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University of Saskatchewan: Interdisciplinary graduate student research position in cryobiology and electrophysiology

(posted 2017-10-13)


Prof. James Benson (Cryobiology Laboratory) and Prof. Jack Gray (Neurobiology Laboratory) in the Department of Biology at the University of Saskatchewan are seeking a graduate student researcher in the intersection of Cryobiology and Electrophysiology. Prof Benson’s research focuses on biophysical/biochemical modeling to rationally address the mechanisms of damage accrued during cryopreservation. All students will be trained in both benchtop lab work and computer modeling, and research programs can be tailored to best fit a student’s interest and desired outcomes. Either a M.Sc. or Ph.D. student will focus on identification and mitigation of cryopreservative solution injury due to electrochemical effects in oocytes. This project will provide a student with access to novel experimental apparatuses and control systems. These students will be jointly supervised by Drs. Benson and Gray (Biology Department). All undergraduate majors are welcome to apply. Those with some experience at the intersection of biology and mathematics/computational modeling are preferred.

Compensation will be in-line with standard University of Saskatchewan rates. Positions are available immediately, and will be open until filled.

Enquiries and applications including a cover letter and curriculum vitae should be addressed to

Prof. James Benson
james.benson@usask.ca
Department of Biology
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Phone: 1 (306) 966-4404