Molecular Biologists/Biochemists

ENG Electrical & Comp Engineer

Competition No.  -    A104046719
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

Professor Jie Chen’s lab in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, at the University of Alberta, is recruiting molecular biologists/biochemists with strong backgrounds in single-cell RNA sequencing (scRNA-Seq) and excellent communication/collaboration ability to conduct the single-cell microfluidic platform project with engineers and other team members from diverse backgrounds. 

Qualified candidates must have: 

  • Basic theological knowledge on various high-throughput single-cell RNA sequencing methods, especially Drop-Seq, microwell platform, InDrop and 10x chromium. Know the similarities and differences among these methods.
  • Hands-on experiences in sequencing library construction workflow (especially 10x or Drop-Seq method), which includes reverse transcription, cDNA tagmentation with Nextera XT, PCR amplification, cDNA purification by AMPure XP and cDNA library quality check with BioAnalyzer. 
  • Knowledge on genomics/transcriptomics data analysis is an asset, which includes any of the following:
    • Sequencing data quality control and mapping of raw sequencing reads using spliced transcripts alignment tool (e.g.STAR aligner).
    • Demultiplexing of sequencing data to generate the gene expression (count) matrix.
    • Downstream data analysis and interpretation,including clustering (using the Seurat Package), Gene Set Enrichment analysis (GESA) to explore the effect of DEP force manipulation on gene expression and cell cycle analysis based on the expressed gene sequenced by scRNA-Seq, ect.

COVID-19 Vaccination: Proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 in compliance with the University’s COVID-19 Vaccination Directive. Fully Vaccinated means a status an individual achieves 14 days after having received the recommended number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada or the World Health Organization, and requires the individual to maintain the recommended number and type of vaccine doses as updated and required by Health Canada thereafter.

How to Apply

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Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered. The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.