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. www.umanitoba.ca email: Kathy_Niziol@umanitoba.ca 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.