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PhD aiming to identifying the relationship between genomic variation, Brain structure and functional connectivity.

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About This PhD Project

Project Description

The laboratory of Sébastien Jacquemont is working with several international consortia on projects mapping the relationship between genomic variants, cognition, behavior, brain structure and functional connectivity.

We are recruiting a talented PhD student with a background in either cognitive neuroscience, neuroimaging or computational biology.

The ideal candidate holds a master in cognitive neuroscience, computational biology, genomics, statistics / machine learning. They should have knowledge in coding using either R, Python, Matlab, etc.

Nature of the research

We aim at identifying the relationship between genomic variation, Brain structure and functional connectivity.
To this mean, the student will use general population and psychiatric cohorts with cognitive, neuroimaging and genomic data. This mega-dataset includes between 30000 and 400000 individuals for the neuroimaging and cognitive data respectively. Depending on interest and background, the student will analyse either the cognitive, neuroimaging or genomic data. Collaborations with other students in the lab will allow to perform analyses across modalities.


The lab and the research center offer a stimulating and international environment. The close collaboration between labs will allow students to gain expertise in several disciplines such as genomics, neuroimaging and psychiatry.

Students will attend summer schools on specific topics as well as train in a collaborating laboratories abroad to gain additional expertise. They are expected to present their research at international conferences.

Positions are available now and will remain open during the next year.

Candidates should send curriculum vitae and recommendation to:
Prof Sébastien Jacquemont
Canada research chair
CHU Sainte Justine research center

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