Job TitleMSc Graduate Student
Duties and ResponsibilitiesThe MSc graduate student will receive mentored and supervised training in conducting cutting-edge islet biology and diabetes research using human beta cells, primary human pancreatic islets and T1D donor tissue sections. This project will involve work exclusively with human cells/tissues and donor tissue slides. The student will learn cell/tissue culture, immunohistochemistry and molecular techniques including western blotting, flow cytometry, and protein secretion assays.
The student will carry out coursework in Physiology and develop proficiency in the methods for the project. The student will then carry out the experiments with supervision from Dr. Thompson and the research team. The student will assist in preparing manuscript for publication and will present their research in poster and oral formats at diabetes conferences. The student will apply for eligible scholarships and will receive top-up funding if successful.
Skills and Benefits to be Gained from this Position The MSc student will work on a collaborative team in the Thompson lab and receive training in the above techniques to carry out innovative, translational diabetes research.
The student will learn how to communicate research to scientific and lay audiences through diabetes and islet biology conferences, such as through the Canadian Islet Research and Training Network (CIRTN), Diabetes Canada, and the DREAM research theme annual symposium.
Involvement of Animals, Humans and/or HazardsAnimalsNone. No animal work involved in this project.HumansNone. No live human subjects in this research project.HazardsBiohazards related to work with human cells/tissues.
How to Apply
DeadlineNovember 01, 2022
Required Application Materials
- Cover Letter
- A statement indicating the school, program and year that you are currently enrolled in.
Notification ProcessDr. Thompson will review all applications and contact short-listed applicants by email to contact references and arrange interview.