Postdoctoral fellow position available Circadian control of parasitic infections

Laboratory of Molecular Chronobiology Douglas Research Centre, McGill University, Montreal



A postdoctoral fellow position is available. Research projects in the laboratory aim at defining the molecular mechanisms underlying circadian clocks and their links with physiology. This research is crucial to better understand circadian rhythms, and the numerous health issues that can arise following their dysregulation (such as in shift workers): sleep and mood disorders, cancer, metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular problems... The selected candidate will join our ongoing efforts to study the circadian regulation of parasitic infections and immune responses in mice (see e.g. Kiessling et al., Sci. Rep., 2017; Carvalho Cabral et al., Front. Cell. Infect. Microbiol., 2019). The selected candidate will work under the co-supervision of Dr. Nicolas Cermakian, Director of the Laboratory of Molecular Chronobiology, at the Douglas Research Centre, and Dr. Martin Olivier, Director of the Host-Parasite Interaction Laboratory at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre. More information about the laboratory can be found at:


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Posting date: 
Thursday, February 6, 2020 - Friday, March 6, 2020
Contact person: 
Nicolas Cermakian, PhD