Research Opportunities

M.Sc. Position Available in wheat Pathology

The Cassone lab at Brandon University is seeking a highly motivated M.Sc. student to work on a project related to spring wheat pathology.  The successful applicant will combine field work and cutting-edge molecular biology tools to carry out a RNA-seq analysis of spring wheat cultivars and double haploid lines. Prior experience with the various steps of bioinformatics pipeline is preferred to ensure a quick start to the research project. The position is funded for two years and includes stipend support.

Please send an email to and include a short statement of interest (<1 page).

Closing Date: Open until filled

Start Date: January 2019 preferred (specific date to be negotiated)

M.Sc. Position Available, Project: Novel Breast Cancer Biomarker

The interested student needs to apply with a cover letter explaining the interest. A CV including GPA (3.3 out of 4.3 in the last 30 credit hours required but higher GPA will get priority); Major/Minor in undergrad; any research activities or experience during undergrad would be a plus. The selected student will receive a stipend for 2 years (2019-2021).

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Closing Date: December 31st, 2018 or until the position is filled

Start Date: September 2019