Positions Available

Graduate Student Positions

PhD in Professor Igor Cestari's Lab

Igor Cestari A Ph.D. position is available for highly motivated individuals who are interested in cell signalling and epigenetics. The project entails the study of antigenic variation and life stage development in trypanosomes with a focus on cell signalling and transcriptional control mechanisms. The project involves CRISPR genome editing, protein-protein interactions, chromatin organization, and bioinformatics. Please send curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research interests, and contact information for three references to Igor Cestari. (igor.cestari [at] mcgill.ca (subject: Graduate%20Student%20Enquiry) ( Igor Cestari )).

Masters or PhD in Professor Jianguo (Jeff) Xia's Lab

Jeff Xia Two positions (one PhD student and one Research Associate) are available for highly motivated individuals who are interested in bioinformatics and big data analytics. The applicants should have an MSc degree from a related field. For the RA position, strong experience in R and statistics is required. Details on Dr. Xia’s research can be found from his lab website (xialab.ca). Please send curriculum vitae, brief statement of research interests, and contact information for three references to jeff.xia [at] mcgill.ca (subject: Graduate%20Student%20Position) ( Jeff Xia)

TA Positions

“A Teaching Assistant is a graduate student appointed to assist a Course Supervisor with the instruction and evaluation of students in a course. A teaching assistant works under the guidance and supervision of the Course Supervisor who is responsible for setting the course objectives, content and method of instruction as well as final grades and grading practices of the course.”

Further information about teaching assistantships at McGill University can be found on the AGSEM website. NOTE: All applicants must apply in writing, using the application form, within ten (10) working days from the close of the posting. Announcements are considered tentative, pending final determination of course offerings and enrollments.

Rate that will be paid is: $29.33 per hour
Start: January 7th, 2019 End: April 30th, 2019

LSCI 202 Molecular Cell Biology

1 Position, 75 hours per term
Duties: Provide individual instruction on course materials for students requesting this service. Hold 1-hr tutorials twice a week. .

LSCI 211 Biochemistry 1

1 Position, 75 hours per term
Help undergraduate students with assignments; general student consultation; invigilation; marking exams (2 mid-terms and 1 final exam)

PARA 410 Environment and Infection

1 Position, 75 hours each term
Duties: Assist students with research and discussions; post references on MyCourses; assist with grading of class presentations and assignments.

WILD 424 Parasitology

1 Position, 45 hours per term
Assist instructor with labs and assignments; lead discussions following presentations and help grading exams; identification of various parasites and knowledge of their life-cycle.

BTEC 555 Bioinformatics

1 Position, 45 hours per term
Assist in preparation of laboratory exercises and assignments for protein modeling, structure and function; assist students with hands-on exercises; assist in grading mid-term, assignments and final project

BTEC 619 Biotechnology Lab 2

2 Positions, 90 hours each position
Laboratory demonstrations to students; preparation of laboratories; grading of laboratory reports