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Research Associate position

2013 June 19 by hkim

Research Associate position at the Impact centre.

Description:
Scientist position to carry out applied research at the Impact Centre. Background knowledge in the following areas is needed: devices and device development, various sensors and sensing/detection mechanisms, chemical sensing and separation techniques, gel electrophoresis, handling and sensing of proteins, ceramics and solid-phase synthesis. Candidate must be able to work with others, as well as carry out individual work. Candidate is expected to take part in other activities of the centre, including mentoring students, preparing reports and proposals, and interacting with industry

Qualification:
PhD level in electrical engineering with postdoctoral experience and ability in a variety of application areas.

Please email your application to: employment@optics.utoronto.ca

Priority will be given to Canadians and landed immigrants.

Posting date: June 19, 2013
Closing date: June 29, 2013

Back-End Developer (Summer Internship)

2013 April 4 by hkim

GymLife is a fast pace startup in Toronto focused on developing online tools to help its users to overcome obstacles they face in their journey towards maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

We are currently looking to hire a summer intern with strong knowledge in back-end development:

Requirements

  • Work well on a team and be willing to pitch in however needed to accomplish its goals
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Stay up to date with methodologies and technologies

Skills

  • Proficient in Object Oriented PHP, and database management (MySQL).
  • Have some experience with MVC frameworks
  • Familiarity with internet security is a plus.
  • Bonus points for experience with Social Media APIs and application development on iOS/Android

What we offer

  • An opportunity to learn more about running a startup.
  • An environment that fosters innovation and professional development.
  • An opportunity to work within a small tight knit team and make a big impact.
  • A culture where everyone really cares about what they’re working on.
  • An opportunity to attend startup networking events and professional workshops.

Our ideal candidate is someone who is a fast learner and extremely resourceful – the type of person who likes to get things done. You should also be passionate about the potential of GymLife and have a positive “YES” attitude.
If this sounds like you, then we’d love to hear from you. Simply send your resume to career@gymlife.com. Selected candidates will be invited for an interview.

Front-End Developer (Summer Internship)

2013 April 4 by hkim

GymLife is a fast pace startup in Toronto focused on developing online tools to help its users to overcome obstacles they face in their journey towards maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

We are currently looking to hire a summer intern with strong knowledge in front-end development:

Requirements
• Work well on a team and be willing to pitch in however needed to accomplish its goals.
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Continually deliver better front-end performance and usability.
• Graphic design for both digital communications and print.
• Stay up to date with methodologies and technologies.
• Excellent knowledge of cross-platform and cross-browser issues.
• Creating responsive web pages that look great on desktop and mobile devices.
• A love for designing great products.

Skills
• Strong HTML and CSS skills.
• Strong knowledge of jQuery, Javascript, and AJAX.
• Proficient with Photoshop, Illustrator, & MS Office products (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
• Familiar with PHP programming, and MySQL.
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

What we offer
• An opportunity to learn more about running a startup.
• An environment that fosters innovation and professional development.
• An opportunity to work within a small tight knit team and make a big impact.
• A culture where everyone really cares about what they’re working on.
• An opportunity to attend startup networking events and professional development workshops.

Our ideal candidate is someone who is a fast learner and extremely resourceful – the type of person who likes to get things done. You should also be passionate about the potential of GymLife and have a positive “YES” attitude.

If this sounds like you, then we’d love to hear from you. Simply send your resume and your work samples (a link to your portfolio, if available) to career@gymlife.com. Selected candidates will be invited for an interview.

Intermediate Software Developer (Medical Imaging)

2013 March 25 by hkim

Position
Intermediate Software Developer (Medical Imaging)

About PathCore Inc
PathCore is a Toronto-based software startup specializing in digital pathology image-management and analysis software. We are located in downtown Toronto, steps away from Queen’s Park metro station and the MaRS discovery district. More information at www.pathcore.ca.

About the Position
PathCore is currently recruiting for a highly energetic and motivated software developer with past experience in medical imaging software. Suitable candidates should consider themselves highly independent and goal oriented developers, able to deliver results on time. We expect that this role and its responsibilities will be dynamic and expand as we strive to meet our clients’ needs. An interest in developing quality software via proper quality management systems is also desirable.

Required Skills

  • 7+ years of software development experience
  • Comprehensive C/C++ development knowledge with a focus on object oriented design
  • Good knowledge of software development lifecycle processes
  • Past experience with creating DICOM compliant services (SCP/SCU) via DCMTK or GDCM
  • Good knowledge of SSH, HL7 and TCP/IP communication protocols
  • Past experience with relational database design (MySQL, SQL, ODBC)
  • Knowledgeable in cross-platform library development (Windows, Linux, MacOS)

Desirable Skills

  • Project management experience and/or certifications
  • Experience with implementing quality management systems for software
  • Experience with using software development tools (source control, unit testing, bug tracking, continues integration, etc.)
  • Knowledge of UI development libraries such as Qt
  • Medical image analysis (i.e. algorithm development) background and/or training

Contact Information
Interested candidates may submit a CV to careers@pathcore.ca.

Prof. Mildred Dresselhaus will visit the Institute for Optical Sciences and will deliver 3 lectures

2013 March 21 by hkim

Professor Mildred Dresselhaus, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, will visit the Institute for Optical Sciences from April 22 to 24 as a Stoicheff Lecturer and a Distinguished Visiting Scientist (DVS). More information on the Stoicheff lecture is available here, and for the DVS lectures here.

 

Our holograms featured on Discovery Channel

2013 March 13 by hkim

On Thursday March 7, 2013, our holograms were featured on an episode of Daily Planet Discovery Channel. What does the future of 3-D hold in store? Lucas visited IOS to find out. The full episode can be viewed here.

 

DVS visit of Thomas Schmidt in February

2013 January 25 by hkim

We are thrilled to have Prof. Thomas Schmidt for Physics of Life Processes at the Leiden Institute of Physics at Leiden University, Netherlands visiting us in February as part of our Distinguished Visiting Scientist (DVS) series. While in Toronto, Prof. Schmidt will present lectures on February 11, 12, and 14th, as well as tour various labs at the University of Toronto and meet with both faculty and graduate students. Look out for more information at http://www.optics.utoronto.ca/academic/dvs/thomas-schmidt.

CLOSED: IOS Career Opportunities – Research Associate

2012 November 7 by hkim

Updated: November 7, 2012

Research Associate

Institute for Optical Sciences is seeking for a Research Associate who has broad expertise in strategic planning for developing entrepreneurship, academic, and industrial cooperation programs.

Description:

Research Associate works independently, engage in the planning and execution of experiments, and manage projects to meet milestones and timelines.

Other responsibilities include conducting research work individually, or in collaboration with others, preparing related proposals, reports and publications as needed. Research Associate often interfaces with industry and engages in business development leading to partnerships, works on project management, and engages in new technology networks within key sectors

Qualification:

Formal Education: Master degree in Chemistry.

Experience: Minimum 3 years of work experience in industry and have developed business-related skills. Experience in writing proposal and reports.

Please email your application to: employment@optics.utoronto.ca
Priority will be given to Canadians and landed immigrants.

Posting date: November 7, 2012
Closing date: November 20, 2012

 

The UofT Student as Inventor and Entrepreneur

2012 October 29 by hkim

Monday November 12, 2012

When Charles Best was a student at the University of Toronto, he worked on a project that was to change the world — insulin. Today and for the foreseeable future the discovery of insulin has a major impact in the lives of millions.

Our University’s strength in research and in teaching provides an excellent foundation for students to engage in innovation and entrepreneurship – to translate scientific discovery into societal benefits, to create their own jobs.

Join us in a celebration of the UofT student as inventor and entrepreneur, and the inauguration of TechnoLABS – a space dedicated to student technopreneurs. We will listen to six stories from former UofT students who have led technology companies that improved our quality of life, allowing our society to benefit from university discoveries. We will also learn about initiatives at the University for helping the current generation of students follow in the footsteps of the speakers. TechnoLABS is part of a growing ecosystem of support and training programs at the University of Toronto for student and recent alumni entrepreneurs building companies based on technological innovations in a  wide range of physical sciences. Students participating in TechnoLABS will present their companies at a poster session before the formal presentations and during the break.

Location:

University of Toronto – MacLeod Auditorium
1 Kings College Circle, Medical Sciences Bldg., Room 2158
Toronto,  ON  M5S 1A8


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Program of Presentations:

 

1:00 – 2:00 Meet TechnoLABS Entrepreneurs
2:00 -2:05 Welcome and introduction
2:05 – 2:20 Presentation about Charles Best, the student who discovered insulin
2:20 – 2:45 Tony Redpath — EcoPlastics Inc.
2:45 – 3:15 Graeme Ferguson — Imax Inc.
3:15 – 3:45 Break & Refreshment
Meet TechnoLABS Entrepreneurs
3:45 – 4:10 Vaughn Betz — Right Track CAD
4:10 – 4:35 Neil Reid — Sciex
4:35 – 5:00 Darren Anderson — Vive Crop Protection Inc.
5:00 – 5:15 Official Launch of TechnoLabs at the University of Toronto
5:15 – 6:00 Networking

 

In order to participate in the event, please RSVP at this link.
We would appreciate a response by Wedsnesday, October 31.

  

CLOSED: IOS Career Opportunities – Research Associate

2012 October 22 by hkim

Updated: October 22, 2012

Research Associate

Institute for Optical Sciences is seeking for a Research Associate who has broad expertise in strategic planning for developing entrepreneurship, academic, and industrial cooperation programs.

Description:

Research Associate works independently, engage in the planning and execution of experiments, and manage projects to meet milestones and timelines.

Other responsibilities include conducting research work individually, or in collaboration with others, preparing related proposals, reports and publications as needed. Research Associate often interfaces with industry and engages in business development leading to partnerships, works on project management, and engages in new technology networks within key sectors

Qualification:

Formal Education: Master degree in Chemistry.

Experience: Minimum 3 years of work experience in industry and have developed business-related skills. Experience in writing proposal and reports.

Please email your application to: employment@optics.utoronto.ca
Priority will be given to Canadians and landed immigrants.

Posting date: October 22, 2012
Closing date: October 31, 2012