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Study-In-Canada: 2022 University of Calgary Research Scholarship for Science Students

The University of Calgary acknowledges the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Blackfoot Confederacy (comprised of the Siksika, Piikani, and Kainai First Nations), as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda (including the Chiniki, Bearspaw and Wesley First Nations). The City of Calgary is also home to Metis Nation of Alberta, Region 3. The University of Calgary acknowledges the impact of colonization on Indigenous peoples in Canada and is committed to our collective journey towards reconciliation to create a welcome and inclusive campus that encourages Indigenous ways of knowing, doing, connecting and being.

A position is currently available at the University of Calgary for highly motivated individuals with an interest in stem cell biology, regeneration medicine, degenerative disease, inflammatory disorders, DNA damage response, single-cell genomics, epigenetics, bioinformatics and CRISPR Cas9 technologies.

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The position will be located in the laboratory of Dr. Arshad Ayyaz (www.ayyazlab.ca) who is using the mammalian intestine, several in vivo and in vitro 3D organoid models and state-of-the-art single cell ‘omics and genome editing techniques to uncover the mechanisms of tissue regeneration, adaptations in stem cells to cytotoxic stress and the process of initiation and progression of human disease (Ayyaz et al., 2019, Nature: Baghdadi et al., 2021, Cell Stem Cell: Ayyaz et al., 2017, F1000Research; Ayyaz et al., 2015, Nature Cell Biology).

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The student will work in a highly collaborative, inclusive, and multidisciplinary research environment and will be able to closely interact with geneticists, microbiologists, clinician-scientists, and bioinformaticians.

Scholarship Details:

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University is committed to student engagement and creating an innovative, student-centered learning environment. Information about the Department and its programs can be found on the University’s website. 

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The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living. growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude.

Scholarship Requirements:

To be considered for the scholarship:

  • You must have interest in an interest in stem cell biology, regeneration medicine, degenerative disease, inflammatory disorders, DNA damage response, single-cell genomics, epigenetics, bioinformatics and CRISPR Cas9 technologies.

The student will work in a highly collaborative, inclusive, and multidisciplinary research environment and will be able to closely interact with geneticists, microbiologists, clinician-scientists, and bioinformaticians.

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Required Documents

To apply, candidates must be ready to submit the following documents;

  • A brief cover letter explaining your specific research interests.
  • Curriculum vitae that outlines your qualifications, previous achievements, research experience and scientific publications (if any).
  • Copy of transcripts.
  • Three reference letters confidentially sent to Dr. Arshad Ayyaz ([email protected]), or names and contact information of three individuals who are willing to provide one.
IMPORTANT  Applications close at midnight (UK time) on Friday 20 May 2022.

Method of Application

Interested candidates should contact Dr. Arshad Ayyaz ([email protected]) by sending – in a single PDF – the following documents by January 31st, 2022.

Deadline: January 31, 2022

APPLY NOW: https://science.ucalgary.ca/biological-sciences

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Scholarship Summary

  • Host Country: Canada
  • Study Abroad: Study in Canada 
  • Category: Postgraduate Scholarships | PhD Scholarships 
  • Eligible Countries: All Countries 
  • Reward: Full Scholarship 
  • Deadline: January 31, 2022
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