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 Student in Beef Cattle Lameness

The Department of Production Animal Health of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in collaboration with partners, is seeking a graduate student (MSc or PhD) with interest in the beef cattle industry for a project on studying infectious foot lesions.

Supervisor: Dr. Karin Orsel

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Graduate Student in Bison Herd Health

The Department of Production Animal Health of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in collaboration with partners, is seeking a graduate student (MSc or PhD) with interest in the bison industry and laboratory diagnostics for a project on studying infectious diseases and the molecular characteristics of bison pathogens.

Supervisor: Dr. Karin Orsel

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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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Graduate Student in Dairy Cattle Lameness

The Department of Production Animal Health of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in collaboration with partners, is seeking a graduate student (MSc or PhD) with interest in the dairy cattle industry for a project on dairy cattle lameness.

Supervisor: Dr. Karin Orsel

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Graduate Research Opportunities

We are recruiting between 1 and 3 graduate students (pending project funding) on an exciting project at the wildlife-livestock interface.

Research Area: The successful candidate(s) will conduct research characterizing the risk of pathogen transmission and crop/forage/pasture damages at the interface of beef cattle and wildlife in Western Canada, through multi-disciplinary collaboration. This project will leverage existing data across Alberta and Saskatchewan to identify hotspots of overlap, and include field-based data collection to characterize cattle and wild ungulates interactions (i.e. direct or indirect contacts). This project will be conducted in collaboration with the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute, the University of Saskatchewan, and the National Wildlife Research Center, USDA, offering unique and diverse learning opportunities.

Start Date: The positions would start in May 2021 at the earliest.

Supervisor: Dr. Mathieu Pruvot

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Graduate Research Opportunities

We are recruiting between 1 and 3 graduate students (pending funding of the project) on an exciting project on individual indicator of resilience in wildlife.

Research Area: The successful candidate(s) will conduct field-based research to develop physiological indicators of resilience in wildlife. The fields of conservation physiology and eco-immunology, and research on wildlife homeostasis and stress response provide multiple potential metrics to estimate resilience in animals. This project aims to develop methods to estimate resilience in wildlife (rodents and grassland birds) using infra-red thermography and other blood-derived indicators. These methods will eventually be used to assess the variability of resilience of wildlife in response to grazing management.

Start Date: The positions would start in May 2021 at the earliest.

Supervisor: Dr. Mathieu Pruvot

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Two Graduate Student Opportunities

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

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MSc student position available in Beef Calf Health Management

with Dr. Claire Windeyer in the Department of Production Animal 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


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