Graduate student position (University of Saskatchewan - Canada)
Michael Wu lab
Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Type: Full Time
Years of Experience:
Less than 2
The Wu laboratory at the University of Saskatchewan is currently recruiting prospective M.Sc. or Ph.D. students to undertake research in the areas of stress biology and aging. The Wu lab takes a molecular genetics approach using the model system Caenorhabditis elegans to uncover environmental chemicals that are deleterious to the cell and aim to discover underlying genetic factors that regulate how cells protect against these stressors. Currently, an active area of interest is in understanding how environmental stress affects RNA metabolism and histone processing in the context of stress resistance and aging. The prospective student will learn and develop various skills in molecular biology and genetics along with high-throughput genetic and chemical screens.
Qualifications (Skills and Abilities) M.Sc. candidate must have completed a bachelor’s degree in science with 1 year of research experience (e.g. undergraduate research thesis). Ph.D. candidate must have completed a thesis-based M.Sc. degree in relevant fields (e.g. Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry). All candidates should have a minimum of 85% overall average GPA from their studies, demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills, and able to work both independently as well as in a team setting.
Interested candidates must submit the following documents electronically to email@example.com
1) A cover letter outlining past research experience and career goals
2) An updated curriculum vitae
3) A copy of your undergraduate/graduate transcripts
4) Contact information for two individuals willing to provide reference letters.