U of M Research Associates
The below ad runs from November 6, 2017 to May 6, 2018

The University of Manitoba anticipates research associate positions available over the next six months, November 6, 2017 to May 6, 2018.

Successful candidates must hold a doctoral degree or have equivalent qualifications and experience. Minimum starting salary is $39,915 per annum, plus a full range of staff benefits. The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Application Process: Applicants are to submit a curriculum vitae and names of references to the contact listed under each chosen field. Applicants should note that they will only 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.

Pending approval of grant funding, positions may be available in the following 16 areas (alphabetical listing).

Animal Science
Reproductive and environmental physiology, swine housing and welfare (M.L. Connor); Molecular biology, microbiology, metagenomics, bioinformatics, transcriptomics and proteomics (E. Khafipour); Forages for ruminant livestock, greenhouse gas emissions, environmental modelling (E. McGeough); Non-ruminant nutrition, digestive physiology, feedstuff evaluation, nutrition and gut health interactions, nutrient management (C.M. Nyachoti); Beneficiary effects of nutraceuticals & herbal medicine in vascular disorders (Karmin O); Animal nutrient management and utilization, agrometeorological modelling, greenhouse gas exchange and carbon footprinting of livestock, agricultural nutrient management, environmental (including biodiversity, water, energy, land use), economic and social sustainability of ruminant production systems (K.H. Ominski); Microbial fermentation in ruminants and metabolic diseases of dairy cattle (J.C. Plaizier); Nutritional biochemistry, new feedstuff evaluation, antinutritional factors, feed enzyme technology (B.A. Slominski); Facilitate field research for the National Centre for Livestock and the Environment in the areas related to nutrient management, environmental microbiology, animal management (K.M. Wittenberg); Livestock nutrition, nutritional biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology, digestive physiology, metabolic diseases of poultry and swine and functional feed additive development (C. Yang).
Apply directly to Margaret Ann Baker: Ma.Baker@umanitoba.ca

Child / Youth Health Research
Dr. Roberta Woodgate of the College of Nursing invites applications for the full-time position of Research Associate. Woodgate works with children (includes youth) and their families across a wide range of health conditions: mental illnesses, complex care needs and conditions, chronic illnesses (i.e. hemophilia), cancer, brain tumours; as well as various communities: Indigenous youth and their families and African newcomer families. This non-categorical approach posits that the consequences of child health are independent of a specific disease and that children and youth with diverse health needs have similarities in life conditions. Dr. Woodgate embraces a human rights-based approach that views the highest attainable standard of health as a fundamental human right and promotes children’s right to participate and freely express their opinions and experiences, in accordance with their evolving capacities. The successful candidate will hold a PhD in a health related or social science discipline and have related training and experience in the fields of child/youth health research and qualitative research. The successful applicant will should be familiar with variety of research methodologies (for example qualitative, quantitative, mixed methods, arts-based and/or systematic review methodologies). The successful candidate must be able to work independently and collaboratively on Dr. Woodgate’s research projects. Familiarity and experience in writing research grants and conducting systematic reviews would be an asset. Demonstrated record in writing including peer reviewed publication and previous experience in research project coordination is required.
Apply directly to Roberta Woodgate:  Roberta.woodgate@umanitoba.ca

Community Health Sciences
Aging, applied statistics, biostatistics, cancer, cancer epidemiology, community-based and partnership based research, cultural safety, database development, 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, vaccine hesitancy, social and indigenous determinants of health, spatial epidemiology/statistics, strength-based research, vaccine epidemiology and vaccine safety and effectiveness.
Apply directly to Paulette Collins: Paulette.collins@umanitoba.ca

Computational Genetics and Genomics
Successful applicants will conduct computational genetics and genomics research in the broad areas of human population genetics and human complex disease genetics. This will include the application of next-generation sequencing to explore questions in these fields using novel methods developed by this research program as well as established methods. Potential areas of research include the population and trait genetics of Central Africans, and the role of genome sharing among individuals in determination of genetic risk for complex diseases and traits in worldwide human populations with a special emphasis on the population of India.
Apply directly to Philip Dufresne: Philip.dufresne@umanitoba.ca

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 layer processes, environmental chemistry, environmental geochemistry, biogeochemistry, aquatic chemistry, cryospheric chemistry; processes related to melting glaciers, glacier-fjord-ocean interactions, sedimentary biogeochemistry, 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; broad field of arctic system science with a particular emphasis on how sea ice relates to the areas of geomicrobiology, low temperature isotope systematics, biogeochemistry, 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 biogeochem 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

Electrical & 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 Janine Drennan:  Janine.Drennan@umanitoba.ca

Entomology
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).
Apply directly to Margaret Ann Baker: Ma.Baker@umanitoba.ca

Family Medicine, College of Medicine
Qualitative and quantitative research in patient-oriented outcomes and experiences, prevention, prevention counseling, patient education (MS, Parkinson’s, chronic disease management in primary care, behavior change, Choosing Wisely), EMR use, quality improvement, transitions in care (referral and discharge), patient engagement in research, process evaluation, evidence synthesis.
Apply directly to Dr Gayle Halas: Gayle.Halas@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; immune regulation; airway inflammation.
Apply directly to Karen Morrow: Karen.Morrow@umanitoba.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 Kris Taylor: Kris.Taylor@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 bioinformatic analyses of Next Generation DNA sequencing.
Apply directly to Debbie Patkau: Debbie.Patkau@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

Physiology
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, Bshouty, Keijzer, West).
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, Duckworth, Hicks, Mai, Mizuno, Myal, Nyomba, Shiu, Xie, Mishra, Shen, Zahradka, McGavock, Taylor).
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, 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, Deslauriers, Freed, Jassal, Tian, Siow, Fernyhough, Duhamel, Taylor,  Dhingra, Zahradka).
Apply directly to Gail McIndless: Gail.mcindless@umanitoba.ca

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, Cowley, Gardiner, Schmidt, Nagy, Schmidt, Siddiqui, Stecina, McGavock, Karimi, Eftekharpour, Siddiqui).
Apply directly to Gail McIndless: Gail.mcindless@umanitoba.ca

Plant Science
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

Psychiatry
Qualitative and quantitative studies in traumatic stress, suicide, bereavement, neuroscience, and neuromodulation. Lab-based research in neurosciences such as neuropharmacology, neurochemistry, neuroanatomy, schizophrenia, depression and multiple sclerosis. Studies being done at the Manitoba palliative care research unit are focused on patients with life threatening and life limiting conditions. Epidemiological research with large datasets; synthesize literature and propose a plan of action for development to the Principal Investigator, evaluate data as it is collected and suggest changes to the direction of the research or protocols; manage activities of the research team or lab; team work.
Apply directly to Dr. James Bolton: jbolton@hsc.mb.ca

Soil Science
Agricultural nutrient management and optimization; nutrient dynamics, loading, transport and export from agricultural land; dynamics of greenhouse gas exchange; agrometeorological modeling and application development; 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