Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization -
International Vaccine Centre
MSc Graduate Student Position : Immunopathogenesis of fetal viral infections
Start Date : January 2020
Program of Study :
Master’s degree (MSc) in Veterinary Microbiology with the possibility of continuing towards a Doctorate degree (PhD)
Project Description :
The primary goal of the project is to study the immunopathogenesis of fetal infections, specifically Zika virus and porcine circovirus infections.
We use a multidisciplinary approach which includes advanced large animal models, molecular virology, immunological methods, next generation sequencing, and bioinformatics.
This project will provide excellent training for a candidate who desires to pursue a career in scientific research.
Financial Support : The project is fully funded and the candidate will be provided a stipend, but will also be expected to apply for internal and external scholarships.
Research Advisor : Candidate Profile :
Candidate Profile :
An undergraduate degree in biomedical or other relevant sciences (GPA 85% or higher). Working knowledge of biomedical laboratory techniques.
The candidate must be 1) highly motivated and creative, 2) diligent, including a willingness to learn and support research experiments on weekends, when required and 3) excellent in written English skills .
The candidate might be required to work under high-security biocontainment level-3 conditions after extensive training. The successful candidate will be required to undergo and clear a reliability status screening assessment, background check, and a criminal record check.
How to Apply :
Interested candidates must submit electronically, one single application document (pdf file) that includes 1) a letter of motivation, 2) a complete curriculum vitae (CV), 3) a copy of undergraduate transcripts, and 4) contact information for individuals willing to provide references, to
VIDO-InterVac and the University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. As such, applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community are welcome and all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.
However, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted
Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization - International Vaccine Centre (VIDO-InterVac)
University of Saskatchewan 120 Veterinary Road Saskatoon, SK, S7N 5E3 Canada
Phone : 306-966-7465 Fax : 306-966-7478 Email :
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