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Research Manager, Oncology, Cumming School of Medicine

Job ID: 9843

Updated: March 24, 2017

Location: Foothills Campus

Position Overview

The Department of Oncology in the Cumming School of Medicine invites applications for a Research Manager. This Full-time Fixed Term position is for approximately 2 years (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.

This position reports to the Principal Investigator with accountabilities from other co-investigators.  The successful candidate will work in the Molecular Diagnostics of Thyroid Nodule Fine Needle Aspirations area and will be responsible for developing an internationally recognized program of translational molecular diagnostic research in the area of thyroid pathology that is competitive for funding at the provincial and/or national levels. Research undertaken through this position will occur within the Southern Alberta Cancer Research Institute (SACRI).

Working hours will fall mainly within the standard weekday calendar, but evening and weekend hours may be required based on experimental protocols and certain deadlines. The position is associated with a moderate to high stress level.
 

Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

  • Responsible for all hiring, performance reviews and discipline of immediate laboratory team
  • Act as a coach & mentor in training and development of junior team members
  • Resolve conflict within the interdisciplinary team
  • Oversee and develop both the strategy and the operation of molecular diagnostic research in the area of thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer in the Division of Endocrinology and the SACRI
  • Obtain necessary ethical and safety approvals to ensure success of the research program
  • Successfully apply for local, provincial and national research funding to support operation of the laboratory
  • Manage and oversee both the purchases and the expenses of the laboratory, including monitoring budgets, accounts, and providing financial reports as necessary
  • Interacting with other University entities, including other individual researchers & their teams, academic departments and administrative departments (such as HR and accounting)
  • Perform sophisticated technical experiments to achieve the goals of the overall project
  • Manage the workload of individual team members to maximize productivity of the laboratory
  • Establish and maintain accurate electronic and paper records regarding laboratory research
  • Ensure any patient information is being handled appropriately and is kept confidential in accordance with privacy legislation
  • Assist in writing research proposals for further development of molecular FNA diagnostics
  • Prepare annual research program reports for the Division of Endocrinology and the SACRI

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • PhD degree or equivalent in a health-related biochemistry or molecular biology-related field
  • Minimum of 5 years postdoctoral experience working on molecular and transcriptomic analysis of thyroid samples in a clinical translational research environment and in a basic science laboratory
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in microRNA profiling of human tissue samples
  • Strong track record of publication in high impact journals of the field
  • Strong track record of successful grant funding in the last 5 years
  • Track record of successful patent application
  • Experience in writing successful studentship, fellowship and/or research applications is strongly recommended
  • Experience giving presentations at national and international meetings is required
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate within an interdisciplinary team and on a multi-national level is required
  • Skill and experience in preparing manuscripts for publication
  • Ability to compile, draft and maintain correspondence, spreadsheets, reports, and presentations
  • Skill in preparing, analyzing, and monitoring budgets
  • Ability to develop and manage a budget

Application Deadline:  This position will remain open until filled; reviewed of applications will begin September 20, 2015.

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.

 

Additional Information

This position is classified in the Research Career Band, Level 4 of the Management and Professional Staff Career Framework. (Salary range $63.32 - $67.97/hour).

The University of Calgary’s  comprehensive benefits and pension program is designed to promote a productive level of health and well-being to staff members through coverage for health, dental, life insurance, income protection for disability, and retirement income planning. To learn about our comprehensive benefits package please visit

 http://www.ucalgary.ca/careersuofc/files/careersuofc/maps-fixed-term-extwebbag.pdf

To find out more about our competitive salaries and benefits, and why we are a great place to work and learn, please visit the Staff Careers website.

To Apply, please visit the University of Calgary’s career opportunities page www.ucalgary.ca/careersuofc. Job search ID # 8745.

Contact information: hrhire@ucalgary.ca

About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is a leading Canadian university located in the nation's most enterprising city. The university has a clear strategic direction to become one of Canada's top five research universities by 2016, where research and innovative teaching go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. This strategy is called Eyes High, inspired by the university's Gaelic motto, which translates as 'I will lift up my eyes'. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.

The University of Calgary believes that a respectful workplace, equal opportunity and building a diverse workforce contribute to the richness of the environment for teaching, learning and research, and provide faculty, staff, students and the public with a university that reflects the society it serves. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No).

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