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Default Graduate student/ visiting scholar positions available at LakeheadUniversity, Canada

Graduate student/ visiting scholar positions available at Lakehead University, Canada
(1). A Masterís student position to work on bioconversion of biomass in pulp/paper mill sludge to useful bioproducts and/or biofuels will be available from September 1, 2008 or earlier. Collaboration with the engineers in pulp/paper mills is available. The successful candidates should have a Bachelorís degree in biological sciences, chemistry, forestry science or closely related field.

(2). A Ph. D student position to work on microbe engineering (Bacteria or Fungi) for cellulase production will be available from September 1, 2008 or January 1, 2009. The successful candidates should have a Masterís degree in biological sciences with strong background in molecular biology and biochemistry. Experience in Trichoderma reesei and/or Clostridium thermocellum is preferred, but not required.

(3). A Ph. D student position to work on molecular biology of plant cold stress responses and/or cold resistant transgenic canola will be available from September 1, 2008 or January 1, 2009. The successful applicants should have strong background in molecular biology, plant physiology or closely related field. Experience in Arabidopsis thaliana is preferred, but not required.

(4). Visiting scholars with own fellowship and graduate students with own scholarship are welcome to join us to participate in our research projects or work on your own projects in our lab.
For information on Lakehead University, please visit http://www.lakeheadu.ca/
For Masterís or Ph. D degree studies, applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied in an English language school system for more than three full years will be required to present proof of English proficiency by achieving appropriate standing on one of the following tests: TOEFL 550 and higher (Paper-based) or 213 and higher (Computer-based) or 80 and higher (Internet-based) (Note: Lakehead University's Institution Code is 0888). For more detailed information, please visit website: http://graduatestudies.lakeheadu.ca/index.php.

Special needs/requests will be considered for successful applicants with own scholarships or fellowships. We are sorry that only short-listed applicants will be further contacted. Thank you very much for your interests and understanding.

Highly motivated candidates are welcome to submit your applications including cover letter and detailed CV with contact information of 2-3 references to:
Dr. W. Qin
Biorefining and Biotechnology Laboratory (BBLab)
Biorefining Research Initiative/Biology
Lakehead University
955 Oliver Road, Thunder Bay
Ontario, P7B 5E1, Canada
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