Ph.D. Position in Bioactive Peptide Chemistry

We are looking for an ambitious candidate to join our group as a PhD student in food peptide chemistry. The PhD research will involve the study of the chemical reactivity of food-derived peptides and their biological implications evaluated in model systems.

The PhD research will be conducted in the Department of Chemistry, Carleton University, Canada (with Prof. Apollinaire Tsopmo) and in the School of Nutrition Sciences at the University of Ottawa, Canada (with Prof. Chibuike Udenigwe). The successful candidate will enrol as a PhD student in the Ottawa-Carleton Chemistry Institute.


We are looking for a candidate with:

  • An MSc degree and excellent academic record, research background and experience in chemistry or biochemistry;
  • Demonstrable skills in bioanalysis and molecular science, and eagerness to adopt new analytical technologies;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.

Candidates with distinction or first class grades are encouraged to apply for external graduate funding in Canada, such as NSERC PGS/CGS, Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) and Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, if they meet the eligibility criteria.


To be considered for the Ph.D. position, please send the following documents combined in one PDF to and with the subject “Ph.D. Food Peptide Chemistry”: (i) a current CV with a list of scientific publications, (ii) a one-page statement of research plan, and (iii) names, contact emails and phone numbers of three academic referees.

The deadline for application is April 30, 2017.