Research Technician

We are looking for a talented individual to join our Research & Development team as a full time Research Technician in our Ottawa, Canada office.  Reporting to a Lead Scientist, you will work on vaccine research and pre-clinical development projects including analytical assays for antigen characterization and analysis of immune responses in animals.

Key Responsibilities

  • Perform bioanalytical assays, focusing primarily on antigen characterization using enzyme immunoassays, ELISAs, Bradford, BCA, SDS-PAGE gel electrophoresis, western blot, and qPCR.
  • Maintain a detailed laboratory notebook of experiments performed
  • Operate and maintain requisite laboratory equipment and instruments and record data
  • Perform laboratory test assays using sound scientific methods and available SOPs, GLP instructions
  • Analyze data using Prism, MS Excel, MS Word and MS PowerPoint software
  • Summarize, report and present results of experiments and exchange information with supervisors and peers in a professional manner
  • Work independently, contribute as team member and be flexible working in a dynamic environment
  • Use universal safety precautions to protect self and co-workers from biohazardous materials, including blood-borne pathogens
  • Comply with biohazard safety standard through proper handling of potentially hazardous chemical and biological agents in the workplace
  • Complete annual biohazard/universal precaution/radiation safety training, as appropriate
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • College Diploma in Biochemistry, Immunology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology or related field and 2+ years’ experience
  • Or a Bachelor Degree in one of the above fields
  • Related industry laboratory experience is considered a strong asset
  • Strong analytical, organizational, time management and problem-solving skills
  • Flexibility in working hours, evening and weekend work may be required depending on the nature of the research process


How to Apply

If this describes you please introduce yourself by submitting your resume and cover letter outlining your qualifications and interest in joining VBI’s team to

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

VBI is an Equal Opportunity Employer who firmly believes our diversity fosters innovation. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates with disabilities participating in all aspects of the selection process.

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