U of M Research Associates

The below ad runs from May 1, 2019 to October 31, 2019

The University of Manitoba anticipates research associate positions available over the next six months, May 1, 2019 to October 31, 2019.

Successful candidates must hold a doctoral degree or have equivalent qualifications and experience. Minimum starting salary is $40,215 per annum, plus a full range of staff benefits.

Application Process: Applicants are to submit a curriculum vitae and names of references to the contact listed under each chosen field. Applicants will be contacted if their CV matches the department's requirements.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provisions of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitaes may be provided to participating members of the search process.

The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact U of M’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Facilitator, Valerie Williams at Valerie.Williams@umanitoba.ca or 204-474-8371. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Pending approval of grant funding, positions may be available in the following areas (alphabetical listing):

Biosystems Engineering

Stored grain ecosystems, biological treatment of wastes, phytoremediation of polluted soils, management of environmental odours, bio-processing, hyperspectral imaging techniques, animal and plant production environment, and alternative building systems.

Apply directly to Mandy Tanner: Mandy.Tanner@umanitoba.ca


Centre for Earth Observation Science (CEOS/CERC)

Environmental education; atmospheric science with a focus in the field areas of electromagnetic and remote sensing of climate science, sea-ice geophysics, climatology, this includes either mid-latitude or polar environment; atmospheric science with carbon dynamics in polar marine environment; air-surface carbon exchange; estuarine and tundra environments of the Canadian arctic and sub-arctic coastal zones; terrestrial ecosystem modeling (soil-vegetation-atmosphere); eddy correlation systems; forest ecology, agriculture or related biological field in statistical modeling; forest biophysical modeling; invasive species biology, landscape change and spatial analysis of the agro ecosystem in remote sensing and image analysis; human geography; human environment, human ecology, or other related fields with a focus on the impact of change on people, especially aspects of subsistence lifestyles (food, clothing, health, education, informal economy) in the boreal forest, arctic, or west coast island environments; atmospheric or meteorological sciences with a focus on one or more of the following: atmospheric modeling (any scale), atmospheric remote sensing, extremes in the weather and climate system, severe weather processes (mesoscale and synoptic scale forcings), surface-atmosphere coupling, boundary later processes; environmental chemistry, environmental geochemistry, biogeochemistry, aquatic chemistry, cryospheric chemistry, sea ice biogeochemistry; mercury biogeochemistry; oil spills in the arctic; long range transport of contaminants to polar and alpine regions; chemical transport across environmental interfaces; chemical speciation and bioavailability; interaction between climate change and global contamination; processes related to melting glaciers, glacier-fjord-ocean interactions, sedimentary biogeochemistry, broad field of arctic system science with particular emphasis on how sea ice relates to the areas of geomicrobiology, low temperature isotope systematics, biochemistry, physical oceanography or biological oceanography; ecological/traditional knowledge within northern communities; ecosystem health indicators modelling; marine mammal survey and spatial habitat statistics; climate change effects, hydroelectric regulation of freshwater on physical, biological and biogeochemical conditions-review and analysis of historical information, new data from summer and winter field studies/programs, and modeling of freshwater runoff, atmosphere-ice-ocean interactions, including physical, chemical and biological aspects of Hudson Bay oceanography. Responsible for coordination among five research teams, organizing meetings, providing progress reports to Manitoba Hydro, the University of Manitoba, and NSERC.

Apply directly to Linda Chow: Linda.Chow1@umanitoba.ca


Electrochemistry, materials characterization with x-ray and electron probe techniques, photoelectrochemical energy conversion, conducting polymers, environmental chemistry, environmental analytical chemistry, instrumental mass spectrometry, metallomics, inorganic chemistry, organometallic chemistry/homogeneous catalysis, high resolution microwave and infrared spectroscopy, computational chemistry, scanning probe microscopy, conducting polymer electronics, systems micro-electronic materials and devices, nanotechnology, liquid crystals and liquid crystal nanocomposites, nanoparticle synthesis and characterization, solid-state NMR of inorganic materials, natural products chemistry, polyketide biosysthesis, vibrational spectroscopy and spectromicroscopy, protein purification, protein biochemistry, cell signaling, cell biology, plant (glycol) biology, biochemistry and molecular biology, systems biology, infrared and Raman microscopy of biological samples and polymers, drug design synthesis and in vitro and in vivo testing, organic chemistry, organic synthesis, development of novel antimicrobials, peptidomimetics, glycotherapeutics, medicinal chemistry, high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC).

Apply directly to the Chemistry Department: chemra@umanitoba.ca


Community Health Sciences

Aging, applied statistics, biostatistics, cancer, cancer epidemiology, community-based and partnership based research, cultural safety, database development, data science, environment and health, epidemiology, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, First Nations/Métis/Inuit health and well-being, global health, health care delivery systems, health disparities, health economics, health policy, health services research, Indigenous studies, infection/ inflammation, knowledge synthesis, knowledge transfer, knowledge translation, machine learning, maternal and child health, mathematical modeling, mental health, military, veteran and family health, natural language processing, pharmaco-epidemiology, population health, program evaluation, psychiatric epidemiology, public health, qualitative health research, quality of care, quantitative social sciences, research project management, risk communication, rural and remote health service delivery research, social and behaviour sciences, social and indigenous determinants of health, spatial epidemiology/statistics, statistical and machine learning, strength-based research, vaccine epidemiology, vaccine hesitancy and vaccine safety and effectiveness.

Apply directly to Paulette Collins:  paulette.collins@umanitoba.ca


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Stochastic modeling of communication systems, markov chains, queueing theory, stochastic ordering of queueing systems, matrix-analytic methods, call admission control, capacity analysis of CDMA systems, tail probabilities, channel coding, LDPC codes, Gilbert-Elliot Markov channel modeling, sensors and actuators, biosensors, computational electromagnetics, microfluidics for biomaterial analysis, and conducting polymer devices, biomedical imaging, electromagnetic inverse problems, high voltage engineering, specifically in the following areas: condition monitoring in high voltage engineering, energy harvesting in high voltage systems, numerical simulation of high voltage transformers; electromagnetic compatibility, specifically in the following area: design, simulation, and fabrication of MRI cables; and radio resource management in femtocell networks, cognitive femtocell networks, power control in wireless networks. RF circuit design, microwave and mm-wave test, RFID system design, RF printed electronics, microwave systems, transmission line modeling. Photonics, biophotonics, solid-state lasers, laser spectroscopy and microscopy, nonlinear optics. Civil structural health monitoring, wireless sensing systems, biomicrofluidics, single cell electronic analysis. Biological Signal Analysis, and Biomedical Instrumentation. Biomedical engineering, Biological Signals acquisition and analysis, particularly Electrovestibulography, EEG, EMG and Respiratory sounds. Power system protection and electrical power distribution and distributed generation. Civil structural health monitoring, wireless sensing systems, biomicrofluidics, single cell electronic analysis, wireless communications and networking.

Apply directly to Heather Katrick:  umece@umanitoba.ca



Apiculture, honey bees, parasites, diseases, nutrition, viruses, resistance, immune response, defensive mechanisms, bee breeding, costs of resistance, gene-environment interactions, cultural controls, honey bee management, colony collapse disorder, winter survival of honey bees (R.W. Currie); Insect ecology in agricultural landscapes; ecosystem services, biodiversity, and landscape structure; insect dispersal; predator-prey interactions; trophic and guild interactions in multi-species assemblages; bottom-up and top-down regulation; trophic cascades; biological control; sustainable management of agricultural pests, aphid ecology; wheat midge, plant resistance, mechanisms of plant resistance against insect pests; pest management; ladybeetle ecology; natural enemy ecology; predator ecology; beneficial insects; sampling of pest populations; sampling of natural enemy populations; sampling of insects; cereal leaf beetle; parasitoid ecology; classical biological control; landscape ecology; crop protection; soybean aphid management; aphid ecology (A.C. Costamagna); Wild bees, Melittology, pollination, pollinators, plant-pollinator interactions, habitat enhancement, habitat restoration, Apoidea, collections management, curation, databasing, taxonomy, phylogeny, systematics, new species, biogeography, niche-modeling, phylogenomics, Ultra Conserved Elements, geographic information systems, social evolution, social behaviour, nesting biology, macrophotography, DNA barcoding, DNA sequencing, next generation sequencing, bee conservation (J. Gibbs); Geographic distribution of disease vectors, arthropod-host interactions, livestock pest management, emerging and re-emerging arthropod-borne diseases (K. Rochon). Agroecology, beneficial insect ecology, community ecology, diversity-ecological function trends, insect behaviour, landscape characterization and conservation, palynology, pollination ecology, pollen limitation, pollinator nutrition  (K. Bobiwash)

Apply directly to Erika Hart: Erika.hart@umanitoba.ca


Immunology, Faculty of Medicine

Leukocyte degranulation; intracellular mechanisms regulating leukocyte degranulation; infection and immunity; animal models of allergy/asthma and infection, chronic inflammation and cancer; protective and pathological immune responses to infection; dendritic cells; natural killer cell and natural killer T (NKT) cells; natural killer cells biology; lentiviral-based gene therapy; induction of transplantation tolerance; molecular signalling mechanisms; B lymphocyte activation and malignant transformation; human neutrophils and allergic immune responses; molecular regulation and function of Fc epsilon and cytokine receptors in allergic diseases; host-pathogen interactions; immune responses to pathogens and chronic diseases; maintenance of established immunity (memory) and vaccination strategies with particular emphasis to in vivo and in silico identification of protective Leishmania antigens; chlamydia; immune regulation; airway inflammation; pathogenesis of HIV infection; biological regulation of HIV latency; imaging host-pathogen interactions.

Apply directly to Karen Morrow: Karen.Morrow@umanitoba.ca


Inflammatory disease and systems biology

This position is in the laboratory of Dr. Neeloffer Mookherjee (Manitoba Center for Proteomics and Systems Biology). Research is aimed at defining molecular mechanisms and regulation of inflammatory networks, with particular focus on the immunomodulatory functions of cationic host defence peptides. Research projects aim to define the signalling networks and post-translational modifications induced in chronic inflammatory diseases such as arthritis and asthma, and to investigate the effect of host defence peptides in inflammatory processes. Expertise in immunology, cell biology and murine models is required. Expertise in systems level approaches and protein chemistry will be an asset.

Apply directly to Thorunn Petursdottir: Thorunn.Petursdottir@umanitoba.ca


Manitoba Neurosurgery Lab, CHRIM

Epilepsy Research Program (Computational Neuroengineering and Imaging)
The Epilepsy Research Program, under the direction of Dr. Demitre Serletis, is seeking a Research Associate with expertise in neuroengineering (EEG signal processing) techniques and/or computational multimodal imaging methods. This position has a one-year term jointly funded by the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba (CHRIM), the Department of Surgery (Rady Faculty of Health Sciences) and the Research Investment Fund of the Office of the VP (Research and International) at the University of Manitoba.
Dr. Serletis is the Director of Epilepsy Surgery and an Associate Professor in the Section of Neurosurgery, with clinical interests in epilepsy and pediatric neurosurgery. His newly-developing lab will focus on the study of healthy and epileptiform brain dynamics in vivo. Future aspirations for this lab include deep machine learning and artificial intelligence techniques as applied to intracranial EEG data analysis and MR post-processing methodologies.The ideal candidate should have completed a Ph.D. in Biomedical or Computational Engineering, ideally with experience in the Neurosciences and specifically human EEG analysis. Expertise working with computational multimodal imaging methods is also desired.

Apply directly to Kelly Ross: kross@chrim.ca


Mechanical Engineering

finite element method, adaptive algorithms in FEM; structural analysis with FEM, meshless methods, general finite difference method, quantitative nondestructive evaluation with computational inverse methods;  multiaxial fatigue, fracture mechanics, elasticity, plasticity, composite materials, nano-mechanics,  mechanics of materials, nonlinear dynamics, legged locomotion robotics, biomechanics, computer assisted industrial engineering, computer integrated manufacturing, robotics, integrated CAD,CAPP,CAM systems, reverse engineering, system modeling and simulation, manufacturing process, forming and joining of metals, mechanical properties and repair of gas turbine alloys, teleoperation and robotics, control systems, actuators and fluid power, fracture mechanisms and mechanics, fatigue, acoustic emission, polymers, dislocation theory, corrosion, microstructure-mechanical properties of materials, aerospace materials, polymer and composite processing, composite joining and bonding, thermomechanical processing and microstructural characterization of metallic alloys, processing-microstructure-property relationship studies in nanostructured materials and process development optimization and physical metallurgy of joining of aerospace alloys, alternative energy and modeling of biomass energy conversion systems, high velocity kinetic turbines, icing of wind turbines, droplet and spray vaporization and combustion, turbulent flow, aerospace engineering, acoustic wave propagation, supercritical flow stability, complex flows, industrial multiphase flows, ice accretion measurement, steam condenser modelling, computational fluid dynamics, transport phenomena in porous media, core analysis, two-phase flow in condensers, heat transfer augmentation, experimental fluid dynamics, turbulent flows, laser doppler velocimetry, turbulence modeling, large-eddy simulation, direct numerical simulation, environmental fluid mechanics, transport phenomena, tissue engineering, nanomedicine, biocomposites for implantation, biointerface, gene/stem cell therapy, atomistic modeling and simulations, yielding and plasticity in nanocrystaline materials and metallic glass, diffusivity and mobility of grain boundary, structural health monitoring, structural repair and enhancement, energy harvesting and nano-technology, nanomechanics and computational material science, atomistic modeling and simulations, yielding and plasticity in nanocrystalline materials and metallic glass, diffusivity and mobility of grain boundary.

Apply directly to Roxana Semchuk: me_inquiries@umanitoba.ca


Nursing, Indigenous Health Research

Research Associate (RA) A highly qualified & experienced RA within the area of Indigenous health research and methods, knowledge of Indigenous protocols, and demonstrated connection with Indigenous communities and ability to maintain respectful relationships with a variety of people. Beyond day to day project management, the RA will be responsible for community knowledge translation strategies, which will include but not limited to radio documentary production. The RA will assist with supervising & training research staff. There will be an expectation that the RA will maintain working relations with various departments within the university: Ongomiizwin Research (regarding financial activities), ethics approval requirements, and the College of Nursing Research Unit; and relations with community organizations. The RA will also be involved in development of academic dissemination activities, such as conference presentations and writing of manuscripts.

Apply directly to Annette Schultz: annette.schultz@umanitoba.ca


Oncology and Hematology

Functional genomics, bioinformatics, and stem cell biology, mouse models of cancer, tumor metastasis, apoptotic signaling, epigenetics and proteomics, molecular biology, cancer biology, RNA splicing, cell culture, microscopy, histone isolation and analyses, chromatin immunoprecipitation assay, chromatin fractionation, DNA and RNA isolation, ChIP-sequencing, RNA-sequencing, microRNA isolation and analyses, isolation of nuclei, protein isolation, enzyme purification and assays, two-dimensional gel electrophoresis. FPLC and HPLC, working with animals, siRNA and lentiviral knockdown, preparation of samples for mass spectrometry and data analysis, fluorescence in situ hybridization, 2-D gel electrophoresis, cryosectioning. CRISPR technology, high content imaging, synthetic lethality, drug target identification, semi-quantitative imaging analyses, dose response curves, real-time cellular analyses, background in cancer genetics, epithelial cell biology, and bioinformatics analyses of Next Generation DNA sequencing.

Apply directly to Debbie Patkau: Debbie.Patkau@umanitoba.ca


Department of Pediatrics / Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba - #1 (added May 2, 2019)

Terry Klassen is a pediatric emergency physician who is focused on improving the quality and quantity of RCTs and systematic reviews in child health.

Pediatric Readiness Project: An online survey of emergency departments for the readiness to deal with pediatric cases. Assist in the completion of administrative data set analysis of child health visits to Manitoba Emergency Departments along with systematic reviews of KT intervention for Pediatric Emergency Departments.

The ideal candidate will have a PhD. An equivalent of education and substantial research experience will be considered. Essential qualities and skills include: enthusiasm for research and discovery, passion for maternal-child health, excellent data visualization and communication skills (both written and oral), attention to detail, ability to work independently, manage projects and motivate a team. Experience performing literature reviews, submitting ethics applications, writing manuscripts, grants, and research proposals is also required. Must be proficient in PowerPoint (making presentations and research posters), Word (formatting professional documents), references management software, Excel (manipulating data; using formulas; making graphs), and statistical software (e.g. SAS, R, SPSS, STATA). Experience mentoring trainees on all aspects of research related work is desired (e.g. developing research questions, setting objectives, troubleshooting, editing work, monitoring progress, etc.).

Apply directly to Kelly Ross, CHRIM HR Manager: kross@chrim.ca


Department of Pediatrics / Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba - #2 (added May 2, 2019)

Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD)

The Azad Lab (www.azadlab.ca) studies how early-life exposures and experiences shape lifelong health. Our current research is focused on the role of maternal nutrition, infant feeding and human milk composition in the development and prevention of asthma, allergies, obesity and diabetes. Our team is transdisciplinary, combining expertise in molecular biology, epidemiology, statistics, nutrition and maternal-child health. We collaborate and use model systems, clinical cohorts, and administrative databases to study DOHaD in cells, animals and human populations.

The ideal candidate will have a PhD. An equivalent of education and substantial research experience will be considered. Essential qualities and skills include: enthusiasm for research and discovery, passion for maternal-child health, excellent data visualization and communication skills (both written and oral), attention to detail, ability to work independently, manage projects and motivate a team. Experience performing literature reviews, submitting ethics applications, writing manuscripts, grants, and research proposals is also required. Must be proficient in PowerPoint (making presentations and research posters), Word (formatting professional documents), references management software, Excel (manipulating data; using formulas; making graphs), and statistical software (e.g. SAS, R, SPSS, STATA). Experience mentoring trainees on all aspects of research related work is desired (e.g. developing research questions, setting objectives, troubleshooting, editing work, monitoring progress, etc.).

Apply directly to Kelly Ross, CHRIM HR Manager: kross@chrim.ca


Department of Pediatrics / Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba - #3 (added May 2, 2019)

Dr. Rockman-Greenberg is a leading Canadian researcher in screening for and the treatment of rare inherited metabolic disorders and other rare genetic conditions especially those overrepresented in Manitoba's unique populations.

The ideal candidate will have an MD or PhD. An equivalent of education and experience with substantial research experience especially in clinical trials will be considered. The successful candidate will need to have an enthusiasm for research and discovery, passion for maternal-child health, outstanding communication skills in English, both written and oral. The person will have the ability to motivate and lead a team, work independently and within a team.'

Attention to detail is a must with proficiency in PowerPoint (making presentations and posters), Word (using Headings, formatting documents to look nice/professional, integrating references), and Excel (manipulating data; using formulas; making graphs). Experience in writing grants / research proposals, data visualization and managing/mentoring students or trainees required.

Apply directly to Kelly Ross, CHRIM HR Manager: kross@chrim.ca


Pharmacy (Cell-culture and Nanomedicine Lab)

The candidate will be part of a research program to develop nanoparticle-based therapeutics and diagnostics for applications in cancers and chronic diseases. The candidate will be independently running and maintaining a cell culture facility. The candidate will prepare and characterize nanoparticles, design and execute cell-based assays, and fluorescence spectroscopy and imaging (mainly confocal imaging). He or she will work with bioanalytical specimens (e.g., cells, blood, tissues).
A PhD in Life Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, or Relevant fields is required. Experience in cell culture and molecular techniques is essential. One to two years of managing a cell culture facility in a laboratory setting in Academia and/or Industry is required. Experience in fluorescence-based techniques including confocal imaging and flow cytometry is required. Experience with ordering lab supplies while adhering to and updating a budget is required. Experience maintaining general lab equipment and performing general day-to-day lab maintenance is required. Experience training staff and students in laboratory techniques and protocols is required. Demonstrated technical skills working with protein, running cytotoxicity assays and ELISA is preferred. Experience with nanoparticle synthesis and characterization would be an asset. Experience in molecular biology would be an asset. A demonstrated record in writing peer reviewed publications is an asset. An acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Apply directly to Hagar Labouta: hagar.labouta@umanitoba.ca


Physiology & Pathophysiology

Neurobiology, in vivo electrophysiological approaches to systems, neurophysiology, brain and spinal cord slice electrophysiological and pharmacological studies, in vitro brainstem and spinal cord preparations, immunohistochemistry, neural regeneration, magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy, metabolism and neuroprotection, neuroimmunology, clinical electrophysiology and kinesiology, cerebral circulation, cell culture and transfection, molecular neurobiology, neuroanatomy, proteomics and mass spectrometry, neurochemistry, stem cell and spinal cord injury. (Drs. Jordan, McCrea, Fedirchuk, Chopek, Cowley, Gardiner, Schmidt, Nagy, Schmidt, Siddiqui, Stecina, McGavock, Karimi, Eftekharpour, Siddiqui).

Apply directly to Gail McIndless: Gail.McIndless@umanitoba.ca

Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases, transgenic and knockout mouse models, molecular and developmental endocrinology - hormone regulation, hormone action, growth factors and steroid hormones in reproduction, placental and fetal development, molecular genetics of islet cell development and diabetes, protein purification, protein biochemistry, cell signaling, cell biology, gene transfer, epigenetic-related (histone modification, DNA methylation and non coding RNA) assessment, prostate and breast cancers, RNA splicing, hypothalamic neuropeptides, diabetes, obesity, adipocyte function, adipose biology, hepatic steatosis, integrated metabolism, glucose and lipid metabolism, vascular function, clinical trials.  (Drs. Cattini, Dodd, Doucette, Mai, Mizuno, Myal, Xie, Mishra, Zahradka,  Taylor, Karmin O ).

Apply directly to Gail McIndless: Gail.McIndless@umanitoba.ca

Molecular cardiology, oxidative stress and heart failure, cardiac apoptosis, growth factors and the heart, matric proteins and heart failure, cardiovascular physiology, cardiac metabolism, cardiac membranes and contractile proteins, Ca2+-transport, signal transduction, ischemic heart disease, ischemia-reperfusion injury, vascular smooth muscle,  hypertension research, protein electrophoresis, nutrition, infectious disease, antibiotic development; methods of preservation of the heart and brain during cardiac surgery using in vivo and in vitro models in combination with magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy; Cardiac Regeneration and Tissue Engineering; Cardiac stem cell therapy and regeneration.   (Drs. Czubryt, Dhalla, Dixon, Hryshko, Kardami,  Kirshenbaum, Pierce, Singal, Netticadan,  Arora, Jassal, Siow, Fernyhough, Taylor,  Dhingra, Zahradka).

Apply directly to Gail McIndless: Gail.McIndless@umanitoba.ca

Airway and vascular smooth muscle biology, biochemistry, molecular biology and biophysics; asthma and murine models of asthma; pulmonary vascular physiology; pulmonary hypertension; animal models of persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn; airway smooth muscle phenotype and function; tissue repair mechanisms in lung disease and development; lung development; lung hypoplasia in congenital diaphragmatic hernia; animal models of congenital diaphragmatic hernia; clinical testing of new treatments for pediatric lung disease; nanotechnology and tissue bioengineering; airway epithelial cell biology; response of lung cells to viral infection; lung inflammation; chronic obstructive lung disease; tissue repair and inflammation in COPD; receptor coupling and signaling in lung cells; exercise physiology; pulmonary function testing; and, proteomics.  (Drs. Kroeger, Halayko, Dakshinamurti, Keijzer, West).

Apply directly to Gail McIndless: Gail.McIndless@umanitoba.ca


Physics and Astronomy

High resolution microwave and infrared spectroscopy; experimental condensed matter physics; nanomagnetism (nanoparticles and thin-films);, x-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) and x-ray magnetic circular dichroism (XMCD);, atomic probes of nuclear magnetism;, magnetism in constrained geometries; drug delivery and hyperthermia; nanocomposites; condensed matter theory and statistical physics; theory of chiral magnetic polaritons ; mathematical physics; strongly correlated quantum systems; spin chains and quantum wires; non-equilibrium dynamics of ultra cold atomic gases; computational modeling of point defects in insulators; graphene-structured systems; atomic and molecular physics; electronic properties of nanostructures; spin transport in quantum systems; electron conduction in the DNA; spintronics; precision atomic mass measurements on stable and unstable nuclides using ion traps; beta-neutrino and beta-delayed neutron correlation measurements in the decay of trapped ions; time-of-flight mass spectrometry of biomolecules, experimental subatomic physics, lasers; laser trapping and cooling; ion trapping and cooling; radioactive beams; subatomic physics theory; high-energy astrophysics; galactic plane survey; astrophysics of compact objects and supernova remnants; clusters of galaxies; active galactic nuclei; detection systems and signal processing for medical imaging applications; biological physics; microfluidics; medical physics; scanning tunneling microscopy; Ultrafast magnetism; THz spectroscopy.

Apply directly to Robyn Beaulieu: Robyn.Beaulieu@umanitoba.ca


Plant Science (added May 2, 2019)

Plant and cell biology, plant physiology, agronomy, plant pathology, plant breeding, plant genetics, genomics, cell signaling, biochemistry, molecular biology, bioinformatics.

Apply directly to Allison Paulusma: allison.paulusma@umanitoba.ca


RESOLVE (Research and Education for Solutions to Violence and Abuse)

RESOLVE is a tri-prairie research institute, with offices at the University of Manitoba, University of Calgary, and University of Saskatchewan. The University of Manitoba houses the Administrative Centre of RESOLVE. RESOLVE is a network of academics, researchers, community stakeholders, and policymakers that engages in collaborative (i.e., university and community) research projects on family and gender-based violence. RESOLVE has three broad objectives: 1. Conducting and encouraging practice and policy-relevant research in the areas of family/gender-based violence and violence against women.  2. Providing educational input for various community constituencies and students with regard to the development of research skills.  3. The focused dissemination of research findings to various influential target groups in a manner which raises the probability of their adoption in policy or practice innovation. 

Successful candidates will have a solid understanding of research relating to family and gender-based violence and will have the following responsibilities: Carrying out research defined as of central importance by the Centre; preparing research grant proposals; completing ethics applications as required by the University of Manitoba; conducting high quality qualitative/quantitative research; disseminating research results through a variety of methods, including scholarly publications, providing consultation to community agencies and faculty regarding various research activities; and supervising research assistants. Candidates with expertise conducting research relating to violence against Indigenous women or populations is an asset.

Apply directly to Dr. Kendra Nixon at kendra.nixon@umanitoba.ca

Soil Science

Agricultural nutrient management and optimization, nutrient dynamics, loading, transport and export from agricultural land dynamics of greenhouse gas exchange, pesticide fate monitoring, modelling and contamination risk assessment soil erosion, redistribution and its impacts tillage impacts on agriculture and the environment arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal ecology, nematology, remediation of contaminated land, water management in agricultural watersheds.

The candidate will have a PhD; synthesize the literature and suggest a plan of action for proposal development to the PI; be technically competent in their field of study to undertake independent and team research at a world-class level; evaluate data as it is collected and suggest changes to the direction of the research or the protocols; be expected to prepare manuscripts and grant applications; be expected to produce their own research paper in collaboration with other researchers involved in the project; manage the day-to-day activities of the research project

Apply directly to: soilsci@umanitoba.ca