Research Advisor (Health, Nature & Life)

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Research Advisor (Health, Nature & Life)


Scientific Platform Operations


Manon Valiquette

Mandate Description

Under the direction of the Director – Core Facilities Operations, and in close collaboration with the Principal investigator responsible for the scientific management of the biophysics/NMR core facility, the incumbent participates to the identification of the objectives and development of the research projects carried out by the platform. After identifying the research groups’ needs, the person develops and validates a wide range of biophysical tests using NMR spectroscopy and other biophysical technologies used for the characterization of molecular interactions. The candidate uses the relevant computer tools for his/her follow-ups, performs laboratory experiments, analyzes and interprets the results of NMR spectroscopy, writes summary reports, supervises students and users in their training activities and participates in the writing of scientific articles and grant applications.

Main duties

  • Discuss with the members of the laboratories the research projects they want to undertake in order to understand their priorities and orientations. Participate in the design and planning of new projects and determine the biophysical techniques and protocols to be followed;
  • Perform various experiments using NMR and other technologies such as circular dichroism, analytical ultracentrifugation, and fluorescence spectroscopy. Analyzes and interprets the results according to the literature. Propose follow-ups to the projects under his/her responsibility;
  • Adapt and modify techniques to obtain new types of experimental results;
  • Program instruments to meet the needs of the test to be performed;
  • Participate in the writing of scientific articles by writing sections such as project description, literature review, theoretical framework, discussion and interpretation of results. Participate in grant writing;
  • Present, synthesize, interpret and explain the work of the laboratory in meetings, conferences and other communication forums. Draft summary documents taking into account multiple sources of information;
  • Act as a resource person for laboratory members (methods, techniques, procedures, validation of certain results, planning of laboratory resources);
  • Maintain the specialized instruments under his/her responsibility;
  • Attends various specialized conference and participate in training activities to keep abreast of concepts, theories and new knowledge in biophysics and particularly in NMR spectroscopy;
  • Use various data analysis software.

Job requirements

      Education & Experience

  • Master’s degree in an appropriate field of specialization or a terminal undergraduate university degree in an appropriate field of specialization and two years experience relevant to the research project;
  • Specialized skills or expertise may be required;
  • Demonstrated experience in NMR nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy;
  • Experience in the development and execution of in vitro assays;
  • Experience programming robotic instruments and analysis scripts;
  • Experience in handling purified proteins;

      Skills and abilities

  • Ability to work independently in a constantly changing environment;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in both French and English (an asset).

General information

Union affiliation : Syndicat des employés et employées de la recherche de l’Université de Montréal (SERUM)
Salary scale : R2 – $54,160 à $79,536
Manager : Manon Valiquette
Location : Université de Montréal’s main campus, Marcelle-Coutu Pavilion
Work schedule : Full time
Start date : As soon as possible

Application Procedure

Applications should be submitted to job posting # 519229.
Université de Montréal employees must apply via their Synchro self‑service.
Other applicants must first create a profile on the Careers website of Université de Montréal and then submit their resume.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Please take note, however, that only short-listed candidates for the position will be contacted by email for an interview.

Employment Equity Program

IRIC and Université de Montréal (UdeM) uphold the principles of employment equity and encourage applications from women, members of visible minorities, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, and Aboriginal people.

Immigration Requirements

In compliance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority shall be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

About IRIC

IRIC is an ultra-modern research hub and training centre located in the heart of Université de Montréal. Created in 2003 to shed light on the mechanisms of cancer and discover new, more effective therapies, research at IRIC has already built a reputation for excellence within the Canadian and international scientific communities. Nearly 500 team members are dedicated to the Institute’s approach: complementary expertise, collaboration, and community combined with creativity and innovation. The next generation of investigators trained at IRIC must not only become experts in their own field, they must also integrate multidisciplinarity and collaboration into their practice. More information on postdoctoral work at UdeM can be found at :

The primary objective of IRIC is to elucidate the molecular underpinnings of cancer and to devise innovative approaches to cure cancer. IRIC is located in a state-of-the-art new building on the main campus of UdeM. It currently hosts 30 Principal Investigators and over 450 trainees, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, research associates and support staff. IRIC also comprises several cutting edge technological platforms. These include Bioimaging, Biophysics & NMR, Flow Cytometry, Genomics, High-Throughput Screening, Histology, Proteomics, and the Drug discovery unit, as well as one of the largest animal facilities in Canada. A collegial and curiosity-driven research environment is a key characteristic of the Institute. For more information, please visit us at a

About Université de Montréal

Université de Montréal is one of the leading research universities in Canada. Together with its two affiliated schools, HEC Montréal and École Polytechnique, it constitutes one of the largest centers of higher education in North America. For more information, please visit and Research at UdeM.