Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Closing Date: 30 November 2023
The Franz-Odendaal Bone Development Lab, in Halifax, Nova Scotia (Canada) is currently recruiting a research assistant who is passionate about developmental biology.
We are seeking a self-motivated, independent and productive researcher to join our team. We have an exciting opportunity for a research assistant (with a MSc or Phd) to join our small but productive team. If you are interested in developmental patterning and are either familiar with or want to learn to use chicken embryos as a model, read on. The successful applicant will assist us in conducting embryonic manipulations (via electroporation), qPCR and in situ hybridisation to understand the gene pathways involved in placode induction and patterning. The Franz-Odendaal Bone Development lab has expertise in gene and protein expression, histology, fluorescent and confocal microscopy, qPCR, in vitro culturing and embryo manipulations.
Dr Franz-Odendaal and her team have published over 100 manuscripts. Dr Franz-Odendaal is one of the leading skeletal development and evo-devo researchers in Canada. She has been a guest editor for journal Special Issues (e.g. in Developmental Dynamics, Journal of Experimental Zoology: Part B) and is on the editorial board for several journals (Evolution & Development, Developmental Dynamics, Genes Development and Evolution).
The successful applicant will work directly with Dr Franz-Odendaal at Mount Saint Vincent University. Funding for 1 year is guaranteed with further extensions possible after successful grant applications/renewals. Funding for all supplies as well as travel to present at national and international conferences will be available. Several recent equipment and operating grants have established our laboratory with all the tools to conduct top science. The successful applicant will be expected to publish their research and to participate fully in the lab (meetings, operations, training, etc.).
We are looking for individuals who are passionate about research in developmental biology, who have excellent project and time management skills and who are excited to work collaboratively within our team. Our team values diversity and inclusivity. Please visit our website at www.bonedevelopmentlab.ca for more information and to meet our team. Please send your cover letter (highlighting why you want to join our team) and CV to Tamara.Franz-Odendaal@msvu.ca. All interested individuals, even if you feel you do not have all the skills described above, are encouraged to apply. Applications will be reviewed starting 1 November. Given the start date (5 Jan 2024), applicants who are Canadian or have Canadian work permits will be prioritized. An earlier start date is possible.
Halifax is a small-town located on the East Coast of Canada and is an Atlantic Port. It has a number of historical buildings, lots of greenery and an interesting coastline worth exploring. Halifax is the capital city of Nova Scotia and has an international airport. Three universities are located within the city and there is a vibrant downtown core.
Franz-Odendaal Bone Development Lab – Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Start date: 4 January 2024
Closing Date: 30 November 2023
Scientific fields: Patterning, Cell fate control and differentiation, Morphogenesis, Cell biology, Early embryogenesis
Model systems: Chick
Duration: Fixed term
Minimum qualifications: MSc