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.
For a complete list of recent publications from the Wu lab: https://usaskwormlab.ca/publications
Prospective students can join the Wu lab either through the graduate program in the Department of Veterinary Biomedical Science (https://grad.usask.ca/programs/veterinary-biomedical-sciences.php)
The Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Immunology (https://medicine.usask.ca/students/graduate-programs/biochemistry-microbiology-and-immunology.php#GeneralInformation) at the University of Saskatchewan.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.