Job Number: 871116

Category: Research

Positions Available: 1 FTE

Years Experience Required: 1

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Posted Date: Mar 5, 2021

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Research Coordinator

Krembil Centre for Neuroinformatics

 

 

About the Krembil Centre for Neuroinformatics

The Krembil Centre for Neuroinformatics at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is harnessing the power of high-performance computing to integrate and analyze the wealth of data generated about the brain.  Our research is performed in an open science environment, with an emphasis on reproducible data-driven research and a patient-centric approach to accelerate identification and treatment of mental illness. A focus on global collaboration is key to transforming our understanding of mental health and its treatment. The Centre operates as an incubator for medical technologies to identify, manage and treat mental illness, while shaping policy at national and global levels.

 

Position Description

The Computational Genomics group led by Dr. Shreejoy Tripathy at the Krembil Centre for Neuroinformatics at CAMH (https://triplab.org/) is seeking a full-time, contract Research Coordinator (1 year). The successful candidate will serve as liaison for a series of projects related to the analysis, integration, and sharing of Patch-clamp based cellular neuro-electrophysiology data. This is a 100% “dry-lab” position.

 

Duties include

  • liaising with collaborating experimental labs,
  • coordination of software development tasks with software developers and undergraduate software engineering students,
  • applying computational scripts for neuro-electrophysiology data analysis,
  • developing technical documentation illustrating computational analyses and workflows in easy to understand language,
  • organizing and managing team meetings,
  • contributing to the design and content of online websites and tools (such as https://neuroelectro.org/), and
  • preparing and editing reports; including coordinating for grant proposals on behalf of Principal Investigators 

 

The candidate will support a healthy workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork and complies with all applicable regulatory and legislative requirements.

 

This position is physically located at the CAMH College Street Site with opportunity for some work to be done remotely. This position is funded through generous support related to a NeuroNex collaboration (https://www.nxwm.io/) and other sources based on collaborative grants with experimental labs.

 

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have a Masters in Neuroscience or a related discipline combined with two (2) years experience working in a relevant area in academia or industry. The ideal candidate will have a strong background and passion for cellular neuroscience research with multiple years of hands-on experience with Patch-clamp electrophysiology.

Experience with writing open source computational scripts for data analysis (such as in Matlab, Python, or R) is preferred. Evidence working collaboratively in a team setting is an asset. Evidence of strong written and oral communication skills, including teaching experience and science communication to the public, and working collaboratively in a team setting are strong assets. Experience with molecular biology (such as qPCR or RNA-sequencing) or bioinformatics is a plus but is not required.

Scripting skills and data visualization experience is an asset. The ability to independently manage multiple tasks and prioritize conflicting priorities is required. The successful candidate must have strong time management, organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to think creatively with a focus on results and outcomes is preferred.

 

Please Note: This full-time 1 year contract position is part of the OPSEU bargaining unit.

Salary Range: $24.60 to $32.81 per hour 

 

 

 

 

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CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and is a teaching hospital and research institute.  As a CAMH employee, you will be expected to actively support CAMH’s teaching and research activities, in addition to supporting the clinical work of the hospital.

At CAMH, we strive to be an equitable and inclusive employer. Our commitment to equity is grounded in an institution-wide commitment to achieving a working, teaching, and learning environment that is free of discrimination and harassment.

CAMH actively seeks candidates from First Nations, Métis and Inuit, racialized and LGBTQ2+ communities, women, and people with disabilities (including people who have experienced mental health and substance use challenges).

We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to our positions.

We thank all applicants for their interest however, only those selected to interview will be contacted.  Please inform us if you require accommodations during the interview process.