Doctoral And Postdoctoral Positions in Dr. Vahab Soleimani’s Laboratory

– Position has now been filled – 

Position(s): PhD student and Postdoctoral Fellow
Program: Molecular & Regenerative Medicine Axis, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research (LDI) and McGill University, Department of Human Genetics

Job description

We are looking for a highly motivated and committed PhD student or a postdoctoral fellow to join our research group (Dr. Vahab Soleimani‘s lab) at the LDI. The project aims to determine the effect of the aging muscle niche environment on the epigenome of muscle stem cells. More specifically, it aims to determine the extent of epigenetic and transcriptional reprograming of muscle stem cells by the changing niche environment during aging. It will involve isolation of pure populations of muscle stem cells by Fluorescence Activated Cell Sorting (FACS), engraftment of isolated stem cells into recipient mice and their re-isolation by FACS after niche exposure. It will also involve performing Assay for Transposase-Accessible Chromatin using sequencing (ATAC-Seq), RNA-Seq and ChIP-Seq of key regulatory histones.


Candidate for PDF must be a recent PhD graduate in biomedical sciences with a strong background in molecular biology and genetics. Likewise, candidate for PhD studentship must possess extensive theoretical knowledge of genetics and molecular biology and be a recent graduate in biomedical sciences. The candidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills. The project involves extensive collaboration with our computational biologist colleagues. Therefore, it is critical that the candidate is able to work in a team. We will provide training as required.

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those applicants that are short listed for an interview will be contacted.


Salary will be based on standard LDI/McGill University scale for the position.


Please send your CV and a cover letter detailing your research interests and future career aspirations to Dr. Vahab Soleimani.

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