Graduate Student Positions

If you are interested in one of the positions below, or a post-doctoral position, please directly contact an appropriate Faculty member

 


Graduate Studentship opportunity (MSc or PhD)

A graduate studentship (MSc or PhD) opportunity exists in the Gilleard laboratory.

Research Area: Investigation of macrocyclic lactone drug resistance in cattle lice and the development of rapid pen-side molecular diagnostics. 

This is an excellent opportunity to undertake important and novel research, develop expertise in parasitology/entomology and in cutting-edge next generation sequencing and molecular diagnostic approaches. The graduate student will join a research group of 10-15 members and will interact with a wider vibrant team of infectious disease, genomics and bioinformatics
researchers. They will receive a competitive stipend and be enrolled in the Veterinary Medical Sciences graduate program. They will also be a member of our award-winning Host-Parasite Interactions (HPI) research training network which comprises 19 principal investigators and >70 trainees engaged in community engagement and professional development activities.

Supervisor: John Gilleard

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Graduate Student in Pluripotent Stem Cells and Regenerative Biology (PhD or MSc)

Research: The research aim of graduate studies will be to investigate the nature of species-specific pluripotent stem cells and in vitro modeling to mimic development and disease states that are otherwise challenging to study. Our approaches include live-cell imaging, gene editing & molecular biology tools, single-cell and bulk RNA-seq, mouse genetics and comparative biology focused on species-specific features. We are also interested in developing therapies for congenital conditions such as spinal deformity.

Supervisor: Li-Fang (Jack) Chu

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Graduate student in Equine Tendon Health & Regenerative Medicine: (Ph.D. or MSc)

Research Area: We are currently recruiting at least one highly motivated graduate student to investigate tendon health and injury in horses. 

Supervisor: Holly Sparks

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PhD student in Beef Bull Management

The successful candidate will conduct research to better understand beef bull management in Alberta and methods to predict health and siring capacity using remote monitoring technology. 

Supervisors: Dr. Jennifer M. PearsonDr. Ed Pajor

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Graduate Student Opportunity: (PhD or MSc)

with Dr. Jeroen De Buck.

This position is open for people holding a degree in biological sciences, animal sciences, veterinary medicine, health sciences or equivalent degree.

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Two Graduate Student Opportunities

with Dr. Dongyan Niu in the Department of Ecosystem & Public Health

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PhD student position available in Veterinary Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences

with Dr. Daniel Pang

Research Area: The successful applicant will undertake research into current and novel methods of euthanasia in laboratory rodents. The project will involve behavioral and physiologic measures of responses to different euthanasia methods. 

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PhD student position available in Veterinary Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences

with Dr. Daniel Pang.

Research Area: The successful applicant will undertake research investigating safety, errors and adverse events in clinical veterinary practice. The project will involve quantifying current rates and types of errors and adverse events, and developing tools and strategies to improve patient safety.

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Graduate Student Opportunity: PhD Fellowship in Intestinal Innate Immunity and Host Defense Peptides

with Dr. Eduardo Cobo in the Department of Production Animal Health

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Graduate Student Opportunity: (PhD and MSc) Four positions available in veterinary microbiology

on projects related to Johne's disease, digital dermatitis, mastitis and bovine tuberculosis - vaccines, diagnostic development, metagenomics and immunology with Dr. Jeroen De Buck in the Department of Production and Animal Health.

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Graduate Student Opportunity: Host defense peptides in the pathogenesis of inflammatory intestinal diseases

with Dr. Eduardo Cobo in the Department of Production Animal Health

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Admission to the Veterinary Medical Sciences Graduate Program


Admission Requirements

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How to Apply

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Application Deadline

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International Students

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Awards & Funding

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Graduate Opportunities

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Completion requirements

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