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Call for applications-Postdoctoral fellowship


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Research environment: CERC Microbiome-Endocannabinoidome at Université Laval, Dr. Di Marzo (MEND)
Institut sur la Nutrition et les Aliments Fonctionnels (INAF)

Starting date: Winter 2023

Project title: Microbiology approaches to understand the interaction between the gut microbiome and the host in metabolic health

Description of the project:

The goal of this project is to understand the interaction between gut bacteria and metabolic health. We will use microbiology, bioinformatics and synthetic biology to identify bacteria that would interact with host cells via secondary metabolites. Their potential interaction with health will be evaluated using intestinal organoids models.

Specific pre-requisites:

  • Expertise in microbiology.
  • Knowledge of bioinformatics and synthetic biology are an advantage.
  • Dynamic, rigorous and resourceful candidates.
  • Knowledge of French and English is required.


The candidate will work under the supervision of the CERC-MEND Chair, Professor Di Marzo, as well as other faculty associated with the CERC-MEND. Salary is established at $45 000/year. The candidate must apply to funding opportunities from national and international funding agencies.

Contact information:

Frédéric Raymond
Assistant professor
École de nutrition
Université Laval

Alain Veilleux
Associate professor
École de nutrition
Université Laval