Study of endocrine disruption potential by volatile organic compounds and trace elements in a human feto-placenta co-culture

  • Master
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • With scholarship

Project description

Profs Thomas Sanderson and Cathy Vaillancourt are looking for 2 master’s students at Armand-Frappier Santé Biotechnologie Research Centre. The proposed projects aims to study the effects of environmental concentrations of volatile organic compounds and trace elements on key endocrine processes in fetal development. These projects are part of the EXPERIVA – Exposures in the Peace River Valley study on gestational exposure to contaminants from hydraulic fracturing in northeast British Columbia and the potential for endocrine disruption of these chemical compounds.

Research fields

  • Toxicology
  • Physiology
  • Development
  • Cellular and molecular biology


Research advisor

Co-supervisor: Cathy Vaillancourt, professor

Co-supervisor: Thomas Sanderson, professor


Starting date

Fall 2020 or Winter 2021


Program of study

Master’s degree in applied microbiology


Financial support

Our Research University offers many scholarship programs. Every student-researcher benefits from a research stipend during their higher education studies (17 220$ per year).


Profile

  • BSc degree (minimum GPA of 3 / 4.3) in biology, pharmacology, biochemistry or physiology or any relevant filled.
  • French and English speaking is a plus.


Location

Armand Frappier Santé Biotechnologie Research Centre
531, boulevard des Prairies
Laval, Québec G3X 1S2
Canada


How to apply

Interested canidates must submit their application to Cathy Vaillancourt (cathy.vaillancourt@iaf.inrs.ca), Thomas Sanderson (thomas.sanderson@iaf.inrs.ca) and Élyse Caron-Beaudoin (elyse.caron-beaudoin@umontreal.ca) by using the online form. The application must include:

  • Complete CV
  • Motivation letter statig their research interests and career goals
  • Name and contact information at least one reference
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Élyse Caron-Beaudoin
Email: elyse.caron-beaudoin@umontreal.ca
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