Research Associate

McGill University - Montréal, QC (il y a 30+ jours)

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The Siegel Laboratory at the Goodman Cancer Research Centre at McGill University seeks a Research Associate available to join the laboratory.

The candidate will pursue projects to decipher the molecular mechanisms regulating GPNMB expression in response to pharmacological therapies commonly employed to treat patients with breast cancer.


  • Study the mechanisms of GPNMB regulation by chemotherapy and the role of anti-GPNMB targeted therapy in combination with drugs commonly prescribed to patients affected by breast cancer.
  • Design experimental protocols to study the intracellular distribution of GPNMB and how GPNMB is trafficked to the cell surface.
  • Analyze data, review and evaluate the findings.
  • Prepare written and oral reports and manuscripts for publication.
  • Assist in preparation of grant proposals.
  • Present results at scientific meetings and represent the lab at internal and external meetings and conferences.
  • Co-supervise a graduate student and an undergraduate student and train users in protein and gene expression methods, cell culture and other techniques.

The successful candidate must have a strong background in cancer biology and epithelial transport, be able to work independently and to collaborate with other members of the laboratory. Experience with fluorescence imaging for cellular tracking, protein and gene expression, flow cytometry and animal work in addition to gene silencing approaches and quantitative PCR. Experience with mammalian cell culture is essential. These studies will require decision-making and the ability to troubleshoot problems in the laboratory, resolve conceptual problems in experimental design, and interpret results.


Deadline for applications to be received is within 5 days of the publication of this ad.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

McGill University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We welcome and encourage applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and person of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with divers communities.

McGill further recognizes and fairly considers the impact of leaves (e.g. family care or health –related) that may contribute to career interruptions or slowdowns. Candidates are encouraged to signal any leave that affected productivity may have had an effect on their career path. This information will be considered to ensure the equitable assessment of the candidate’s record.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.”

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $50,000.00 to $51,000.00 /year


  • research experience in cellular and cancer biology: 5 years (Preferred)


  • Doctoral Degree (Preferred)


  • Montréal, QC (Preferred)


  • English (Required)