Scientific Innovation Project Coordinator – metrovancouver

Position Title: Scientific Innovation Project Coordinator

Position Status: Full-Time Regular

Department: Liquid Waste Services

Employee Group: Teamsters Local 31

Location: 4730 Kingsway, Burnaby

Salary Range/ Wage Rate: PG 27 $2,993.53 – $3,536.55 bi-weekly

Our Liquid Waste Services Department is seeking a Scientific Innovation Project Coordinator to join the Collaborative Innovations Team within the Policy, Planning and Analysis Division. The Collaborative Innovations Team explores utility improvement ideas and demonstrates their positive impact for inclusion in utility plans. This position will have a significant role in moving the needle on wastewater innovation and regional sustainability. The normal work place for this position is Metro Vancouver’s Head Office in Burnaby.

You are:

  • Inventive with the ability to draw from a breadth of scientific knowledge.
  • Resourceful, gaining insights from your vast professional network to solve large-scale problems.
  • Well-grounded in science and research in microbiological or biochemical water or wastewater systems.
  • Able to communicate complex matters into simple terms.
  • Passionate about people, partnerships, and the planet.


This role:

  • Develops initiatives for technological innovations in wastewater operations in areas such as resource recovery, renewable energy, process optimization and sustainability; investigates problem or opportunity, performs research and complex technical analyses to evaluate the application of scientific advancements involving microbiological, biochemical and related processes to wastewater operations; liaises with internal collaborators, academic institutions, research organizations and industry in the review of innovative approaches and technologies.
  • Develops proposals to investigate the viability of prospective innovations and presents recommendations to senior management, political committees, professional groups and other stakeholders; outlines project scope, including methodology, plans, participants, budgets, deliverables and timelines; drafts reports, grant applications or other information to support proposals.
  • Coordinates approved projects to develop the innovation in partnership with external parties; directs, coordinates and participates in the work of staff and oversees contractors; reviews technical reports for accuracy and compliance with project objectives; drafts partnership agreements, organizes financial accounts, monitors budgets and contracts; evaluates progress towards objectives and provides related updates.
  • Evaluates overall effectiveness of the innovation project upon completion; recommends next steps, alternative direction for improving processes and future opportunities; reports on outcomes as required.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with internal and external parties; aligns the interests of external parties to selected innovative initiatives; develops relationships with professionals and researchers from diverse fields of study.
  • Maintains currency on emergent scientific discoveries and technological advances related to the field of wastewater operations.
  • Prepares and maintains a variety of materials such as records, technical and status reports, project and experiment specifications.
  • Performs related work as required.


To be successful, you have:

  • Degree in microbiology, biology, chemistry or other applied discipline; eligibility for registration in a professional association related to the work; considerable related experience in water or wastewater utility operations; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices, methods and techniques of researching, evaluating and analyzing scientific approaches to technological innovations in wastewater operations.
  • Considerable knowledge of wastewater collection and treatment processes, including the physical, chemical and microbiological processes at work within engineered systems and their environmental impact.
  • Considerable knowledge of sources of data and current literature, trends, research methodology and developments in scientific fields related to the work.
  • Considerable knowledge of the methods, principles, practices of operating computer and peripheral equipment and software related to the work.
  • Ability to review problem or opportunity, research and analyze technical data, and synthesize concepts towards an innovative purpose, drawing on scientific knowledge, industry experience and professional networks.
  • Ability to develop clear and concise reports and proposals, detailed project specifications and related documentation, and to coordinate project resources and monitor budgets, contracts and agreements.
  • Ability to coordinate projects and to direct, coordinate and participate in the work of staff, direct and oversee contractors, and liaise with external partners to evaluate progress towards objectives.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide variety of internal and external contacts.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing and to make presentations to stakeholders. for the Province of British Columbia.


Our Vision:

Metro Vancouver embraces collaboration and innovation in providing sustainable regional services that contribute to a livable and resilient region and a healthy natural environment for current and future generations.

Please follow this link to our Careers page where you can submit your application by October 12, 2020.


CANADA RESEARCH CHAIR (TIER 2) in Inflammatory Mechanisms in Health and Disease – University of Manitoba



POSITION NUMBER: 27282+27281



The University of Manitoba invites applications for a Canada Research Chair Tier 2, a tenured or tenure-track position at the rank of assistant or associate professor, in the area of inflammation as relevant to human health and disease.

The Government of Canada has established the CRC program to enable Canadian universities to foster world class research excellence. The proposed CRC aligns with the University’s strategic research plan that identifies ‘Fundamental Research’ and ‘Integrative Research in Health and Well-Being’ as targeted areas.

The Chair will be a member of the Department of Internal Medicine and the Manitoba Centre for Proteomics and Systems Biology. The Centre provides a unique environment in which fundamental and clinician scientists use “omics” approaches to research areas including innate and adaptive immunity, immune aspects of arthritis, human renal transplantation, cell virus interactions, and separation sciences. The Centre offers a unique collaborative environment with the potential for the direct application of new approaches to the study of human biology and disease. There are excellent opportunities for collaboration with basic and clinical Departments in the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences ( and the University of Manitoba


 The successful candidate will be expected to establish an independent research program examining host responses in acute or chronic inflammatory diseases. The research will employ integrative approaches to develop a systems-based understanding of process. This program should be relevant to but not necessarily limited to autoimmunity, transplantation, or infection. As a Chair holder, the candidate will be expected to attract, develop and retain excellent trainees, students and future researchers. A critical aspect of these expectations will be the provision of teaching and mentoring to colleagues and their trainees at the University.


 The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. with several years of post-doctoral experience in the application of high content analysis of biological systems of potential biomedical relevance. They will have sustained academic productivity as demonstrated by publications and presentations. In addition, the candidate will have a superior record of attracting and supervising graduate students and postdoctoral fellows (taking into account different practices in the relevant field or discipline). Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

A Tier 2 CRC Nomination will be submitted soon after a successful candidate has been selected. Chairs are awarded by the Tri-agency Institutional Programs Secretariat after a rigorous evaluation, and award decisions are expected in the fall. The appointment will be conditional on a successful Canada Research Chair nomination.

Applicants must be exceptional emerging scholars with less than 10 years of experience as an active researcher since obtaining their terminal degree at the time of nomination. Tier 2 Chairs are valued at $100,000 per year for 5 years with an option to renew once. Applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, such as maternity, parental or extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.) will have their eligibility for a Tier 2 Chair assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process. Please contact the UM’s Office of Research Services ( office for more information (

The University acknowledges the potential impact that Career Interruptions and Personal Circumstances can have on an applicant’s record of research achievement. We encourage applicants to explain the impact of any such interruption(s) in their submission. Measures will be taken to ensure that these leaves will be taken into careful consideration during the evaluation process. The CRC Nomination Selection Committee will receive equity training that includes instruction on how to recognize and combat unconscious, implicit, overt, prejudicial and other kinds of bias. The Canada Research Chairs website also provides full program information including details on eligibility criteria at:

Equity Statement:

 The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.

The University of Manitoba, founded more than 140 years ago, is located in Winnipeg, and is the region’s largest research-intensive university. The university community is comprised of close to 30,000 students, 9,000 faculty and staff, and over 140,000 alumni. A vibrant, prairie city with a population exceeding 700,000, Winnipeg boasts world-class arts and entertainment, professional sports teams and an affordable, balanced lifestyle; for more information, visit

Application materials, including reference letters, will be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba). Please note that application materials may be provided to participating members of the search process.

Application Deadline: Until filled

Application materials should include:

  • a cover letter outlining the candidate’s qualification and how they fulfill the above-listed criteria
  • a curriculum vitae (including examples of significant research contributions)
  • a two-page statement outlining the innovative and original proposed five-year research program envisioned for the Tier 2 chair and its potential to attract funding, contribute to student training and other impacts on the broader community, and a statement on candidate’s strengths and experiences in increasing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in previous institutional environment
  • a teaching statement that documents the candidate’s experience in and approach to training and mentoring diverse students and the candidate’s teaching philosophy
  • the names and contact information of three referees


Send Applications to:

Dr. John Wilkins

Search Committee Chair

799 John Buhler Research Centre

715 McDermot Ave.

Winnipeg, Manitoba

R3E 3P4, Canada

Email –

Please refer to position 27282+27281 in the subject heading

Assistant Professor, Molecular Mechanisms of Disease, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Guelph

Position Title/Rank: Assistant Professor, Molecular Mechanisms of Disease
College: College of Biological Science
Department: Molecular and Cellular Biology
Date: September 1, 2020
Deadline: October 31, 2020
Please reference: AD #20-32

Position Description:

The Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Guelph invites applications for a tenure-track position, at the rank of Assistant Professor, in the area of Molecular Mechanisms of Disease.

We are seeking outstanding candidates whose research interests focus on signal transduction, membraneless organelles, or RNA biology in the context of cancer or neurological disorder. Individuals investigating these topics at the molecular or systems level in a variety of research models including vertebrates, immortalized cell lines, and/or patient-derived stem cells are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate may have expertise in a wide range of experimental approaches, including biochemical, imaging, pharmacological, immunological, advanced -omics technologies, or other relevant strategies. The successful applicant is expected to establish an innovative and sustainable research program that will integrate with, and expand, the research strengths of the Department, and offer new avenues for collaboration.

Qualifications include a Ph.D., a preferred minimum of two years of relevant post-doctoral experience, a proven record of research excellence evident in high-quality publications and demonstrated potential to establish a competitive independent research program and secure research funding. The successful candidate must also demonstrate the potential to provide effective and innovative teaching to a diverse population of graduate and undergraduate students, and will be committed to promoting diversity, inclusion, and multicultural competence in an educational and work environment.

A culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative at the University of Guelph as this is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating a modern academic community. Willingness to work collaboratively with faculty and to mentor students from a wide range of disciplines, cultures, and academic backgrounds is essential. Therefore, we invite and encourage applications from all qualified individuals, especially from groups that are underrepresented in higher education. The Department is a collegial, inclusive, and welcoming environment that values diversity, and wellness among our members as key ingredients in our collective success.

The successful candidate will join a dynamic, multidisciplinary, research-intensive department with 44 faculty members who study diverse biological systems at levels from molecules to cells. The Department is the home of undergraduate programs in Biochemistry, Microbiology, Molecular Biology & Genetics, Neuroscience, and contributes to programs in Biological Science, Biomedical Science, and Plant Science. Graduate training activities include programs offering M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Molecular and Cellular Biology, and a Master of Biotechnology degree. Faculty members also participate in cross-department programs, including Bioinformatics, Biophysics, Neuroscience, Plant Science, and Toxicology. The successful applicant will be expected to develop a creative and independent research program, sustained by external funding from national/provincial agencies, and contribute to graduate and undergraduate training.

The University of Guelph is the second largest employer in Guelph, a city of approximately 130,000 people, located about an hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario. The University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of about 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across over 40 academic units. The University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. It is a unique place, with transformative research and teaching and a distinctive campus culture. People who learn and work here are shaped and inspired by a shared purpose: To Improve Life. Reflecting that shared purpose in every experience connected to our University positions us to create positive change, here, and around the world. Our University community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and an obligation to address global issues.

Application Process:

Interested candidates should submit the following materials as a single PDF file: (1) a cover letter indicating area(s) of research focus; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) an overview of proposed research program (max. 1500 words; see below for additional details); (4) a teaching statement (max. 500 words); (5) a separate statement describing the strategies you will use to promote inclusion and support a diverse community in your research lab and classrooms (max. 500 words); and (6) contact information of three references. Assessment of applications will begin on October 31, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

Applications should be sent by email to the attention of:

Dr. Nina Jones

Search Committee Chair

Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology

College of Biological Science

University of Guelph

Guelph, ON, Canada N1G 2W1


The overview of proposed research statement should be a maximum length of 1500 words (~ 3 pages) of 12pt font. This statement should:

  • Detail the candidate’s specific area of expertise, with a description of their contributions to the field.
  • Provide a detailed plan of their future independent research program, and how this program might be leveraged to obtain extramural funding.
  • Indicate how the candidate’s research program will synergize with the Department’s research environment.


All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Guelph recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, the University will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.

The University of Guelph resides on the ancestral lands of the Attawandaron people and the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and we offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

If you require a medical accommodation during the recruitment or selection process, please contact the University of Guelph Occupational Health and Wellness at 519-824-4120 x52674.