A doctoral student position is available in the Pantophlet Lab at Simon Fraser University for Fall 2018 or Spring 2019 on a research project to study the ontogeny of broadly neutralizing antibodies to influenza in vitro and in vivo. The laboratory is well equipped for studies in immunology and molecular biology and has access to state-of-the-art research facilities and top-level collaborators for the envisioned project.
Interested applicants must be, at minimum, academically acceptable to the graduate programs in either the Faculty of Health Sciences [http://www.sfu.ca/fhs.html] or the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry [http://www.sfu.ca/mbb.html]. Interested students should visit the websites of the Faculty of Health Sciences or the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry to obtain detailed information regarding admission and course requirements specific to the respective graduate programs.
Interested candidates must have outstanding academic grades, demonstrable research experience and training in vaccine immunology, immunobiology, viral immunology or a closely related immunological field, and be sufficiently competitive for a graduate scholarship based on academic and research achievements from Canada (e.g. CIHR) or their home country (for foreign candidates). The candidate is expected to be highly self-motivated and have a demonstrated keen interest in biomedical research.
Salary: Salary will be commensurate with CIHR stipend levels for doctoral students
Interested students should send an email to Dr. Ralph Pantophlet at rpantophlet[a]sfu.ca
The email must contain the following:
(a) A concise description of research interests and goals (short- and long-term) and how they fit with joining the Pantophlet Lab
(b) A detailed academic CV, including relevant academic and non-academic achievements and publications
(c) A list with the names, association(s) and contact information of 2-3 academic references who can speak in detail to the research, intellectual, and leadership abilities of the applicant.
(d) Evidence of English proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS) in the case of students from countries where English is not the primary language.