Research Assistant/Associate in RNA Biology and Genomics

The RNA Biology research unit, headed by Dr. Eric Lécuyer, seeks to recruit an experienced and highly motivated research assistant/associate to study the biological functions and mechanisms of RNA intracellular transport. Our laboratory employs a combination of biochemistry, molecular biology, Drosophila genetics, genomics and high-throughput cell biological approaches to define the impact of RNA localization on cellular organization and disease. Our team is highly multi-disciplinary and actively involved in major collaborative efforts involving both academic (e.g. ENCODE/ENCORE consortium) and private sector partnerships.


Applicants should have completed graduate studies in biology, biochemistry, genetics, genomics or a related discipline. Candidates should have significant experience with standard molecular/cellular biology and biochemical approaches, with a particular emphasis on in RNA-related experimentation. Moreover, individuals with experience in genomics/transcriptomics approaches and associated bio-informatics/statistical analyses methodologies will be given strong consideration.

Employment conditions 

Full-time position (35 hours/week); fixed-term contract for two (2) years, renewable. The IRCM offers a competitive range of benefits. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Available: Immediately, until filled.

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter and CV (including the names and contact information of three referees) by email to

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Only candidates with strong academic track records will be considered.

Éric Lécuyer
Research Unit Director