Jobs

Doctoral and Postdoctoral Researcher Position

Employer

University of Montreal

Location

Montreal, Canada

Principal Investigator

Jonathan Brouillette

Contact

jonathan.brouillette@umontreal.ca

Description

The Brouillette Lab at the Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal (CIUSSS-NIM) invites applicants for a doctoral and postdoctoral researcher position in the field of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and age-related memory deficits. Specific research topics include the effect of Aβ oligomers on sleep during aging, the impact of Aβ oligomers on different cell types in the hippocampus, the role of the phosphatase STEP on social memory, and blood biomarkers for early AD. We are using state-of-the-art equipment to perform laser microdissection, optogenetic, molecular/cellular biology, and behavioral testing with various animal models. These full-time positions and projects are supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Weston Brain Institute. Funding is available for three to five years.

The start date is immediate but flexible. Applications will be considered until the positions are filled. The annual stipend is consistent with CIHR funding levels.

Requirements

Candidates should have a degree in neuroscience, biochemistry, molecular/cellular biology, pharmacology, genetics, or a related field. Ideal applicants will have experience in molecular/cellular biology, animal behavioral testing, and knowledge of statistics. Additional preferred qualifications include experience with laser microdissection and optogenetics.