The Flores lab is hiring!

Positions for a research assistant and a postdoctoral fellow are open.

Research assistant-full time

Summary of position:

The laboratory of Dr. Cecilia Flores (lab website) at McGill University is looking for a full time Research Assistant with experience and knowledge handling rodents and in general laboratory procedures.


Description of tasks:

• Animal behavioral experiments

• Perform basic lab experiments

• Perform molecular biology experiments

• Help with laboratory organization/management/ordering


Required qualifications:

Bachelor degree or equivalent

Required skills:

• Experience working with rodents

• Excellent organizational skills

• Experience with stereotaxic surgery is an asset


Required abilities:

• Able to work independently and take initiative

• Good interpersonal communication skills


Location of work:

Douglas Research Centre

Work schedule:

35 hours/week


Depending on experience & in accordance with the Douglas Institute guidelines.

Instructions for submitting application:

Send CV to Mira Thakur at

Postdoctoral fellow

The laboratory of Dr. Cecilia Flores at McGill University (Department of Psychiatry)
has an opening position for a postdoctoral fellow. The research project concerns
cellular and molecular mechanisms by which social defeat stress in adolescence
disrupts brain development in males and females. This position is for a highly
motivated individual with interest in translational research and with experience in
behavioral testing in rodents and programing skills. Experience in
neurodevelopmental biology and/or neuroendocrinology is an asset. Applicants
should have a PhD in neuroscience or neurobiology and a strong publication
Interested individuals should send a curriculum vitae and the names/e-mails/phone
numbers of three people who could provide letters of reference by email to Mira
Thakur ( and cc
For additional information please visit our webpage


More news!

January 2022: Philip's latest paper to be published in eNeuro is now in press!! Custom-built operant conditioning setup for calcium imaging and cognitive testing in freely moving mice

December 2021: Congratulations to Angelica Torres-Berrio for winning first place at the Leo and Rachel Hendlisz Award Competition for her article: miR-218 in Adolescence Predicts and Mediates Vulnerability to Stress.

October 2021: Dr. Flores received research funding from Bombardier and the Douglas Foundation for the project: Circulating miRNA Profiles as Predictors of Depression Risk in Adolescence. Congratulations!

July 2021: Alice Morgunova's latest paper to be published in Neuropsychopharmacology is now IN PRESS!! MicroRNAs as Promising Peripheral Sensors of Prefrontal Cortex
Developmental Trajectory and Psychiatric Risk. 

July 2021: Congratulations to Jose Maria for winning a presentation prize at the Douglas Special Scientific Symposia!