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PhD Graduate Student - University of Guelph

Province: Guelph, Ontario
Position: PhD Graduate Student
Deadline: June 30, 2022

Job Description / Duties

This PhD project aims to dissect the crosstalk between the cells, the immune system, and the microbiome of the skin in health and disease. The candidate will use custom-designed transgenic mouse models to understand how bacterial molecules regulate the immune function of skin-resident mast cells in host defense. The candidate will work in a highly interdisciplinary environment, gaining skills in mouse and microbial genetics, receptor pharmacology, sequencing, flow cytometry, imaging, and infection models. The project builds on the studies https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31278040/ and https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25517090/

Qualifications / Required Skills

We are looking for an excellent and highly motivated new colleague with a strong background in immunology and/or microbiology.
Experience with mouse experimentation, tissue culture, and basic immunological and molecular biology techniques is an asset.
Good oral and written communication skills and the ability to work on a team project are essential.
This position is open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Additional Information

PhD students in the College of Biological Science are funded at a minimum of $25,348 per year, and the minimum guaranteed duration of support is 12 semesters. For more details regarding funding, see Student Stipend Information (https://adr-cbs.uoguelph.ca/system/files/CBS%20%20Minimum%20Stipends%20MASTER%20FILE%20PhD.pdf)

Depending on eligibility, students may also apply for a wide range of internal and external scholarships. See the full list of available Scholarships and Awards for more information (https://adr-cbs.uoguelph.ca/cbs-awards-and-financial-aid/scholarships-awards).

Contact Information

Priyanka Pundir, Assistant Professor
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
University of Guelph
ppundir@uoguelph.ca

Employer Profile

A PhD position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Priyanka Pundir at the University of Guelph commencing in Fall 2022 or Winter 2023. (https://www.uoguelph.ca/mcb/people/dr-priyanka-pundir)