Senior Research Associate

Senior Research Associate

Date Posted: 11/16/2023
Req ID:34972
Faculty/Division: Temerty Faculty of Medicine
Department: Department of Immunology
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


The Department of Immunology in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, invites applications for the position of Senior Research Associate  for an immunologist with experience in Multiple Sclerosis (MS), microbiome studies and animal models of MS. The applicant should have a general knowledge in immunology, neuroimmunology, glial biology and the gut brain axis. The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting experiments with human samples (blood, stool) and animal models of MS.

Qualifications include a PhD in a relevant scientific field with at least 4 years of postdoctoral experience or equivalent and a strong publication record. Experience with techniques used in neuroimmunology and human immunology are required. Experience in Histology, Imaging mass cytometry, multiparameter flow cytometry, human T cell assays, and animal models of MS is essential. The applicant should have a general knowledge of immunology and neuroimmunology.

The incumbent must also show evidence of their ability to develop an independent research program and to independently direct projects. Previous supervisory and teaching experience will be required in order for the successful candidate to contribute to the guidance of technicians and trainees as well as participate in the teaching mission of the lab. Experience preparing manuscripts for submission to peer-review publications/journals, writing or helping to write grants, and presenting findings at local, national, or international conferences are also required.


  • Conducting the immunological analysis (imaging mass cytometry, flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry, ELISA), and assays that measure T cell responses. Experience preparing tissues for imaging technologies and single cell suspensions from complex tissues (brain) is essential. Experience working with mouse and human samples is essential. Experience with the animal model of MS is essential
  • Designing, planning and executing research projects
  • Supervising other research staff
  • Working with multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional teams
  • Presenting research findings to PIs and other members of the research team
  • Conducting data analysis and reporting
  • Ensuring project goals are met within the context of the larger program
  • Liaising with collaborators and assisting in the compilation, analysis and reporting of research findings to researchers within and outside of the program.

Beyond these responsibilities, the individual is expected to participate in the preparation of grant applications. At all times, the individual is expected to support the overall research and teaching missions of the lab. The incumbent will be expected to perform research with a high degree of independence and will design, direct, execute, analyze and present in written and oral forms novel investigative studies that build on and/or take advantage of the resources and expertise within the lab as well as incumbent’s academic expertise.

Closing Date: 11/30/2023,11:59PM ET
Employee Group: Research Associate 
Appointment Type: Grant - Continuing 
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone: R02 -- Sr. Research Associates $60,304 - $105,332 - $112,416 (open)
Job Category: Research Administration & Teaching

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