University of Alberta

Research Associate

MED Biochemistry

Competition No.  -    A115533349
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The Research Associate, in consultation with the Principal Investigator (PI), will be a member of our research team in the Department of Biochemistry, and will be expected to collaborate with members of the laboratory on diverse research projects and provide support for mentoring summer students, graduate students, project students and postdoctoral fellows.  The incumbent will be highly skilled in the area of protein biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, bioinformatics, imaging, cell culture and immunology.


  • Carries out research plans and develops experimental approaches
  • Performs laboratory experiments with a high level of technical competence
  • Provides ongoing support for protocols development and data interpretation
  • Takes a leading role in writing research papers and preparing presentations
  • Presents research results in lab meetings, seminars and scientific conferences
  • Assists in the preparation of research grant applications


  • Ph.D. in Biochemistry
  • 5 years of experience in a research setting
  • Experience with flow cytometry, mass spectrometry, CRISPR technology, immunology and neuroscience
  • Experience with standard biochemical and molecular biological lab techniques
  • Experience with mammalian cell culture
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) skills and ability to work within a team environment
  • Proven project management experience leading a productive project/team

In accordance with the Trust/Research Academic Staff agreement, this position has an approximate appointment of 1 year, with the possibility of extension, and offers a comprehensive benefits package found at : and an annual salary range of $58,210 - $65,490

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.