Msc or PhD position in Montreal, Canada

Msc or PhD position for in cell solid-state NMR

We are currently looking for a motivated graduate student at the MSc or PhD level, in chemistry or biochemistry, to work on the mechanisms of action of antimicrobial peptides in whole bacterial cells.

The candidate will mainly use state of the art solid-state NMR techniques applicable to whole cells or in vivo NMR as well as a wide range of biophysical methods such as circular dichroism, ITC, mass spectrometry and electron microscopy. The successful candidate will thus acquire a broad biophysical expertise including peptide synthesis, cell culture and spectroscopy.

Although no prior experience is required, candidates with a basic knowledge of cell culture or microbiology, and a keen interest in spectroscopy and physical chemistry will be favored.

The Marcotte laboratory is well established in the biophysical community and has been developing solid-state NMR approaches for the study of whole cells for the past 5 years. The laboratory is part of the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), located right in the heart of Montreal, Canada, one of the liveliest cities in North America.

Candidates should send a CV, a letter of motivation, and two letters of recommendation to the following address:

Isabelle Marcotte, professor

Vice-Dean of Research, Faculty of Science Département de Chimie, UQAM

2101 rue Jeanne-Mance

Montréal, Québec

Canada, H2X 2J6

Tel : 514 987 3000 ext. 5015

Fax : 514 987 4054