Graduate Student Positions
The Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization-International Vaccine Centre (VIDO-InterVac) at the University of Saskatchewan, is seeking Graduate Students to work in a projects focused on vaccine development. VIDO-InterVac’s research activities are focused on multidisciplinary approaches to the control of infectious diseases in animals and humans through the development of novel vaccines and therapeutics plus methods for their use. The Organization provides a stimulating collaborative environment in a variety of disciplines, including molecular microbiology, immunology, genomics and proteomics, cell biology, pathogenesis and clinical research. MSc position is available in the field of microbiology/immunology. The proposed research will mainly focus on the establishment of a porcine model to study human genital Gonorrhoea and Chlamydia. We will establish the chlamydia model in pigs and test the possibility of developing a co-infection model with N. gonorrheae. The model will allow us to gain further insights into the pathogenesis of the diseases and will enable development and testing of new treatments and vaccine candidates.
Candidates with an excellent background and skills in immunology, microbiology or veterinary medicine who are open to interdisciplinary approaches are encouraged to apply. Transfer from MSc to PhD level is possible after a successful performance in the program.
Interested candidates should direct applications, including a curriculum vitae and three names of references to:Joyce Sander, Associate Director - Human ResourcesVIDO-InterVac120 Veterinary Road, Saskatoon, SK Canada S7N 5E3 Fax: (306) 966-7478 E-Mail: email@example.com