Casual (M.Sc or Bsc degree)
Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University - Montréal, QC

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We are seeking a research assistant in the laboratory of Dr. Hiroshi Tsuda in the Montreal Neurological Institute at the McGill University.
Our research activities are aimed at determining the function of genes that are relevant to major neurodegenerative disorders. To this end, we have been using powerful genetic techniques available in Drosophila and apply these findings to mouse studies. The Research Assistant’s role will be 1) to focus on the histopathological and biochemical analysis of tissue from mice models of motor neuron disease. The Assistant will perform cell biological experiments to assess pathological changes in the mice model, and 2) to maintain Drosophila stock and prepare fly culture media.

Applicants should have
LAB skills: Strong experience in immunohistological analysis of mice brain and spinal cord. Knowledge in anatomy and cellular biology of neurons and brain. The candidate will be asked to show their performance in the lab. The consistent techniques and trouble shooting management will be evaluated.

Solid experience and knowledge in molecular biology (Cloning), protein chemistry (Western blotting), and cell biology (analysis with confocal microscopy are preferential.

Language: Experiences in scientific writing in English journals.

The candidate should be extremely organized and willing to work as part of a team.

To apply, please send application materials including a detailed CV, cover letter, and names and contact information of references . The deadline for application is January 31st, 2012.