Research Technician

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - V6T 1Z4

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Immediate21 Mar, 2018CAD 67296 Annual11 Jan, 20185 year(s) or aboveAbility to develop new research protocols, applications and outcomes, Leica LAS, Image Pro 6.2, ImageJ (FIJI), FACSDiva, FlowJo, FCSExpress, CytExpert,NoNo
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lease apply for this position on the UBC careers website: All applications received through the UBC website will be considered. The Research Assistant oversees the technical functioning of the imaging core and flow cytometry core lab on a day-to-day basis, and provides technical expertise, advises on the design of experiments, the development and revision of research protocols and provides interpretation and analysis of research to investigators utilizing various confocal microscopes, wide-field microscopes and flow cytometry instruments to facilitate their research studies. The Research Assistant interacts and reports directly to the Diabetes Research Lead, Childhood Disease Lead and operationally to the Core Technologies Manager. The incumbent works closely with other members of the research team and staff located at the Child and Family Research Institute.


Develops new techniques, research protocols and applications for the researchers using optical microscopy and flow cytometry. Provides expert advice in the area of optical imaging, with an emphasis on microscopy and image analysis and in the area of flow cytometry, with an emphasis on multi-colour panel design, experimental design and data analysis. Provides substantial and direct intellectual contributions at various stages of research projects and provides advice on experimental designs. Develops standard operating procedures and specialized techniques for equipment usage and training. Tests and reports on new techniques and technologies including an assessment of their applications to the researchers and an evaluation of whether the time and/or financial investment required for their implementation is recommended. Trains and assists researchers on the use of microscopes and flow cytometry instruments, related equipment and software and their applications in research projects. Provides technical consultation, advise and instruction to researchers in carrying out pilot experiments or designing experiments. Operate various microscopes and flow cytometers, including but not limited to Leica SP5, Leica SP8, Leica SP8x, FACSAria II, Astrios, Fortessa, CytoFLEX and other instruments. Develops, organizes and delivers training events such as workshops, seminars and including the preparation of training materials. Continually updates relevant skills in flow cytometry and microscopy and provides corresponding educations to researchers and students in the core facility. Maintains, calibrates, trouble shoots laboratory equipment on a regular schedule and deals with critical system failures in a timely manner ensuring that optical microscopy systems, computer analysis workstations, and support equipment are fully functional and available to researchers. Performs basic laboratory equipment repair as needed. Performs other related duties as assigned.



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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada