Graduate Student and Post-Doctoral Positions

 

Coursework MSc opportunity with placement,

Department of Population Medicine

 

Have you thought of working in a hospital assisting with the conduction of clinical trials, the pharmaceutical industry assessing the efficacy of new interventions or in the veterinary field conducting field trials for nutrition and new drugs being developed? All these industries are in need of graduate-level trained individuals in Epidemiology and Clinical Research and this MSc will give you the opportunity to gain the education in association with experiential training.

A one-year coursework MSc opportunity, commencing in September 2022, is available in the Department of Population Medicine under the supervision of Dr. Cathy Bauman.

Student Role: The successful student will undertake 2 semesters of study (fall 2022 and winter 2023) in the Department of Population Medicine. During each semester they will take 3 courses which will include: 1) Epidemiology I (fall), 2) Epidemiology II (winter), and 3) Applied Clinical Research (winter) and 3 student-specific electives relevant to the human or veterinary medical fields and/or further epidemiological training. During the summer semester the student will undertake a placement with an organization in the field of their interest that is related to clinical research.

Student Qualifications: Applicants with an interest and experience in the private and/or public clinical research industry, human or veterinary medical field, strong communication skills and a collegial attitude are encouraged to apply. A degree in biology, agriculture or similar field with high academic standing in statistics, epidemiology and a minimum grade of B+ is needed. The successful candidate will demonstrate a combination of academic excellence and a passion for research.

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion  is an institutional imperative. We invite and encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

This is a non-funded MSc opportunity.

Application Process: Please 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 two references to Dr. Bauman (cbauman@uoguelph.ca) no later than July 15, 2022.

The successful candidate must meet the academic standards for admission to the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the University of Guelph. The research is funded by OMAFRA and industry stakeholders.

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

Thesis-based MSc opportunity,

Department of Population Medicine, OVC – dairy goats

 

A 2-year thesis-based MSc opportunity, commencing in September 2022, is available in the Department of Population Medicine under the supervision of Drs. Cathy Bauman and Gisele Lapointe.

Student Role: The successful student will use a quantitative approach to investigate the risk factors and management practices associated with high levels of on-farm mastitis and poor bulk tank milk quality. A questionnaire will be used to collect data from producers to ascertain the udder health and milk hygiene practices they employ and correlate this with their bulk tank bacteria and somatic cell count levels and infection proportions of clinical and subclinical mastitis.  Some field work will be required during the first summer and fall to collect individual goat and bulk tank milk samples

Student Qualifications: Applicants with an interest in the dairy goat industry, mastitis and milk quality, quantitative epidemiology, and knowledge translation are encouraged to apply. A degree in biology, agriculture or similar field with high academic standing in statistics, epidemiology and a minimum grade of B+ is needed. The successful candidate will demonstrate a combination of academic excellence, collegiality, and a passion for research.

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion  is an institutional imperative. We invite and encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

Application Process: Please 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 two references to Dr. Bauman (cbauman@uoguelph.ca) no later than July 15, 2022.

The successful candidate must meet the academic standards for admission to the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the University of Guelph. The research is funded by OMAFRA and industry stakeholders.

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

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MSc or PhD Candidate

Social Epidemiology - Team-Based Veterinary Healthcare

The Department of Population Medicine, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario is seeking applicants, at the MSc or PhD level, interested in studying the role of team-based veterinary healthcare in achieving healthy and successful veterinary teams.

The successful candidate will receive graduate level training in veterinary epidemiology and will undertake a graduate research project that will examine team-based healthcare delivery within veterinary practice settings to maximize veterinary-team dynamics, which improve the outcomes of veterinary care. Working with a dynamic and supportive team, 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 the social side of veterinary practice.  This unique opportunity should provide graduates of this program with significant career opportunities in industry, academia or research.  

Statements of interest will be accepted until a successful candidate is identified.

Preferred start date: September 2022

Applicants must successfully acquire stipend funding for their program (https://ovc.uoguelph.ca/scholarships-and-fellowships) 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 the social and/ 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

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://ovc.uoguelph.ca/population-medicine/graduate-programs  

 

MSc or PhD Candidate  

Social Epidemiology – Pet Obesity

The Department of Population Medicine, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario is seeking applicants, at the MSc or PhD level, interested in research that examines the role of veterinarian-client communication in addressing pet obesity in small-companion-animal practice.   

The successful candidate will receive graduate level training in veterinary epidemiology and will undertake a graduate research project to examine the role and impact of veterinarians’ communication about pet obesity in small-companion-animal practice.  Working with a dynamic and supportive team, 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 the social side of veterinary practice.  This unique opportunity should provide graduates of this program with significant career opportunities in industry, academia or research.  

Statements of interest will be accepted until a successful candidate is identified.

Preferred start date: September 2022

Applicants must successfully acquire stipend funding for their program (https://ovc.uoguelph.ca/scholarships-and-fellowships) 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 the social and/ 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

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://ovc.uoguelph.ca/population-medicine/graduate-programs  

 

PhD Position

 

 

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

 

The University recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, the University will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.

The University of Guelph is the largest employer in Guelph, a city of approximately 130,000 people, located about an hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario. University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of about 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students across approximately 40 academic units. The University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. It is a unique place, with transformative research and teaching and a distinctive campus culture. People who learn and work here are shaped and inspired by a shared purpose: To Improve Life. Reflecting that shared purpose in every experience connected to our university positions us to create positive change, here and around the world. Our University community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and an obligation to address global issues.  

The University of Guelph resides on the ancestral lands of the Attawandaron people and the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and we offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion (http://bit.ly/2yVClqd) is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

 If you require a medical accommodation during the recruitment or selection process, please contact Occupational Health and Wellness at 519-824-4120 x52674.