As part of the L’Oréal Canada For Women in Science with the support of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, Dr Alicja Gasecka (second on the right), postdoctoral fellow in neuroscience, physics and optical microscopy, received one of two awards in Excellence Search L’Oréal-UNESCO 2015, worth $ 20,000 each. This initiative wishes to support major research projects undertaken by postdoctoral Canadians.
Welcome to Pierre Desaulniers Ing. who joins the group for a technology maturation project where three patents from the Research Centre will be transferred to BLIQc, a microscopy company. He comes from the group of NSERC Industrial Chair of Optics Design Professor Simon Thibault from Laval University where he was research associate.
The group made the cover of the Biophotonics magazine for the month of January that features a journalist report on coherent Raman microscopy, thanks to the many beautiful images the group has produced over the years (and the quotes of Prof Côté). Read the article for insight on the many uses of CARS microscopy.
100% of people surveyed at the defence concluded that “Erik Bélanger, Ph.D.” sounds good. Congratulations to the first Ph.D student out of the Côté lab.
We are hiring. We have a need for students (M. Sc and Ph.D.) and post-docts (all levels) in the group with an excellent knowledge of fibre-based devices in the laboratory. We are looking for people who generally “like to build things” for two projects: Neurosurgical Guidance with Optical Fibers (Messaddeq, Galstian, Parent, Cantin, Prudhomme, Côté) and New technologies for pharmaceutical targets in chronic pain (Y. De Koninck, Adamantidis, Vallée, Côté). Requirements for the position:
- Excellent practical knowledge of fibres (e.g., fiber coupling, fiber splicing, connectors and selection criteria).
- Knowledge and interest in detection and data acquisition (photodetectors in general but PMTs and photodiodes (avalanche or not) in particular).
- Knowledge of MATLAB (data acquisition toolbox).
- Excellent technical knowledge of linear and nonlinear optics.
- Very good working knowledge of lasers and other light sources.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- Being resourceful and interested in neuroscience.
- Must have an interest in working on clinical and pre-clinical projects.
Send your CVs to Daniel.Cote@crulrg.ulaval.ca