Graduate Student Positions

ONTARIO VETERINARY COLLEGE - Department of Population Medicine
 

1. Coursework MSc position available

Veterinary students’ confidence and competency assessments upon entering veterinary school and through their first year.
Interested and qualified applicants are invited to apply for a 1-year Coursework MSc position in the Department of Population Medicine, Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph.
In addition to the prescribed and elective courses that make up the MSc program, the project will use data that examined first year veterinary students’ confidence and competency assessments upon entry into veterinary school and through their first year. The project will contribute to ongoing analyses of OVC veterinary students’ competency, confidence and assessment evaluations. The successful applicant will gain experience and expertise in epidemiology, veterinary pedagogy, the use of effective research methodologies, and preparing and submitting a manuscript for publication.
Preferred qualifications and attributes for the successful candidate will include: a strong academic record; the ability and desire to work collaboratively in a team; excellent reading, writing, comprehension and communication skills in English; experience in research; publication experience; and a valid Canadian driver’s license.
The anticipated start date is September 2019. The position will be held open until a suitable candidate is found.
To apply, please forward the following documents via email: a cover letter with a statement of your interest in graduate studies, your research and career goals; Curriculum vitae with a detailed description of your research experience and academic courses; copies of official or unofficial academic transcripts; and contact details of at least two referees.
Please send all applications to:
Dr. Deep Khosa
Email: dkhosa@uoguelph.ca
Address: Stewart Building, Department of Population Medicine
Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1, CANADA.

 

2.   PhD candidate:

Project Title:   Identification of factors contributing to Streptococcus suis disease in pigs: big data approach
Advisors: Drs. Zvonimir Poljak and Vahab Farzan
Start Date: September 1st 2019
Duration: 3 years Project Description
The research will focus on molecular epidemiology of Streptococcus suis in pigs using whole genome sequencing approach and advanced data analysis methods. The goal is to determine the molecular characteristics (virulence-associated-factors, Multilocus Sequence Typing (MLST) groups, and antimicrobial resistance genes) of Streptococcus suis isolates already recovered from Ontario nurseries. The genetic variants associated with Streptococcus suis infection will be identified and the relative importance of host versus the pathogen related factors will be determined. The projects will primarily include the application of bioinformatics, epidemiological methods, and machine learning to explore host and agent interaction at the molecular level. Pre-Requisites
Candidates should have a MSc degree in epidemiology, microbiology, or related disciplines. The ideal candidate should have experience in analysis of bacterial whole genome sequencing using advanced modelling methods. Stipend & Awards The project is funded by Food From Thought and Ontario Pork. The successful candidate will be encouraged to apply for a range of scholarships.
Stipend: $25,000/year
To Apply:  Application should be submitted to Dr. Poljak at zpoljak@uoguelph.ca or Dr. Farzan at afarzan@uoguelph.ca and should include a cover letter, CV, a copy of MSc and graduate transcripts, and names of three references. We encourage applications from aboriginal Canadians, members of the LGBTQA community, women, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities. Click here for more information on Graduate Studies at Guelph. Find Out More
Research-related inquiries, or inquiries about the specific project should be directed to Drs. Poljak and/or Farzan. Further inquiries related to general application procedures can be directed to popmgrad@uoguelph.ca

 

3. MSc or PhD Candidate

Veterinary Clinical Communication – Small Animal
The Department of Population Medicine, Ontario Veterinary College, University of
Guelph, Guelph, Ontario is seeking applicants interested in studying veterinary clinical
communication with a focus on veterinarians’ communication of the cost of veterinary
medical care within small-companion-animal practice, for a MSc or PhD candidate
position in population medicine.
The successful candidate will receive graduate level training in veterinary epidemiology
and will undertake a graduate research project in the area of veterinary clinical
communication with a focus on veterinarians’ communication of the cost of veterinary
medical care. This experience will offer the successful candidate the opportunity to
develop a sound background in the principles and methods of epidemiological research
including quantitative and qualitative methods, to broaden their own written and oral
communication skills, and to be at the forefront of research into veterinary clinical
communication. This unique opportunity will provide graduates of this program with
significant career opportunities in industry, academia or research.
Statements of interest will be accepted until June 7th or until the position is filled.
Preferred start date: September 2019.
Applicants must successfully acquire stipend funding for their program
(http://www.ovc.uoguelph.ca/research/en/researchtrainingopportunities/Gra...
Stipdend-Support.asp) and meet the academic standards for admission to the Faculty of
Graduate Studies at the University of Guelph. Applicants with experience in veterinary
practice will be preferred. A strong background in psychology or biological sciences, as
well as basic statistics will be an asset.
For further information or to submit a statement of interest including a full curriculum
vitae (CV), please contact:
Dr. Jason Coe
Associate Professor
Department of Population Medicine
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
N1G 2W1
Email: jcoe@uoguelph.ca
Additional information concerning graduate studies in the Department of Population
Medicine is available at: https://www.uoguelph.ca/graduatestudies/programs/popmed

 

 

4. Thesis based MSc Candidate, Population Medicine

The Department of Population Medicine, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario is seeking applicants interested in a MSc candidate position in population medicine to study automated calf feeders to identify novel ways to identify disease and improve growth and performance of dairy calves. 

The successful candidate will receive graduate level training in veterinary epidemiology and will undertake a graduate research project to utilize data from automated feeders for early detection of disease at an individual calf level, and at the farm-level to identify dairy farms with high disease burdens. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop a sound background in the principles and methods of quantitative epidemiologic research, and to broaden their own written and oral communication skills.  Graduates of this program have career opportunities in industry, academia, or research.

Deadline to submit material is June 30th, 2019 or until the position is filled.

Start date: September 1, 2019

Graduate student stipend support is available, although successful candidates are encouraged to apply for additional scholarship for their program (click here for stipend opportunities).  Applicants must meet the academic standards for admission to the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the University of Guelph. A strong background in animal or biological sciences, as well as basic statistics will be an asset. Applicants with experience in food animal agriculture are preferred. Skills such as being detail-oriented and organized are necessary for success in this program.  

To apply, please initially submit a statement of interest in the project, an unofficial transcript, a full curriculum vitae (CV), and two academic references to:

Drs. David Renaud & Charlotte Winder                
Department of Population Medicine,   

University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada    N1G 2W1                                                                               

Email: winderc@uoguelph.ca                                

Additional information concerning graduate studies in the Department of Population
Medicine is available at: https://www.uoguelph.ca/graduatestudies/programs/popmed  

 

 

5. Thesis based MSc Candidate  -   Population Medicine

The Department of Population Medicine, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario is seeking applicants interested in a MSc candidate position in population medicine to study the utility of workshops for veterinarians and producers centered around delivering effective pain control for disbudding dairy calves.
The successful candidate will receive graduate level training in veterinary epidemiology and will undertake a graduate research project focused on evaluating the efficacy of workshops for dairy producers and veterinarians to promote the use of pain control for disbudding. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop a sound background in the principles and methods of quantitative and qualitative epidemiologic research, including conducting focus groups, and to broaden their own written and oral communication skills. Graduates of this program have career opportunities in industry, academia, or research.
Deadline to submit material to Dr. Charlotte Winder is March 30th 2019, or until the position is filled.
Start date: September 1, 2019
Successful candidates would be required to apply for stipend support for their program (the current competition will be posted here when it becomes available). Applicants must meet the academic standards for admission to the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the University of Guelph. A strong background in animal or biological sciences, as well as basic statistics will be an asset. An interest in qualitative epidemiologic methods and experience in food animal agriculture is preferred. Skills such as being detail-oriented and organized are necessary for success in this program.

To apply, please initially submit a statement of interest in the project, an unofficial transcript, a full curriculum vitae (CV), and two academic references to:
Dr. Charlotte Winder
Assistant Professor
Department of Population Medicine
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
N1G 2W1
Email: winderc@uoguelph.ca

Additional information concerning graduate studies in the Department of Population Medicine is available at: https://www.uoguelph.ca/graduatestudies/programs/popmed

 

6. Thesis based MSc Candidate - Population Medicine

The Department of Population Medicine, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario is seeking applicants interested in a MSc candidate position in population medicine to examine predictors of positive outcomes of down (non-ambulatory) dairy cattle.
The successful candidate will receive graduate level training in veterinary epidemiology and will undertake a graduate research project focused on determining predictors of positive outcomes for down dairy cattle through knowledge synthesis and conjoint analysis. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop a sound background in the principles and methods of quantitative epidemiologic research and to broaden their own written and oral communication skills. Graduates of this program have career opportunities in industry, academia, or research.
Deadline to submit material to Dr. Charlotte Winder is March 30th 2019, or until the position is filled.
Start date: September 1, 2019
Successful candidates would be required to apply for stipend support for their program (the current competition will be posted here when it becomes available). Applicants must meet the academic standards for admission to the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the University of Guelph. A strong background in animal or biological sciences, as well as basic statistics will be an asset. An interest in qualitative epidemiologic methods and experience in food animal agriculture is preferred. Skills such as being detail-oriented and organized are necessary for success in this program.

To apply, please initially submit a statement of interest in the project, an unofficial transcript, a full curriculum vitae (CV), and two academic references to:
Dr. Charlotte Winder
Assistant Professor
Department of Population Medicine
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
N1G 2W1
Email: winderc@uoguelph.ca

Additional information concerning graduate studies in the Department of Population Medicine is available at: https://www.uoguelph.ca/graduatestudies/programs/popmed

 

 

7. Thesis based MSc Candidate - Population Medicine

The Department of Population Medicine, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario is seeking applicants interested in a MSc candidate position in population medicine to study the effects of differing nutritional planes on the inflammatory responses of calves subject to cautery disbudding.
The successful candidate will receive graduate level training in veterinary epidemiology and will undertake a graduate research project which will conduct a clinical trial in order to determine the effects of nutritional plane on inflammatory response in calves subject to cautery disbudding. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop a sound background in the principles and methods of quantitative epidemiologic research and to broaden their own written and oral communication skills. Graduates of this program have career opportunities in industry, academia, or research.
Deadline to submit material to Dr. Charlotte Winder is March 30th 2019, or until the position is filled.
Start date: September 1, 2019
Successful candidates would be required to apply for stipend support for their program (the current competition will be posted here when it becomes available). Applicants must meet the academic standards for admission to the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the University of Guelph. A strong background in animal or biological sciences, as well as basic statistics will be an asset. An interest in qualitative epidemiologic methods and experience in food animal agriculture is preferred. Skills such as being detail-oriented and organized are necessary for success in this program.

To apply, please initially submit a statement of interest in the project, an unofficial transcript, a full curriculum vitae (CV), and two academic references to:
Dr. Charlotte Winder
Assistant Professor
Department of Population Medicine
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
N1G 2W1
Email: winderc@uoguelph.ca

Additional information concerning graduate studies in the Department of Population Medicine is available at: https://www.uoguelph.ca/graduatestudies/programs/popmed

 

 

 

 

"The University of Guelph is committed to an Employment Equity Program that includes special measures to achieve diversity among its faculty and staff.  
We therefore particularly encourage applications from qualified aboriginal Canadians, members of  the LGBTQA community, women, veterans, persons with disabilities,
and members of visible minorities. If you require accommodation of any kind, please contact Michael Dunstan, Manager, Occupational Health and Wellness,
519-824-4120 x52133."

Additional information concerning graduate studies in the Department of Population
Medicine is available at: https://www.uoguelph.ca/graduatestudies/programs/popmed