Research Technician-Molecular Virology

Saskatoon, SK, Canada .
full-time . September 8, 2022


The Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) is becoming Canada’s Centre for Pandemic Research. Located at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Canada, VIDO is a leader in human and animal infectious disease research and vaccine development. VIDO is home to one of the largest and most advanced level 3 containment facilities capable of housing both small and large animals including rodents, poultry, pigs, cattle, and bison. Our mission is to protect the world from infectious disease and our vision is a world populated with healthy people and healthy animals.

The viral vectored vaccine laboratory is seeking a Laboratory Research Technician to work on development and characterization of monoclonal antibodies specific for DNA viruses. Reporting to Dr. Suresh Tikoo, the Research Technician will primarily be responsible for performing laboratory experimental activities as well as accurately recording procedures used and data generated.

 A minimum of undergraduate degree in biomedical or other relevant sciences and/or a Bioscience Technology Diploma is required. Experience in development and characterization of monoclonal antibodies is essential. Experience in gene cloning & expression (e.g., plasmid construction, PCR, DNA transfection etc.), protein analysis (e.g., SDS-PAGE, immunoprecipitation, Western Blotting Immunofluorescence Microscopy), and tissue culture techniques (e.g., mammalian cells handling, stock preparation and maintenance of Tissue Culture cells, growing virus), animal studies including analysis of immune responses by ELISA, ELISPOTS and fluorescence-activated flow cytometry, would be an asset. The candidate should be comfortable working with animal and willing to undertake training to work in a containment level 3 environment. Previous experience working under CL3 containment is highly preferred.

Location: Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon Canada
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.
 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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