Research Technician Position Available


Toxicology Centre, University of Saskatchewan


One or two full-time Research Technician positions are available in Dr. Karsten Liber’s Aquatic Toxicology Research Group starting approximately Jan 3, 2013 or sooner depending upon successful candidate’s availability for full or part-time work in December. Positions will require occasional weekend work and possibly some field work in the summer.


Candidates must be enrolled in, or recently have completed, an undergraduate program in toxicology, biology, environmental science, or another appropriate natural/environmental science program. Good laboratory research skills and a background in aquatic biology, limnology, or toxicology would be assets, but are not essential. All students with strong academic standing are encouraged to apply, regardless of their level of work-related experience. The desired candidates must be dependable, organized, responsible, enthusiastic, and able to work as part of a team.


The successful candidates will be involved with any one or more of several different aquatic toxicology research projects involving graduate students, post-docs and technicians. All projects focus on the evaluation of contaminant stress on aquatic organisms, including invertebrates and fish, and on the assessment of industrial impacts on aquatic ecosystems in Saskatchewan and Western Canada. Responsibilities will include helping to maintain established cultures of aquatic organisms, assisting with water and sediment toxicity experiments using a variety of species and toxic compounds, collecting and/or processing of samples, performing water quality analyses, other general laboratory duties, and data summary and analysis. Appropriate training will be provided.


Approx. $1,800 to $2,200 per month depending on academic and work experience.


Applications will be accepted through November 16th, 2012, or until suitable candidates are found.


Applications must include: 1) a detailed resume; 2) a list of three work-related references who may be contacted to provide an evaluation of the candidate; 3) a cover letter outlining specific qualifications for and interest in the position; and 4) a copy of up-to-date academic transcripts (photocopies and PAWS printouts are acceptable).

Please send applications and direct inquiries to:
Dr. Lorne Doig, Toxicology Centre, University of Saskatchewan
44 Campus Drive, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5B3
Tel: (306) 966-4049 Fax: (306) 931-1664

The University is committed to Employment Equity. Members of Designated Groups (women, aboriginal people, people with disabilities, and visible minorities) are encouraged to self-identify on their applications.