Research Technician – Hazrati lab, McGill University

About the Role:

We are seeking an enthusiastic, organized, and experienced research lab technician to help run the Hazrati research lab at McGill University. Our lab studies the pathology and pathophysiology of mild traumatic brain injury using human brains, animal models, and cell culture experiments. In particular, we focus on cellular senescence and seek to explore the early molecular underpinnings of brain dysfunction associated with trauma. This lab has recently been relocated, and so part of this job will be setting up a new research lab space.


  • Optimize and develop molecular assays for assessing human tissue, mouse tissue, and cell culture experiments
  • Statistically analyze data and use critical thinking to interpret results
  • Keep track of inventory and ordering reagents and supplies for the lab
  • Support graduate students by running assays and helping with data analysis
  • Manage electronic lab notebook for the lab
  • Manage brain bank research IDs
  • Present lab updates regularly at weekly lab meetings
  • Lab safety management
  • Management of regulatory paperwork (Health Canada exemptions, animal use protocols, SOPs, REBs and legal paperwork within the institution)


  • Minimum MSc in a relevant biological science field (neuroscience background is preferred)
  • Experience with nucleic acid and protein isolation protocols
  • Experience with protein assays (Western Blots. ELISA, etc.), qPCR, and immunoassays
  • Experience with microscopy (brightfield, confocal)
  • Experience with mammalian cell culture is an asset
  • Previous experience working with mice  and surgical and behavioral testing skills are an asset
  • Preferably experience with tissue cutting using microtome and/or cryostat
  • Bioinformatics experience is an asset (bulk or single cell RNAseq, for example)
  • R or Python programming language experience is an asset

Employment type: Full-time, 1-year contract