Lab Helper B (McCaffrey's Lab)

Updated: 21 days ago
Job Type: PartTime

Hiring Unit:
Rosalind & Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre

Position Summary:

  • Perform experimental procedures as directed by supervisor; assist other members in the lab in experimental design and analysis on any ongoing projects.
  • Contribute technically and intellectually to the laboratory goals in understanding mechanisms of breast cancer initiation and progression.
  • Analyze data, and prepare figures.
  • Provide training for new laboratory members.
  • Liaison with McGill technical and administrative staff, and company representatives relating to research and laboratory goals.
  • Any other related activities assigned by the supervisor.

Other Qualifying Skills and/or Abilities

  • PhD in biological sciences (Experimental Medicine, Biochemistry, Cell Biology or similar), minimum of 5 years experience in a basic cancer research environment focused on cell biology, cancer biology, and biochemistry. The candidate will have extensive working experience in cell culture, confocal microscopy, and molecular biology/biochemistry techniques.
  • Expertise in cell culture, Western blotting, immunoprecipitation, cloning, DNA sequence analysis, lentiviral infection, proliferation assays, and immunofluorescence microscopy.
  • In depth knowledge of cell biology, cell polarity, cancer biology, and receptor biology.
  • Excellent knowledge of software, including Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Zen, ImageJ/Fiji, Illustrator, and DNA analysis tools, and JMP statistical software.
  • Organized, structured and team player, who is able to work independently with limited instructions in a deadline-oriented environment.

Minimum Education and Experience:

High School Diploma

Hourly Salary:

(Amuse B) $20.00

Hours per Week:

34 (Part time)

Position Start Date:


Position End Date:


Deadline to Apply:

McGill University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We welcome applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated groups to self-identify. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, or 514-398-3711.

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