Research Assistant - Neural Circuit Development Research Unit

Summary of responsibilities

The Neural Circuit Development Research Unit is looking for a highly motivated and resourceful individual to fill the position of Research Assistant. The candidate will be part of a team studying the development of nervous system at the molecular and genetic level. Our specific interests are the role of ephrin and netrin signalling in axon guidance, and, the assembly and function of nociceptive neuronal circuits. The candidate will play a central role in the laboratory and help maintain a nurturing and stimulating environment.

  • Work on projects related to the main interests of the laboratory and coordinate its day-to-day operations
  • Use current technologies such as standard molecular biology (e.g.: expression plasmid construction, PCR genotyping), protein biochemistry, in situ mRNA detection, in ovo electroporation, cell culture, immunohistochemistry and small animal handling (e.g.: perfusion and stereotaxic injection).
  • Independent adaptation and establishment of new technologies such as RNAscope is also expected. 

Qualifications requises

  • M.Sc. or PhD in life sciences with a minimum of three years' related experience 
  • Strong molecular biology and immunohistochemistry background 
  • Experience in mouse genetics and tissue culture 
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, and attention to detail
  • Independence, resourcefulness and troubleshooting abilities
  • Effective communication skills 
  • Fluency in English, writing and speaking
  • Fluency in French (an asset)

To apply

Please submit resume with contact information of two or three referees to the Research Unit Director. IMPORTANT: In the email subject line, write the recognition sequence of EcoRI and the colour of the emission peak of Alexa 488.

Artur Kania (lab)
Research Unit Director