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WHAT'S NEW  ::  Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

October 15, 2019
Graduate Student (MSc/PhD in Health Sciences)

Employer: Department of Health Sciences, Carleton University
Location: Ottawa, ON
Closing Date: January 15, 2020

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Job Description

We are looking for a highly motivated graduate student (MSc or PhD in Health Sciences) to participate in a new project investigating the role of immune-microbe interactions in driving delayed wound healing and the formation of chronic wounds. This project will use in vitro and in vivo models and a combination of microbiological, molecular, biochemical, functional genomics, cell biology and immunology approaches to examine how bacterial biofilms drive inflammation in the chronic wound microenvironment.

This collaborative research project will be co-supervised by Dr. Joerg Overhage (Molecular Microbiology and Infectious Disease Lab) and Dr. Edana Cassol (Systems Immunology Lab) in the Department of Health Sciences at Carleton University. Dr. Overhage’s group is interested in studying the molecular mechanisms underlying the development of chronic, antimicrobial resistant and therefore often difficult-to-treat bacterial infections. Dr. Cassol’s group uses systems biology approaches to identify novel mechanisms that regulate and fine tune antimicrobial responses in macrophages and other innate immune cells. For further information see: https://carleton.ca/healthsciences/people/.

Carleton’s MSc and PhD programs in Health Sciences are research-based thesis programs. These programs provide advanced disciplinary learning and hands-on, interdisciplinary research in health sciences in new, state-of-the-art facilities. For more information on the programs in Health Sciences as well as admission requirements see: https://carleton.ca/healthsciences/health-sciences/graduate/

Basic Requirement

MSc candidates must hold a Bachelor of Science degree in a relevant field (e.g. Microbiology & Immunology, Life Science or Health Science) from a recognized institution with a minimum of A- (80%) average overall. PhD candidates must hold a Master of Science degree in a relevant field (e.g. Microbiology & Immunology, Life Science or Health Science) from a recognized institution with a minimum of A- (80%) average overall. We are looking for a friendly, organized team player with interest in interdisciplinary research, who is highly self-motivated, is able to work independently, has excellent written and oral communication skills and has demonstrated excellence at the academic level and in research. Strong problem-solving skills are highly desired. A combination of the following laboratory skills would be beneficial: experience in microbiology, microscopy, molecular biology (DNA, RNA, Protein), genomics, tissue culture, flow cytometry or animal models.

Application Instructions

Individuals who are interested in the position should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copy of official transcripts, statement of research interest and career goals, as well as a list of three references by email (in a single PDF file) to:

Dr. Joerg Overhage
Department of Health Sciences


Dr. Edana Cassol
Department of Health Sciences


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