Job posting: Research Assistant at Kieffer laboratory, Douglas Hospital

Originally shared by Emmanuel Darcq, PhD
Brigitte Kieffer Lab, Douglas Research Centre
Dpt Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University

Job Title: Research Assistant

Hiring Unit: Dr. Brigitte Kieffer’s laboratory

Work Location: Douglas Hospital and Research Center - Perry Building 6875, boul. LaSalle

Hours/week: 35 hours/week – Mon-Fri

Salary: $27,000 -36,000 (adjusted according to experience)

Start Date: February 1st 2017

Description: The selected candidate will be part of an internationally renowned team of Prof. Brigitte Kieffer ( and will be a key actor for two team projects. These studies aim at understanding the function of Mu opioid receptors (the receptors for morphine) within brain networks and also test innovative opiates drugs. Methodological approaches include establishment of functional connectivity signatures using fMRI in live mice and also visualize/quantify receptor signaling by fluorescence microscopy. The selected candidate will be responsible for image acquisition and post-processing of the fMRI images as well as participating in the development of a pipeline to analyze multiphoton or confocal microscopy images.

Primary Duties:
Acquisition of fMRI images (Bruker 7 Tesla)
Data analysis and image post-processing
3D reconstruction and volume analysis of microscopy (confocal/multiphoton) images

Bachelors degree in Biology/Computer Science or relevant experience.
Knowledge in MRI and animal experimentation.
Knowledge in coding, OS and languages (Linux, MATlab, Python)
Excellent organizational and time management skills.
Strong team spirit to ensure optimal interactions with all team scientists.

The person will profit from Douglas Research Centre benefits.

Applicants are invited to submit their cover letters and resumes via email to:
We thank all applicants. Only selected candidates will be contacted.