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Research Assistant

Location:Toronto, ON, Canada (Anywhere)

Education level: College/University
Education field: Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Years of experience: Less than 2 years
Attributes that best describes:
Team player
Strong analytical skills
Good communicator


• Familiar with GMP, WHMIS and received Biosafety Training for Containment Level 2 Lab
• Extensive laboratory experience developed from independent research in neuroscience lab supplemented by practicum courses in biochemistry, molecular biology, organic chemistry and analytical chemistry
• Strong background in molecular biology techniques such as SDS PAGE, ELISA, gel electrophoresis, gel filtration, ion chromatography, PCR and mitochondrial isolation
• Experienced with a variety of computer software including: MS Office, Stereo-Investigator, GraphPad Prism, ChemDraw, MNova (NMR analysis), Adobe Photoshop, PaintTool SAI
• Received training in and demonstrated expertise in Animal Handling and Animal Ethics
• Proficient in operating and maintaining lab equipment such as confocal microscope, autoclave, light microscope, flow cytometer, pH meter, spectrophotometer, refractometer


• Excellent verbal and written communication skills developed through work presentations, multiple written thesis papers and organization of various club events
• Strong leadership and event management skills displayed by mentoring high school students through various character building workshops and working as a Special Needs Program Leader
• Motivated team player, with experience in the public and private sector, with a focus on achieving team and company goals
• Demonstrated initiative and strong problem solving skills by independently resolving issues in lab protocols and suggesting amendments to inefficient data entry guidelines
• Exceptional organizational and time-management skills acquired through meticulous records management of lab materials and handling of multiple projects
• Strong work ethic and dedication to maintaining quality, reinforced through positive remarks from supervisors and co-workers

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