Students may enter the Laird Laboratory either through the Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology Graduate Program or the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology Graduate Program. For more extensive and official program requirements, please see the respective websites, or visit www.schulich.uwo.ca
Students who are interested in a MSc are welcome to apply but preference will be given to students who intend to switch to a PhD program.
Students are accepted depending on qualification, GPA, interest, and availability of positions.
Postdoctoral Fellowship Expectations:
Positions are available to study:
Mechanisms underlying connexin skin diseases
Mechanisms associated with the transport, assembly, and turnover of wild-type and disease-relevant connexin mutants
Successful applicants will have a major input into the design and execution of his/her research project and are expected to demonstrate considerable independence in performing his/her research project.
While funding may be available, successful applicants will be encouraged to apply for independent post-doctoral fellowships.
Candidates should have a PhD and/or MD degree, and preference will be given to candidates with a strong background in molecular biology, biochemistry, cancer biology or high resolution time-lapse imaging of fluorescent protein-tagged molecules in live cells.
Duration of the position is 2-3 years depending on available funding.
Please send a letter of application including a one-page description of past research experience and interests, a CV, and names and contact information of three references.