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WHAT'S NEW  ::  Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

June 8, 2021
PhD Student in Phage-based Rapid Detection of Listeria monocytogenes

Employer: University of Waterloo & Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Location: Guelph, ON, Canada
Closing Date: September 9, 2021

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Job Description

Applicants should submit by June 30, 2021

Project information: Three years (2021-2024) collaborative project with NRC to develop a phage-based rapid detection device for Listeria monocytogenes using immobilized lytic Listeria phages on nanoparticles. The project will involve phage host-range engineering/adaptation using synthetic biology to ensure high specificity.

We are currently looking for a highly qualified PhD student to work on this project and able to start as soon as September 2021. A very good microbiology and molecular biology background is required. Support will be through the AAFC RAP program (https://www.canada.ca/en/public-service-commission/jobs/services/recruitment/students/research-affiliate-program.html).

Main lab site: Dr. Hany Anany’s Lab, Guelph Research and Development Centre, 93 Stone Rd West, Guelph, Ontario

Anticipated Start Date: Flexible with a preferred start date of 1 September 2021 or 1 January 2022.

Application Instructions

Preferred Qualifications: Applicants should hold a M.Sc. or equivalent degree in microbiology, molecular biology, bioengineering, or a related field. Experience culturing bacteria and phage and hands on molecular biology is preferred. Applicants should also have good communication skills and an interest in collaborating with a multi-disciplinary team of scientists.

Application Instructions: Applicants should submit by June 30 (1) a cover letter, outlining their qualifications and motivations for this position, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) one sample of research writing, and (4) the names and contact information of two references to tcharles@uwaterloo.ca and hany.anany@canada.ca.

Employment Equity: The University of Waterloo respects, appreciates and encourages diversity and is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. The University of Waterloo encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ2+ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority in the recruitment process.  

Application Contacts

Dr. Trevor Charles


Dr. Hany Anany


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