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Career Opportunities

February 22, 2018
Research Technician

Employer: University of Regina
Location: Regina, SK
Closing Date: May 22, 2018

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Job Description

The Stavrinides Laboratory in the Department of Biology at the University of Regina is seeking a Research Technician to undertake an innovative research project exploring the biological control of Canada thistle using a bacterial plant pathogen. The objectives of this project are:

  • Identify P. syringaepv. tagetis strains that are highly virulent on Canada thistle.
  • Evaluate mixtures of strains that maximize aggressiveness and specificity on Canada thistle.
  • Evaluate leading single and polymicrobial formulations for potential application as pre-emergent weed control.
  • Identify the biosynthetic genes of abacterial phytotoxin, and evaluate its potential as astandalone herbicide.

Candidates should have at least an undergraduate degree in microbiology / molecular biology/ biotechnology/ biochemistry / or a related discipline, and should have some research experience in microbiology, host-microbe interactions, and/or plant systems. The candidate will be required to culture bacteria, grow plants, and perform plant assays, and should have some knowledge of experimental design, and the ability to analyze and interpret results. Candidates must be independent, organized, and able to work professionally in a collaborative team environment.

Salary and Term
Appointment is for 1 year beginning May 2018 (negotiable) at an annual salary of $35,000 CAD, with opportunity for renewal based on satisfactory performance (up to 3 years).

Application Instructions

Interested candidates may submit a cover letter and CV (combined into a single PDF) to:

John Stavrinides
Department of Biology
University of Regina

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

The University of Regina is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. Applications are encouraged from qualified applicants including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, people with disabilities, and people of all sexual orientations and genders. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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