Research Assistant position in Dr. Natasha Chang’s laboratory

Position Title: Research Assistant
Hiring Unit: Department of Biochemistry
Supervisor: Dr Natasha Chang
Work Location: 3655 Promenade Sir William Osler, McIntyre Medical Building, Room 805
Hours/Week & Schedule: 35 hrs/week; 9AM -5PM Monday to Friday
Hourly Wage: $28.15
Planned Start Date & End Date: November 11, 2019 – November 10, 2020 (renewable)
Date of Posting: (post for 5 working days minimum) September 12, 2019
Deadline to Apply: October 18, 2019


The Chang laboratory at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, is looking for a highly motivated and detail-oriented research assistant to work on understanding the molecular regulation of muscle stem cell biology in health and disease. The successful candidate will be exposed to a variety of research techniques including primary stem cell isolation and culture, gene and protein expression analyses, molecular cloning, protein interaction studies, and microscopy. She/he will be part of a dynamic research team and will be responsible for conducting experiments and generating research results, as well as laboratory organization and ensuring day to day lab functioning.

  • Perform independent research projects: experimental design, data generation and analysis, troubleshooting and problem resolution
  • In charge of ordering, receiving and stocking supplies, keeping inventory and records of reagents and consumables
  • Ensure proper maintenance and training for users of laboratory equipment
  • Provides training in basic techniques and lab safety for new laboratory members
  • Attend weekly lab meetings and weekly one on one meetings with supervisor


For Research Assistant – minimum requirement: Master’s Degree
– Master’s degree in a relevant field of study
– 3 years of laboratory research experience, lab managing experience is an asset


– Ideal candidates will have prior experience in mammalian cell culture, mice handling and molecular biology techniques
– Exceptional organization skills and attention to detail
– Excellent written and oral communication skills
– Great interpersonal skills, an effective team player and willingness to supervise/mentor students


Interested applicants should send a cover letter, CV and contact information for two references by email with the subject line “Research Assistant – Muscle Stem Cell Lab” to Dr. Natasha Chang.


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