Research Associate opportunities
The below ad runs from November 1, 2023 to April 30, 2024.
Successful candidates must hold a doctoral degree or have equivalent qualifications and experience. Minimum starting salary is $50,000 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.
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 (soilvegetation-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-fjordocean 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 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, 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, 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
Sensors and actuators; biosensors; computational electromagnetics; microfluidics for biomaterial analysis; conducting polymer devices; biomedical imaging; electromagnetic inverse problems. Electromagnetic compatibility; design, simulation, and fabrication of MRI cables; 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; optical coherence tomography. High voltage engineering; condition monitoring in high voltage engineering; energy harvesting in high voltage systems; numerical simulation of high voltage transformers. Power system protection, and electrical power distribution and distributed generation. 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; multimodal brain imaging. Civil structural health monitoring, wireless sensing systems. 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 code; Gilbert-Elliot Markov channel modeling. 6G and beyond cellular networks (spectrum/resource management, coexistence, distributed wireless access, scheduling, power control, network selection, fronthauling/backhauling, cloud-RAN, massive MIMO, cell-free large MIMO, mobility/handoff management); reconfigurable intelligent surfaces. IoT; embedded systems; artificial intelligence applied to imaging and other systems; deep learning; high-performance computing.
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, taxonomy, phylogenomics, pollinator ecology, systematics, social evolution (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).
Faculty of Law
The Marcel A Desautels Centre for Private Enterprise and the Law at the Faculty of Law is seeking an energetic and innovative Research Associate with a relevant graduate degree interested in working on business and human rights, broadly defined. This position will be a key player as part of a team responsible for logistical support for the conception, organization and execution of annual international conferences in business and human rights to be held in Winnipeg, Manitoba during the appointment term. In addition, the candidate will be a key player in exploring and identifying opportunities for research projects, including strategic partnership and research opportunities locally, nationally, and in the global north and south, and will be expected to engage in per reviewed work or scholarship during the Research Associateship resulting in one per review publication and one blog post.
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#faculty
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, numerical modeling and simulation of materials processing, 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.
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.
Pharmacology and Therapeutic
Neuroscience, in vivo and in vitro approaches to assess neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders mechanism, pharmacological studies, transgenic animal models and novel molecular tools, behavioral and cognitive tests, mRNA and protein expression profiling, immunohistochemistry, quantitative and qualitative microscopy, neuroimmunology, cell culture and transfection, signaling pathway analysis, molecular neurobiology, neurochemistry.
The mission of Eltonsy Lab is to generate real-world evidence that improve decision-making processes for the wellbeing of mothers and offspring. The team brings together members from a variety of disciplines. Current projects include utilization and comparative safety of prescription medications in pregnant women, children and other special populations. The team is also leading studies focusing on health impacts of COVID-19 on vulnerable population groups in Manitoba and Canada. Applicants will have the opportunity to contribute to ongoing research and work closely with our collaborators across several universities in Canada. Tasks include conducting original research, which include designing research questions, conducting literature reviews, accessing existing data, conducting data analyses, reporting results, and drafting and revising manuscripts. Participate in writing statistical analysis plans, publications and grants and, work within a large team of research assistants and students, and provide support to the group.
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; nano magnetism (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; compact objects, pulsar wind nebulae and supernova remnants; gravitational wave and multi-messenger astrophysics; 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.
Physiology & Pathology
Neuroscience and spinal cord injury - 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.
Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases - Transgenic and knock-in mouse models, molecular endocrinology - hormone regulation, hormone action, growth factors and steroidogenesis, protein purification, protein biochemistry, cell signaling, cell biology, site-directed mutagenesis, diabetes, obesity, adipocyte function, adipose biology, glucose and lipid metabolism, and hormonal regulation of metabolism, 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, metabolic physiology, neuroendocrinology, CNS regulation of metabolism, hormonal regulation of metabolism.
Cardiovascular science and disease - heart failure, molecular cardiology, oxidative stress and heart failure, cardiac apoptosis, growth factors and the heart, cardiac fibrosis, ECM scaffolds, extracellular matrix proteins and heart failure, cardiac metabolism, signal transduction, ischemic heart disease, ischemia-reperfusion injury, vascular smooth muscle, hypertension, protein electrophoresis, nutrition, infectious disease; methods of preservation of the heart and brain during cardiac surgery; cardiac regeneration and tissue engineering; iPSC differentiation methods, cardiac stem cell therapy and tissue regeneration.
Respiratory physiology and disease - 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.
Department of Soil Science
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg R3T 2N2
Field(s) of research
agricultural nutrient management and optimization,
agronomic biofortification of food crops with micronutrients,
nutrient dynamics, loading, transport and export from agricultural land,
root-soil-microbe interactions in rhizosphere,
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),
agricultural meteorology and micrometeorology
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