Graduate Student, Molecular Genetics (MSc or PhD) (req5835)

University of Saskatchewan (includes colleges)
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Graduate / traineeship

Department: Graduate Student Association
Location: Saskatoon
Status: Term
Employment Group: Graduate Students - PSAC
Posted Date: 7/17/2020
Closing Date: Until Filled.
Number of Openings: 1

 

Rate of Pay: Stipend level is $18,000 for M.Sc. and $20,000 for Ph.D.
Required Number of Hours: Full-time
Duration of EmploymentStart date is as early as September of 2020.
 
Duties: The Wu laboratory is interested in understanding the molecular mechanisms that cells use to sense and respond to toxic environmental stress agents. We use the nematode worm Caenorhabditis elegans to uncover underlying genetic factors that regulate these cellular stress responses. Currently, our lab is interested in studying an RNA processing complex called the Integrator, which we recently found is linked to environmental stress signaling and influences aging. The key question we are interested in answering are: 1) what are the underlying mechanisms regulating the Integrator complex and RNA metabolism in cells under stress, and 2) can deregulations to Integrator complex regulators influence aging and disease development? The prospective student will learn and develop various skills in molecular biology, genetics, and animal physiology. These include gene manipulation via RNAi and CRISPR/Cas9, advanced microscopy, RNA/DNA gene analysis, and aging assays.  

 

Qualifications (Skills and Abilities): M.Sc. candidate must have completed a bachelor’s degree in science with 1 year of research experience (undergraduate research thesis). Ph.D. candidate must have completed a thesis-based M.Sc. degree in relevant fields (e.g. Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry). All candidates must have a minimum of 80% (B) overall average from their studies, demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills, and able to work both independently as well as in a team setting.

To Apply:

Interested candidates must submit the following documents electronically to michael.wu@usask.ca : 

 

  • A cover letter outlining past research experience and career goals
  • An updated curriculum vitae
  • A copy of your undergraduate/graduate transcripts 
  • Contact information for two individuals willing to provide reference letters

 

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