Research Associate (Limited Term): Nanotechnology -1 Year Term- 60% FTE

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Research Associate (Limited Term): Nanotechnology -1 Year Term- 60% FTE

Date Posted: 02/10/2021
Req ID:2772
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering
Department: Dept of Chemical Eng.& Applied Chemistry
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


Research Associate, NSERC IRC Chair in Nanotechnology Engineering

The individual will join Dr. Frank Gu’s research group as a Research Associate to manage a wide range of research projects under Dr. Gu’s NSERC IRC program such as nano-therapeutics, nano-diagnostics, and as well as other related tasks within the lab associated with research activities in water treatment and remediation.


    Ph.D. in chemical engineering or materials science engineering or equivalentTwo years’ postdoctoral experience or related industrial experience in the field of Nanotechnology EngineeringExperience in publishing highly cited peer-reviewed journal articlesExperience in research laboratories including the maintenance, usage and direct support of specific research equipment related to nanotechnology such as dynamic light scattering, spectrophotometry, and chromatography

Required skills:

    Highly organized in managing multiple research projects simultaneouslyAble to flawlessly collaborate and coordinate with various academic and industry research partnersEnthusiastic, motivated, and diligent workerSafety oriented – able to follow all the safety instructions at all timesQuick learnerAble to work independently under minimal supervisionEfficient time management skillsEffective oral and written communication skills

Job responsibilities:

    Conduct research in synthesis of polymeric and metallic nanoparticles, and the applications towards healthcare applicationsSupport a wide range of research projects including nano-therapeutics, nano-diagnostics, and water treatment and remediation using nanotechnology by advancing various research projects into developing new innovative patents and publish peer-reviewed journal articlesMentor and track research progress of Masters, PhD and Postdocs with their projects under the IRC program. Providing guidance on project proposal development, formulating experimental designs, data dissemination and publicationsAct as a liaison for industry-related research projects between the research lab and the industry partners by updating the partners with key milestones achieved and the direction and propriety of the project moving forwardInitiate collaboration with various academic institutions, contract research organizations, or industry partners to optimize and advance the research project activities related to the research groupFile and manage intellectual properties developed within the research group by communicating with both the University commercialization department as well as external law firmsMaintain research laboratory equipment performance by establishing quality standards, standard operating protocols, developing troubleshooting procedures, ensuring staff compliance, arranging equipment replacement, service, and repairOversee research purchase requests, approvals, and processing for the entire lab to ensure smooth research operation for all lab members

Note: The initial appointment term is one year at 60% FTE, with the possibility of renewal.

Closing Date: 02/28/2021,11:59PM ET
Employee Group: Research Associate
Appointment Type: Grant - Term
Schedule: Part-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone: R01 -- Research Associates (Limited Term): $45,491 - $85,295
Job Category: Engineering / Technical

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

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Job No:
Posted: 2/11/2021
Application Due: 3/3/2021
Work Type: Full Time