Research Associate Positions
The University of Manitoba anticipates research associate positions available over the
next six months beginning November 1, 2010 till April 30, 2011. Successful candidates
must hold a doctoral degree or have equivalent qualifications and experience. Minimum
starting salary is 33,000.00/annum (under review). We offer a full range of staff benefits for
applicable appointments. The University encourages applications from qualified women and
men, including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, and persons with
disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and
permanent residents will be given priority. Pending approval of grant funding, there
may be positions available in the following areas: University Teaching Services:
curriculum, instruction and assessment and post secondary education. Statistics: statistical
advisory service consultant. Soil Science: soil science, micrometeorology, landscape
hydrology, agroclimatology, pesticides. Plant Science: protein purification, protein
biochemistry, cell signaling, cell biology, agronomy, plant physiology, plant biology,
biochemistry, molecular biology, plant pathology, plant genetics and genomics and
bioinformatics. Geological Sciences: broad field of arctic system science with a particular
emphasis on how sea ice relates to the areas of geomicrobiology, low temperature isotope
systematics, biogeochemistry, physical oceanography or biological oceanography.
Department of Surgery: quality care, population health, epidemiology, health service
research, research project management, knowledge translation, curriculum development,
molecular biology, proteomics, genomics, imaging. Physiology: neurobiology, in vivo
electrophysiological approaches to systems, neurophysiology, brain and spinal cord slice
electrophysiological and pharmacological studies, in vitro brainstem and spinal cord
preparations, immunohistochemistry, neural regeneration, magnetic resonance imaging and
spectroscopy, cerebral circulation, metabolism and neuroprotection, neuroimmunology,
clinical electrophysiology and kinesiology, cerebral circulation, cell culture and transfection,
molecular neurobiology, neuroanatomy, proteomics and mass spectrometry,
neurochemistry, molecular endocrinology, transgenic and knockout mouse models,
molecular and developmental endocrinology, hormone regulation, hormone action, growth
factors and steroid hormones in reproduction, placental and fetal development, molecular
genetics of islet cell development and diabetes, protein purification, protein biochemistry,
cell signalling, cell biology, gene transfer, prostate and breast cancers, RNA splicing,
hypothalamic neuropeptides, molecular cardiology, oxidative stress and heart failure,
cardiac apoptosis, growth factors and the heart, matric proteins, cardiovascular physiology,
cardiac metabolism, cardiac membranes and contractile proteins, Ca2+-transport, signal
transduction, ischemic heart disease, ischemia-reperfusion injury, vascular smooth muscle,
hypertension research, protein electrophoresis, methods of preservation of the heart and
brain during cardiac surgery using in vivo and in vitro models in combination with magnetic
resonance imaging and spectroscopy, airway smooth muscle biology, biochemistry,
molecular biology and biophysics, respiratory physiology, asthma and murine models of
asthma, vascular smooth muscle biophysics and biochemistry, pulmonary vascular
physiology, cell signalling, airway smooth muscle phenotype and function, pre-clinical
testing of new treatments for pediatric lung disease, receptor coupling and signalling in
airway smooth muscle, exercise physiology, and pulmonary function testing.
Pharmacology & Therapeutics: cardiovascular pharmacology, liver and endocrine
pharmacology, neuropharmacology, drug metabolism, clinical pharmacology and
neuropharmacology of neurodegenerative disorders. Immunology: leukocyte
degranulation; intracellular mechanisms regulating leukocyte degranulation; infection and
immunity, pathogenic immune responses to infection, dendritic cells, natural killer cells
biology, lentiviral-based gene therapy, induction of transplantation tolerance, molecular
signalling mechanisms, B lymphocyte activation and malignant transformation, human
neutrophils and allergic immune responses, molecular regulation and function of Fc epsilon
and cytokine receptors in allergic diseases, host-pathogen interactions, immune responses
to pathogens and chronic diseases, maintenance of established immunity (memory) and
vaccination strategies, immune regulation, airway inflammation. Centre for Earth
Observation Science (CEOS): environmental education, atmospheric science with a focus
in the field areas of electromagnetic and remote sensing of climate science, sea-ice
geophysics, climatology, this includes either mid- latitude or polar environments,
atmospheric science with carbon dynamics in polar marine environment, air-surface carbon
exchange, estuarine and tundra environments of the Canadian arctic and sub arctic coastal
zones, terrestrial ecosystem modeling (soil-vegetation-atmosphere), eddy correlation
systems, forest ecology, agriculture or related biological field in statistical modeling, forest
biophysical modeling, invasive species biology, landscape change and spatial analysis of the
agro ecosystem in remote sensing and image analysis, human geography, human
environment, human ecology, or other related fields with a focus on the impact of change
on people, especially aspects of subsistence lifestyles (food, clothing, health, education,
informal economy) in the boreal forest, arctic, or west coast island environments,
atmospheric or meteorological sciences with a focus on one or more of the following:
atmospheric modeling (any scale), atmospheric remote sensing, extremes in the weather
and climate system, severe weather processes (mesoscale and synoptic scale forcings),
surface-atmosphere coupling, boundary layer processes, environmental chemistry,
environmental geochemistry, biogeochemistry, aquatic chemistry, cryospheric chemistry,
long range transport of contaminants to polar and alpine regions, chemical transport across
environmental interfaces, chemical speciation and bioavailability, interaction between
climate change and global contamination, broad field of arctic system science with a
particular emphasis on how sea ice relates to the areas of geomicrobiology, low temperature
isotope systematics, biogeochemistry, physical oceanography or biological oceanography.
Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering: finite element method, vibrations,
acoustics, ultrasonics, aerodynamics, multiaxial fatigue, fracture mechanics, elasticity,
plasticity, composite materials, nano-mechanics, mechanics of materials, nonlinear
dynamics, legged locomotion robotics, biomechanics, computer assisted industrial
engineering, computer integrated manufacturing, robotics, production planning, integrated
CAD,CAPP,CAM systems, reverse engineering, system modeling and simulation,
manufacturing process, forming and joining of metals, mechanical properties and repair of
gas turbine alloys, teleoperation and robotics, control systems, actuators and fluid power,
fracture mechanisms and mechanics, fatigue, acoustic emission, polymers, dislocation
theory, corrosion, microstructure-mechanical properties of materials, aerospace materials,
polymer and composite processing, composite joining and bonding, thermomechanical
processing and microstructural characterization of metallic alloys, alternative energy and
modeling of biomass energy conversion systems, high velocity kinetic turbines, icing of wind
turbines, droplet and spray vaporization and combustion, turbulent flow, aerospace
engineering, acoustic wave propagation, supercritical flow stability, computational fluid
dynamics, complex flows, industrial multiphase flows, ice accretion measurement, steam
condenser modelling, computational fluid dynamics, transport phenomena in porous media,
core analysis, two-phase flow in condensers, heat transfer augmentation, experimental fluid
dynamics, turbulent flows, laser doppler velocimetry, computational fluid dynamics,
turbulence modeling, large-eddy simulation, direct numerical simulation, environmental fluid
mechanics, transport phenomena. Cell Biology: cell signaling, cancer, hormones, growth
factors, apoptosis, biochemistry, epigenetics. Pharmacy: drug formulation, drug delivery,
drug design, transdermal delivery, medicinal chemistry, anti-cancer drug, pharmacokinetic,
pharmacodynamic, pharmaceutics, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, molecular and cellular
biology, pain releasing drug, multiple sclerosis, drug adverse effect, hepatic disorder, kidney
disorder, clinical pharmacy, antibiotic resistant, microbiology, social determinant of drug,
evaluation of drug efficacy. Electrical & Computer Engineering: stochastic modeling of
communication systems, markov chains, queueing theory, stochastic ordering of queueing
systems, matrix-analytic methods, call admission control, capacity analysis of CDMA
systems, tail probabilities, channel coding, LDPC codes, Gilbert-Elliot Markov channel
modeling, sensors and actuators, biosensors, computational electromagnetics, microfluidics
for biomaterial analysis, and conducting polymer devices, biomedical imaging, and
electromagnteic inverse problems, high voltage engineering, specifically in the following
areas: condition monitoring in high voltage engineering, energy harvesting in high voltage
systems, numerical simulation of high voltage transformers. Physics and Astronomy: high
resolution microwave and infrared spectroscopy, experimental condensed matter physics,
neutron scattering and hyperfine studies of rare-earth compounds, condensed matter theory
and statistical physics, mathematical physics, computational modeling of point defects in
insulators, graphene-structured systems, atomic and molecular physics, electronic
properties of nanostructures, spin transport in quantum systems, electron conduction in the
DNA, spintronics, precision atomic mass measurements on stable and unstable nuclides
using ion traps, time-of-flight mass spectrometry of biomolecules, experimental subatomic
physics, lasers, laser trapping and cooling, ion trapping and cooling, radioactive beams,
subatomic physics theory, high-energy astrophysics, galactic plane survey, astrophysics of
compact objects and supernova remnants, detection systems and signal processing for
medical imaging applications, biological physics, microfluidics, medical physics.
Internal Medicine, Sections of Endocrinology & Metabolism: diabetes, insulin,
resistance, insulin secretion, islet studies, insulin signaling, influence of feto-maternal
factors on adult disease, insulin-like growth factors, genetics and epigenetics. Community
Health Sciences: health disparities, health policy, aboriginal health, health care delivery
systems, quality of care, population health, child health, epidemiology, public health, social
and behaviour sciences, knowledge transfer, quantitative social sciences, health services
research, social determinants of health, research project management, fetal alcohol
spectrum disorder, aboriginal/Metis/Inuit/First Nations health, knowledge translation,
population health, database development, applied statistics, biostatistics, social
determinants of health, health transfer.
Application Procedures: Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, bibliography and
names of referees. In your application package, please clearly state the heading (ex:
Physiology), and the specific field or areas of specialization.
All applications should be sent to:
Kathy Niziol, HRMC
Academic Advertising Coordinator
Human Resource Department
University of Manitoba
Room 309 Administration Building
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Canada R3T 2N2.
Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the
protection of privacy provisions of “The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy”
(Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitaes may be provided to participating members
of the search process.
The University appreciates the interest of all applicants, however only those under
consideration will be contacted.