Research Assistant IV – Department of Biology

Applications are to be received by: 4:30 p.m. on June 15, 2021

Classification: Research Assistant IV
Job Title: Research Assistant/Lab Manager
Department: Department of Biology
Wage or Salary: $21.97/hr
Hours of Work: up to 40 hours per week
Start Date: June 16, 2021 or as negotiated
Number of Positions available: 1
Length of Appointment: until September 3, 2021
Date Issued: June 8, 2021


We are seeking a highly motivated Research Assistant/Lab Manager for various projects related to organismal biology and plant pathology. Research responsibilities include providing expertise and high-level technical skills in molecular biology techniques (e.g., qPCR, RNA/DNA isolation, etc.) and other relevant duties as assigned. Lab management responsibilities include purchasing of consumables, organization, monthly budgetary reporting, maintenance and calibration of equipment, and other relevant duties as assigned.  The Research Assistant will train laboratory staff in standard operating procedures and equipment specific requirements. The successful applicant will work closely with the principal investigators of two multidisciplinary labs.


M.Sc. or Ph.D. in Plant Pathology or other science-related field. Demonstrated abilities in standard molecular biology and plant pathology techniques are required. Excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a collaborative environment are essential. The ideal candidate will be familiar with the operation of standard lab equipment and with lab safety and biosafety procedures.

To Apply:

Contact Dr. Bryan Cassone ( Please send a brief statement of interest and resume/CV.

Brandon University is committed to equity, welcomes diversity, and hires on the basis of merit. All qualified individuals who may contribute to the diversification of the University, especially women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous persons, racialized persons, and persons of all sexual orientations and genders are encouraged to apply. Canadian citizens and permanent residents are given priority. Evidence of citizenship must be provided.

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