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 behavioural testing with various animal models. These full-time positions and projects are supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and the Weston Brain Institute. Funding is available for three to four 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.
Candidates should have a degree in neuroscience, biochemistry, molecular/cellular biology, pharmacology, genetic, or a related field. Ideal applicants will have experience in molecular/cellular biology, animal behavioural testing, and knowledge of statistics. Additional preferred qualifications include experience with laser microdissection and optogenetic.
Interested applicants should send their CV, a brief cover letter describing research experience and interests, university transcript, and contact information for 2-3 references by e-mail to Jonathan Brouillette (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dr. Jonathan Brouillette, Ph.D.
Department of Pharmacology and Physiology
Université de Montréal
Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal (CIUSSS-NIM) – Affiliated to Université de Montréal
Montréal, Québec, Canada