CERVO Brain Research Center - An Interdisciplinary Institute

The CERVO hosts the Neurophotonics Center and is affiliated with Laval University and constitutes an innovative teaching and training environment in leading fields of research such as Neurosciences, Photonics and Genetics. Its mission is to further the knowledge of the causes and treatments of neurological and neuropsychiatric diseases as well as to improve our understanding of the brain and behavior. The CERVO is known for its expertise on schizophrenia, bipolar disorders, major depression, autism, Gilles de la Tourette disease, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s chorea, epilepsy, chronic pain, pathological gambling, alcoholism and sleep disorders associated with aging. The use of Neurophotonics technologies to extend the reach of our research is a major area of efforts at the CERVO center.

Yes, we are open!

If you are interested in joining the group, we are always interested in hard working motivated people who want to apply their knowledge of science (for example: physics, engineering, computer sciences, etc…) and their skills to create and use novel photonics tools for leading edge applications in neuroscience. Please send your C.V. and your grades (see below) into your email. 

My grades? Why do we care about grades?

You are a physicist, a computer scientist or an engineer but you will focus your efforts on making a difference in neuroscience.  Having an excellent grasp of concepts in physics, engineering, electronics, or chemistry is essential to be a valuable and productive member of the group. This understanding is reflected in your grades, yet grades are not everything: skills in the laboratory are rarely well expressed in a transcript. If you think you are the person for neuroscience research, please send your candidature.

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