Graduate Student Positions

ONTARIO VETERINARY COLLEGE - Department of Population Medicine

1. Thesis-based MSc Candidate –

Assessing the spread of the blacklegged tick, Ixodes scapularis, in Ontario, Canada

A 2-year MSc opportunity, commencing in September 2019, is available in the lab of Dr. Katie Clow, Department of Population Medicine. From 2017 to 2019 (ongoing), we have conducted repeated active field surveillance for blacklegged ticks across selected sites in southern, eastern and central Ontario. The focus of this MSc will be to assess the spatial and temporal patterns of spread of the blacklegged tick and its pathogens by applying quantitative and spatial epidemiological methods to this pre-existing dataset. Applicants with a keen interest in vector-borne disease, surveillance and epidemiology are encouraged to apply. A background in epidemiology or public health, as well as basic statistics would be an asset. Strong oral and written communication skills are necessary for success in this program. Selection of the successful candidate is based on a combination of academic excellence, relevant experience and career goals and referees’ evaluations.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants must successfully acquire funding for stipend support and meet the academic standards for admission to the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the University of Guelph.

 

To apply, please initially submit a cover letter indicating your interest in the project and relevant experience, an unofficial transcript, a full curriculum vitae (CV), and contact information for three references to:
Dr. Katie Clow
Assistant Professor
Department of Population Medicine
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
N1G 2W1
Email: kclow@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.

 

 

2. PhD Candidate – One Health Approaches to Surveillance for Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases

A 3-year PhD opportunity, commencing in September 2019, is available in the lab of Dr. Katie Clow, Department of Population Medicine, in collaboration with Dr. Claire Jardine, Department of Pathobiology.  We are seeking applicants interested in contributing to the implementation and evaluation of One Health approaches to surveillance for ticks and tick-borne disease. This project focuses on evaluating the utility of different surveillance strategies, including veterinary-based and web-based systems, to detect ticks and tick-borne pathogens.

Working with partners across Canada, as part of the Canadian Lyme Disease Research Network, the successful candidate will develop a strong background in the principles and methods of quantitative epidemiology, One Health approaches to research, tick species identification and laboratory diagnostics for tick-borne pathogens.

Applicants must meet the academic standards for admission to the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the University of Guelph. A background in veterinary medicine or public health, as well as basic statistics would be an asset. Strong oral and written communication skills, as well as the ability to manage a project and work as a team are necessary for success in this program.

Selection of the successful candidate is based on a combination of academic excellence, relevant experience and career goals and referees’ evaluations.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Stipend will be $20 000 per year for 3 years.

To apply, please initially submit a cover letter indicating your interest in the project and relevant experience, an unofficial transcript, a full curriculum vitae (CV), and three references to:
Dr. Katie Clow
Assistant Professor
Department of Population Medicine
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
N1G 2W1
Email: kclow@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.

 

 

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 veterinarian-client interactions in small-companionanimal 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 veterinarian-client interactions in small-companionanimal practice. 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. Deadline for statements of interest is February 18th, 2019 or until filled. Preferred start date: September 2019. Applicants must successfully acquire stipend funding for their program (http://www.ovc.uoguelph.ca/research/en/researchtrainingopportunities/Gra...)
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/progra
 

 

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 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

 

 

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 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

 

 

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 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