We have previously observed that administration of high interleukin-21 doses has detrimental effects on thymic development following bone marrow transplantation. This suggests that an excess of circulating interlekin-21 may negatively regulate thymic development. The selected candidate will use a variety of techniques in molecular biology, immunology and metabolomics to characterize the different thymic populations following the administration of different interleukin-21 doses to mice undergoing bone marrow transplantation. The candidate in question will benefit from the expertise of a multidisciplinary team, have access to state-of-the-art platforms and a stimulating research environment.
• Possess a degree in a biomedical field (preferably in immunology) with an excellent academic record (a minimum cumulative grade of 3.5/4.0 or the equivalent)
• Most recent transcripts
• A detailed CV describing the expertise of the candidate
• A cover letter describing the research interests of the candidate
• Contact information for three recent referees
• Must be eligible to apply for external funding (FRQS, NSERC, or CIHR)
Interested candidates must send their full application package by email to: email@example.com. There is no formal deadline. However, the position will remain available until filled. Only candidates with excellent applications will be contacted.