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Research opportunities for students

Below is a list of postdoctoral, doctoral and master's offers available in the various projects of the Sentinel North research program. Scholarships are available for several of these offers.

For more information or to apply, you must contact the project supervisors directly.

Masters', Ph.D. and Postdoctoral research scholarships are also available for applicants wishing to submit their own research project. Calls for applications are made through open competitions twice a year. Deadlines: March 10 and October 10.

 


 

 

Postdoctoral projects

 

Project title Discipline(s) Director(s) SP

Development of novel molecular microbiology techniques for pathogen detection

Spatial planning, biochemistry, microbiology, bio-informatics

Manuel Rodriguez

1.3

Work on exploring the impact of 3D internal structure of sea ice on radiative transfer

Biology, physics, phys. eng., optics

Marcel Babin

2.4

Radiative transfer modelling using Monte-Carlo methods: towards a better understanding of light-matter interaction in diffusive medium

Biology, physics, phys. eng., neuroscience, optics

Philippe Després

2.4

Modeling the overall impacts of changing local marine food characteristics on Inuit food security, health and well-being

Biology, environmental health

Mélanie Lemire

3.3

Gut mechanisms of the relation between lifestyle, xenobiotics and mental health in Inuit youth from Nunavik

Psychology, health, microbiology, infectiology, immunology

Richard Bélanger
Gina Muckle

3.6

Novel technologies to evaluate mental health of Inuit youth from Nunavik

Neuroscience, ophtalmology, psychology, health

Marc Hébert
Pierre Marquet

3.6

Establishment of optogenetics measurements in developing zebrafish brain

Biochemistry, microbiology, bio-informatics, physics, phys. eng., optics

Daniel Côté
Paul De Koninck

3.7

 

Ph.D. projects

 

Project title Discipline(s) Director(s) SP

Experimental work on the zebrafish and modelization

Biochemistry, microbiology, bio-informatics

Paul de Koninck

1.2

Data analysis and dynamical modelization

Mathematics, statistics, physics, phys. eng., optics

Nicolas Doyon

1.2

Semi-exterior spaces and microclimatic adaptations for the North

Architecture, mech. eng., software eng. medicine

André Potvin
Louis Gosselin

2.1

The perception of indoor scenes in virtual reality

Software eng., architecture, medicine

Jean-François Lalonde
Claude Demers
Marc Hébert

2.1

Develop and use diffraction optical tomography techniques to provide structural information about biological cells and tissues

Neuroscience, physics, phys. eng., optics

Pierre Marquet

2.4

Design and Implementation of an Implantable Probe for In Vivo Diffuse Reflectance Spectroscopy in Rodent Cerebral Cortex

Neuroscience

Pierre Marquet

2.4

Test the usability of real-time feedback to assist health professionals in patient assessment

Health, biology

François Routhier

2.8

Intégration de capteurs EMG et de mouvements dédiés au vêtement intelligent

Electrical eng., software eng., physics, phys. eng., optics, Health

Benoit Gosselin

2.8

Development of a compact flow cytometer for in-field, multiplexed planctonic microbiota detection

Chemistry

Denis Boudreau
Warwick Vincent

3.1

Isolation and characterization of Arctic bacteria and phages, phage host dynamics, host resistance

Biochemistry, microbiology, bio-informatics

Alexander Culley
Sylvain Moineau

3.2

Data analytics and integration for multi-omic aspect of nordic environment. Develop software to integrate data and classify phenotypes, including geospatial aspect

Software eng., géomatics

Thierry Badard
François Laviolette

3.2

Selenoneine in marine ecosystems of Nunavik: better understanding its provenance and effects on Inuit health

Biology, epidemiology, analytical chemistry, nutrition

Pierre Ayotte
Mélanie Lemire

3.3

Designing the preliminary lab-based platform followed by the design and commissioning of the field-deployable instrument

Mechanical eng.

Jean Ruel

3.4

Respiratory microbiota and respiratory health

Health, microbiology, infectiology, immunology

François Maltais

3.5

Establishment of optogenetics measurements in developing zebrafish brain

Biochemistry, microbiology, bio-informatics, physics, phys. eng., optics

Daniel Côté
Paul De Koninck

3.7

Development of the light-inducible CRISPR-Cas9 technology and the testing of light-dependent growth induction/inhibition

Biochemistry, microbiology, bio-informatics

Sylvain Moineau

3.7

Development of the multispectral imaging of the microbiota

Biochemistry, microbiology, bio-informatics, physics, phys. eng., optics

Daniel Côté
Paul De Koninck
Sylvain Moineau

3.7

Meta-genomics, meta-transcriptomics and epigenetics analyses

Biochemistry, biology, microbiology, bio-informatics, molecular healthcare

Alexander Culley
Nicolas Derome
Arnaud Droit

3.7

Design of a fiber optic-based fluorescence for in-vivo sensing of small molecules in the GIT

Chemistry

Denis Boudreau
André Marette

3.8

Gut brain analysis in the development of CMD and MHD diseases

Health

Denis Richard

3.8

 

Master's projects

 

Project title Discipline(s) Director(s) SP

Work towards conducting an overall portrait of the drinking water quality situation and health related issues in selected Northern communities

Health, spatial planning

Manuel Rodriguez

1.3

Validate and field test appropriate methods to treat/store drinking water

Health, spatial planning

Manuel Rodriguez

1.3

Field application of developed method

Biochemistry, microbiology, bio-informatics, spatial planning

Manuel Rodriguez

1.3

Capturing Northern Lights : occupants needs, climate and photobiology

Medicine, architecture

Marc Hébert
Claude Demers

2.1

Analyse and interpret snow data obtained in the field using the newly developed technology

Chemistry, physics, phys. eng., optics

Florent Dominé

2.2

Collect, analyse and interpret biological data obtained by cameras deployed in the field under the snow

Biology, physics, phys. eng., optics, electrical eng., software eng.

Gilles Gauthier

2.2

Work on the light-response of Arctic microalgae for developing new light treatments for improving Northerners mental health

Marine biology, Environmental health

Johann Lavaud
Marc Hébert

2.3 

Computational Modelling of Organic Solar Cells

Chemistry

Paul Johnson

2.5

Development of algorithms and data analysis of full waveform LIDAR returns, optimizing for detection and quantification of range and biomass

Physics, phys. eng., optics, biology

Michel Piché

2.7

Acceptability of the technologies by end-users (Northern populations/workers) using questionnaires, semi-structured interviews and involved in conducting educational and co-design workshops. 

Health

Andréanne Blanchette

2.8

Skin and gut microbiomes of Arctic char and analysis of a model system

Biology, biochemistry, microbiology, bio-informatics

Nicolas Derome

3.1

Development of a compact flow cytometer for in-field, multiplexed planctonic microbiota detection

Chemistry

Denis Boudreau
Warwick Vincent

3.1 

Development of a microfluidics environmental sensing system for model biofilms with Arctic cyanobacteria

Chemistry, biology

Jesse Greener

3.1

Nutritional qualities of local marine foods and biomarkers of marine foods in Inuit

Environmental health

Mélanie Lemire

3.3

Effects on Inuit physical and mental health of the carotenoids and lipids contained in marine foods

Environmental health

Michel Lucas

3.3

Contaminants, stable isotopes, selenoneine and related cardiometabolic and neurologic health outcomes in Inuit

Environmental health

Pierre Ayotte

3.3

Designing the interface, the data managing systems, and the knowledge user tools 

Mechanical eng., environmental health, psychology

André Bégin-Drolet
Mélanie Lemire

3.4

Impact of cigarette smoke and circadian cycles on the respiratory microbiota

Health

Mathieu Morissette

3.5

The pulmonary immune response to bioaerosol components found in the northern homes

Health, biochemistry, microbiology, bio-informatics

David Marsolais

3.5

Development of the light-inducible CRISPR-Cas9 technology and the testing of light-dependent growth induction/inhibition

Biochemistry, microbiology, bio-informatics

Sylvain Moineau

3.7

Development of non-standard optical fibers for Sensor-in-Fiber probe design

Physics, phys. eng., optics, chemistry

Younès Messaddeq

3.8

Development of integrated optics and microstructures for enhanced fluorescence light collection efficiency

Physics, phys. eng., optics, chemistry

Daniel Côté

3.8

Design of a fiber optic-based fluorescence for in-vivo sensing of small molecules in the GIT

Chemistry

Denis Boudreau
André Marette

3.8

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