Open position:  The Dorval Lab has one open position for a PhD student - see details below.

Join us!

We are always looking for talented and motivated students interested in multidisciplinary research to join our team.

Background in any of the following fields could be an asset to our group: chemical engineering, biological engineering, materials science, nanotechnology, molecular biology, physics, chemistry...

If interested, please send Prof. Dorval Courchesne an email (noemie.dorvalcourchesne(at) with your CV, academic transcripts, and a brief summary of your previous research experience and future research interests.


Please note that, due to the large volume of applications that we receive, we will not be able to respond to every request.  We will be sure to contact you if we have an open position that suits your background.

Scholarships, Fellowships and Internships

To identify potential sources of funding, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are encouraged to consult the NSERC and FRQNT websites.

Undergraduate students interested in a research experience in the Dorval Lab can look at the NSERC USRA and the SURE programs.  We also welcome students through the CHEE 494 and CHEE 495 Research Project & Seminar courses.

Open PhD position 

The Dorval Lab has one open position in the field of synthetic biology and biomaterials engineering.  We are looking for a motivated PhD student to join our team.  If interested, please contact Prof. Dorval Courchesne by email and attach your CV, transcripts (undergraduate and Master's, if applicable), along with a brief description of your previous research experiences and future research interests.  Applications will be reviewed starting the week of July 20th, 2020.  The tentative start date is January 2021 (flexible).

The project will involve designing materials inspired from nature.  The candidate must be passionate about research at the interface of biology, chemical engineering and materials engineering, and ready to join a highly collaborative environment.  Previous experience with proteins, polymers, molecular biology techniques and biomaterials is an asset.  

This position will be co-funded through research grants, and the candidate must be eligible for nomination for a McGill Engineering Doctoral Award (MEDA).