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Mechanisms of neurodegeneration in ALS and drug discovery

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Fall
  • With scholarship

Project description

A postdoctoral research fellow opportunity is available in the Patten Lab at the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS) in the Greater Montreal area. His research group focuses on investigating disease mechanisms and novel therapeutic approaches for neurological disorders including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The laboratory uses a combination of zebrafish genetic models, genomeediting approaches and chemical genetic screens. We are seeking for a candidate to further our understanding of ALS pathogenesis and to development therapeutics for ALS

The project will include application of confocal microscopy, cellular neurophysiology, drug screens, genome editing and exciting molecular biology approaches. The post holder will benefit from brandnew and state-of-the-art imaging and fish facilities of the Institute. Collaboration is critical for progress – the Patten lab works closely with neuroscience labs at CRCHUM and McGill University working with human IPSCs, mice and C. elegans. The candidate will benefit from an intellectual environment, friendly and interactive culture of the neuroscience community in Montreal

Research supervisor

Kessen Patten

Starting date

Fall 2020

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Anticipated starting date is fall 2020.

Required qualifications

The candidate will have a PhD in biology, neuroscience or related field. Independence, motivation, good communication skills and a willingness to work as part of a team are required. The candidate will have the opportunity and be supported into developing new projects. The ideal candidate should preferably have experience in imaging techniques, molecular biology and genome editing methods.


Armand-Frappier Santé Biotechnologie Research Centre
531, boulevard des Prairies
Laval, Québec G7V 1B7

How to apply

Interested candidates must gather in a single PDF document by using the online form. Successful candidates will be notified for interviews. The application must include:

  • a complete curriculum vitae
  • a recommendation letter
  • the contact details of two references
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