** The initial assignment will be for 1 month but the position will be extended to 12/2020 if
performance meets the expectations. **
This position is embedded within the immunohistochemistry (IHC) core and focused on higher order multiplexing (4+markers), providing scientific expertise for tissue-based assays across the pathology core labs. The pathology IHC/ISH core is a state-of-the art lab equipped with automated platforms and develops assays primarily for discovery research using in-house generated and commercially available antibodies or probes.
The main duties of the position include designing, planning and performing higher order multiplexed immunofluorescence (IF) assays, Ion Mass Spectrometry (IMC) assays or other multiplexed assays for projects within oncology, immunology and neurobiology.
The individual in this position will independently conduct studies from inception through assay development/experimentation to data interpretation. Candidates should enjoy associated challenges such as implementing new technologies and working across functional groups. Other job relevant tasks include data acquisition (microscopy), image analysis, photographic documentation, recording, compilation, interpretation and
presentation of results.
An addition to strong scientific credentials, candidates must have a record of productivity as well as relevant professional experience. Candidates must enjoy handling multiple collaborative projects and working in a team-oriented environment.
Excellent communication, multitasking, organization, record keeping, problem-solving skills and the ability to work effectively in a team are therefore essential. The position requires a high degree of independence and thorough understanding and proficient use of IHC techniques, in particular multiplexed methods. Candidates should have a desire to perform bench-work. In-depth knowledge and hands-on experience with microscopy
and histology is a must. Experience with imaging mass cytometry (IMC) and image analysis is a plus.