Canada: PhD Studentship in Cell Biology

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Applications are invited for the post of PhD student to work on a project based at the Mitochondria Biology Laboratory, Centre de Recherche Universite’ Laval
Robert Giffard (CRULRG), Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. The mission of
this laboratory is to further understand the mechanisms of
neurodegeneration and to train quality students that are interested in
pursuing a successful career in science. An highly motivated student
with outstanding education record is welcomed to investigate the role
of rhomboid proteases in the regulation of mitochondrial activities.
project will include generation and maintenance of mutant and
transgenic ES cell lines, DNA and RNA purification, northern, southern,
and western blotting, protein biochemistry, immunocytochemistry,
loss-and gain-of-function mutant analysis as well as characterization
of behavioral phenotypes of genetically modified mice. Broad genetic,
biochemical and molecular biology laboratory knowledge are essential.
Candidates will be expected to hold a MSc or equivalent diploma. This
three year CIHR-funded position is available from spring 2009. Starting
salary will be $20,000 (CAD), which is sufficient to cover basic living
costs in Quebec City and PhD tuition fees at Universite’ Laval.

To obtain further information about the lab and how to apply for this position, please visit

Contact :
Luca Pellegrini, PhD Associate Professor Dept. of Psychiatry Universite’ Laval Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

Email : pellelab[ at ]

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