• CENTRE FOR COMMERCIALIZATION OF CANCER IMMUNOTHERAPY C3I



CAREERS

 

PROFESSIONAL RESEARCH ASSISTANT – CELLULAR BIOLOGY

POSITION
Full time, contract (1 year with possible extension)

 

POSITION SUMMARY
The Center for Commercialisation of Cancer Immunotherapy (C3i) is looking for a highly motivated research assistant experienced with basic cellular and molecular biology techniques for its Biomarker & Diagnostic Unit. The individual is expected to receive and process clinical samples for biobanking purpose, execute immuno-monitoring assays and other tasks to support clinical and research efforts in immuno-oncology.

 

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Carry out laboratory experiments to support oncology and personalized medicine programs (flow cytometry,
    ELISA, cytotoxicity, etc.).
  2. Receive and process samples for biobanking (isolating various fractions [plasma/serum], isolate PBMCs/PMNs by Ficoll, freeze down cells, extract RNA and DNA, update reception documentation, etc.).
  3. Ensure proper sample annotations and follow up in biobanking system.
  4. Execute and write standard operating procedures.
  5. Ensure quality control of the methods used and data generated.
  6. Ensure that the work is done in accordance with protocols and Good Laboratory Practice if applicable.
  7. Write experiment reports with pre-established templates.
  8. Participate to project meetings to maintain a high-quality standard.
  9. Other tasks deemed necessary.

 

REQUIREMENTS
Training and experience

  • MSc or technique with 3+ years of experience in an appropriate discipline (for example medical technology, immunology, molecular biology).
  • Prior experience in immuno-monitoring techniques (flow cytometry, ELISA, cytotoxicity) and cell culture.
  • Experience in method development, optimisation and validation, preferably for clinical end-use is an asset.
  • Knowledge of the GLP work environment and of standard operating procedures (SOP).
  • Knowledge of principles underlying personalized therapies for cancer treatments.

Key skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability for teamwork and moving projects forward in an environment based on exchange and collaborative work between various stakeholders.
  • Executes tasks with precision, meticulousness and rigour.
  • Excellent observation skills and attention to details.
  • Great organisational planning capabilities.
  • Ability to manage multiple activities simultaneously.
  • Effectiveness in time management.
  • Precision and reliability in record-keeping and filing is essential.
  • Autonomy and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Diplomacy, dynamism, flexibility, efficiency, commitment and professionalism.
  • French/English bilingualism is an asset.

The position is to be filled as soon as possible. The salary will be fixed according to qualifications. Candidates interested must send their curriculum vitae and a letter of intent before 4:30 pm on October 15, 2018.
By email to Danielle de Verteuil: ddeverteuil@centrec3i.com
Please note that we will only contact those selected for an interview.

 



 

PROFESSIONAL RESEARCH ASSISTANT – MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

POSITION
Full time, contractual (12 months with possibility of renewal)

 

POSITION SUMMARY
The Center for Commercialisation of Cancer Immunotherapy (C3i) is looking for a highly motivated scientist with experience in cutting-edge molecular biology and genetics techniques for its Biomarker & Diagnostic unit. The individual will be required to develop and execute tests and methods to support clinical and research efforts in immuno-oncology.

 

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Design and carry out laboratory experiments to discover and develop biomarkers to support different oncology and personalized medicine programs.
  2. Ensure quality control of the methods used and data generated.
  3. Analyse data and write scientific reports.
  4. Ensure that work is done in accordance with protocols and Good Laboratory Practices if applicable.
  5. Collaborate with members of the unit, personnel from participating sites, pharmaceutical companies and contract research organizations (CROs).
  6. Participate to project meetings to maintain a high-quality standard.
  7. Other tasks deemed necessary.

 

REQUIREMENTS
Training and experience

  • MSc with 3+ years of experience or PhD with 0+ years of experience in molecular biology or other appropriate discipline.
  • Prior experience in molecular biology and genetics (PCR, real-time PCR, sequencing).
  • Experience in method development, optimisation and validation, preferably for clinical end-use.
  • Knowledge of the GLP work environment and standard operating procedures (SOP / SOP).
  • Knowledge of next generation sequencing.
  • Knowledge of the principles underlying personalized therapies for cancer treatments.

Key skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with French/English bilingualism.
  • Ability for teamwork and moving projects forward in an environment based on exchange and collaborative work between various stakeholders.
  • Executes tasks with precision, meticulousness and rigour.
  • Excellent observation skills and attention to details.
  • Great organisational planning capabilities.
  • Ability to manage multiple activities simultaneously.
  • Effectiveness in time management.
  • Precision and reliability in record-keeping and filing is essential.
  • Demonstrated excellence and productivity in research.
  • Autonomy and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Diplomacy, dynamism, flexibility, efficiency, commitment and professionalism.

The position is to be filled as soon as possible. The salary will be fixed according to qualifications. Candidates interested must send their curriculum vitae and a letter of intent before 4:30 pm on October 15, 2018.
By email to Danielle de Verteuil: ddeverteuil@centrec3i.com
Please note that we will only contact those selected for an interview.