Research Assistant

A full-time position as research assistant in the laboratory of Cytoskeletal Organization and Cell Migration is available to study the role of cytoskeletal dynamics using biochemical and cell biology approaches. The laboratory investigates the role of cytoskeletal dynamics in vivo, in particular during muscle development and breast cancer progression. The laboratory uses biochemical and cell biology approaches as well as animal models. The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Cancer Research Society fund these research projects. 

Summary of responsibilities 

The research assistant will be responsible for a research project and will participate to the technical training of students rotating through the laboratory. The research assistant will also dedicate part of its professional effort to the management (e.g. ordering) and efficient operation of the laboratory. Working hours are between 8.30am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday. 

Job requirements 

  • M.Sc (or Ph.D) in molecular biology, biochemistry, or developmental biology.
  • Demonstrated work experience in a research laboratory is considered essential. Experience with animal models is an asset.
  • Excellent organizational skills and knowledge of informatics. 
  • Effective interpersonal and written communication skills.
  • Motivated to learn novel area of competence and to assist in the development of novel experimental approaches.

How to apply

A curriculum vitae and should be forwarded to:

Jean-François Côté, Ph.D.
110, avenue des Pins Ouest
Montreal (QC) Canada, H2W 1R7
Phone: (514) 987-5647


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