University of Alberta

Translational Reseach Scientist

Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

Competition No.  -    A105736169
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The Translational Research Scientist (TRS) will be working in the translational cardiovascular research laboratory led by the Principal Investigator (PI) in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. In consultation with the PI, the individual will be responsible for carrying out complex research activities using a variety of approaches from isolated cells to whole research animals (mice, rats). Moreover, the TRS will be actively involved in the interactions of an international consortium of four research groups and will be required to attend group meetings.

 Responsibilities include:

  • Designing and performing high level, complex experiments, troubleshooting experimental protocols/research methods in consultation with the PI
  • Setting research activity objectives in consultation with the PI
  • Overseeing data collection and analysis
  • Drafting research papers and assisting with the preparation of research grant applications in consultation with the PI
    • Preparing abstracts, technical reports and research summaries for submission, under the direction of the PI and international collaborators
    • Presenting research results at laboratory meetings, departmental seminars, scientific conferences (national and international) and other related settings
    • Guiding, training and providing oversight of research personnel, including summer students, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows
    • Assisting with administrative duties, including writing reports and budget requests
    • Responsible for the ordering of supplies and arranging for equipment maintenance


  • PhD in natural sciences or related field; a combination of research and experience will be considered
  • Extensive research background, ideally with 5 years of postdoctoral experience in cardiovascular research
  • Profound knowledge in metabolism research and related methods
  • Working knowledge and experience of RNA work as well as protein work
  • Experience and skill in cell-culturing methods including primary tissue cells of myocardial origin combined with experience in molecular biology methods (use of vectors/plasmids/siRNA)
  • Experience and skill in handling research animals (mice, rats)
  • Experience in microscopy and imaging techniques (including image analysis)
  • Experience in computer simulations in the biomedical field
  • Experience and skill in biostatistics and bioinformatics
  • Experience in designing and coordinating translational/clinical research
  • Strong verbal and written science communication skills for effective manuscript and grant application writing and for presenting to research groups
  • Supervisory experience

In accordance with the Trust/Research Academic Staff Agreement, this position has an approximate appointment of 4 years with the possibility of extension and offers a comprehensive benefits package found at Faculty & Staff Benefits and annual salary range of $58,210 to $80,050.

How to Apply

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Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.