The LDI is a modern, fully equipped research facility attached to the Jewish General Hospital. We have more than 200 affiliated researchers, of whom 65 are primarily lab-based, while 145 are principally involved in clinical research and other types of investigations. They supervise more than 50 post-docs and 175 graduate students, who have come here from all over the world.
Principal investigators are grouped under four research axes: cancer, epidemiology, molecular and regenerative medicine, and psychosocial aspects of disease. LDI researchers hold professorial appointments at McGill University.
The LDI offers graduate students and post-docs the opportunity to compete for travel awards and salary support.
Here, we present information about graduate and post-doctoral studies at the LDI and McGill University that will help you decide whether we can provide the right environment for you to pursue your work, as well as practical information about living and working in Montreal.
When you join the LDI you will become part of a diverse community of scientists dedicated to excellence in medical research.
If you have any questions, please email
GRADUATE STUDENT COMMITTEE
The Graduate Student Committee (GSC) has strong administrative support from the administration at the LDI. The committee organizes a journal club, social events, and mentoring for graduate students by post-doctoral fellows and acts as a liason between graduate students and upper management. The LDI GSC has a Buddy Program to aid new students adapt to the LDI, to Montreal and to graduate student life in general. The GSC welcomes input and encourages you to come to events and get involved!
Committee members can be emailed directly.
The LDI is located in the Cote des Neiges-NDG borough, in the west end of Montreal, an ethnically diverse neighbourhood surrounded by many low-rise apartments, where rent is generally less expensive than downtown. The area is approximately 30 minutes from the main McGill campus, and is well-served by public transit. It is also close to the Université de Montréal, and has a vibrant student life, with many cafes and reasonably priced restaurants. McGill Off-Campus Housing can assist with finding accommodations throughout the city.
Montreal is cosmopolitan, dynamic, and multicultural. While English is widely spoken, and is the principal language of instruction at McGill, French is the official language of Quebec. In order to fully benefit from Montreal’s rich cultural milieu, French language courses are available at the University.