Postdocs

Postdoctoral positions are available for enthusiastic and driven scientists wishing to study molecular and genetic mechanisms controlling mammalian energy metabolism and signaling. At present, the lab is focused on mitochondrial biology in adipocytes and cancer cells, but will branch out to other systems in the future.

The lab uses a combination of genetic, molecular and biochemical approaches to study obesity and obesity-associated diseases in mammalian cells and in genetically engineered mouse models. We also explore new metabolic pathways that are exploited by cancer cells to drive tumorigenesis. A unifying theme across all projects is to discover and understand novel molecular mechanisms that control energy metabolism and influence physiology in vivo.

Candidates should be highly motivated and have relevant training in molecular biology and biochemical techniques. Candidates should have a Ph.D and a strong research history as indicated by their publication record.  Candidates with a strong background in biochemistry, mass spectrometry and/or computational biology background looking to gain experience in molecular metabolism are encouraged to apply. Candidates with experience in non-mammalian systems looking to use those systems to answer questions pertinent to our research are also encouraged to apply.

Please email a letter of interest including your research history, CV and future research interests to lawrence.kazak@mcgill.ca.  Applicants should outline specifically why they are excited by our research program and what they feel they can contribute to our ongoing efforts. Please note that although funding support is not a prerequisite, all postdocs are expected to apply for individual research fellowships.

Select candidates will be asked to arrange for three letters of references to be submitted independently.