Graduate student position in Dr. Ursula Stochaj’s laboratory – McGill Physiology

– Position has now been filled – 

The Stochaj laboratory is currently looking for a graduate student. Her group analyzes the functional organization of the nucleus. Components of the nuclear envelope and the nuclear transport apparatus are implicated in human disease, including several types of cancer. For their studies, mammalian-cultured cells and the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae serve as model systems.


We are looking for an enthusiastic graduate student to join our team. Entry into the Ph.D. program is preferred, but candidates who wish to complete the M. Sc. program will also be considered.
The graduate student will work on a collaborative project that combines cell biology, physiology and nanomedicine. The candidate’s project will examine the effects of therapeutic nanoparticles in cellular and animal models. Candidates with Canadian citizenship or Canadian permanent residency will be given priority.



The candidate will enroll in the Physiology graduate program at McGill University. Research will be multidisciplinary and conducted at McGill University and Concordia University, both located in Montreal. Details on the graduate program and stipends are listed on the Physiology website.
McGill and Concordia University are fully committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals.



  • Fluency in English, with excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Undergraduate degree in cell biology, biology, biochemistry or related field;
  • Academic excellence, with a cGPA of 3.7 or higher on a 4.0 scale;
  • Good knowledge in basic cell biology;
  • Experience at the bench is an asset;
  • Scientific curiosity;
  • Ability to work in a highly competitive field;
  • Must be available for a personal or Zoom interview.

Please provide a cover letter and the names and contact e-mails of at least two individuals who are willing to provide letters of recommendation. These individuals should be familiar with the candidate’s academic performance.



Please e-mail all information and inquiries to Ursula Stochaj.
Ursula Stochaj, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Physiology & Quantitative Life Sciences Program
McGill University
Montreal, QC
Canada, H3G 1Y6

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