Research Assistant in the Laboratory of Cytoskeletal Organization and Cell Migration

The Research Unit in Cytoskeletal Organization and Cell Migration at the IRCM, led by Dr. Jean-François Côté, is looking for an experienced and highly motivated Research Assistant.

Summary of responsibilities
The research assistant will be responsible of a research project and will participate in the training of students of the laboratory. They are also responsible for devoting part of their time to the management (e.g. to taking charge of the orders) and to the effective functioning of the laboratory.

More specifically, the research assistant will investigate the complexity of cytoskeletal dynamics using biochemical and cell biological approaches. The laboratory also examines the regulation of cytoskeletal dynamics in vivo, particularly during muscle development and breast cancer progression. To achieve this, the laboratory uses approaches including biochemistry, cell biology and animal models.

The projects are funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and the Cancer Research Society (CRS).

Required Qualifications
•    Masters or PhD degree in molecular biology, developmental biology or biochemistry ;
•    Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in a research laboratory is essential ;
•    Skills in problem solving and organization ;
•    Ability to communicate, build interpersonal relationships, interact in a team, while working independently    and within prescribed timelines ;
•    Excellent command of French (spoken, written) and good knowledge of English ;
•    Motivation to acquire skills in innovative fields and to participate in the development of new experimental  approaches.

Benefits of being part of the IRCM community
•    You will evolve in a relaxed atmosphere, where human values are highlighted ; 
•    We are located near Mount Royal Park, the legendary St-Laurent Street and the famous Quartier des spectacles ;
•    Hybrid remote working and schedule flexibility ;
•    Drug, medical care and disability insurance plan ;
•    Employee Assistance Program and Telemedicine ;
•    Defined benefit pension plan ( RREGOP) ;
•    20 days of vacation and 14 public holidays.

How to Apply
Send your C.V. and your cover letter by e-mail to:

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