Research Assistant/Tech 2: University of British Columbia

Research Assistant/Tech 2 at the Facilities Support Genotyping | Biomedical Research Centre | Faculty of Medicine, UBC (University of British Columbia ).

Job Title: Research Assistant/Tech 2


The position will require the incumbent to perform a variety of moderately complex molecular biology tasks of a technical nature. The position provides an opportunity to learn techniques that are growing in demand and valuable in many areas of biological research.

Task Involved

The ideal candidate will need to show the ability to perform the following
1. Operate tasks utilizing good documentation and standardized operations
2. Willingness to work with technology and learn standard protocols
3. Reliability and commitment to projects and responsibilities
4. Accountable in all instances
5. Strict and thorough attention to detail and organization
6. Great communication and Interpersonal skills with team members and customers
7. Basic laboratory practices, molecular biology, biochemistry, and computer knowledge; pipetting, conventional PCR, Real-Time PCR, DNA/RNA extraction, cDNA synthesis, use of excel spreadsheets, word, powerpoint etc
We will teach all technical skills required, but familiarity with the following could be helpful
8. Familiarity with Gene Expression and SNPs analysis would be very valuable

Minimum Qualifications

High school graduation, some additional training in a related field and a minimum two years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Qualifications

    1. An Undergraduate degree in Biology with a focus in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or Genetics. Minimum of 6-12 months of successful and relevant lab experience.
    2. Ability to analyze and interpret data, determine implications, and provide recommendations.
    3. Ability to communicate effectively – verbally and in writing.
    4. Ability to work in a team environment.
    5. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
    6. Strict and thorough attention to detail and organization.
    7. Ability to train.
Quick Overview–——–
Organization University of British Columbia 
Level Research Assistant/Tech 2
Country Canada
Subject areas Biology: Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Genetics
Fellowship Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities 
Deadline Open until filled

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