Research Associate opportunities
The below ad runs from May 1, 2022 to October 31, 2022.
Successful candidates must hold a doctoral degree or have equivalent qualifications and experience. Minimum starting salary is $40,617 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 committed to the principles of equity, diversity & inclusion and to promoting opportunities in hiring, promotion and tenure (where applicable) for systemically marginalized groups who have been excluded from full participation at the University and the larger community including Indigenous Peoples, women, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and those who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, intersex, asexual and other diverse sexual identities). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact UM.Accommodation@umanitoba.ca or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.
E. McGeough - Forages for ruminant livestock, greenhouse gas emissions, environmental modelling
A. Rodas-Gonzalez: Meat Science & Technology, carcass grading and meat quality/tissue composition and nutrient composition, ante- and post-mortem factors affecting the meat quality, new packaging technologies to improve shelf life and safety of meat products
C.M. Nyachoti: Non-ruminant nutrition, digestive physiology, feedstuff evaluation, nutrition and gut health interactions, feed additives, nutrient management
Karmin O: Beneficiary effects of nutraceuticals & herbal medicine in vascular disorders
K.H. Ominski: 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
J.C. Plaizier: Microbial fermentation in ruminants and metabolic diseases of dairy cattle
B.A. Slominski: Nutritional biochemistry, new feedstuff evaluation, antinutritional factors, feed enzyme technology
K.M. Wittenberg: Facilitate field research for the National Centre for Livestock and the Environment in the areas related to nutrient management, environmental microbiology, animal management
C.Yang: Livestock nutrition, nutritional biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology, digestive physiology, metabolic diseases of poultry and swine and functional feed additive development
Biological Sciences: Plant Mating & Pollination
Field of Research: Dr. Anne Worley is seeking a research associate or technician for research on plant mating systems and pollination biology. This position would be short term and subject to funding availability. Applicants should have knowledge of floral biology, genetic marker (microsatellite) optimization and analysis, strong writing and statistical skills, and the ability to work independently.
Stored grain ecosystems, smart technologies for food processing, biological treatment of wastes, biological production of biofuels and bioproducts, remediation of contaminated soils & groundwater, instrumentation for soil & water monitoring, management of environmental odours, airborne disease transmission, bio-processing, infrared spectroscopy & electromagnetic imaging, animal and plant production environment, agricultural machinery systems, alternative building systems, surface engineering of polymeric materials, development of natural textile fibres, and tissue engineering.
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 layer 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 a particular emphasis on how sea ice relates to the areas of geomicrobiology, low temperature isotope systematics, biogeochemistry, physical oceanography or biological oceanography; glaciology, flow and deformation of ice, palaeoclimate, ice core studies, sea level rise from melting ice, processes related to flow of of ice streams, ice bergs and their role in the ecosystem;, ice sheets, studies of bromine and its relation to the ecological/graditional 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; Ecotoxicology and ecological risk assessment, fate and effects of pesticides, toxicity tests and standard bioassay development and wastewater contaminants. Responsible for coordination among five research teams, organizing meeting, providing progress reports to Manitoba Hydro, the University of Manitoba, and NSERC.
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 biosynthesis, vibrational spectroscopy and spectromicroscopy, protein purification, protein and RNA biochemistry, structural biology, 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), transmission cryoelectron microscopy, X-ray diffraction of proteins, protein NMR. The position requires candidates with graduate degree or higher.
Community Health Sciences
Aging, applied statistics, arts-based health research, biostatistics, cancer, cancer epidemiology, child injury prevention, 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 with applications in public or population health, strength-based research, trauma and resilience in children, vaccine epidemiology, vaccine hesitancy and vaccine safety and effectiveness.
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Applicants must hold a graduate degree or higher to be considered.
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.
Endocrinology, Department of Internal Medicine
Research projects aim to determine the mechanisms and management for diabetic vascular complications, gestational diabetes and postpartum type 2 diabetes in mothers and their offspring. Experimental models include diet-induced insulin resistant rodent models, cultured vascular endothelial cells and skeletal muscle cells. Dietary intervention in humans will be conducted. Skills for animal experiments, tissue culture, Western blotting, real time polymerase chain reaction, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays, biochemical assays for proteins, lipids and enzyme activities, histology and immunochemical assays, gut microbiota and bioinformatics will be required. Candidates should be familiar with research ethics and PHIA principles. Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Sigmaplot and statistical software and PubMed search will used routinely. Computer skills in OrignLab and R language will be preferred. Research Associate candidates are expected to hold a PD degree in relevant discipline and a permit to work in Canada. He/she should be fluent in oral English and possesses strong written English capacity.
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
Immunology, Faculty of Medicine
Immunobiology of infectious disease; chronic inflammation; autoimmunity; rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, inflammatory bowel disease; leukemia, lymphoma, breast cancer, cancer immunotherapy; natural killer cell and natural killer T cells; dendritic cells; induction of transplantation tolerance; molecular signalling mechanisms; B lymphocyte biology; antibodies; T lymphocyte differentiation and function; neutrophils and allergic immune responses; regulation and function of Fc receptors; cytokines and cytokine receptors; host defence peptides; immune responses to parasites; Leishmania; Trypannosomes; cell therapy; bone marrow transplantation; mucosal immunity; animal models of chronic disease, immune deficiency and infection, vaccination strategies; bacterial infection, chlamydia; immune regulation; allergy; airway inflammation; neuroimmunology; pathogenesis of HIV infection; live-cell imaging host-pathogen interactions, immune cell migration, flow cytometry; immunophenotyping; immune biomarkers; lentiviral-based gene therapy; proteomics; systems biology.
Or directly contact faculty members: https://umanitoba.ca/medicine/immunology/faculty-staff
Field of Research: 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. Graduate degree or higher required.
Field of research is microbiology with a focus on antimicrobial discovery, antimicrobial testing, and molecular genetics of bacteria.
Dr. Roberta L. Woodgate invites applications for the position of Research Associate at the College of Nursing, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba in Winnipeg (Canada). Dr. Woodgate (she/her/hers) is an internationally renowned Child/Youth researcher who holds a prestigious Tier 1 Canadian Research Chair in Child and Family Engagement in Health Research and Healthcare. An integrated knowledge translation approach that engages children, youth, and families in the co-design of research is a cornerstone of her research program entitled IN•GAUGE (website: www.ingauge.ca). Her research program represents her dynamic approach to involve children, youth, and their families and interact with clinicians, caregivers, researchers, and decision-makers in the research process, and to be innovative in the exchange of knowledge.
Dr. Woodgate researches the perspectives and lived experiences of children and youth across a wide range of health conditions and disabilities (e.g. mental illness, complex care needs and conditions, chronic illnesses, cancer, brain tumours) and life challenges (e.g. transitioning from the child welfare system, access to respite services); as well as various communities (e.g. Indigenous youth and their families and newcomer families). Dr. Woodgate adopts a human rights-based approach that provides critical information for exploring young people's perspectives and lived experiences. As well, Dr. Woodgate uses child and youth friendly methodologies and innovative, art-based approaches in integrated knowledge production and translation strategies that help children and youth express themselves. Roberta’s research works to improve the well-being of children and youth and their families.
The successful candidate will hold a PhD in a social sciences or health related discipline and have related training and experience in the fields of child/youth health research and qualitative research. The successful applicant 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 publications and previous experience in research project coordination is required.
Nursing: IN•GAUGE - Abinoonjees Nikanenim: Delivering Mental Health Services to Youth Living in Island Lake Anishininew Nations
Dr. Roberta L. Woodgate invites applications for the position of Research Associate at the College of Nursing, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg (Canada). The Research Associate will coordinate a five-year project entitled “Abinoonjees Nikanenim: Delivering Mental Health Services to Youth Living in Island Lake Anishininew Nations.” The purpose of this community-based research study is to conduct an evaluation of the enhanced telemental health services model to examine its impact in delivering mental health service to First Nation youth living in the four Island Lake Anishininew communities in Manitoba.
Required Skills, Qualifications, and Experience
PhD in the social sciences, Indigenous studies, or health related discipline, with related training and experience in the fields of Indigenous health, youth health research, and/or qualitative research
Previous experience in research project coordination is required and applied knowledge with data collection and analysis processes
Experience conducting community-based research is an asset
Demonstrated record in writing including peer reviewed publications
Be able to work independently and collaboratively
Willing to travel to remote locations
Familiarity with an Indigenous language is an asset
Significant experience living and/or working with Indigenous communities and stakeholders including Elders, Knowledge Keepers, and community members and well-versed in research ethics and protocols is essential.
Dr. Woodgate (she/her/hers) is an internationally renowned Child/Youth researcher who holds a prestigious Tier 1 Canadian Research Chair in Child and Family Engagement in Health Research and Healthcare. An integrated knowledge translation approach that engages children, youth, and families in the co-design of research is a cornerstone of her research program entitled IN•GAUGE. Her research program represents her dynamic approach to involve children, youth, and their families and interact with clinicians, caregivers, researchers, and decision-makers in the research process, and to be innovative in the exchange of knowledge. Dr. Woodgate researches the perspectives and lived experiences of children and youth across a wide range of health conditions and disabilities (e.g. mental illness, complex care needs and conditions, chronic illnesses, cancer, brain tumours) and life challenges (e.g. transitioning from the child welfare system, access to respite services). Dr. Woodgate adopts a human rights-based approach that provides critical information for exploring young people's perspectives and lived experiences. As well, Dr. Woodgate uses child and youth friendly methodologies and innovative, art-based approaches in integrated knowledge production and translation strategies that help children and youth express themselves. Roberta’s research works to improve the well-being of children and youth and their families.
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, ATAC-sequencing, DNase I-sequencing, 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, CRISPR-Cas9, 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
College of Pharmacy
The Kowalec research group lead by Dr. Kaarina Kowalec focusses on investigations of the role of genetic and environmental factors in severe psychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia and depression. Data available comprise of comprehensive national health register data from Sweden, as well as genome-wide SNP arrays, analysis of copy number variants (CNVs), and whole exome and whole genome sequencing. The overarching goals of the group are on a population scale, how do genes and environment act and interact to modify risk for severe psychiatric disorders? By what molecular and cellular mechanisms do these genes act?
Dr. Jillian Stobart invites applications for a full-time position of Research Associate at the College of Pharmacy, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba in Winnipeg (Canada). Dr. Stobart’s research program aims to understand the functional role of brain pericytes and astrocytes in health and diseases such as Alzheimer’s Disease and stroke. She uses a variety of research methodologies including mouse models, small-animal surgery, live-animal imaging, molecular biology (genotyping, cloning, western blots, immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization, shRNA and ribozyme design), in vitro techniques (cell culture, flow cytometry, etc.), microscopy, image analysis and biostatistics.
A Research Associate is needed to lead an independent research project within the lab’s research framework. The successful candidate will hold a PhD in a biological science related discipline and have related training and experience in the fields of neuroscience or pharmacology. The successful applicant should be familiar with the techniques in the lab and have a track-record of training others. The successful candidate must be organized, demonstrate an ability to pioneer new projects/techniques, and be able to work independently and collaboratively within Dr. Stobart’s team. Experience with equipment development/design and MATLAB programming is an asset.
The Pharmacogenomics Knowledge to Action (PGxK2A) Lab (www.maruf-lab.org), led by Dr. Abdullah Al Maruf is looking for a Research Associate (RA) who is interested in clinical pharmacogenomics research. The overarching aim of the group is to facilitate the development, evaluation, and implementation of evidence-informed precision medicine tools to guide the safe and effective use of medications. The primary purpose of the RA is to support the Principal Investigator (PI) and the research team in the coordination and administration of several clinical research projects related to pharmacogenomics. The RA will be responsible for developing study documents such as informed consent documents, case report forms, questionnaires, databases, and promotional materials. The RA will develop an effective recruitment plan, and manage the day-to-day activities of the assigned projects, providing direct support to the PI. The RA will directly interact with study participants (e.g., children and their families) to collect self-report measures, saliva, and blood samples. The RA will also plan, organize, and direct activities related to the projects, including developing and customizing REDcap databases. Previous experience in clinical research, biostatistical analysis, and working with genomics data would be considered an asset. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who wants to become a Clinical Scientist.
The goal of Dr. Hope Anderson’s research program is to understand how risk factors for cardiovascular disease, especially hypertension (high blood pressure), cardiac hypertrophy (abnormal growth of the heart), and arrhythmia (irregular heart beat) promote the development of heart failure. Her ultimate aim is to identify new therapies that prevent or slow the onset of heart failure. A Research Associate is needed to interrogate these research questions using several models of cardiovascular disease of escalating complexity ranging from cultured heart muscle cells, to isolated hearts and arteries, to hearts and arteries in vivo.
Dr. Ted Lakowski is an associate professor and the director of the pharmaceutical analysis laboratory at the College of Pharmacy, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba. He joined the College of Pharmacy in 2012.
Dr. Lakowski's laboratory is involved in drug discovery targeting epigenetic processes and studying the influence of drugs on gene expression processes using LC-MS/MS. The laboratory studies the influences of disease states and novel drugs on the patterns of epigenetic modifications in cultured cells, in vitro, and animals using LC-MS/MS metabolomic approaches.
His laboratory developed the first validated LC-MS/MS method to quantify multiple histone modifications in cultured cells treated with histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors, showing that HDAC inhibitors change the expression of many genes including decreasing expression of histone lysine demethylases. His lab also showed that a new class of anti-cancer drugs, DOT1L inhibitors act throughout the genome causing changes in, unassociated histone modifications, and the expression of many histone modifying enzymes. His lab discovered acetylated lysine residues on myelin basic protein and their potential involvement in the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis.
The laboratory has funding for measuring the activity and inhibition of epigenetic enzymes. Dr. Lakowski’s lab is also developing methods to measure multiple modifications to DNA and developing methods to make epigenetic enzyme inhibitors gene specific. In collaboration with others the lab is involved in a project measuring metabolites of amantadine as a biomarker for the progression of glioblastoma.
Dr. Samantha Pauls is an Assistant Professor at the College of Pharmacy, University of Manitoba, with a research interest in immunometabolism. The overall aims of her lab are to understand how innate immune cells contribute to progression of metabolic diseases, and to identify pharmacological and/or dietary interventions that could restore health by targeting immune-metabolic pathways. The lab employs a variety of methodologies including cell culture, qPCR, flow cytometry, confocal microscopy, ELISA, metabolic flux analysis, and western blotting.
The Labouta lab is using microfluidic lab-on-a-chip models for designing nanoparticles for the aim of breaching biological barriers such as the placenta and the extracellular matrix of a tumour. Her team is developing dynamic organ-on-a-chip models for evaluating nanoparticles under conditions mimicking the physiological environments. A research associate position is available in the team. The candidate will develop nanoparticle-based therapeutics and diagnostics. 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 BSc or MSc in Life Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, or Relevant fields is required. Experience in cell culture and molecular techniques is a MUST. 1 to 2 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. Demonstrated technical skills working with protein, running cytotoxicity assays and ELISA is preferred. Experience with nanoparticle synthesis and characterization would be an asset but not required. 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.
Physics and Astronomy
Ultra high vacuum, cryogenic instruments; scanning tunneling microscopy; ultrafast optical measurements and lasers; 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; Ultrafast magnetism; THz spectroscopy;cavity spintronics and cavity magnonics; ultrasonic spectroscopy and wave physics of complex materials; lab-on-chip and point-of-care diagnosis
Population genetics, genomics, and data analysis and synthesis
We use population genetics, genomics, and data synthesis to understand the distribution of biodiversity and its conservation. Our approaches to this work require a good understanding of theory and data analysis. Our work spans multiple taxa and ecosystems.
Looking for individuals with quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods research skills with specific expertise in mental health research. The Department of Psychiatry has investigators working in a broad range of specialty areas, including mood and anxiety disorders (depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, etc), traumatic stress, suicide, substance use, bereavement, palliative care, psychotropic medication use, lab-based neurosciences, mental health service use, virtual care, medical education, and Indigenous mental wellness. Prior experience conducting literature reviews, data analysis using statistical software packages (e.g., SPSS, STATA, R, etc), using epidemiologic data, working in a large team, program implementation, clinical trial management, manuscript preparation, ethical approvals, reference management software, and overseeing research staff would be considered assets. Individuals must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Candidates must hold a Masters or PhD; or have equivalent qualifications and experience.
Department of Soil Science
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg R3T 2N2
Field(s) of research
agricultural nutrient management and optimization
nutrient dynamics, loading, transport and export from agricultural land
dynamics of greenhouse gas exchange
life-cycle analysis in agriculture
pesticide fate monitoring, modelling and contamination risk assessment
soil erosion, redistribution and its impacts
tillage impacts on agriculture and the environment
land use and land management
water management in agricultural watersheds
arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal ecology
management of soilborne diseases
remediation of contaminated land
soil thermal regime, its impact on soil functions
soil moisture regime and its impact on soil strength, trafficability, workability, and compaction
soil structural dynamics and its impact on physical processes
modelling of field hydrologic and physical processes
Remote sensing (e.g., satellites and UAV) applications in agriculture and environmental monitoring and assessment
Decision support tools (DST) using open-source programming languages (e.g., Python)
Research Associate checklist
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