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PhD student position

The laboratory of Dr. Lixin Liu in the Dept of Pharmacology at the University of Saskatchewan has a position currently opening for a PhD student to study the cellular and molecular mechanisms of leukocyte recruitment in inflammation.

This laboratory is interested in the role of intracellular signaling molecules in leukocyte recruitment. The current research in the lab is to explore the role of LSP1 and PI3K in neutrophils and in endothelial cells during neutrophil recruitment and transendothelial migration using mouse models. The techniques used are intravital microscopy combined with cell biology and biochemistry techniques. For more information, please visit the websites (

The applicant should have a master degree in immunology, inflammation, cellular biology, biochemistry or in related fields, excellent laboratory skills and communication skills in English, enthusiasm in research and ability to work independently and in a team environment. Experience in research using mouse models, imaging techniques and/or cell-cell interactions will be a plus. The English language requirements for a foreign candidate can be found at the CGSR website (

Applicants should submit a current resume, a list of publications, names and detailed contact information of three referees via email to, or fax to Lixin Liu at 306-966-6220, or in regular mail to Dr. Lixin Liu, Dept. of Pharmacology, University of Saskatchewan, 107 Wiggins Road, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada S7N 5E5.


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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.