Position for PhD or Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Cardiovascular Genetics

Montréal, Québec, CANADA

A postdoctoral research fellow position is available in the laboratory of Gregor Andelfinger at the CHU Sainte Justine Research Center, Montréal, Québec, Canada. Our work focuses on the genetic mechanisms of cardiovascular diseases  in the young and includes both genomics and functional approaches. This project is entirely focused on RASopathies and aims to elucidate novel therapeutic opportunities in affected children with the help of mouse and iPS disease models. The successful candidate will have a unique opportunity to do interdisciplinary research at all interfaces of translational medicine and publish their results in high impact journals.

We expect collaboration, motivation and independent thinking and offer a supportive environment for learning and translational exposure. Experience with a wide variety of techniques (RNAseq, scRNAseq, histology, developmental studies, echocardiography, confocal microscopy, iPS) is desired. Willingness to learn or experience with bioinformatics is an asset.

The successful candidate must have a recent Ph.D. degree in life sciences or a related field. We are seeking highly motivated researchers with excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. Applications at Ph.D. level will also be considered.

The CHU Sainte Justine Research Center has recently moved into a brand-new building and has all required state-of-the-art infrastructure and a productive scientific community. Montreal is a vibrant bilingual city with a high quality of life. With a greater metropolitan area of 3.5 M, Montreal offers all scientific and cultural benefits of a large North American agglomeration with European flair and beautiful surroundings.

Interested applicants are asked to provide the following documents to gregor.andelfinger.med@ssss.gouv.qc.ca:

  • CV
  • Cover letter describing previous experience and career goals
  • Contact information for 3 references