citizenship information in your application.

The incumbent must adhere to safe workplace practices at all times.

Please direct your questions, with the requisition number (9201) to:


Telephone: 613-949-7685

Closing Date: 03 February 2020 - 23:59 Eastern Time