We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated post-doctoral candidate for a 2-year
position within the McGill Scoliosis and Spine Research Group and the Orthopaedic
We offer an exciting, interesting and varied job within a multi-disciplinary team of basic
and clinical researchers. The successful candidate will be part of a project determining
the cellular and molecular mechanisms regulating degeneration and pain in human
intervertebral disc degeneration. We are investigating mechano-biology and extracellular
matrix dynamics, in signalling related to degeneration and its relationship to pain. A
second focus is on Toll Like Receptors and matrix generated alarmins and their role in
low back pain.
Applicants must be within one to two years after completing a PhD in Cell and Molecular
Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry or related field. The ideal candidate has a
background in Biomedical Research with excellent theoretical and experimental skills.
Previous experiences with cell and tissue culture, biochemical analyses (ELISA,
Western blot, chromatography), molecular biology (rtPCR) and mass spectrometry are
important. Ideally, the candidate has extensive knowledge in several of the described
techniques. Working level of spoken and written English is required. The successful
candidate has good communication and organizational skills and has the ability to
complete project objectives and meet deadlines. The position is open from January 2017
or until filled. Salary will be depending on qualifications and follow the RI-MUHC
If you feel you meet the requirements of this opportunity please send your CV, a brief
statement of current and future research interests, and three references via email to Dr.
Location: Montreal General Hospital, McGill University Health Centre, Injury Repair
and Recovery program
Principal Investigator: Lisbet Haglund, PhD