The University of Saskatchewan values diversity, and Aboriginal engagement is a strategic priority.

Graduate Student

M.Sc. or Ph.D. position:  A graduate student position is available immediately in the lab of Dr. Yuliang Wu at the Department of Biochemistry, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan.  The lab is a part of “Cancer Cluster”, which house 8 PIs and more than 40 researchers who have common interests in cancers.  Dr. Wu’s group is particularly interested in cancers caused by DNA repair deficiency, such as familial breast-ovarian cancer and Fanconi anemia.  Using molecular, biochemical, and cell biology approaches, this position will study the molecular pathogenesis of helicases (FANCJ, ChlR1, RTEL1, and DDX41) mutations in tumorigenesis.

Qualifications:  MSc applicants should have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institute.  PhD applicants should have (or expect to complete) an MSc degree.  The applicant should possess techniques in some of the following:  molecular work (DNA and RNA), protein expression and purification, protein biochemical assays, tissue culture, and cell biology.  English language proficiency is required for admission according to College of Graduate Studies and Research: https://grad.usask.ca/admissions/admission-requirements.php#Englishlanguageproficiencyrequirements

Conditions:  MSc: $20,000/year or PhD: $25,000/year.

Close Date:  Until position is successfully filled.

How to Apply:  Please send: 1) cover letter briefly describing your research interest and career goals, 2) your CV, and 3) a list of three references, by email to: yuliang.wu@usask.ca

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The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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