Research assistant RNA Biology


Founded in 2009, the RNA Biology research unit studies the biological functions of subcellular RNA localization and how these processes are altered in disease settings.

The laboratory is affiliated with two of Canada's leading research universities: Université de Montréal (Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine) and McGill University (Division of Experimental Medicine), offering a diverse and multidisciplinary training environment.

Our laboratory combines diversified methods in cellular and molecular biology, genomics, and bioinformatics, to i) study the mechanisms of intracellular transport of RNAs, ii) understand dysfunctions in diseases contexts, and iii) capitalize the knowledge to innovate new therapeutic approaches.

Our multidisciplinary team participates in various collaborative efforts with partners from academia and the private sector, supporting prospects to create start-up companies.
The Laboratory is located within the Clinical Research Institute of Montreal (IRCM), a non-profit organization that conducts basic and clinical biomedical research in addition to training the next generation of high-level scientists in an innovative technological environment. The Institute brings together ~425 people, more than 35 laboratories, as well as several technological platforms and research clinics.

The RNA biology research unit, led by Dr Eric Lécuyer, is looking to recruit a highly motivated research assistant/associate to develop expertise in RNA biology and therapeutics.

The ideal candidate should have excellent knowledge in microbiology and/or mycology and molecular biology. Involvement in the projects and the type of techniques used will depend on the objectives of the team, which evolves in a very dynamic and competitive environment. This person will therefore have to communicate effectively with the laboratory staff, scientific collaborators, stakeholders, and partners. Their main role is to ensure that the work is always carried out to help achievement the team's research objectives.

Summary of job description

  • Contribute to the team's research projects by supporting different sub-objectives of ongoing projects.
  • Develop and apply various techniques of genomics and molecular and cellular biology, as well as the manipulation of mice.
  • Engage in the analysis of data and results including the preparation of figures and material for manuscripts and presentations.
  • Management of orders, drafting of ethical documents and all other related technical tasks contributing to the proper functioning of the laboratory
  • Supervision of junior members of the lab.
  • Any other related tasks required by the Laboratory Director

Education/Work Experience and Skills

To apply, candidates should have completed graduate studies in biology, biochemistry, genetics or a related field, and have extensive experience with basic methods in molecular/cellular biology and biochemistry. In addition, expertise in genomics, transcriptomics or in the development of screening assays with cellular models would be assets.


This is local recruitment. Citizenship or Permanent Residency or a work permit in Canada is required.


Minimum 3 years

How to Apply:

Please include a cover letter, an up-to-date CV, and the names of two referees to the following email

Only selected candidates will be contacted.


  • Patience
  • Self-sufficiency, reliability, and availability
  • Team spirit
  • Analytical and synthetical mind Curiosity and scientific rigor
  • Excellent time management, prioritization, an respect for deadlines
  • Excellent oral and written communication Good knowledge of French and English

Type d'emploi : Temps plein, Permanent

Avantages :

  • Assurance Invalidité
  • Assurance Maladie Complémentaire
  • Assurance Vie
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