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Douglas Research Centre – Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Trainee Positions Available
Circadian Control of Immune Functions
Laboratory of Molecular Chronobiology
Douglas Research Centre
McGill University, Montreal
Graduate student and postdoctoral fellow positions are available. Research projects in the laboratory aim at defining the molecular mechanisms underlying circadian clocks and their links with physiology. This research is crucial to better understand circadian rhythms, and the numerous health issues that can arise following their dysregulation (such as in shift workers): sleep and mood disorders, cancer, metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular problems… The selected candidate will join our ongoing efforts to study the circadian regulation of the immune response in mice, in particular the mechanisms underlying the circadian rhythms of CD8+ T cell response to antigen presentation (see e.g. Nobis et al., PNAS, 2019; Fortier et al., J. Immunol., 2011; Cermakian & Labrecque, J. Immunol., 2023).
The selected candidates will work under the supervision of Dr. Nicolas Cermakian, Director of the Laboratory of Molecular Chronobiology, at the Douglas Institute and McGill University, within the collaboration with Dr. Nathalie Labrecque (Univ. Montréal) and Dr. David Langlais (McGill Univ.). More information about the laboratory can be found at: http://ncermakianlab.mcgill.ca.
Expected background of candidates
For a graduate student position: Candidates should hold a B.Sc. or M.Sc. in basic biological sciences (e.g. Immunology, Molecular Biology…) at the time of taking up the position.
For a postdoc position: Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in basic biological sciences (e.g. Immunology, Molecular Biology…) at the time of taking up the position, and strong research experience in one or more of the approaches listed below.
Prior lab experience for one or more of the following approaches constitutes a clear asset:
- Mouse work, in particular with molecular immunology approaches
- Bio-informatic/genomic analyses
- Molecular/cellular biology approaches
How to apply
To apply for a position, the following documents should be sent by email to Dr. Nicolas Cermakian (email@example.com):
- Letter of presentation/motivation
- CV (including list of several reference persons)
- University transcripts (for applications for an MSc/PhD student position)
To apply for this job email your details to firstname.lastname@example.org
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