Postdoctoral position (Research Institute)

Updated: about 9 hours ago
Location: Old Montreal, QUEBEC
Job Type: FullTime

Job Title:

Postdoctoral position (Research Institute)


Research Institute of the MUHC

Job Category:

Research and teaching

Job Type:

Temporary full time


$52,000.00 - $65,000.00 /Year

Le Centre universitaire de santé McGill (CUSM) est un centre hospitalier universitaire intégré, reconnu à l’échelle internationale pour l’excellence de ses programmes cliniques, de sa recherche et de son enseignement. Le CUSM a pour objectif d’assurer aux patients des soins fondés sur les connaissances les plus avancées dans le domaine de la santé et de contribuer au progrès des connaissances.

Job Description

The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) is a world-renowned biomedical and hospital research centre. Located in Montreal, Quebec, the Institute is the research arm of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University. The RI-MUHC is supported in part by the Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé (FRQS).

Position summary
The laboratory research interest is to study the molecular basis of early fetal loss in humans and female infertility. We use mouse knockout models to investigate the consequences of mutations in specific genes. The position is available to study the effect of mutations in two genes on the maturation of mouse oocytes during in vitro culture, meiotic progression, and on the development of their embryos.

General Duties
The project involves breeding and maintaining two lines of knockout mice, collecting oocytes, performing single-cell RNA-sequencing, the use of confocal immunofluorescence microscopy and live-imaging, in vitro fertilization, parthenogenetic activation, and morphological study of embryonic development.

Education / Experience

We are seeking candidates who are career-oriented and self-motivated. Candidates should be able to work independently, have good communication and interpersonal skills, and hold an MD/PhD in biological sciences. Experience in oocyte collection, maturation, parthenogenetic activation, and in-vitro fertilization in mice are essential for the position. Flexibility in work hours is needed according to the experimental designs.

Additional information

Status: Temporary, full time
Pay Scale: From $52,000 to $65,000/annum (35-hour workweek)
Work Shift: From 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Mondays to Fridays
Work Site: Glen

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Equal Opportunity Employment Program

The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity, diversity and inclusion within its community. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates who self-identify as members of racialized groups/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and 2SLGBTQIA+ persons. We also welcome candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may confidentially contact,

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