Research Technician - Mycobacterial Pathogenesis & Tuberculosis

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada .
full-time . October 16, 2023


The Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO), Canada’s Centre for Pandemic Research, is a world leader in infectious disease research and vaccine development for humans and animals. Located at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Canada, VIDO is home to one of the largest and most advanced containment level 3 facilities in the world. To strengthen the preparedness for emerging infectious diseases we are currently expanding our infrastructure to include containment level 4 capacity, a GMP vaccine manufacturing facility, and a new animal housing facility. Our vision includes having the capacity to study any emerging disease in any animal model embracing a One Health approach to prevent emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases in humans and animals.
Do you want to do research that will help save human and animal lives? The Mycobacterial Pathogenesis & Tuberculosis (TB) Research Group seeks to better understand how the TB bacteria sickens those it infects and develop new vaccines and therapies to combat TB. We are seeking a Research Technician to join our Mycobacterial Pathogenesis & Tuberculosis (TB) research group. Reporting to Dr. Jeffrey Chen, the Research Technician is responsible for performing and/or assisting with experimental activities as directed, accurately recording procedures used and data generated. The candidate will also be required to assist in laboratory up-keep and other duties as assigned. This position may occasionally require coming into the lab on weekends.

·        An undergraduate degree in microbiology, immunology or cell biology is required
·        Requirement to undertake containment level-3 training and work in this environment
·     Experience working with pathogenic bacteria, technical competency in mammalian cell/tissue culture and fluorescence microscopy, as well as immunology methods like ELISA are assets
·        Experience working in containment level-3 conditions is an asset
Status: 1-year term, with the possibility of extension or becoming permanent
Employment Group: Non-Union
Shift: Monday - Friday, 7.5 hours per day (37.5 hours per week)
Full Time Equivalent (FTE): 1.0
The successful applicant will be required to provide the following current verification(s) where 'Yes' is indicated below. Further information is available at:
Facility Access Screening including Criminal Record Check: Yes
Driver's License and Abstract Check: Not Applicable
Education/Credential Verification: Yes
Vulnerable Sector Check: Not Applicable
Interested candidates are asked to submit their application including a cover letter, CV, and the names of three references online.

Review of applications will begin immediately; however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest; only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Note: The University believes equity, diversity, and inclusion strengthen the community and enhance excellence, innovation and creativity. We are dedicated to recruiting individuals who will enrich our work and learning environments. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. We are committed to providing accommodations to those with a disability or medical necessity. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please notify us and we will work together on the accommodation request. The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. We pay our respects to the First Nations and Métis ancestors of this place and reaffirm our relationship with one another. Together, we are uplifting Indigenization to a place of prominence at the University of Saskatchewan.

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