Projets de Post-Doctorat

Publié le 19 janvier 2021



The Human Pain Genetics lab, a part of the Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain at McGill University, is a multi-disciplinary team that investigates the psychological, molecular, cellular and genetic pathways that mediate both acute and persistent pain states.

Professors Luda Diatchenko and Audrey Grant are jointly hiring one Postdoctoral Fellow. This research opportunity is focused on applied approaches directed towards chronic pain development, conditions featuring chronic pain, and pain sensitivity.


Design and execute research project in the area of identification of the molecular basis for the transition from acute to chronic pain, body site specificity vs. widespreadness across pain conditions, and pain sensitivity. Methodology employed includes classical and emerging statistical genomics analysis techniques.

Through supervision and advice given by Prof. Diatchenko and Prof. Grant, the candidate will develop a project using resources including:

  • Extensive clinical and genomic data from the UK Biobank, Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging, CARTaGENE, the Orofacial Pain Prospective Evaluation and Risk Assessment Study (The OPPERA Study)
  • Other data.

Participate in discussions, planning, execution, and evaluation of projects together with other members of collaborating laboratories

Report research results and developments at laboratory meetings, scientific conferences, and in peer-reviewed scientific publications

Communicate research in scientific conferences


PhD in statistical or computational sciences or related disciplines.


  • Strong statistical genetics, computational biology or machine learning background;
  • Solid experience in at least one of the following programming languages or environments: R, Python;
  • Familiarity with Linux and shell scripts;
  • Familiarity with specialized software for genomic data analysis like PLINK or LDSC;
  • Fluent spoken and written English;
  • At least one English-language first-authored publication;
  • Capacity for independent research.


McGill University, The Human Pain Genetics lab, Genome Building, 740 Dr. Penfield, Montreal, QC, H3A 0G1

Prof. Luda Diatchenko ( or Prof. Audrey Grant (


Publiée le 21 Octobre 2020



The Human Pain Genetics lab, a part of the Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain at McGill University, is a multi-disciplinary team that investigates the psychological, molecular, cellular and genetic pathways that mediate both acute and persistent pain states. Our primary goal is to identify critical elements of human genetic variability contributing to pain sensitivity and pathophysiological pain states that will enable individualized treatments and therapies. We are currently looking for a postdoctorate fellow to join our diverse team to curry out the experiments aiming to study genetic mechanisms of the immune system’s contribution to pain state development and persistence. Under the supervision of Dr. Diatchenko and Dr. Mogil the fellow will:

Primary Duties:

Design and execute experiments to study the functional molecular biology of pain-relevant genes and pathways, including measuring transcript and protein expression, in vitro cellular functionality assays, and animal behavioral experiments.

Participate in discussions, planning, execution, and evaluation of animal experiments aimed to validate the results of in vitro-experiments together with other members of collaborating laboratories

Report research results and developments at laboratory meetings, scientific conferences, and in peer-reviewed scientific publications

Communicate research in scientific conferences


PhD in Immunology, Neuroimmunology or related disciplines

Experience in various cell and molecular biology techniques: nucleic acid extraction, RT-PCR, qPCR, RACE PCR, plasmid preparation and transfection, western blotting, immunohistochemistry

Skills to work with laboratory animals: mouse/rat handling, common injections, surgical procedures such as osmotic mini-pump implantations, intracerebral microinjections, previous experience on behavioral experiments


McGill University, The Human Pain Genetics lab, Genome Building, 740 Dr. Penfield, Montreal, QC, H3A 0G1


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Publié le 14 Octobre 2020





Hugo Massé-Alarie, professeur au Département de réadaptation de l’Université Laval est à la recherche d’un stagiaire postdoctoral pour travailler sur un projet de recherche sur le fonctionnement du cerveau chez les personnes qui souffrent de lombalgie chronique.


– Détenir un diplôme de doctorat (3e cycle);

– Détenir une expertise dans le traitement et l’analyse de données provenant de l’imagerie par résonance magnétique;

– Avoir une qualification dans le domaine de la réadaptation (par exemple, physiothérapie) et avoir une expérience clinique est un atout;

– Démontrer une très bonne maîtrise de la langue française et anglaise.


Régime d’emploi à temps complet.

Contrat d’un an, renouvelable

Rémunération basée sur la convention collective en vigueur à l’Université Laval.

Les candidats et les candidates sont invités à soumettre un curriculum vitae, une lettre de présentation de maximum 2 pages traitant des intérêts face à ce stage postdoctoral et des expériences pertinentes en lien avec celui-ci.

Le dossier de candidature doit être envoyé à Hugo Massé-Alarie à l’adresse courriel

Publié le 10 octobre



The laboratory of Dr. Laumet is looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow interested in studying the recurrence of chronic pain in mouse models. We focus our investigations on neuroimmune interactions and epigenetic changes in the peripheral and central nervous system. Exciting preliminary data point to an interaction between cytokines and opioid receptors. The research project involves genome-wide gene expression and chromatin accessibility, pain behavior assays, transgenic mice, IHC, virus vectors, and cell-based approaches.

Candidates should have a PhD in neuroscience, molecular biology, or related biomedical science field. Experience in animal models of pain research is preferred. She/he has excellent communication skills and possesses the ability to work both independently as well as in a collaborative environment. The successful candidate should have documented success in research including publications in international journals on relevant topics. Compensation is dependent upon qualifications. The University provides a generous package of fringe benefits.

The postdoctoral fellow will be encouraged to present at national and international scientific conferences and to apply for funding. Duties include experimental design, data analysis, manuscript writing, performing rodent surgical procedures, behavioral testing, collection and preparation of samples and obtaining staining and molecular data.

The Department of Physiology is vibrant with engaged faculty, many graduate students, and postdocs. Multiple labs in the Department of Physiology pursue cutting-edge neuroscience research with molecular, cellular, circuit, optogenetics and behavioral foci providing the opportunity for collaboration.

Neurobiology of Chronic Pain Lab

MSU Neuroscience

Department of Physiology at MSU

Required Degree
Doctorate in neuroscience, molecular biology, or related field.

Minimum Requirements
Candidates should have a PhD in neuroscience, molecular biology, or related biomedical science field. Experience in animal models of pain research is preferred. She/he has excellent communication skills and possesses the ability to work both independently as well as in a collaborative environment.

The successful candidate should have documented success in research including publications in international journals on relevant topics.

Required Application Materials
Applicants should submit an application package that includes a cover letter and CV and contact information for three references.

Special Instructions
Please contact Dr. Laumet at for further information


Review of applications begins on November 29, 2019.


Summary of Health Risks
The position may work with live animals, human/animal tissue and/or blood, viruses/pathogens, biohazardous chemicals and materials, sharp implements, and radioactive materials depending on research conducted.

See website.


MSU Statement
Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.



Publié le 4 octobre 2019




Poste: Stage postdoctoral, Programme de recherche en douleur pédiatrique
Domaines: Douleur / Neurosciences / Orthopédie /Anesthésie / Pédiatrie
Durée: 1 an, avec possibilité de renouvellement
Date de début: Novembre 2019

Description du poste: Un poste de stagiaire postdoctorant est présentement ouvert au sein du laboratoire de Dre Catherine Ferland, département d’anesthésie, division de pédiatrie, Université McGill.

Le laboratoire est localisé à l’Hôpital Shriners pour enfants-Canada, au site Glen du Centre Universitaire de Santé McGill. Le programme de recherche mis en place implique une approche collaborative entre des cliniciens (chirurgiens orthopédiques, anesthésistes, infirmières) et des scientifiques pour effectuer une recherche translationnelle en douleur chez les patients pédiatriques. Notre groupe se concentre sur le l’amélioration clinique de l’évaluation de la douleur péri-opératoire. Le laboratoire utilise des méthodes d’évaluation complémentaires de type neurophysiologique clinique, biomécanique, biochimique et psychosocial afin de mieux comprendre le développement de la douleur chronique et son impact sur la récupération postopératoire à long-terme.

Fonctions et attributions:

  • Effectuer les tests sensoriels sur les patients en clinique;
  • Maintenir une base de données;
  • Développer et appliquer des méthodes de statistiques pour analyser des études cliniques de cohortes spécifiques;
  • Analyser et interpréter les données;
  • Effectuer une recension de la littérature;
  • Préparer des présentations et rédiger des manuscrits;
  • Superviser des étudiants (B.Sc., M.Sc.)

Conditions de travail:

Statut: Temps complet
Horaire de travail: Lundi au vendredi, 8h00 à 16h00 pm (35hres/semaine). Flexibilité peut-être requise et stagiaire doit être disponible pour travailler les samedis au besoin.
Site de travail : Hôpital Shriners pour Enfants-Canada, site Glen   


  • Grande motivation d’apprendre et de collaborer;
  • Bilingue (français et anglais);
  • Solide formation en recherche quantitative et en biostatistiques de la santé;
  • Compétence en statistiques;
  • D. complété en Biostatistiques, Épidémiologie ou dans un domaine relié à la santé;
  • Bonnes habiletés en communication orale et écrite
  • Travail autonome et respecter les délais
  • Esprit d’équipe


Pour postuler, veuillez envoyer une lettre de motivation avec un bref énoncé des intérêts de recherche et de l’intérêt pour le poste, un CV et les coordonnées de trois références à : Catherine Ferland,



Publié le 27 mai 2019





L’équipe de recherche en Réadaptation sensorimotrice & douleur du Centre interdisciplinaire de recherche en réadaptation et en intégration sociale (CIRRIS) de Québec (affilié à Université Laval) est à la recherche de candidats de niveau maîtrise, doctoral ou post-doctoral intéressés à travailler dans le domaine de la douleur et/ou du contrôle sensorimoteur.

Pour plus d’informations: Lab_Mercier_FR



Publié le 25 octobre 2018

École de physiothérapie et d’ergothérapie Université McGill
3654, promenade Sir-William-Osler Montréal (Québec) H3G 1Y5
(514) 398-4500
(514) 398-6360 (fax/télécopieur)




Établissement                                     Université McGill, École de physiothérapie et d’ergothérapie

Diplôme/Bourse de recherche        Maîtrise (thèse), doctorat ou bourse postdoctorale en sciences de la réadaptation

Superviseur                                         Timothy Wideman, P.T., Ph.D.

Rémunération                                    20 000$ à 35 000$ par an pour 1 à 3 ans dépendant de la formation.


Aperçu du programme de recherche :

L’objectif principal du programme de recherche du Dr. Wideman est d’améliorer la vie des personnes souffrant de douleurs. Le laboratoire du Dr. Wideman travaille sur cet objectif en se concentrant sur trois domaines de recherche. La première voie se concentre sur le développement de nouveaux outils et stratégies pour aider les physiothérapeutes et autres professionnels de réadaptation à mieux comprendre et gérer l’incapacité liée à la douleur. Celles-ci incluent de mesurer et cibler les facteurs psychologiques, et de sensibilisation, qui ont démontré avoir eu une influence sur les résultats des traitements, mais qui ne sont pas souvent adressés dans la pratique clinique actuelle. Le deuxième axe de recherche s’intéresse à utiliser de la recherche qualitative et des méthodologies mixtes pour mieux aborder et caractériser l’expérience subjective de la douleur. Le troisième domaine de recherche s’oriente à améliorer la qualité et l’uniformité de l’éducation des professionnels de la santé au sujet de la douleur en utilisant des stratégies de l’application de connaissance.

Compétences et attributs du candidat idéal :

●  Forte motivation à apprendre, collaborer et améliorer la vie des gens vivant avec la douleur
●  Compétitif pour le financement externe (p. ex. MPC élevé et un grand potentiel de recherche)
●  Aptitudes avancées en communication, écriture et analyse
●  Compétences en analyse statistique et, ou la méthodologie qualitative
●  Expérience de travail avec des personnes souffrantes
●  Excellente maîtrise du français et de l’anglais (écrite et orale)

Détails de l’application :

Les demandes sont actuellement en traitement et seront acceptées jusqu’au 16 décembre 2018. Les candidats intéressés sont invités à soumettre les documents suivants à 1) curriculum vitae, 2) une copie des relevés de notes universitaires (les copies non-officielles seront acceptées), 3) une déclaration d’intérêt d’une page. Les candidats doivent être prêts à postuler au programme d’études au cycle supérieur de l’école de physiothérapie et d’ergothérapie pour l’admission d’automne 2019 (Veuillez-vous référer à pour plus de détails). Seuls les candidats retenus pour le poste seront contactés.



Publié le 11 juin 2018




Postdoctoral Fellow Position(s) at Duke University in the Departments of Cell Biology/Neurobiology

Marc G. Caron’s Lab

Our laboratory studies the G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) that regulate brain dopamine signaling important to common neurological disorders such as depression, schizophrenia, Parkinson’s disease, and drug abuse. The research utilizes cutting-edge biochemical, pharmacological, molecular-genetic, and behavioral approaches. The applicant will participate in investigations whose scope includes the following two related areas. (1) Determining how GPCRs like dopamine receptors maintain neurotransmitter homeostasis in the brain to control specific behaviors. This will be examined in animal models utilizing genetically modified mice. (2) Investigating the concept of GPCR biased signaling or functional selectivity as it relates to the therapeutics of neurological disease. This translational line of investigation will provide proof-of-concepts studies for developing pathway selective agents with better pharmacologic profiles and fewer side effects. A successful applicant will be exposed to these and other ongoing related research topics in the process of maintaining his/her own independent research project.  Our laboratory will also provide a wealth of biochemical, pharmacological, and/or physiological expertise to facilitate both your research and career development.  A recent Ph.D. degree in biological sciences (or equivalent) is required.  Candidates should have experience and or interest in neurobiology, pharmacology, receptor biology, signal transduction, or animal models of behavior.

Salary will be based on NIH guidelines.

Please send curriculum vitae and names of three references to:

Marc G. Caron PhD, e-mail: Phone (919) 684-5433) at Departments of Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3287, Durham, NC. 27710.

Duke University is an EEO/AA employer and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.



Publié le 31 mai 2018





Postdoctoral Positions in Pain and Migraine Research


Two postdoctoral positions are available in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Center at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Yu-Qing Cao’s group is looking for highly motivated individuals interested in understanding the pathophysiology of migraine headache and exploring novel therapeutic targets. Ongoing projects focus on studying how changes of ion channel activities and neuroimmune interactions contribute to migraine generation and progression. We employ multidisciplinary approaches including electrophysiology, time-lapse imaging, anatomical tracing, single neuron profiling, mouse genetics, and behavioral assessment of pain. See here for more information.

The ideal candidates will be recent PhD graduates with demonstrable expertise in one of the following areas:

1. A solid training in patch-clamp electrophysiology and primary neuronal culture. Prior experience in ion channel characterization and/or time-lapse imaging will be appreciated.

2. Extensive experience in mouse handling, survival surgery, nociceptive behavioral assays, and immunohistochemistry.

3. A strong background in pain research using biochemistry, cell biology, and molecular biology approaches.

The successful candidates will join a large, dynamic, and internationally recognized neuroscience community, with ample opportunities for career development. The positions have an initial term of at least three years, and applications will be evaluated until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications, laboratory experience, and institutional guidelines.

Applicants interested in the positions should send their curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and career goals, along with contact information for three references, to:

Yu-Qing Cao, PhD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Washington University School of Medicine

Washington University in St. Louis is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Publié le 31 mai 2018




Postdoctoral Position



A postdoctoral position is available immediately for a behavioral neuropharmacologist at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine in the laboratory of M. Imad Damaj. The candidate will study mechanisms underlying nicotine dependence and chronic pain.

The candidate will have the opportunity to integrate molecular, biochemical, genetic, and anatomical approaches in ongoing multidisciplinary projects to study mechanisms of nicotine dependence, pain, and neuropathy. The candidate will join a lab that utilizes interdisciplinary molecular, pharmacological, anatomical, and behavioral approaches in rodent models, in an environment that provides multidisciplinary training in neuropharmacology.

A PhD and/or MD and experience in neuropharmacology or basic neuroscience are essential. Experience in rodent operant behavior and surgery skills are required. The candidate must be a United States citizens or permanent resident. The candidate will be provided with significant training in those disciplines with which he or she is less familiar, as well as mentoring to facilitate the transition to an independent research career.

Interested individuals are encouraged to forward a curriculum vitae, a list of three references, and a statement of research interests and career goals to M. Imad Damaj, PhD, Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, Box 980613, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23298, or via email to



Publié le 14 mai 2018




Postdoctoral Position Available to Investigate Alternatives to Prescription Opioids and novel cell biological underpinnings of opioid tolerance  

A postdoctoral position is available in the lab of Dr. Gintzler at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, located in Brooklyn, NYC. Research in the Gintzler lab is directed at identifying mechanisms that modulate endogenous opioid antinociception, key molecular components of which could serve as targets for stimulating endogenous opioid analgesia, eliminating or reducing the need for exogenous opioids. A parallel line of research investigates cell biological underpinnings of analgesic tolerance and opioid-induced hyperalgesia following chronic exposure to opioids. The successful candidate would be exposed to an interdisciplinary research approach that utilizes cell lines maintained in culture, ex vivoas well as in vivoCNS preparations, immunohistochemistry and behavioral analysis. See Liu, et al., J. Neuro Sci., 37: 11181-1119, 2017; Liu, et. al., Pain 158: 1903-1914, 2017; Chakrabarti, et al., J. Neurochem. 139: 737-747, 2016; Liu, et al., J. Neurosci. 31: 11836-45, 2011; Chakrabarti, et al., PNAS 107: 20115-20119, 2010. The successful candidate will have research experience in relevant neurobiology fields (e.g. molecular, cellular, or behavioral).

This position is NIH-funded, being in the first year of a 5-year NIDA award. Candidates are invited to submit their applications, complete with Curriculum Vitae, a brief statement of research interests, and the names and contact information of three references to



Publié le 20 février 2018




Offre de stage postdoctoral

Post-Doc Fellow/School of Nursing 

The Department of Pain and Translational Symptom Science at the University of Maryland, Baltimore invites applications for a full-time Post-doctoral position to join Dr. Luana Colloca’s laboratory. Our research focuses on the mechanisms of placebo effects, pain genetics modulation. We combine approaches ranging from psychophysiology to brain mapping, from genetics to computational neuroscience exploring pain mechanisms in healthy subjects as well as patients suffering from chronic pain disorder. The successful applicant will be part of a vibrant research program focusing on the neurobiology of pain experience and pain modulatory systems. Collaboration with faculty in the department as well as with scientists/clinicians in other departments and the UMB Center for the Advancement of Chronic Pain Research (CACPR) is strongly encouraged.


The candidate should have a strong background in neuroscience and/or psychology with a record of successful publications in the field of pain, genetics brain mapping (EEG, and fMRI) and/or computational neuroscience. Preference will be given for applicants with the following experience: 1)familiarity with running pain fMRI studies; 2) analysis of fMRI and EEG data; and 3)Programming skills in Matlab and fMRI analysis software. Appointments and salary are commensurate with research experience and accomplishments following NIH guidelines. For consideration, please provide a cover letter, CV, statement of research and career objectives, and contact information for three references (all in one file).

Offre complète: Ici



Publié le 11 janvier 2018





Offre de stage postdoctoral

Domaine de recherche : Épidémiologie/Pharmacoépidémiologie de la douleur chronique

Lieu de la recherche : Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT), Rouyn-Noranda, Québec, Canada

Description du stage : Le ou la stagiaire participera à la réalisation de divers projets de recherche subventionnés portant sur l’épidémiologie et/ou la pharmacoépidémiologie de la douleur chronique. Les projets seront choisis en tenant compte des compétences du ou de la stagiaire, ainsi que de l’état d’avancement de la programmation de recherche. À titre illustratif, voici quelques thèmes sur lesquels il serait possible de travailler :

  • Trajectoires de soins des patients souffrant de douleur chronique.
  • Usage, bénéfices et risques des médicaments pour le traitement de la douleur chronique.
  • Jumelage, validation et bonification de banques de données cliniques et administratives pour la recherche dans le domaine de la douleur chronique.

Exigences :

  • Détenir un doctorat dans le domaine de l’épidémiologie, de la recherche clinique ou dans une discipline connexe avec de l’expérience en épidémiologie et biostatistiques.
  • Posséder un excellent dossier académique.
  • Démontrer une grande rigueur, de l’autonomie, un bon sens de l’organisation et du leadership.
  • Excellente maitrise de l’anglais, tout particulièrement au niveau de la rédaction scientifique.
  • Le ou la candidat(e) devra commencer son stage postdoctoral en janvier 2018 (préférablement) ou au plus tard au printemps 2018.

Soutien financier : Bourse postdoctorale à temps plein

Durée : 12 mois

Pour déposer votre candidature

Envoyer un courriel/lettre de motivation, votre CV, vos relevés de notes de 2e-3e cycles et une lettre de recommandation de la part du professeur qui a dirigé votre thèse doctorale à :


Offre complète: Offre de stage postdoctoral