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WHAT'S NEW  ::  Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

January 10, 2020
Graduate Student (MSc or PhD) in Antimicrobial Resistance

Employer: Queen’s University, Department of Biology
Location: Kingston, ON, Canada Lab of Dr. George diCenzo
Closing Date: April 10, 2020

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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 (george.dicenzo@queensu.ca) 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

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