Research Technician
Toxicology Centre, University of Saskatchewan - Saskatoon, SK

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The position of Research Technician is available in Dr. Karsten Liber’s Aquatic Toxicology Research Group starting September, 2013. This full-time position is initially offered for a 5-6 month period, with the possibility of renewal. This position is out-of-scope of any bargaining unit.

Candidates must have completed an undergraduate degree or college diploma in toxicology, biology, environmental science, chemistry, or another appropriate natural/environmental science program. Candidates with a college-level technologist degree and sufficient work experience in a research or laboratory setting will also be considered. Good laboratory research skills would be an asset, but are not essential. The desired candidate must be dependable, organized, meticulous yet efficient, and able to work independently, and would ideally have some experience with conducting research projects or routine laboratory analyses. Good English communication and interpersonal skills are required.

The successful candidate will largely be responsible for processing biological tissues for trace element analysis and for managing the day-to-day laboratory activities for one specific research project focusing on metal accumulation in river otter from northern Saskatchewan. This will include: subsampling target tissues (liver, kidney), homogenizing and drying tissue subsamples, and digesting and preparing those subsamples for trace element analysis. Data summary and assistance with write-up of methods and results may also be required. Other general laboratory duties may be assigned as required.

Commensurate with education and experience.

Applications will be accepted until September 13, 2013, or until a suitable candidate is found.

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Applications must include: (1) a detailed, up-to-date résumé; (2) a cover letter outlining specific qualifications for and interest in this position; (3) a list of three work-related references who can be contacted to provide an evaluation of the candidate for this position; and (4) a copy of up-to-date or most recently available academic transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable at this stage). An interview will be required for short-listed candidates.

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Toxicology is the science that deals with the adverse effects of chemical and physical agents on living organisms and biological systems....