We are actively seeking an individual who can join our laboratory as a Research Assistant (MSc Degree) in the Montreal Neurological Institute at McGill University.
Our research activities are aimed at determining common and core cellular biological pathways that are relevant to major neurodegenerative disorders. To this end, we have been using genetic model organisms as an approach to dissect the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative disease. Our research program, which involves a combination analysis of flies and mice, has proven to be a valuable approach to understanding the pathology of neurodegeneration. (Refs: Tsuda et al. (2005), Cell 122:633-644; Tsuda et al. (2008), Cell 133:963-977). The position available involves a project designed to provide a better understanding of the molecular pathology of ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, with our newly created mice model.
The Research Assistant’s role will be to focus on the histopathological and biochemical analysis of tissue from the rodent model of a motor neuron disease. Those applying should have a basic background in the anatomy of the brain and its functions. Strong organizational skills are required of this position. Please send your CV and transcripts as PDF files if interested in this position. Required Laboratory skills:
1. Strong experience in immunohistological and histochemical analysis of mouse tissues. Knowledge in anatomy and cellular biology of neurons and the brain.
2. Solid experience and knowledge in molecular biology (cloning) and protein chemistry (western blotting, protein expression and interaction), and cell biology (analysis with confocal microscopy).