Research Associate, Post-Doc and Technician positions in the Baetz Laboratory – University of Ottawa

The Baetz lab is looking for more members to join our team to work on a variety of projects, including exploiting yeast to understand basic mechanisms of cancer cell biology and bio-product development using yeast a cell factories.  Positions available:

Research Associate or PDF:  We are seeking TWO self-motivated and enthusiastic Research Associate or Postdoctoral fellow to work in the area of stress biology, cellular metabolism and cancer research.  Postdoctoral fellows interested in careers in biotechnology may be interested in leading one of our industrial projects in yeast bioproduct fermentation.  You are a highly innovative scientist with a proven track-record in biochemistry and molecular biology.  Ideally you have a  background in yeast genetics and /or functional genomics or gung-ho to learn. The successful candidate will be required to plan experiments, analyze and interpret data, and effectively communicate results.   The candidate should be able to demonstrate a record of a strong work ethic, successful supervision of trainees, while being in a cooperative and fast-paced work environment.


PhD in Molecular Biology or Biochemistry (or closely related field). Preference will be given to candidates with experience in Saccharomyces cerevisiae research and/or cell cycle or metabolism research.

Qualifications/Required Skills/Experience:

  • Expertise in a variety of basic and specialized laboratory techniques and procedures, including advanced microscopy, qPCR, protein purification, CRISPR and cloning. Preference will be given to candidates with yeast genetics or functional genomics expertise.
  • Experience microbiological techniques
  • Skills and/or experience supervising and training students
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to learn and integrate new techniques & methodologies
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Strong communications skills required, including demonstrated ability to prepare publications independently.

Technician:  The Baetz lab is looking for a research technician who is eager to join a fast paced team.  Working under the direction of the Principal Investigator and senior research staff, you will be working on a variety of molecular biology and biochemistry tasks to support numerous research projects.  The successful candidate will be required to execute basic biomedical experiments in collaboration with senior researchers and be willing to learn a variety of techniques.  Technician will also be responsible for general laboratory upkeep, including buffer preparation, media making, and ordering and lab maintenance.  This position requires detailed record keeping and time management.


BSc or college degree in Biochemistry, Molecular Genetics or closely related field.

Qualifications/Required Skills/Experience:

  • Basics in microbiology techniques, including bacteria/fungi culturing.
  • Basics in Molecular biology techniques including knowledge of genomic extracts, PCR, cloning and plasmid manipulations
  • Basics in protein biochemistry, including wester blotting (SDS-PAGE)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of preparing stock buffers and media preparation.
  • Ability to learn and integrate new techniques & methodologies
  • Detailed oriented and ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work within a team.

If any of these jobs interest you, please send your Cover Letter, CV and names of three references to  

The Baetz lab is also continually recruiting new graduate students.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The University of Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and racialized persons. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you might require.