PhD position at Université Laval: Unveiling the role of protein aggregation in Parkinson’s disease and neurodegenerative disorders

A PhD position in Neuroscience/neurophotonics is available at the Faculty of Medicine, Université Laval (https://www.ulaval.ca/) in Quebec City, Canada (https://www.ville.quebec.qc.ca/en/).

The selected candidate will work on a collaborative project involving the laboratory of Dr. Abid Oueslati (https://abidlncf.wixsite.com/oueslati-laboratory) and the laboratory of Dr. Armen Saghatelyan (https://www.saghatelyanlab.com/research). This project aims to understand the role of protein aggregation, notably alpha-synuclein aggregation, in the pathogenesis of Parkinson’s disease and related neurodegeneration. The project will be essentially based on using a multidisciplinary approach, including optogenetic, calcium imaging in feely moving animals, two-photon imaging, brain tissue CLARITY and Light Sheet Fluorescence Microscopy.

The desired applicant must have a master in neuroscience or cell biology, or the equivalent, in addition to a strong academic record.

Contact information:

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of 2-3 references to Dr. Oueslati (Abid.Oueslati@crchudequebec.ulaval.ca) and Dr Saghatelyan (armen.saghatelyan@fmed.ulaval.ca).