Want to join us?

Our group is always recruiting both postdoctoral candidates and graduate students who are passionate about research themes aligned with the lab's.

The lab provides a unique training environment integrating structural biology, biochemistry, RNA biology and clinical sciences. There is direct access to state-of-the-art facilities. The University of Montreal campus is an ideal environment for postdoctoral training and career development. It provides an integrative setting with diverse fundamental research activities combined to favor a rich environment.

Current postdoctoral fellows or PhD students who are nearing graduation may also apply. Competitive salaries wlll be offered commensurate with experience. Please send your CV including a full list of publications and list of references to Professor Borden (she/her) at bordenlabjobs@gmail.com. Only candidates selected for interview will be receive follow-up information.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in protein biochemistry and biophysics

Postdoctoral opportunity for a highly motivated scientifically creative individual in the laboratory of Prof. Katherine Borden at the Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC) at the University of Montreal. The Borden laboratory is interested in understanding biochemical events surrounding RNA processing and its dysregulation in cancer, specifically in blood borne cancers such as AML. We study how dysregulation of factors such as eIF4E alter cell physiology through impacts on multiple steps of RNA processing. The project will involve elucidation of novel pathways for eIF4E to promote cell motility at the biochemical level. The work builds on a substantial body of data, model systems, and reagents established in our lab. For more information regarding our work, visit the lab and ribatrial websites.

Applicants need a background in protein biochemistry and/or biophysics to work on understanding the biochemical underpinnings of novel RNA processing activities related to cancer. Experience in protein structure elucidation and NMR is considered a plus. The candidate will be invited to join a dynamic, highly collaborative team, with expertise in diverse areas from structure elucidation to biochemical, structural to cellular, clinical and therapeutic development. Our lab is comprised of a mixture of students, post-doctoral fellows and research staff with a strong international flavour. The lab believes the best science arises out of diversity.

RNA metabolism

The position focuses on novel roles of eIF4E in various steps of RNA processing. Successful candidates should have substantial experience in RNA biology, including RNA isolation, nuclear cytoplasmic fractionation, quantitative PCR, RNA-Seq analysis, and with mammalian cell culture, including production of stable cell lines.