Job Postings

Teaching Assistants

Available Positions 

Rate of pay

Undergraduate, Masters, and PhD students:

  • Fall 2024: $51.93 per hour + vacation pay
  • Winter 2025: $52.97 per hour + vacation pay

Please note that should rates stipulated in the collective agreement vary from rates stated in this posting, the rates stated in the collective agreement shall prevail.

Application Process

Please submit completed applications in a single PDF file to undergrad.pharmtox@utoronto.ca

 If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact uoft.careers@utoronto.ca.

Policies

  • All jobs are posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 1 Collective Agreement. It is understood that some announcements of vacancies are tentative, pending final course determinations and enrollment.
  • Duties of this position 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.
  • 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.
  • Students can hold Teaching Assistantship in 1 lecture-based course and/or 1 laboratory-based course in the Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology.

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.

Assistant Invigilators

Available Positions 

  • No positions available currently

Qualifications required:

  • Current graduate student registered at the University of Toronto
  • Previous work experience with proctoring examinations preferred

Duties may include:

  • Distribution and collection of test and examination materials
  • Taking of attendance and collection of signatures
  • Escorting students to and from washroom facilities
  • Monitoring activities within the examination room

Rate of pay

  • $31.39 per hour 
  • The hourly rates paid for these duties are governed by the Collective Agreement between the University of Toronto and CUPE 3902, Unit 1 and apply to all assistant invigilator positions
  • Should rates stipulated in the collective agreement vary from rates stated in this posting, the rates stated in the collective agreement shall prevail

Application Process

Submit a completed application form and cover letter to undergrad.pharmtox@utoronto.ca

Invigilators can be called to invigilate tests and exams for any of the courses offered by the Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology.

If during the application process you require accommodation due to a disability, please contact undergrad.pharmtox@utoronto.ca

Duties of this position 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.

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

Sessional Lecturers and Course Instructors

No positions available at this time

Research Associates / Lab Technicians

Available Positions

  • No positions available at this time

Application Process

Applications should be submitted online through the HR & Equity website.

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, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

All qualified incumbents are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Postdoctoral Fellowships

Available Positions

  • Post-Doctoral Researcher in the laboratory of Dr. Beverley Orser, Department of Physiology, University of Toronto

Application Process

  • Please send your application (a Cover Letter, a CV and the names of three references to Lilia Kaustov (lilia.kaustov@sunnybrook.ca) by August 30, 2024.

Overview

A Research Associate position in translational neuroscience funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research is available in the laboratory of Dr. Beverley Orser (www.orserlab.com). The lab is located in the Department of Physiology at the downtown campus of the University of Toronto.

The goal of the research is to understand physiologic and pathological processes underlying learning and memory, and to identify the mechanisms that contribute to a decline in brain function after anesthesia. Studies will focus on neurons and glia in the hippocampus and cortex. The long-term goal is to develop novel treatments that target subtypes of inhibitory receptors for cognitive disorders after anesthesia, as well as for inflammation-induced cognitive dysfunction and mood disorders. The position will involve wet lab research, project management, lab operations, and grant/manuscript writing and reporting.

Qualifications:

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic scientist with the following skills and experience:

  • Strong experimental skills in biochemistry, molecular biology, protein and RNA analysis.
  • Experience in Immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence is an asset.
  • Experience in electrophysiology, and/or animal behavioral assays is an asset.
  • Ability to work independently with strong problem-solving skills.
  • Design and execute experiments to support research activities and projects in the lab.
  • Strong scientific writing skills (manuscript preparation, grant writing, etc.).
  • PhD in biochemistry or neuroscience or molecular biology.
  • 1-2 years of post-doctoral experience with demonstrated academic and research expertise in the field of biochemistry or molecular biology is an asset.
  • Must demonstrate a good understanding of scientific principles, experimental design, and proper laboratory techniques.

The laboratory provides an excellent training environment and we are strongly committed to training high-quality researchers who are interested in advancing translational neuroscience. The laboratory is also strongly committed to diversity within the communities and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of color, women, indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

External Opportunities

Available Positions

  • Post Doc Fellow in Pharmacology at New York Medical College

Application Process

Overview

The Postdoc Fellow will be involved with an NIH-sponsored innovative project on GPR75 in obesity-driven cardiovascular and metabolic complications. The postdoc will have the opportunity to enhance their research experience, become independent researchers, become known through publishing and presenting their results at professional meetings, and advance their careers by networking with colleagues.

Responsibilities

  • Participate in the coordination of and conducting experiments involving the assessment of GPR75 and cell culture studies
  • Assist in analyzing and interpreting data, presenting, and publishing the results, as well as in the planning of future experiments
  • Oversee the participation of graduate students and laboratory staff with research experiments
  • Maintain logbooks, lab notebook and write lab reports
  • Participate in presentation of research data at scientific meetings
  • Other lab tasks as requested by the Supervisor

Qualifications

Education requirement:

  • PhD Degree in a related field with 3+ years of related lab experience

Technical/computer skills:

  • Utilization of Microsoft Office Suite, data programs

Prior experience:

  • 3+ years related lab experience