Associate Director Facility (MT0810, ADM3A, GR7)

Job Category: 
Term positions for Management and Professionals


Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Director of the SCIMAP and Histology core platforms, the Associate Director is responsible for providing research, organizational and managerial support to the SCIMAP and Histology Core Platforms.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Associate Director will oversee the growth and optimization of these scientific platforms to support the GCRC and research community at large (both inside and outside McGill University). In partnership with the core platform Director, the Associate Director will ensure the cores effectively support to the Centre’s research activities and will develop and implement strategies to build the cores’ revenue streams. Responsibilities include:

  • Oversee and manage the consolidation of SCIMAP and Histology platforms into one unified core facility
  • Establish, develop and oversee the implementation of service and scientific expansion strategy of the merged SCIMAP/Histology facility;
  • Develop, manage, and implement changes to SCIMAP/Histology service offerings;
  • Supervise facility staff, their performance and training and professional development;
  • Provide oversight for all facility projects (day-to-day management of individual projects will be the responsibility of core facility staff);
  • Identify new needs as the facilities grow over time, e.g. when to hire additional research staff, whether to invest in updates to equipment, develop new methods, etc.;
  • Plan and control budgets associated with directing a fee-for-service facility and generate budget forecasts;
  • Manage equipment for the cores
  • Manage server for data storage and accessibility for all users;
  • Provide consultation services to internal and external users, and offer senior and subject matter expert advice on project planning and experimental design related to mass cytometry and histology experiments to scientists at different career stages (Graduate students, Post-Doctoral Fellows, Principal Investigators);
  • Participate in building the mass cytometry antibody library,
  • Guide bioinformatics specialists for mass cytometry (Helios and Hyperion) analysis pipeline development;
  • Support GCRC Leadership in SCIMAP/Histology-related grant application and submission by identifying grants and assisting with grant writing, managing and optimizing the grant budget;
  • Keep abreast of developments in the fields of mass cytometry and histology, and latest developments in best practices and technologies through commitment to continued professional development, which will require reading the scientific literature, attending scientific meetings and seminars.

Education and Experience:

Undergraduate degree

Five (5) years' related experience

Other Qualifying Skills and Abilities:

Ph.D. and 5 years of research experience in histology and immunology and/or advanced imaging and/or cell and developmental biology is preferred. Experience in flow cytometry and/or mass cytometry is required. A strong understanding of cellular phenotyping, and multi-parameter analysis is required. Supervisory experience, business development and project management experience are strong assets. Basic data analysis and a willingness to learn new analytical skills/concepts. Strong communication skills, in order to foster collaborations and discuss equipment needs with a scientific team.

How to Apply:

Please submit your application online at

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The deadline to apply for this position is November 21, 2019 at 5:00 PM.

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Faculty of Medicine
Goodman Cancer Research Centre
Salary Range: 
(Grade 07) $67,300 - $89,800 (midpoint) - $116,800
One (1) year
Reporting to: 
Dr Daniella Quail
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