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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.

Please note that the information that is listed on this page is a non-exhaustive list constructed through the voluntary participation of researchers.

Ph.D. scholarships and postdoctoral fellowships are also available for applicants wishing to submit a research project. Calls for applications are made through open competitions twice a year. Deadlines: April 10 and October 10.

 

Postdoctoral opportunities

 

Development of novel molecular microbiology techniques for pathogen detection

Relevant sub-project: 1.3

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

Relevant sub-project: 2.4

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

Relevant sub-project: 2.4

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

Relevant sub-project: 3.3 

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

Relevant sub-project: 3.6

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Novel technologies to evaluate mental health of Inuit youth from Nunavik

Relevant sub-project: 3.6

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Establishment of optogenetics measurements in developing zebrafish brain

Relevant sub-project: 3.7

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Offres de Doctorats

 

Experimental work on the Zebrafish and modelization

Relevant sub-project:  1.2

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Data analysis and dynamical modelization

Relevant sub-project: 1.2

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Construction of a Hydrological Surface Model for Forest Tundra Applications in Northern Canada

Relevant sub-project: 1.3

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Time-lapse monitoring of ground surface dynamics in degrading permafrost environments with adaptive cameras

Relevant sub-project: 1.4

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Wireless sensor networks for communities in the extreme north

Relevant sub-project: 1.5

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More details available here


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

Relevant sub-project: 2.4 

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

Relevant sub-project: 2.8

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More details available here (in French)


Intégration de capteurs EMG et de mouvement dédiées au vêtement intelligent

Relevant sub-project: 2.8 

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

Relevant sub-project: 3.2

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

Relevant sub-project: 3.2 

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More details available here (in French)


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

Relevant sub-project: 3.4

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Synthesis of fluorescent molecular probes for the detection of toxic metals in northern foods

Relevant sub-project: 3.4

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Respiratory microbiota and respiratory health

Relevant sub-project: 3.5 

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Burden and diversity of respiratory microbiote and its link with gut microbiote

Relevant sub-project: 3.5

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Electroretinogram as a biosignature of youth mental health among Inuit from Nunavik

Relevant sub-project: 3.6

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Establishment of optogenetics measurements in developing zebrafish brain

Relevant sub-project: 3.7 

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

Relevant sub-project: 3.7 

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Development of the multispectral imaging of the microbiota

Relevant sub-project: 3.7

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Meta-genomics, meta-transcriptomics and epigenetics analyses

Relevant sub-project: 3.7 

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Gut brain analysis in the development of CMD and MHD diseases

Relevant sub-project: 3.8 

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

Relevant sub-project: 3.8

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Offres de Maîtrises

 

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

Relevant sub-project: 1.3

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Validate and field test appropriate methods to treat/store drinking water according to the issues identified in the MSc2 project

Relevant sub-project: 1.3

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Field application of developed method

Relevant sub-project: 1.3

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Water turbidity and sediment transport in thawing permafrost environment

Relevant sub-project: 1.3

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Signal processing of sensor signals from distributed fiber optic sensing systems

Relevant sub-project: 1.4

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

Relevant sub-project: 2.2

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

Relevant sub-project: 2.2

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Theoretical calculations

Relevant sub-project: 2.5

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

Relevant sub-project: 2.7

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Increase spatial, spectral and temporal resolution of the underwater substrate targets

Relevant sub-project: 2.7

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

Relevant sub-project: 2.8 

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

Relevant sub-project: 3.1

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

Relevant sub-project: 3.1

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

Relevant sub-project: 3.3

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

Relevant sub-project: 3.3

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

Relevant sub-project: 3.3

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Synthesis of fluorescent molecular probes for the detection of toxic metals in northern foods

Relevant sub-project: 3.4

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

Relevant sub-project: 3.4

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Impact of cigarette smoke and circadian cycles on the respiratory microbiota

Relevant sub-project: 3.5 

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

Relevant sub-project: 3.5 

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

Relevant sub-project: 3.7

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

Relevant sub-project: 3.8

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

Relevant sub-project: 3.8

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