New articles on gender equity featuring CSMB Vice-President Imogen Coe

Read two recent articles on gender equity featuring CSMB Vice-President Dr. Imogen Coe:

“This is not a woman’s issue; this is a human rights issue”: U of T groups host panel on diversity in STEM Advocates discuss the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in Canadian STEM research in The Varsity, University of Toronto’s student paper

International Women’s Day: will the drive for gender equity get past institutional resistance?
On International Women’s Day, Jocalyn Clark and Imogen Coe ask why universities have been so slow to adopt meaningful change to improve gender representation in Times Higher Education (article if free, but site registration is required for access)

Research Assistant position at Concordia University in Montreal to study ultrasound-assisted drug delivery for cardiovascular therapy.

A temporary full-time, grant-funded Research Assistant position is available immediately in the Department of Biology at Concordia University in Montreal to study ultrasound-assisted drug delivery for cardiovascular therapy. The salary is between 40,000-45,000$ CDN a year, depending on previous experience.

We are building an interdisciplinary team of individuals with backgrounds in physics, engineering, biology, and medicine. This is an excellent environment for a motivated individual interested in the field of medical technology, biomedical imaging and targeted therapeutics to gain valuable skills and experience.

The successful candidate will be responsible for carrying out experimental work, performing data analysis and preparing reports. Candidates require a B.Sc. or M.Sc. degree in Cell or Molecular Biology, or related fields.

Responsibilities include:

  • Performing cell culture
  • Molecular biology assays (e.g. Western, PCR)
  • Cardiomyocyte isolation techniques
  • Ultrasound contrast agent synthesis
  • Performing acoustic measurements and participating in preclinical experiments
  • Analyzing research results and preparing manuscripts for publication

Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree in Cell or Molecular Biology
  • Experience with molecular biology techniques, and familiarity with laboratory equipment and experiments
  • Highly motivated, curious and detail-oriented individual
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Experience with biomedical ultrasound is not required, but considered an asset
  • Experience with cardiomyocyte isolation is not required, but considered an asset

Only complete applications will be considered. Qualified individuals should email their resume, a copy of their undergraduate transcript (and graduate transcripts if applicable), the names of two referees who have agreed to be contacted and a cover letter to brandon.helfield@concordia.ca. Please include “Research Assistant Position” as the title of your email.

Deadline: April 1st, 2019

We thank you in advance for your interest. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Please no telephone calls.

Concordia University is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from women, aboriginal peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities.