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

M.Sc. or Ph.D. position (Evolutionary Transcriptomics)

Department: Anatomy and Cell Biology

Salary Information:   MSc: $17,000/annum minimum; PhD: $20,000/annum minimum

Project: Skeletal tissues have been evolving for about 500 million years.  This NSERC-funded project analyzes how skeletal cell types evolve by deep-sequencing transcriptomics and histological methodologies.  Therefore, the successful applicant should have experience or a strong interest in evolutionary biology, molecular biology, and/or bioinformatics.

Qualifications: MSc applicants should have a bachelor’s degree, preferably with independent research experience.  PhD applicants should have (or expect to complete) an MSc degree and should have publications in PubMed-listed journals.  Applicants will be expected to apply for scholarship funding support if selected for the position.

GPA: 85%

TOEFL: overall - 88; minimum in each area - 22

The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

Email your CV, an unofficial copy of TOEFL results, if appropriate, a written statement describing how your research experience and career goals make you the perfect candidate for this position and names and contact information of three references to

This research position will be supervised by Dr. Brian Eames and questions may be directed to:
Dr. Brian Eames
Assistant Professor, Anatomy and Cell Biology

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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.