We are currently living in a period overcome with enthusiasm, and one that offers a wide range of possibilities for biomedical research. Medical and natural science practices, including biology, are closer than ever, and modern technology allows us to surpass the levels of precision and understanding we have seen so far
The genomes of numerous living beings have now been deciphered. We possess high-performance instruments, such as powerful mass spectrometers, broadband sequencers, and microscopes, with which we can study in real-time what is happening in living cells. We have a series of well-characterized model organisms and we have mastered the art of generating mutants to study nearly all molecular mechanisms underlying cell functioning.
At the IRCM, we are taking part in this adventure. Equipped with state-of-the-art core facilities, the Institut is a recognized leader in the field of biomedical research. Each directed by a renowned researcher/professor, our research units are making discoveries that will change the way we treat the deadliest diseases, including cancer, diabetes, hypertension, neural and immune system diseases.
Though much progress in the understanding of life’s mechanisms (such as human genome sequencing) is accomplished by multicenter efforts and collaborations, a large majority of important discoveries are often made by individual researchers who are talented, and inspired. But just as large consortia, he too needs a favourable environment for the realization of his projects. The IRCM offers these passionate researchers the ideal conditions to experiment with their boldest ideas, test their own notions and make their own way for the benefit of all.
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The IRCM today
We are more than 425 people who work at the IRCM. I welcome you to discover our institute, which includes five research divisions and 34 laboratories. Learn more about our origins, our mission, our administration and our activities.
Build your career at the IRCM
Are you starting a career as a researcher? Choosing the IRCM is an excellent decision. The Institut offers a multidisciplinary environment, ultramodern technological equipment, and expert resources available to guide you in your research projects.
Are you looking for an administrative or research position? The IRCM offers a motivating work atmosphere and competitive working conditions.
Study at the IRCM
Are you a student or a postdoctoral fellow? The IRCM is the ideal institute for you to complete your graduate studies. Each year, we welcome close to 200 students and postdoctoral fellows from all around the globe. A scholarship is guaranteed if you are accepted. Learn more about our new Molecular and Cellular Medicine option.
So, whether you are starting your career as a research, pursuing graduate studies or looking for a stimulating job, choose the IRCM. Choosing us also means working in the heart of Montreal’s university district, in a city that, just like our institute, sets itself apart with its energy and cultural diversity.
Participate in a clinical study
The IRCM clinic groups together three research clinics, specialized in hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, diabetes and obesity. More than 40 health professionals are dedicated to their patient’s well-being and help improve the health of our society. Find out more about numerous research projects conducted by our clinic.
Support the IRCM
The IRCM Foundation supports the institute by raising funds for the researcher’s scientific projects and for the IRCM’s training activities through the granting of scholarships for students and postdoctoral fellows. The IRCM Foundation is thus an essential partner for the Institut. Support the IRCM and participate in the growth and development of our institute.
Tarik Möröy, PhD
President and Scientific Director