Casual Research Assistant 2

McGill University

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Position Summary:

The research assistant will assist the research supervisor (Professor Wayne Sossin) in conducting a research project on the mechanisms of action of Calpain 15 with minimal or no supervision. The research assistant should have a large working knowledge of the field. The research assistant will perform experiments involving  the mouse and rat dissection, mouse breeding, immunoblotting immunocytochemistry, protein purification and protease assays. The research assistant will analyze and interpret results, including generating figures for research papers and grants, be in charge of administrative tasks required related to the project and may provide training to other research staff in the techniques involved In examining the mechanisms of action of Calpain 15.

This position is covered by the AMURE collective agreement.

Knowledge of French and English: McGill University is an English-language university where day to day duties may require English communication both verbally and in writing. The level of English required for this position has been assessed at a level 3.5 on a scale of 0-4.

Hourly Salary:


Hours per Week:

25 (Part time)


Montreal Neuro.



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This position is covered by the Association of McGill University Research Employees (AMURE) collective agreement.

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