Job TitlePhD Graduate Student
Duties and ResponsibilitiesThe PhD student will work in a team with members of the Thompson lab, learning cutting edge research techniques in diabetes and immunology and carrying out an independent research project expected to produce an original contribution to the body of knowledge in this field. They will be responsible for learning the methods, taking coursework, and presenting their research in oral and written formats including poster presentations and seminars. They will develop skills in training and mentoring more junior lab members including summer undergraduates. The student will apply for eligible scholarship awards and receive top-up funding if successful.
Skills and Benefits to be Gained from this PositionThe PhD student will learn a variety of technical skills, critical and analytical thinking, evaluating research in literature, and training in research ethics. The student will learn how to communicate their research in written and oral formats for scientific and lay audiences and will have the opportunity to travel and present research at major diabetes conferences including Diabetes Canada and the Canadian Islet Research and Training Network (CIRTN).
Involvement of Animals, Humans and/or HazardsAnimalsYes - mouse models.HumansNo - No live human subjects.HazardsYes - Biohazards working with lab mice and 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.