Research Associate (Limited Term)- 1 Year Term

Location
Toronto (City), Ontario (CA)
Posted
26 Nov 2019
End of advertisement period
15 Dec 2019
Ref
1904479
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Faculty / Division: Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering 
Department : Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry 
Campus : St. George (downtown Toronto)     

BioZone (https://www.biozone.utoronto.ca) is a centre for applied bioscience and bioengineering research at the University of Toronto with a track record of developing sustainable technologies that reduce resource-use and help to clean up the environment. Its multi-disciplinary expertise includes industrial and environmental biology, enzymology, bioinformatics, synthetic biology, systems biology, structural biology, modeling, and data analysis. Shared laboratory facilities within BioZone house state-of-the-art equipment for bioprocesses, protein characterization, fermentation, tissue engineering, anaerobic digestion and bioremediation.

A Research Associate position in the area of metabolic engineering, synthetic biology and enzyme engineering is available in Prof. Mahadevan’s group (http://lmse.utoronto.ca) located at the BioZone Centre in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, University of Toronto. This position is part of a collaborative, interdisciplinary research project with Industry involving active collaboration with microbiologists, biochemists and engineers.

Qualifications :   Education:

Ph.D. in microbiology, biochemistry, biochemical engineering or related discipline.

Experience:

At least 2 years of postdoctoral or industrial experience and a strong publication record. Candidates with demonstrated experience in any of enzymology, fungal genetics, protein engineering, synthetic biology, metabolic engineering and fermentation are encouraged to apply. Expertise in CRISPR-Cas system; yeast fermentation and physiology; metabolic modeling and flux analysis; media and bioprocess optimization and scale-up are strong assets. Experience providing direction to junior researchers and trainees is an asset. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, with strong organizational and problem-solving skills, and demonstrate the ability to work independently but also have strong interpersonal and communication skills to be team player in a multi-disciplinary environment.

Key Duties:

  • Designing, planning and executing research projects independently.
  • Co-ordinating research efforts with collaborators and their teams.
  • Preparing manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed publications/journals.
  • Presenting findings to research peers and collaborators.
  • Maintain proper documentation of all relevant data and analysis (electronic lab notebooks, reports, etc.).

Travel: None 
Notes: 

  • All interested applicants must include in their online application their CV along with 2 references.
  • The initial appointment term is one year with the possibility of renewal. 
  • All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Employee Group: Research Associate, Limited Term 
Appointment Type: Grant - Term 
Schedule : Full-time 
Pay Scale Group and Hiring Rate: R01 -- Research Associates (Limited Term): $45,491 - $85,295    Job Field : Research Associate (Limited Term)    Job Closing : Dec 15, 2019, 4:59:00 AM