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Academic Associate (Deputy Director)

Business Type: Health Service, Medical Education Agency
Job Type: Pre-Clinical R and D, Planning and Resource Management
Job Level: Experienced (non manager)
Position: Full Time
Location: Canada - Quebec
Reference: dep-dir
Closing Date: 21/05/19
Job Details:
Position Title:  Academic Associate (Deputy Director)
Hiring Unit:  The Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre
Work Location:  Bellini Pavilion of the McGill Life Sciences Complex
Schedule:  40 hrs/week, Monday to Friday
Salary:  Negotiable based on experience
Planned Start Date & End Date:  As soon as possible
Position Context:
The Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre (GCRC) is an internationally renowned research institution, committed to conducting and coordinating independent basic cancer research and training within a technologically advanced environment.
The GCRC is seeking a scientist with a background in research as well as platform management and development. The successful candidate will be a compelling leader who has expertise in not only management of research enabling cores/platforms but also optimizing their function to ensure the most cost effective operations possible.
Reporting to the Director of the GCRC, the Deputy Director will collaborate closely with the Centre’s Director, scientific teams and Platform/Core managers to ensure that the GCRC and each Core/Platform operates as an optimal means to enable cutting edge research through their services to PIs both within and outside the GCRC. He or She should act as the link between the GCRC and consultants/partners working to leverage commercialization opportunities. Specifically, liaise with PIs, private/public sector partners in collaboration with GCRC consulting resources to commercialize current research with the aim of generating additional revenues to enable future research.
The successful applicant will be responsible for:
- The creation and implementation of a  scientific strategy for the development of new technologies for the following platforms/cores:
· McGill Integrated Core for Animal Modeling (MICAM)
· Metabolomics
· Histology
· Single Cell & Imaging Mass Cytometry Analysis Platform (SCIMAP)
· Flow Cytometry
· Mission TRC3 Human Lentiorf Library
- The GCRC driven Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) grant proposals. This includes facilitating pre and post-award support to PIs with respect to construction and equipment purchase planning and execution.
- The general management/inventorying of equipment within the GCRC. This includes support to PIs through the purchasing, commissioning and decommissioning processes.
- All the moves and renovations within the GCRC (i.e. following any CFI infrastructure grants). This extends to being the primary point of contact with McGill Facilities Management and Ancillary Services (Project Management, Operations, Design Services, Energy Management and Grounds).
Doctorate (PhD) in a bio-medical field, ideally one relevant to the research mission of the GCRC, and 7-10 years of experience.
  • Post-doctoral research experience would be considered a definitive asset.
  • Experience in the identification and implementation of new technologies.
  • Experience and/or formal training in budgets/accounting.
  • Experience in managing platforms/cores within a research/pharmaceutical /clinical environment a key asset.
  • Strong initiative, combined with innovative thinking.
  • Experience in managing/leading teams in a research/clinical/pharmaceutical setting a key asset.
  • Strong research support planning and implementation experience.
  • Ability to navigate within a larger organization with multiple stakeholders and audiences
  • Detail-oriented and organized, and able to set priorities, multitask, work independently under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Proficient using MS Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Excel).
Please submit your application on-line at:
The following supporting documents are required :
- a cover Letter and Curriculum Vitae (in 1 pdf file)
McGill University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We welcome and encourage applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.

McGill further recognizes and fairly considers the impact of leaves (e.g., family care or health-related) that may contribute to career interruptions or slowdowns. Candidates are encouraged to signal any leave that affected productivity, may have had an effect on their career path. This information will be considered to ensure the equitable assessment of the candidate’s record. McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated equity groups to self-identify. It further seeks to ensure the equitable treatment and full inclusion of persons with disabilities by striving for the implementation of universal design principles transversally, across all facets of the University community, and through accommodation policies and procedures. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, Professor Angela Campbell, Associate Provost (Equity and Academic Policies) by email or phone at 514-398-1660.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Posted: 09/05/2019 | NPJ Ref: 235148
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