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We welcome inquiries for undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral positions from hard working and creative people. The 2637 sq. ft Centre for Environmental Epigenetics and Development hosts the laboratories of three investigators whose research is broadly focused on mechanisms of long-term adaptation to environmental conditions, with a particular focus on development. The Centre is home to cutting edge instrumentation to enable collaborative and training opportunities and serve as a focal point for research in this area across Canada.

Postdoctoral Positions:

New! Postdoctoral Position available on collaborative projects to study the epigenetics of complex disease (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Gulf War Illness) in humans and animal models. State of the art experimental approaches will include genome-wide DNA methylation and chromatin immunoprecipitation sequencing in addition to analysis of genome-wide SNPs and transcriptomics. Applicants with a strong background in molecular biology, neuroscience, or immunology are encouraged to apply. Research experience in genetics/genomics and/or computational approaches will be especially helpful. Interested applicants should email Dr. Patrick McGowan at with their curriculum vitae and a brief description of their research interests. Review of materials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with experience. Position may be extended for a total of three years. Informal inquiries prior to submitting a formal application are welcome


Graduate Positions: It is never too early to contact me about your interest in pursuing graduate studies in my lab. Prior research experience is expected. Prospective students should consider whether they are competitive for external fellowships (e.g. NSERC, CIHR, OGS). I supervise students in the departments of Cell and Systems Biology, Psychology and Physiology at the University of Toronto. Students I supervise may join the University of Toronto Neuroscience Program

Undergraduate Positions: Undergraduates are expected to commit several hours per week to work in the lab, including some weekend hours depending on experiment requirements. For students interested in obtaining course credit for work in the lab (e.g. B98, D98), prior experience as a volunteer in my lab is expected. This may be completed during the summer, fall or winter semesters. Interested students should email me briefly describing any prior research experience (if applicable), other time commitments, and their unofficial transcripts.




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