University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of Scientific Associate I in the Research department.
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University Health Network (UHN) is a research hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto and a member of the Toronto Academic Health Science Network. The scope of research and complexity of cases at UHN have made it a national and international source for discovery, education and patient care. Research across UHN's five research institutes spans the full spectrum of diseases and disciplines, including cancer, cardiovascular sciences, transplantation, neural and sensory sciences, musculoskeletal health, rehabilitation sciences, and community and population health. Find out about our purpose, values and principles here.
A Scientific Associate I position is available in the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre / University Health Network in Toronto, Canada. The position is available in a stem cell research lab that specializes in hematopoiesis and leukemia. The Scientific Associate will manage research projects including budgeting, preparing formal progress reports, timeline tracking and planning, contribute to grant and manuscript writing / editing and foster agreements with external academic and industrial partners. The scientific associate will be coordinating research teams for studies that have a national or international nature. This position requires a proactive and action-oriented individual with excellent organizational, interpersonal, language and problem-solving skills. The ideal candidate is familiar with the current state of hematopoietic stem cell and leukemia stem cell research, post-transcriptional control and cancer genetics, research protocol review, budget development, high throughput screening studies, grant and manuscript writing and employee supervision.
- Organize the research program and maintain timely reports
- Design, adapt, and supervise the completion of specialized in-vitro and in-vivo stem cell assay procedures
- Provide recommendations for procedure modifications and development of research protocol methodologies
- Organize meetings and facilitate progress, take ownership and lead a major project
- Participate in project meetings and contribute ideas for program advancement, organize and facilitate regular collaborating group meetings
- Monitor interdepartmental cost recoveries and Functional Cost Centers
- Formulate and monitor project budgets and finances
- Write and review submissions for ethics approval / granting agencies
- Assess data capture needs for each study/project
- Provide oversight of data coordination and study management
- Develop progress reports to submit to funding agencies
- Maintain knowledge of protocols; manage staff workloads/needs
- At minimum, completion of a Ph.D. degree program or recognized equivalent in a health- or science-related discipline
- Up to 5 years of experience in a related field
- Excellent communication skills, proven publication record and writing skills is required
- Advanced skills and knowledge in hematopoietic and leukemic stem cell biology as well as experience with in vivo xenotransplantation and multicolour flow cytometry is strongly preferred
- Demonstrated supervisory experience, overseeing fulltime employees in a laboratory-based research environment
- Working knowledge of REB and finance processes to ensure success of scientific programs
- Proven ability to work with great efficiency and to perform multiple concurrent tasks
- Possess leadership and managerial skills and have recognized experience in these areas
- Excellent conflict resolution, team building, and interpersonal skills
- Ability to work under pressure and pay attention to detail
- Knowledge of applicable legislative, UHN and/or departmental policies
- Ability to perform duties in a professional and courteous manner and produce high quality work while meeting deadlines in accordance to UHN standards
If you are interested in making your contribution at UHN, please apply on-line. You will be asked to copy and paste as well as attach your resume and covering letter. You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions.
Applicants should respond with a curriculum vitae and a cover letter in PDF format describing your past experience and your future career goals.
For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.
February 13, 2020 ENDING DATE: February 27, 2020
University Health Network thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.