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CEEHRC / Postdoctoral Fellow – Pediatric Cancer Biology/Genomics /

A full-time postdoctoral fellow position is available in the research laboratory of Dr. Nada Jabado at the Research Institute of McGill University Health Centre in Montreal, Canada.

Position Summary

A full-time postdoctoral fellow position is available in the research laboratory of Dr. Nada Jabado at the Research Institute of McGill University Health Centre in Montreal, Canada. We are looking for a highly motivated and talented candidate with strong leadership skills. Priority will be given to candidates with good knowledge of chromatin biology and/or brain development and experience in both wet and dry bench work. The position start date is flexible.

Research in the Jabado lab focuses on the study of pediatric brain tumours, specifically high-grade gliomas that are epigenetically dysregulated, such as those carrying histone 3 mutations. We are also interested in understanding exactly when, where and how different subtypes of pediatric brain tumours originated, as this knowledge may help reveal specific vulnerabilities of each tumour.  The lab uses diverse approaches to investigate these research questions, including the genomic and epigenomic profiling of patient tumours, xenografts and transgenic mouse models, cell culture studies on primary and manipulated cell lines and drug assays on mouse models and cultured cells to test potential treatment agents. We use many state-of-the-art genomic/epigenomic techniques, such as ChIP-seq, Hi-C and single-cell RNA-seq. The Jabado lab has numerous established collaborations with research groups across the world that allow us to gain access to other specialized techniques. For more information on the Jabado lab, our research interests and publications, please visit our website at

The successful candidate will be expected to design and perform their own studies and to participate in collaborative projects with other lab members as well as external collaborators. Several possible projects are available, but we also encourage fellows to propose and develop their own project ideas. The candidate will lead and/or assist in the preparation of reports, manuscripts and grant applications and will present their work at local, national and international meetings. Importantly, they will use their research experience to mentor and train more junior members of the lab.


  • Recent PhD (within the last 2 years) or graduating PhD candidate in a relevant life sciences field;
  • First-author publications and/or manuscripts in preparation or completed;
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills, with a high degree of independence and flexibility;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • A demonstrated ability to work as part of a team;
  • Bioinformatics skills, specifically in the analysis of epigenomic data;
  • Proficiency in cell and molecular biology techniques including tissue culture;
  • Experience in CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing and epigenomic techniques such as ChIP-seq an asset;
  • This position requires adequate protection against COVID-19 in light of work site and as per the Government of Quebec decree # 1276-2021 dated September 24, 2021.

To apply please send the following documents to under the subject line PDF position 2022:

  • Cover letter (including a statement of research interests and prior experience in research);
  • CV;
  • Three (3) sample publications related to the field.


About the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre

The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) is a world-renowned biomedical and hospital research centre. Located in Montreal, Quebec, the Institute is the research arm of the McGill University Health Centre affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University. The Research Institute offers a dynamic multidisciplinary research environment that fosters collaboration and leverages discovery aimed at improving the health of individual patients across their lifespan.

About McGill University

Founded in 1821, McGill University is Canada’s top ranked medical doctoral university. McGill is consistently ranked as one of the top universities, both nationally and internationally. It is a world-renowned institution of higher learning with research activities spanning three campuses, 11 faculties, 13 professional schools, 300 programs of study and over 40,000 students, including more than 10,200 graduate students. McGill attracts students from over 150 countries around the world, its 12,800 international students making up 31% of the student body. Over half of McGill students claim a first language other than English, including approximately 19% of our students who say French is their mother tongue.

About Montreal

Montreal is a vibrant, charismatic and welcoming city. A striking union of European charm and North American attitude, Montreal seduces visitors with a harmonious pairing of the historic and the new, from exquisite architecture to fine dining.

120 distinct ethnic communities are represented in its population of more than 3.6 million, making Montreal a veritable mosaic of cultures and traditions. The world’s second largest francophone city after Paris, it merits the moniker ‘international’ city, a cosmopolitan centre with proud roots in the past that enthusiastically embraces the future. A world leader in such industries as aeronautics, information technology and biotechnology, the city has also made significant innovations in medicine, multimedia, the arts and urban planning. Its avant-garde spirit has not gone unnoticed: in 2006, Montreal was named a UNESCO City of Design.

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