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Posted: 2016-08-23


The Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) in Nashville, Tennessee is seeking motivated post-doctoral candidates to develop their translational research career in biophotonics and imaging of cutaneous manifestations of cancer and its treatments. Multimodal dermatologic imaging techniques including total body photography, spectrophotometry, confocal microscopy, optical coherence tomography, and Raman spectroscopy will be applied in ongoing multicenter clinical trials and basic science research. Initial appointment will be for one year with annual renewal up to three years.

Candidates will benefit from a personalized research program catered to their goals utilizing resources and mentoring within the VUMC...

Posted: 2016-08-09

Rémi Quirion, Québec’s chief scientist, has announced the launch the tenth edition of the Étudiants-chercheurs étoiles awards, which are handed out by the three Fonds de recherche du Québec.

The deadline to submit an application is September 1, 2016.

More information on the competition is available on the Web sites of the Fonds:

Nature et technologies  /  Santé  / ...

Posted: 2016-06-13
Canada Excellence Research Chair in Neurophotonics CRIUSMQ, 2601 chemin de la Canardière, Québec G1J 2G3
A Research Associate position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Pierre Marquet at Université Laval in Quebec, within the framework of the Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Neurophotonics ( The research theme of Marquet lab is to identify new biomarkers/endophenotpyes of major psychiatric disorders including schizophrenia, bipolar disorders and major depression disorder. By using human pluripotent stem cells made from different kinds of patient cells, our research aims for a...
Posted: 2016-06-02

The Centre for Microscopy and Cellular Imaging (CMCI) at Concordia University (Montréal, QC, Canada) is seeking a full time Operations Manager to run the facility. The successful candidate will ensure efficient operation of the facility by maintaining and optimizing advanced light microscopes and analysis work stations required for biological research projects (specimens are diverse and include yeast, C. elegans, plant tissue, cultured mammalian cells, rodent tissue, biofilms, and engineered materials) and instructing trainees on the proper usage of this equipment. S/he will also advise users in experimental design to ensure that accurate, reliable data is gleaned from the instruments in the facility. This person is the interface between CMCI and researchers or...

Posted: 2016-05-09

Montreal Light Microscopy Course

This year's 5-day advanced level MLMC 2016 Frontiers: Multi-Dimensional Microscopy course will be held from August 15-19, 2016, and we sincerely hope you will join us at McGill University in Montreal.

Download the MLMC 2016 Program »
Keynote Lecture:

Julie A. Theriot, PhD, Biochemistry and Microbiology & Immunology, from Stanford University
Measuring cytoskeletal dynamics and mechanical forces in rapidly moving cells.

Wednesday afternoon, August 17, 2106 at 4:30pm. All are welcome.
There is no charge to attend, but registration is required.

Posted: 2016-04-08

McGill University, May 12-13, 2016
Increase Your AFM Knowledge for Measuring Nanoelectrical and Nanomechanical Properties

The aim of this workshop is to educate our local community of atomic force microscopy (AFM) users who want to gain valuable knowledge and experience in measuring these properties for materials and biological applications. The workshop is ideal for those that have some AFM experience and would like to enhance their skills for use in their own research.

Morning lectures will be presented by leading researchers and will cover:
• Measuring nanomechanical and...

Posted: 2016-04-08

Lady Davis Institute - Jewish General Hospital - McGill University
Montreal, CANADA
Dr. H. Uri Saragovi
Training of candidates should span Chemical Biology, Pharmacology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, and Translational Medicine

(1) Neurobiology Disease Mechanisms and Experimental Therapeutics.
Molecular basis of disease, target validation, therapy in animal models:
● diabetic retinopathy (main disease target)
● vascular pathologies of the retina
● glaucoma
● retinitis pigmentosa
In vivo models of ocular disease, ocular surgery, biochemical and molecular biological techniques. Validation of novel targets for new pharmaceuticals.

Posted: 2015-11-04

3D imaging of nano-objects using interferences. Application to the detection of molecules inside brains.
Laboratoire Photonique Numérique et Nanosciences (LP2N), Bordeaux, France
Pierre Bon & Laurent Cognet
Nanophotonic group:
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Determining the 3D position of an object has become a key point in numerous...

Posted: 2015-11-04

The Department of Biological Sciences at Purdue University invites applications for a tenuretrack faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the areas of neurophysiology and/or neural circuitry. We seek candidates with research experience in connectivity, synaptic plasticity, neural activity and behavior at the molecular, cellular, or organismal level. Applicants using zebrafish, fly, rodent, or other animal model systems of human disease, as well as innovative approaches including optogenetics, molecular genetics, electrophysiology, or advanced imaging are especially encouraged to apply.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in an appropriate discipline and at least 2 years of postdoctoral experience with a strong track record. The successful candidate is...

Posted: 2015-09-04

Campbell Laboratory (
A postdoctoral researcher position focussed on the development of a new generation of genetically encoded neural activity indicators is available in the lab of Dr. Robert E. Campbell at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. This position is funded by an NIH grant awarded as part of the United States Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative. 

One of the major challenges facing the BRAIN initiative is the development of technologies that will enable the recording of neural activity throughout the entire volume of a rodent brain. Optical imaging approaches for recording of neural...