A graduate studentship (MSc or PhD in Health Sciences) is available in the Molecular Microbiology Lab of Dr. Joerg Overhage in the Department of Health Sciences at Carleton University. Dr. Overhage’s group uses a wide range of microbiological, molecular, biochemical, functional genomics and cell biology approaches to study bacterial stress responses and microbial survival strategies of Gram-negative bacteria as well as to develop novel antimicrobial treatment strategies to treat emerging, multi-drug resistant pathogens. For a description of the lab’s interests visit us here.

Carleton’s MSc and PhD programs in Health Sciences are research-based thesis programs. These programs provide advanced disciplinary learning and hands-on, interdisciplinary research in health sciences in new, state-of-the-art facilities. More information on admission requirements can be found here.

Qualifications and Skills

MSc candidates must hold a Bachelor of Science degree in a relevant field (e.g. Microbiology & Immunology, Life Science or Health Science) from a recognized institution with a minimum of A- (80%) average overall. PhD candidates must hold a Master of Science degree in a relevant field (e.g. Microbiology & Immunology, Life Science or Health Science) from a recognized institution with a minimum of A- (80%) average overall. We are looking for a friendly, organized team player with interest in interdisciplinary research, who is highly self-motivated, is able to work independently, has excellent written and oral communication skills and has demonstrated excellence at the academic level and in research. Strong problem-solving skills are highly desired. A combination of the following laboratory skills would be beneficial: experience in microbiology, microscopy, molecular biology (DNA, RNA, Protein), genomics, tissue culture, cell biology or animal models.

Individuals who are interested in this position should submit: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copy of official transcripts, statement of research interest and career goals, as well as a list of three references by email (in a single PDF file). Only applicants with complete applications will be considered.

Note the deadlines for applying to graduate programs in the Department of Health Sciences are:

February 1 (to be considered for funding) for September start

February 1 (to be considered for funding) for May start

October 1 (to be considered for funding) for January start

The deadline for this position is 31/08/2018, but applications will be considered until the position is filled.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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