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Technician Opportunities

 

Sample Logistics Technician in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, University of Toronto

Position: Sample Logistics Technician

Status: Casual

This position is for an energetic and organized Sample Logistics Technician in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, University of Toronto.

Job Description:

Under direction of the Principle Investigator, the Sample Logistics Technician is responsible for coordinating the collection of wastewater samples from approximately 12 locations in the GTA and bringing these samples to the University for analysis and archiving.  This work is part of a province-wide initiative for SARS-CoV2 wastewater surveillance.  The incumbent will be required to prepare empty clean bottles for distribution to sampling locations and to drive to collect bottles once filled and return these to the lab on ice, using all safety protocols established in our Standard Operating Procedure (SOP).  In addition, the technician will maintain the log of all samples collected and their provenance and distribution, including working with lab staff to keep a record of subsequent analyses types and dates.  The technician will work as part of a team of Professors, Research Associates, and technicians to ensure accurate sample chain-of-custody (COC) and record keeping from start to finish.

Qualifications/Requirements:

B.Sc. or Masters in Life Sciences or Physical Sciences or Engineering discipline or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Demonstrated attention to detail and organizational skills.

A valid driver’s license and their own vehicle is required (mileage at the rate of $0.57/km will be paid for vehicle use).

Duties

Coordination of Sampling and Laboratory duties (100%)

  • Coordinate sample collection from over a dozen locations per week
  • Physically collect samples when needed (drive to collection point in the city of Toronto) from WWTP and other locations, e.g. Ashbridges Bay
  • Request and obtain sterilized bottles from lab for collection of wastewater samples
  • Label all bottles and complete all Chain-of-custody forms
  • Deliver and collect samples as required by each location
  • Re-order or clean sample collection bottles as needed per protocol provided
  • Compiles and organizes sample distribution data.
  • Maintain database/inventory of samples received and archived (frozen) and their provenance
  • Be familiar with handling, storing and disposing of potentially hazardous materials

Associated Responsibilities

  • Help to maintain a database of all analyses and sample manipulations and storage and processing locations
  • Help to maintain a database of metadata associated with the samples
  • Help to maintain the database of analytical results

Notes:

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Interested candidates should send their resume/CV with at least two references to:

Vinthiya Paramananthasivan (vinthiya.param@utoronto.ca)

Applications will be accepted until Friday, March 12, 2021.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Indigenous/ Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Appointment Type: Casual, 6-month term, with the possibility of renewal for an additional 6 months

Schedule: Full-time; as soon as possible.

Rate: $24.59/hour

Job Field: Sample Logistics Technician


Research Associate Opportunities

 

Research Associate (Limited Term)
Faculty / Division: Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering
Department: Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)

Description:
Research Associate position in the area of metabolic engineering, systems microbiology, enzyme screening and engineering is available at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, University of Toronto. This position is a part of collaborative research project within BioZone at U Toronto.

Qualifications:
The position requires a PhD in Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry with 2-3 years of experience in microbiology, analytical chemistry, biochemistry, biochemical engineering or related discipline. The initial appointment term is for a year with the possibility of longer term extension. University of Toronto is a highly competitive employer and compensation will be commensurate with experience of the candidate. Interested candidates should send their CV with at least two references

Requirements:
– Strong background in microbial fermentation and physiology
– Understanding of fermentation kinetics
– Strong knowledge of synthetic biology, molecular biology,
– Metabolic engineering of E. coli, S. cerevisiae, and non-conventional yeasts
– Experience working at different fermentation scales in lab (shake-flask to 100 L)

Duties:
– Conceive hypothesis, design experimental plans and conduct experiments and analyze and interpret data
– Review scientific literature, Execute research projects and report on their progress through oral and written reports and scientific journal articles
– Communicate effectively orally and in writing
– Present research at local, national and international meetings
– Interface with industry partners and vendors effectively
– Maintain strain and plasmid databases as appropriate
– Coordinate research projects and meetings as appropriate
– Responsible for calibration and routine maintenance of specific equipment and training other researchers and provide technical support for these equipment
– Responsible for developing written protocols and training researchers on the latest on molecular biology techniques including gene assembly, primer design, plasmid constructs, CRISPR based genetic engineering, and directed evolution
– Responsible for developing new techniques and methods and training other researchers in these techniques
– Assist the PI in preparing manuscripts and proposals.
– Perform other additional duties to enable the safe and efficient operation of the lab

Notes:
This is a 12-month term position with the possibility of renewal. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Interested applicants may apply to: alison.lipton@utoronto.ca

Employee Group: Research Associate, Limited Term
Appointment Type: Grant – Term
Schedule: 100%
Pay Scale Group and Hiring Rate: R01 — Research Associates (Limited Term): $42,264 – $79,245
Benefits: The successful candidate will be eligible to enroll in UofT competitive health-benefits packages which include medical, dental, vision, life insurance coverage. Eligibility to enroll in the Pension Plan.
Job Field: Research Associate (Limited Term)
Job Posting: March 2, 2021
Job Closing: April 1, 2021

Download the job description (PDF)


Postdoctoral Fellow Opportunities

 

Posting date: January 21, 2021

Note: Candidates expected to work in a couple different areas.

  1. NSERC-UNENE Alliance grant – Corrosion Control and Materials Performance in Nuclear Power Systems (joint with Suraj Persaud, Queen’s University) – 1 or 2 positions
  2. NSERC-NWMO Alliance grant – Copper Corrosion Mechanisms and Prediction (joint with Queen’s University and faculty in MSE) – 1 position
  3. Qatar National Research Fund – Towards Science-Based Maps for Stress Corrosion Cracking (collaborative with Shell engineers) – partial position
  4. Applications of Nanoporous Metals to Sensing and Catalysis – partial position

Contact: Professor Roger Newman (roger.newman@utoronto.ca)


Tenure-Stream Appointments

 

Faculty Position in the Field of Artificial Intelligence in Chemical/Biochemical Systems

The Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry invites applications for a full-time tenure stream appointment in the area of the application of data science to chemical and biochemical systems. The appointment will be at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor with an expected start date of July 1, 2022, or shortly thereafter.

Applicants are expected to have a PhD in chemical, biological, environmental or materials engineering or in applied chemistry, biology, computer science, computer engineering or a related field at the time of appointment. Postdoctoral or industrial experience is an asset. The successful candidate will have a clearly demonstrated exceptional record of excellence in research and teaching, as well as innovation in research and teaching.

We seek candidates with outstanding expertise in the development and application of Data Science, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) or quantum computing methodologies to chemical and biochemical systems and whose research and teaching complement and strengthen our existing strengths in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry. Areas of application for the candidate’s research may include, but are not limited to, chemical, biochemical and materials processing, sustainable energy/manufacturing/materials, environmental science and engineering, chemical/biomolecular modelling, polymers, catalysis, reaction engineering, transport phenomena, advanced separations, regenerative medicine, protein engineering, genomics, bioinformatics, systems biology, forest products, self-driving laboratories, surface and interface engineering.

All application materials, including reference letters must be received by January 10, 2022. Submission guidelines can be found at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. If you have any questions about this position please contact chair.chemeng@utoronto.ca.

To apply at the rank of Assistant Professor in AI in Chemical and Biochemical Systems:
https://jobs.utoronto.ca/job/Toronto-Assistant-Professor-Artificial-Intelligence-in-Chemical-and-Biochemical-Systems-ON/548737917/

To apply at the rank of Associate/Full Professor in AI in Chemical and Biochemical Systems:
https://jobs.utoronto.ca/job/Toronto-Associate-ProfessorProfessor-Artificial-Intelligence-in-Chemical-and-Biochemical-Systems-ON/548738017/


CUPE 3902 UNIT 1

Positions posted here are open to Graduate Students in the School of Graduate Studies, Postdoctoral Fellows and Undergraduate Students in the University of Toronto. Preference in hiring shall be given to Graduate Students enrolled in the School of Graduate Studies of the University of Toronto or those who have made application to be enrolled in the School of Graduate Studies of the University of Toronto.
Duties of these positions shall be performed at the campus on which the position is located. Where the duties are intended to be performed at another location, such other location will be specified in the posting.

THERE IS A DELAY IN JOB POSTINGS FOR THE 2021/22 FALL AND WINTER TERMS.  WE ANTICIPATE VACANT POSTIONS WILL BE POSTED DURING THE THIRD WEEK IN JULY, 2021.

EMERGENCY POSTING – course instructor
Job Posting: Course Instructor
Course title:  CHE323 – Engineering Thermodynamics
Course description:  Classical thermodynamics and its applications to engineering processes are introduced. Topics include: the concepts of energy, work and entropy; the first and second laws of thermodynamics; properties of pure substances and mixtures; the concepts of thermal equilibrium, phase equilibrium and chemical equilibrium; and heat engines and refrigeration cycles.
Number of positions:          1
Estimated Enrollment:       130
Term:                                        Fall 2021
Class Schedule:                     Lecture (3 hr) – Schedule TBD,  Tutorial (2 hr) – supported by Teaching Assistants (TAs)
Dates of Appointment:      September 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021
Salary:                                    $7,982.07 for CUPE Unit 1, exclusive of vacation pay, 4 installments
Qualifications: Experience in the teaching of engineering, with a preference for experience in university level teaching.  Minimum BASc or BEng.
Duties: The instructor shall prepare the course lecture material with input from the Associate Chair and Undergraduate Coordinator and the current instructor; deliver the lectures; provide scheduled office hours; supervise teaching assistants, set assignments, quizzes, midterm examinations, and final exams as needed, and grading; and submit grades.
Jobs are posted in accordance with the CUPE3902, Unit 1 Collective Agreement.
Those interested should submit a letter of application and current CV by email to Professor Timothy Bender (tim.bender@utoronto.ca) and cc: Lisa Jack, Undergraduate Assistant (ugradassist.chemeng@utoronto.ca)
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.
Candidates who are members of Indigenous, Black, racialized and LGBTQ2S+ communities, persons with disabilities, and other equity seeking groups are encouraged to apply, and their lived experience shall be taken into consideration as applicable to the position.
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission. The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities. If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact uoft.careers@utoronto.ca. During employment, to request accommodation from the University, contact the supervisor or department chair and/or Health & Wellbeing Programs & Services at hwb@utoronto.ca. For more information about accommodations at U of T, please visit our Accommodation webpage.

CUPE 3902 UNIT 3 – General Notice

How to submit an application for General Notice for Unit 3 postings

The Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry may hire (if required) Sessional Lecturers and Sessional Assistant Lecturers to deliver some of its undergraduate courses. To be considered for a position, an application and Curriculum Vitae must be submitted to ugradassist.chemeng@utoronto.ca. We prefer that applications and CVs be submitted via e-mail.

General Information

Generally speaking, we expect to make decisions concerning courses in July for Fall and Spring courses. However, some decisions may be made earlier or later than these time frames, depending on circumstances. Unexpected vacancies may arise at any time.

Applications will be retained for twelve (12) months. Persons who submit applications and CVs will receive e-mailed job postings for specific positions for the subsequent twelve (12) months.

This notice is pursuant to the CUPE Local 3902 Unit 3 Collective Agreement. Please note that in accordance with that agreement, preference in hiring is given to qualified persons holding the rank of Sessional Lecturer II.

Continuously-Posted Notice
Filling Positions Under CUPE 3902 Unit 3 Collective Agreement

NEW POSTINGS – JUNE 9, 2021
CLOSING DATE:  JUNE 30, 2021
ANTICIPATED DECISION DATE:  JULY 10, 2021

 

Job Posting: Course Instructor
Course title:  APS106 – Fundamentals of Computer Programming
Course description: An introduction to computer systems and software. Topics include the representation of information, algorithms, programming languages, operating systems and software engineering. Emphasis is on the design of algorithms and their implementation in software. Students will develop a competency in the Python programming language. Laboratory exercises will explore the concepts of both Structure-based and Object-Oriented programming using examples drawn from mathematics and engineering applications.
Number of positions:           1
Estimated Enrollment:       130
Term:                                        Winter 2022
Class Schedule:                     TBD
Dates of Appointment:      January 1, 2022-April 30, 2022
Salary:                                    $8,489.67 for CUPE Unit 3, inclusive of vacation pay, 4 installments
Qualifications: Experience in the teaching of engineering, with a preference for experience in university level teaching.  Minimum BASc or B.Eng
Duties: The instructor shall prepare the course lecture material with input from the Associate Chair and Undergraduate Coordinator and the current instructor; deliver the lectures; provide scheduled office hours; supervise teaching assistants, set assignments, quizzes, midterm examinations, and final exams as needed, and grading; and submit grades.

 

Job Posting: Course Instructor
Course title:  CHE375 – Engineering Finance & Economics

 Course description: This course has three modules: 1) managerial accounting, 2) corporate finance and 3) macro economics. The first module introduces financial statements and double entry record keeping, and deeper aspects of revenue, expenses, assets, debt and equity. The second module introduces the concept of risk and return, the Capital Asset Pricing Model, capital budgeting, corporate financing, financial statement analysis and financial valuation. The third module covers global aspects of business, including economic, political, societal and technological, and discusses factors such as GDP, inflation, unemployment, interest rates, foreign exchange rates, fiscal debt/surplus and balance of payments, and their impact on the financials of a given country.

Number of positions:           1

Estimated Enrollment:       30
Term:                                        Winter 2022
Class Schedule:                     Lecture (3 hr) – Schedule TBD,  Tutorial (2 hr) – supported by Teaching Assistants (TAs)
Dates of Appointment:      January 1, 2022-April 30, 2022
Salary:                                    $8,489.67 for CUPE Unit 3, inclusive of vacation pay, 4 installments
Qualifications: Experience in the teaching of engineering, with a preference for experience in university level teaching.  Minimum BASc or BEng.
Duties: The instructor shall prepare the course lecture material with input from the Associate Chair and Undergraduate Coordinator and the current instructor; deliver the lectures; provide scheduled office hours; supervise teaching assistants, set assignments, quizzes, midterm examinations, and final exams as needed, and grading; and submit grades.

 

 

Those interested should submit a letter of application and current CV by email to Professor Timothy Bender (tim.bender@utoronto.ca) and cc: Lisa Jack, Undergraduate Assistant (ugradassist.chemeng@utoronto.ca):

Dr Timothy Bender
Associate Chair Undergraduate Studies
Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry
University of Toronto
200 College Street
Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3E5

These positions are subject to final budgetary approval.  This notice is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 Collective Agreement.  It is understood that some announcements of vacancies are tentative pending final course determinations and enrolment.
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

 

 

 

Jobs are posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 Collective Agreement.  It is understood that some announcements of vacancies are tentative, pending final course determinations and enrolment. Should rates stipulated in the collective agreement vary from rates stated in this posting, the rates stated in the collective agreement shall prevail.

Preference in hiring is given to qualified individuals advanced to the rank of Sessional Lecturer II or Sessional Lecturer III in accordance with Article 14:12 of the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 collective agreement.

Please note: Undergraduate or graduate students and postdoctoral fellows of the University of Toronto are
covered by the CUPE 3902 Unit 1 collective agreement rather than the Unit 3 collective agreement, and should not apply for positions posted under the Unit 3 collective agreement.

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