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Doctoral Studentship-Graduate Student


Posted date: Oct-24-2016

Location: Saint John, NB, CA


Graduate trainee positions available for the study of cardiovascular signaling, metabolism and function in health and disease

Master’s and PhD positions are available from September 2017 in the laboratory of Dr. Thomas Pulinilkunnil at the Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick (DMNB).  DMNB houses Dalhousie Medical School and biomedical research centre located at the University of New Brunswick (UNB) and the Saint John Regional Hospital Campus (http://newbrunswick.medicine.dal.ca/faculty-staff/directory.htm) .Saint John is a beautiful city at the Bay of Fundy (http://www.saintjohn.ca/en/home/default.aspx) in the province of New Brunswick, Canada.

Laboratory Focus:

Dr. Thomas Pulinilkunnil is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University (http://www.biochem.dal.ca/faculty/facultypages/pulinilkunnil/). His research focuses on examining molecular mechanisms for nutrient uptake, oxidation and storage in myocardial health and disease (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=pulinilkunnil). Pulinilkunnil laboratory is also studying the metabolic underpinning of dysregulated lysosomal function.

Admission Requirements and Qualification

For admission into Master’s and PhD program, a Bachelor’s and/or Master’s Degree in a Health Science related discipline from an accredited institution is a requirement. International students please refer to the Dalhousie University website http://dalgrad.dal.ca/prospectivestudents/a dmissions/admissioninfo/ for application deadline and faculty of graduate studies minimum admission requirement for degree, GPA and TOEFL Score. This lab is looking for enthusiastic, hard-working, committed, and interactive individuals. The following credentials are desirable;

·       English language proficiency and excellent academic track record

·       Strong background and interest in cardiac physiology and pharmacology

·       Proficiency in animal handling and surgeries. Emphasis on isolated heart perfusions, aortic constriction and coronary artery ligation.

·       Industry experience is desirable

·       Experience in routine biochemistry and molecular biology laboratory techniques

·       Prior publications in peer-reviewed journals

Minimum Duration and Funding

Students will spend approximately two years in a Master’s program and five years to complete Ph.D. Trainee stipends will be provided by the investigator for the first year and then it is expected that in future the student will seek extramural funding from local, provincial and national granting agencies. It is expected that the student will publish extensively during their tenure.

How to Apply

A single PDF containing 1) a brief CV outlining your academic background and technical skills, 2) statement of purpose indicating your research goals and 3) the contact information of three references must be submitted to Dr. Thomas Pulinilkunnil at tpulinil(at)dal.ca by December 05 2016. A telephone/skype interview will be conducted as a preliminary evaluation step. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Only selected candidates will be contacted. 

Job Title Doctoral Studentship-Graduate Student
Post Details
Email tpulinil(at)dal.ca
Employer's Website www.biochem.dal.ca
Job Discipline Job Discipline -> Cell Biology
Job Classification Job Classification -> Other
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Location Saint John, NB, CA
Key Words Autophagy, Lysosome, Amino Acid, Obesity, Breast Cancer
Start Date Jan 01 2017
Salary 22,500
Deadline Dec-05-2016