Laboratory Coordinator
Competition 850

Department Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Biochemistry Dept
Salary range $47,918.92 to $64,697.48
Hours per week 35
Grade 7
Posted date April 25, 2024
Closing date June 30, 2024
Position Type Full Time - Trust Funded


This position is a part of the Non-Academic Staff Association (NASA).

This position has a term length of 2 years with the possibility of extension and offers a comprehensive benefits package which can be viewed at: Faculty & Staff Benefits.

Location - This role is in-person with work taking place at North Campus, Edmonton. 

Working for the University of Alberta

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Your work will have a meaningful influence on a fascinating cross-section of people — from our students and community members, to our renowned researchers and innovators, making discoveries and generating solutions that make the world healthier, safer, stronger and more just. Learn more.

Working for the Department of Biochemistry

Our research labs, headed by 25 faculty members with primary appointments in the Department of Biochemistry and 8 adjunct professors with primary appointments in other departments, pursue scientific discovery in a number of areas, including cancer, infectious disease, and cardiovascular disease.

The Di Trani group is a recent addition to this department. In this group, we use cryogenic electron microscopy, kinetic analysis, and various biochemical techniques to study protein structure and function. Our primary focus is on electron transport chain complexes and other macromolecules involved in bioenergetic processes

Position Summary

The Di Trani group is hiring a laboratory coordinator who will be responsible for management and administration of this laboratory under the direction of the principal investigator. This includes purchasing lab supplies, monitoring and maintaining equipment and inventories, performing and analyzing experiments, and training new students. Additionally, they will develop update and maintain SOPs and ensure compliance with health and safety.  


  • Work with the Principle Investigator in designing and conducting both routine and new experimental procedures 
  • Preliminary analysis and validation of research data
  • Troubleshoot experimental protocols with PI and trainees
  • Train new summer students, undergraduate trainees, and research fellows
  • Contribute to daily lab operations including lab supply orders, maintaining biological and chemical inventories and equipment, general lab clean-up and waste management, and ensuring compliance with safety regulations
  • Development of SOPs for equipment maintenance and laboratory procedures


  • Bachelors of Science degree is required in biochemistry or related subject  
  • Masters of Science degree is preferred due to additional hands-on experience this provides
  • Greater than 6 months experience in a research environment
  • Experience with Protein Purification, Cell Culture, Molecular Biology, PCR, SDS PAGE, and Agarose Gel Electrophoresis

Application Instructions

Please apply online by submitting your cover letter and curriculum vitae as separate documents. Applicants who wish to can also submit a listing of their references.

At the University of Alberta, we are committed to creating an inclusive and accessible hiring process for all candidates. If you require accommodations to participate in the interview process, please let us know at the time of booking your interview and we will make every effort to accommodate your needs.

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

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, M├ętis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.


Note: This opportunity will be available until midnight June 30, 2024, Edmonton, Alberta local time.