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Position TitleResearch Assistant
Department/UnitApplied Oral Sciences
Research ProjectAdvanced mammalian-microbe co-culture platforms using polymeric bioink cell patterning and engineered oral mucosal epithelium
Posting NumberGP120-22
Employee GroupGrant-Paid
Position TypeTerm
Duration of Contract (if applicable)1 year
Employment TypeFull Time
Full-time Equivalency (FTE)1.0
Salary$42,000 – $48,000 per annum (35 hours per week)
About the OrganizationThe research program focuses on the development of advanced tissue construct platforms and cell-based assay technologies to understand fundamental phenomenon that govern tissue homeostasis and responses in human diseases.
Job SummaryReporting to the Principal Investigator (PI), the Research Assistant (RA) will facilitate a funded project in advanced mammalian-microbe co-culture platforms using polymeric bioink cell patterning and engineered oral mucosal epithelium. The developed platforms will be used for functional screening of theraputic microbes to treat chemotherapy-induced oral mucositis and other oral diseases.
Key ResponsibilitiesPerform experiments related to basic and applied research in consultation with the PI and collaborators. Disseminate results via preparation of reports and presentation lab meetings, departmental seminars and conferences. Assist in the preparation of conference abstracts, manuscripts and grant applications. Provide training and support for graduate and undergraduate trainees. Establish and optimize lab methods and protocols. Contribute to general lab upkeep, including ordering supplies and equipment maintenance.
NoteDue to operational requirements, the successful applicant is required to work in-person on campus.Dalhousie’s vaccine mandate has been suspended at this time, and employees no longer need to provide proof of full vaccination. However, health and safety risks to our community will continue to be monitored and a vaccine mandate may be reinstated if necessary.
Required QualificationsUndergraduate degree with 2-years of related wet lab experience, including, but not limited to microbiology, cell biology and biomedical engineering. Excellent time management and verbal and written English communication skills. Must be solution oriented, creative and think outside the box for innovative solutions.
AssetsMaster’s degree. Experience in tissue engineering and/or in vitro 3-D tissue-based assay platform development. Experience in microfluidic device development.
Additional InformationDalhousie University supports a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Our total compensation package includes a voluntary RRSP, health and dental plans and an employee and family assistance program.
Application ConsiderationWe thank all applicants for their interest, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Diversity StatementDalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), and members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, women, persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQ+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit

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