Research Associate
Sussex Research Laboratories Inc. - Ottawa, ON

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Company: Sussex Research Laboratories Inc.
Terms of Employment: Full Time, Day
Salary: Competitive
Anticipated Start Date: March 17, 2013
Location: Ottawa, Ontario (1 vacancy)

Position Summary:
Develop and implement in vitro testing assays for measuring key properties associated with synthetic compounds developed by chemists at the company. Responsibilities include designing, conducting and interpreting results of in vitro test studies that will include but may not be limited to stability, absorption, toxicity and antioxidant activity. Molecular biology techniques to be used: in vitro toxicity assays (MTT, LDH), anti-oxidant cell and cell-free assays, qPCR, ELISA, Western blotting, fluorescent and confocal imaging, maintenance and propagation of a cell culture, etc.

M.Sc. in life sciences or biochemistry

Minimum of 1-3 years of relevant post-graduate experience

Scientific/Technical Responsibilities:

  • Plan, design and conduct experiments to understand, characterize and demonstrate the anti-oxidant properties of novel compounds
  • Fully evaluate the potential and practicality of products in development
  • Research new products on market, product enhancements and product re-design that align the product development function with the goals of organisation
  • Maintain high quality research documentation
  • Interact with design chemists to implement or make changes devised to improve product’s mechanism of action (i.e. anti-oxidant)
  • Review progress and submit regular reports that contain recommendations and conclusions critical to advancing the project development
  • Maintain substantial knowledge of state-of-art principles and theories and may contribute to scientific literature
  • Participate in planning and strategy meetings with company research chemists
  • Create SOPs as appropriate
  • Laboratory maintenance

Advertised until: February 15, 2013