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Thank to our trainees!

Friday 19th of August was the last day of our trainees Jean-Michael and Gabriel. It was a pleasure to work with them and they had a productive summer. We wish them the best in their future endeavours!

Dr Gasecka winner of L’Oréal-UNESCO scholarship

L'Oreìal-UNESCO For Women In Science Group 2015-fixedAs 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 Pierre Desaulniers

pierre desaulniersWelcome 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.

Research assistant

VeroniqueVéronique Rioux has joined the group as a Research Assistant to manage all aspects of animal surgeries, colonies and protocols. Véronique has an M.Sc. in neurobiology obtained from her work with Prof. Martin Beaulieu.

Opening: Student and post-doct positions, optical fibre devices

Job offerWe 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.

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