Research Technician: CERVO Brain Research Centre – Sephton laboratory Université Laval

Position Summary: An entry level research technician position is available in the Department of Psychiatry and neuroscience in Dr. Chantelle Sephton’s laboratory: https://cervo.ulaval.ca/en/chantelle-f-sephton

Research Area: The major research goal of the laboratory is to determine how processing of RNA is altered in neurodegenerative diseases. We will accomplish this by studying RNA-binding proteins that are mutated in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and assess their function. We will use our novel mouse models that develop ALS symptoms and cell culture models of ALS to study the function of RNA-binding proteins and the efficacy of therapeutics. The findings from these studies will advance our understanding of how altered RNA regulation can cause ALS and we will use this information to develop targeted therapeutics to cure the disease.

Requirements: The applicant must have a Bachelor’s of Science or a Master’s of Science. degree in one of the following areas: Biochemistry, Biology, Neuroscience, Genetics or Molecular Biology. The applicant must be highly organized and detail oriented and have a proven track record of these skills. Additionally, applicants must have experience with molecular biology (PCR, DNA purification), biochemistry (Western blot, protein determination) and understand animal genetics.

Salary and hours: The position is full-time, 35 hours/week and offers full employee benefits. The salary follows the Université Laval guidelines and are based on education and experience.

All interested candidates are invited to apply directly to Dr. Chantelle Sephton at chantelle.sephton.1@ulaval.ca. Candidates should submit in their application a cover letter, curriculum vitae, university transcripts and two reference letters.

Contact information

Chantelle F. Sephton, PhD
Assistant Professor
Université Laval
Centre de recherche CERVO / CERVO Brain Research Centre
2601, chemin de la Canardière
F-3516
Québec, Québec, Canada, G1J 2G3
Tel 418-663-5747 ext.4884
Fax 418-663-5971
chantelle.sephton.1@ulaval.ca

Posting end date 2017/12/01