PhD Position for in “Thermodynamic-guided manufacturing process for production of lightweight aggregate from waste glass and waste coal combustion ash” at Drexel University, USA

Advanced and Sustainable Infrastructure Materials Laboratory (ASIM lab) is seeking for an outstanding candidate for an open fully funded PhD position in Fall 2021. Special emphasis is placed on recruiting candidate with a background in civil engineering, chemical engineering, materials engineering or related fields. The successful candidate will work on applying advanced characterization techniques along with modeling tools to design and manufacture lightweight aggregate (a construction material) from a combination of waste glass and waste coal combustion ash. More specifically, the student will be exposed to a multidisciplinary research environment, while performing tasks such as computation driven experimental design, lab and pilot scale high temperature synthesis of novel ceramic materials and mechanical testing of its engineering properties with subsequent theoretical extrapolation to concrete applications. The computations for the experimental are aided with tools as FactSage and Matlab. The candidate will work in the group of Professor Farnam and Professor Hsuan, in a strong collaborative environment with other professors in CAEE department and students at ASIM lab. More information can be found at: Required qualifications: • A M.S degree from a reputable university in a topic of relevance • An ability to work in an interdisciplinary team, • An interest in working in a fast-paced research environment How to apply: If you meet the above requirements and are interested in this position, please contact Dr. Farnam by email ( along with you detailed resume. Recruitment will remain open until the position is filled. Contact: Prof Yaghoob Farnam – Advanced and Sustainable Infrastructure Materials Laboratory (ASIM lab) Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Drexel University 3141 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104


PhD in UK:Seaweed: A natural approach to improve productivity of dairy cattle and reduce environmental emissions

Lead Supervisor: Dr Katerina Theodoridou, Queens University Belfast (QUB), School of Biological Sciences Email: Co-supervisors: Dr Sokratis Stergiadis, University of Reading (URE), School of Agriculture, Policy and Development Prof Sharon Huws, Queens University Belfast (QUB), School of Biological Sciences Dr Tianhai Yan, Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute, Sustainable Agri-Food Sciences Division (AFBI)

Student profile This project would be suitable for students who have an upper second class degree in a related science (e.g. animal science, veterinary, food science, biology), and a keen interest in animal nutrition/physiology, dairy science, laboratory analyses, - omics technologies and/or bioinformatics. Good skills on reviewing literature, attention to detail, time-management, organisation, teamwork and independent learning, are also required. An MSc in relevant science would be advantageous, but not essential.

Application link : CLICK


PhD in UK: Smart control of crop diseases: how can we best combine fungicides and plant resistance genes?

Lead supervisor: Dr. Alexey Mikaberidze, University of Reading (UoR); School of Agriculture, Policy and Development; Crop Science Department Email:

Student profile: The project would suit an ambitious student interested in combining experimentation in the field with mathematical and computational modelling of agri-food biosystems. The ideal candidate would have: ---An undergraduate or a Master’s degree in a either a quantitative discipline (such as physics, mathematics or computer science), biology or agricultural/environmental sciences ---Strong interest in biology applied to agriculture ---Strong interest in mathematical/computational modelling of biological processes ---Desire to link the models with real-world field experiments and spend equal proportions of time doing experimental research and modelling/computational research ---The ability and motivation to quickly learn new skills ---Programming skills Please note that experience in mathematical modelling or bioinformatics are important, but not essential, as extensive training will be offered in both. We encourage applications from diverse backgrounds.

Application link : CLICK


PhD in UK, Project Title:  Edible insects: Systematic investigation of insect-based foods for human nutrition and consumer acceptance

Lead Supervisor: Dr Afroditi Chatzifragkou, University of Reading, Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences


Co-supervisors: Dr Ruan Elliott (University of Surrey) Dr Stella Lignou (University of Reading) Dr Geoffrey Knott (HOP®)

Student profile: This project would be suitable for students with a degree in Food Science, Food Technology, Chemistry, Nutrition or a closely related subject.

Application link : CLICK


McGill University, Canada - 2021 Graduate Student Recruitment day

Faculty of Medicine and Health SciencesGoodman Cancer Research Centre

Eligibility Requirements

  • Demonstrated interest in biomedical research
  • Enrolled in a B.Sc. or M.Sc. program
  • GPA of 3.6 out of 4.3 for M.Sc. & Ph.D. candidates; international students will be evaluated on individual basis.

Details : Link


Master in Food Science ( Full funded position) Laval University, Canada

Coupling and pretreatment by high-voltage electrical treatments (TEHV) and separation by electrodialysis with filtration membrane under low-voltage pulsed electric fields (EDFM-CEPs-BV) of cruor hydrolysates and bovine and porcine hemoglobin

Project description

Slaughterhouse blood is rich in proteins which can be upgraded to generate high added value co-products. After the separation of the blood, it is possible to obtain hemoglobin, a protein, which once hydrolyzed, allows the bioproduction of antimicrobial peptides, in particular. Thus, this project is part of a vast research project aiming at the development of a sequential and unique process for the bioproduction and separation of antimicrobial and antioxidant peptides from slaughterhouse blood, by approaches innovative and sustainable based on electromembrane processes and pulsed electric field technologies and high voltage pulsed electrical treatment.

The objectives of this project are:
1) Separation of cruor hydrolysates and bovine and porcine hemoglobin by EDMF under low voltage pulsed electric fields following pretreatment with TEHV;
2) Characterization of samples taken during treatment (physico-chemical and peptide profile);
3) Determination of the antimicrobial activity of the hemoglobin hydrolysate fractions;
4) Test the cruor fractions on industrial meat models and evaluate their antimicrobial activity.

Fields of research

- Electromembrane process
- Valorization of co-products
- Proteins
- Peptides
- Anti-microbial activity
- Pulsed electric fields
- High voltage electrical treatment

Required profile

- Food science and technology
- Food engineering

Requirements and conditions

- Obtaining a bachelor's degree in food engineering, biotechnology or food sciences.
- Great interest in a career in applied research and technology development.
- Good knowledge of enzymatic and membrane hydrolysis processes
- Demonstrated spoken and written English skills

Applications are due by January 30, 2021 at the latest. The candidate will start between January 2021 and September 2021 depending on availability.

Required documents

- Cover letter
- Curriculum vitæ
- Transcript of records

Deadline to apply

January 30, 2021

For more information

Laurent Bazinet
Department of Food Sciences


Postdoctoral position, Laval University, Canada
ElectroPro: electro-based membrane processes for the production of enriched growth factor fractions

Position Requirements: - Successful completion of a PhD in a scientific, food engineering, chemical engineering or food sciences from an accredited higher education institution within the last three years.

This project aims to study the recently developed techniques of electrodialysis with filtration membrane (EDFM) in order to have a selective separation of a growth factor rich fraction from dairy solutions. The obtained fractions will be evaluated for potential pediatric/heath performance applications. The objectives of the Post-Doc project are the following ones: 1) To perform the fractionation of proteins in model feeds; 2) To fractionate basic proteins from selected raw material; 3) To evaluate the cost and energy of different raw material with different protein compositions. Position Requirements: - Successful completion of a PhD in a scientific, food engineering, chemical engineering or food sciences from an accredited higher education institution within the last three years. - Strong interest in a career in applied research and technology development. - Record of academic and research accomplishment demonstrating exceptional promise. - Knowledge on electromembrane processes and cell hydrodynamic would be good point. - Strong English language communication skills. - French language communications skills will be considered. However, outstanding applications from individuals with other technical interests or grants will be considered. The position is full-time (100%) under the direction of Dr Laurent Bazinet and placed at the department of Food Sciences, Université Laval (Québec, Canada) for a duration of 2 years. Salary of 50 000$ /year (including social benefits). This post-doc position will be in the framework of an industrial partnership. Applications are due by December 1st, 2020. Fellowships will start in January 2021. In order to be considered, applicants are requested to submit the followings: - Current resume or CV; - Summary statement of research and career interests; - Names and contact details of 3 references. Contact : Véronique Perreault (Université Laval) : Pavillon Paul-Comtois Local 1411 Email : Tél : 418-656-2131 ext :4076772 Site Web :


PhD Position Available to Study the Interplay Between Legionella pneumophila and the Microbiome of Water Systems, McGill University, CANADA

Interested applicants should hold a MSc degree in microbiology, bioinformatics, or related field. Experience in molecular biology and/or bioinformatics (R, Mothur, and/or Qiime) is considered an asset.

Start date: winter 2021 or spring 2021.

Application details  : Link for direct apply


Post-Doctoral Researcher Position ( Fund already in place),  University of Athabasca and University of Calgary, CANADA

Qualifications. Candidates should have a recent PhD degree in microbiology, bioremediation or a related field. Experience in molecular biology and bioinformatics of microbial genomics is required.
Application details  : Link for direct apply

Salary $50,000 / year


Post Doctoral Research Fellow-(Bandillo), North Dakota State University, USA

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in plant breeding, quantitative genetics, genomics, or related field.
  • Proficiency in the statistical programming language R, Python, or other programming languages.
  • Experience on setting up field experimental design and trait evaluation
  • A demonstrated ability to publish original research in peer-reviewed journals is preferred.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and able to work with others in a multicultural environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Hands-on experience in analyzing large genomic and phenotypic dataset

Apply online : Link


Postdoctoral Researcher in Therapeutic Protein Production in Microalgae

University of Waterloo, Canada, 

Faculty of Engineering

Position is open until it is filled, however, a tentative start date of January 2021 or sooner is preferred.

The Microalgae Biomanufacturing Lab invites highly talented post-doctoral researchers to apply for a position developing an innovative new microalgae production platform for human biologics. This position is part of a collaborative research project working with multiple faculty members in three different faculties/Universities. Entrepreneurially inclined candidate re highly encouraged to apply. Waterloo Faculty of Engineering is ranked amongst the top 50 engineering schools worldwide and has one of the most attractive intellectual property rights policies where research is wholly 100% creator owned. More information on Waterloo and Postdoctoral positions can be found at:

Job requirements:
PhD in Chemical engineering, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or similar field with a strong research track record. Experience with cloning large DNA fragments, E. coli or yeast genetics, transfection, electroporation, and protein quantification will be essential. Excellent interpersonal skills and scientific writing skills should be demonstrated by a past record of journal publications. We are committed to employment equity and accessibility and welcome applications from women, Indigenous persons (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit), persons with disabilities, members of diverse gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Application Instructions

Those interested should send their CV and a cover letter indicating their research interests, to Professor Valerie Ward ( This position is open until it is filled, however, a tentative start date of January 2021 or sooner is preferred.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Postdoctoral Associate, Cornell University, USA

Academic training: a Ph.D. in food science, chemistry, chemical engineering, biomedical engineering, material science, polymer chemistry, or tissue engineering; Demonstrated experience with one or two areas such as bacteria and virus detection and antibacterial susceptibility (AST); Gut-on-a-chip; Droplet-based microfluidics and loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP); Biosensor; Synthesis of polymer brushes, polymer beads, and polymer microparticles using the living and free radical polymerization (LRP and FRP) method.
Details : University Website


Postdoctoral fellowship, University of Manitoba, Canada

Biochemistry, cellular biology, cancer biology, molecular biology, or virology.

Link : Details

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI) Postdoctoral Fellowship in Fish Stock Assessment, Canada

Fisheries and Marine Institute, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

Details : Click here 


2-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship Opportunity in Canada

Building collaborative interdisciplinary research infrastructure in Atlantic Canada’s lobster fisheries

Link: Details 


Postdoctoral Fellowship in Marine Habitat Mapping, Department of Ocean Sciences, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

Details : Click here


Post Doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 (PD1) - Process Technology Platforms for incorporation of Olive Oil into Export-Focused Healthy Cheeses (Temporary)

Salary:  Post Doc (Level 1) with a Salary Scale of €36,302 to €40,221

Food Research Centre, Teagasc, Moorepark, Fermoy, Co Cork, P61 C996

Direct Link

Invitation on Book Chapter

Book Title: Biotechnologies and Genetics in Plant Mutation BREEDING (3 Vol.)
• Volume 1: Mutagenesis and Crop Improvement
• Volume 2: Revolutionizing Plant Biology
• Volume 3: Mechanisms for Genetic Manipulation of Plants and Plant Mutants.
Publisher: APP (Apple Academic Press), CRC Press, a Taylor & Francis Group( USA).
If you are interested to contribute, then contact : Link


Postdoctoral Scholar in Microbiology and Bioinformatics

Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Canada

Duration: 1-2 years
Start date: Sept-Nov 2020
Salary: $50,000/year (plus benefits)

Deatails : Link


PhD Position

Université de Montréal , Canada

In a collaboration with Polytechnique of Montreal, we are hiring a highly motivated PhD student with background in biomaterials, tissue engineering and biofabrication.
Due to visa and travel restrictions caused by COVID-19, the candidate should be in Canada.
Send out your application to email below if you are interested.

Application : Details


Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Associate in Nanomaterials for Biosensing

The Chen research group in the Department of Chemistry at York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Details : Website 


Postdoctoral in Spain or Portugal

The ”la Caixa” Foundation Postdoctoral Junior Leader Fellowships Programme supports the best scientific talents to carry out excellent, innovative research in Spain or Portugal. Take your scientific career to the next level!

Details : Apply


Post Doctoral Fellow with Strong Expertise in Bacteriology
Western University, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Canada

Lactic acid secretions as anti Helicobacter pylori agents:

Dr Creuzenet is seeking a PDF candidate with strong expertise in bacteriology to study the mechanisms of action of Lactic acid secretions against H. pylori and enhance the study of their effects on the interactions of H. pylori with host components. The work involves microbiology (aseptic cultures of anaerobes and microaerophiles, exposure assays), bacterial genetics to produce the required mutants, biochemical studies (various proteins and virulence factor analyses), and cellular biology (tissue culture for gastric cells, macrophages). The work is to be conducted in the department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Western Ontario (London). The PDF will be nominated for a MITACS fellowship, in collaboration with Lallemand Health Solutions (Montreal). The MITACS intern status favors interactions with the industrial partner via on-site visits for specific experiments and continuous collaborations.

Application Instructions

Applicants are encouraged to check MITACS eligibility criteria before contacting Dr Creuzenet. The position is anticipated to start mid fall 2020.

Contact information:

Dr Carole Creuzenet
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Western Ontario
DSB 3031
London, Ontario, N6A 5C1
Phone: 519 661 3204


Post Doctoral Fellow with Expertise in Glycopeptide Analysis
University of Western Ontario, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Canada
Closing Date: October 9, 2020

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Role of surface protein glycosylation in HIV transmission.

Dr Creuzenet is seeking a PDF with expertise in glycopeptide analysis by mass spectrometry to study the role of surface protein glycosylation in HIV transmission in the department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Western Ontario (London). A proof-of-principle study has been conducted and warrants examining the glycosylation patterns of chronic vs acute virions. All recombinant virions necessary are produced in HIV biologist expert Dr E. Arts’ lab. The PDF will be in charge of purifying and processing the proteins for MS analysis and will be responsible for the MS data analyses.

Experience with MAGIC, GLYCOPAT or alternative glycopeptide analysis softwares is highly preferred. The PDF will also be in charge of studying the role of glycosylation on interactions of these proteins with various lectins and antibodies. The PDF is anticipated to enhance the methodology and contribute novel ideas as the work progresses.

Application Instructions

The position is available in early fall 2020. There is no firm application deadline as applications will be examined until a suitable candidate is identified.

Contact information:

Dr Carole Creuzenet
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Western Ontario
DSB 3031
London, Ontario, N6A 5C1
Phone: 519 661 3204


TEAGASC PHD WALSH SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY “FutureMilk – Understanding the impact of current and future breeding and dietary strategies on the seasonality of Irish milk and the nutritional, functional and organoleptic properties of Irish dairy products” Walsh Scholarship

Ref Number 2020043


There has been a gradual but progressive change in the diet and genetics of the Irish dairy cow across the last two decades, focused on enhancing the profitability and sustainability of Irish milk production. This has been driven in parallel with tight calving patterns sequenced to maximise the conversion of grazed grass into milk. These drivers result in a strongly seasonal milk production system which presents functional and organoleptic challenges to dairy processors when converting milk into high value nutritional and consumer based products. This project will comprehensively define the seasonal variation in Irish milk today, to better understand the implications for milk processors relative to the compositional and functional indicators, which define the behaviour of milk during its conversion to high value dairy derivatives. The VistaMilk SFI Research Centre represents a unique collaboration between Agri-Food and ICT research institutes and leading Irish/multinational food and ICT companies. The Centre is hosted by Teagasc, the national agency with responsibility for agriculture and food research, in partnership with the Tyndall National Institute, Ireland’s national microelectronics institute, the Telecommunications Software & Systems Group (TSSG) at Waterford Institute of Technology and the Insight Centre for Data Analytics (at UCD, NUIG, DCU). VistaMilk is funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), the Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine (DAFM) and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).


The Walsh Scholar will take part in wider VistaMilk Centre activities such as annual conference, relevant Masterclasses and workshops and Education and Public Engagement activities. To be eligible for consideration to enter on a programme of study and research for the Degree of PhD, the candidate must have obtained a standard of at least Second Class Honours, Grade I, in a relevant primary degree. A minimum level of competency in English is required. Please see the following link with regard to English Language requirements: English Test


The Scholarship funding is €22,000 per annum and includes University fees of up to a maximum of €6,000 and is tenable for 4 years. Further Information This PhD is expected to start the 1 Oct 2020 and is a joint research project between Teagasc Food Research Centre Moorepark ( and University College Cork, Ireland ( The student will be based primarily at Teagasc Food Research Centre Moorepark and will be registered at University College Cork, under the supervision of Dr. Laura Mascaraque (Teagasc) in association with Prof. Alan Kelly (University College Cork) and Dr. John Tobin (Teagasc). The successful candidate should be self-motivated with enthusiasm to develop wet-lab technical skills across a range of disciplines. They should have an interest in and aptitude for laboratory–based research.

Application Procedure

Submit an electronic copy of Curriculum Vitae and a letter of interest to including ‘FutureMilk WS’ in the subject line. If you have any queries, you can contact us through the same email address.

Closing date for application 3 rd August 2020

Editorial Press Assistant (Part Time)

Are you interested in helping to advance research, evolve science? Are you looking for a dynamic part time job in academic publishing, working with authors, editors and the research community at large? Then come join our great team of colleagues at RooTarDo Press, Bangladesh as Editorial Press Assistant

RooTarDo publishes independently peer-reviewed lifetime Open Access journals of international scientific merit in Bangladesh.

Job title:

  • Editorial Press Assistant (Part Time)


  • Any part of Bangladesh. Work from home.

Working hours

  • 6 -7 hrs / week


  • Negotiable

Purpose of the Job:

  • As Editorial Press Assistant you are responsible for the maintenance and development of a designated portfolio of national, international, Open Access journals. In addition to safeguarding the portfolio’s reputation and quality, the Editorial Press Assistant will contribute to the team’s ambitious strategy of accelerated content growth as well as the development and positioning of Open Access opportunities.

Key Result Areas

Main Activities and Responsibilities

  • Develop the strategy for the portfolio, aligning it with RooTarDo’s strategies and priorities as well as customers’ requirements and expectations
  • Work with authors, editors and the research community at large to ensure sufficient copy flow of relevant, high quality manuscripts
  • Continuous quality control and monitoring of all aspects of day-to-day editorial, production and publishing operations and actively address improvements where required
  • Meet portfolio related objectives with regards to content growth, citations, and publishing speed, among others
  • Provide marketing input to the marketing plans for the portfolio and RooTarDo’s strategies
  • Establish, manage and maintain excellent contacts with key external stakeholders, including editors, authors, society representatives and university leadership
  • Develop the strategy for the portfolio, aligning it with RooTarDo’s strategies and priorities as well as customers’ requirements and expectations

The ideal candidate has excellent networking skills, strong communication skills, is fluent in Bangla and English and has business acumen.

General Competencies:

  • Technical and Professional Expertise: knowledge of the publishing process and relevant market developments, excellent networking skills
  • Solves Problems and Analyzes Issues
  • Innovative attitude
  • Teamwork and collaboration: self starter, can work independently, but collaborates well with colleagues and customers

General Qualifications:

  • BSc/BSS/Bachelor student from any Bangladeshi University (Any major)
  • Research or professional publishing experience
  • Experience of working in an international company
  • Excellent Bangla and English language skills (written and oral)

Apply for this Position:

Please send your CV and a cover letter to


Posted : 30 May, 2020



Posted : 6 May, 2020
Graduate Position in Cyanobacteria Molecular Ecology

Employer: Western University, Department of Biology
Location: London, ON
Closing Date: July 2, 2020

Application deadline:June 30,2020

Cyanobacteria are one of the most significant primary producers in aquatic ecosystems. They are also potentially harmful as many species produce toxin-producing blooms particularly in freshwater lakes, and the frequency of these harmful blooms is increasing. The growth of cyanobacteria is regulated by the availability of nutrients, temperature, light quality, predation and other factors, but we do not sufficiently understand the relative significance of these factors or their interactions to predict the diversity, toxicity, and intensity of cyanobacterial blooms. One of the major challenges is the availability of tools to accurately quantify cyanobacterial diversity and abundance. With numerous genome sequences available for a wide diversity of cyanobacteria, these data can be harnessed to develop more accurate molecular tools for cyanobacteria ecology.

A MSc or PhD position is available to improve quantitative PCR methods based on genome data to assess the dynamics of cyanobacteria in freshwater environments. Applicants should have at minimum a BSc degree in Biology, Ecology, Microbiology, Bioinformatics or equivalent. Experience or education in molecular biology, genomics, bioinformatics, environmental microbiology, and/or phytoplankton ecology, is preferred, especially DNA/RNA extraction, PCR, and working with UNIX, R and/or Python.

The applicant chosen for the position will be guaranteed stipend funding for the typical duration of their degree (2 years for an MSc; 4 years for a PhD), but should be competitive for external funding opportunities and will be expected to apply for internal and external funding.

This position will be co-supervised by Dr. Vera Tai (Assistant Professor at Western University) and Dr. Irena Creed (Adjunct Professor at Western University and Professor at the University of Saskatchewan). The Tai lab has broad ranging interests in the ecology and evolution of microorganisms, with a focus on using genomic and metagenomic tools and developing complementary field and lab techniques. The Creed lab is leading cyanobacteria research in Canada, Europe and Africa, using field, laboratory and computer (GIS/remote sensing) techniques. Applicants chosen for the position can expect opportunities for field research, travel to national and international conferences, supportive mentorship, and encouragement to develop other career-related skills. Please visit for more information about the Tai lab.

Application Instructions

Interested applicants should send an e-mail to including:

  1. a cover letter explaining your motivation, skills and experience for this position
  2. your CV, including contact information for 2 references
  3. your university transcript (unofficial is fine)

Application Contacts

Vera Tai, MSc, PhD
Assistant Professor
Departments of Biology and Statistical & Actuarial Sciences
Western University
1151 Richmond Street
London, Ontario, Canada
N6A 5B7

Phone: 519-661-2111 ext. 86209

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Posted : 4 May, 2020

Graduate Student Position (M.Sc or PhD)


Employer: University of Manitoba, Department of Microbiology
Location: Winnipeg, MB
Closing Date: May 20, 2020


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Job Description


Applications will be accepted until position is filled

A graduate student position (M.Sc or PhD) is available in the Brassinga Laboratory in the Department of Microbiology (University of Manitoba) with the start date for May 2020 or September 2020. The research project will investigate aspects of waterborne protozoan parasite and human pathogen Legionella pneumophila. The research will involve molecular biology approaches, microscopy, and infection host modelling. For more information, refer to the Brassinga Laboratory webpage on the Dept. of Microbiology website.

Application Instructions

Desired applicants will hold an undergraduate degree in Microbiology (GPA of ≥3.50/4.5 or equivalent) with proficiency in speaking, reading and writing English. Applications (including a CV, undergraduate transcript and a list of three academic reference contacts) should be emailed to Suitable candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Application Contacts

Ann Karen Brassinga, Ph.D.
Associate Professor & Associate Head (Student Experience & Outreach)
Dept. of Microbiology (Fort Garry Campus)
213 Buller Building (Mail), 418/420 Buller Building (Office)
45 Chancellor's Circle
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB
R3T 2N2 Canada
Phone: 204-799-8457
Fax: 204-474-7603



Posted : 19 Jan, 2020

Graduate Student (MSc or PhD) in Antimicrobial Resistance

Queen’s University, Department of Biology, Canada
Closing Date: April 10, 2020

Job Description

Antimicrobial resistance is a major public health concern that risks rendering us incapable of fighting infection diseases. Contributing to the rapid emergence of antimicrobial resistance is the ability of resistance genes to spread between bacteria, a process known as horizontal gene transfer. However, there are limits to the ability of genes to be transferred between bacteria, and genes/mutations resulting in antimicrobial resistance in one bacterium do not always result in resistance in another bacterium.

Our research team uses molecular genetics, functional genomics, systems-biology, and computational biology to study complex phenotypes in bacteria. We are recruiting a graduate student (at the MSc of PhD level) to study the molecular factors underlying compatibility between bacteria and antimicrobial resistance genes. This exciting project will draw upon state-of-the-art methods in functional genomics and adaptive laboratory evolution. The preferred start date is September 2020, but this date is flexible.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a BSc degree in biology or a related discipline, such as microbiology, biochemistry, or molecular biology. Experience working with bacteria and/or analysis of high-throughput sequencing data would be beneficial; however, experience with neither method is required as we can train the successful applicant in all required skills. 

Application Instructions

To apply: Please email Dr. George diCenzo ( by 7 February 2020, with the subject line: “AMR Grad Application 2020”. Please include with your email: i) a cover letter describing your research interests and reasons for applying to this position, ii) your curriculum vitae (CV) or resume, iii) unofficial university transcripts, and iv) contact information for 2 to 3 references. 

Relevant links:
Lab website
Queen's University
Department of Biology

Application Contacts

George C diCenzo
BioSciences Complex Rm. 2517
Department of Biology
Queen’s University
116 Barrie Street
Kingston, ON, K7L 3N6
Phone: +1 (613) 533-6000 ext. 78529

Related Links


Lab Website
Queen's University
Department of Biology