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University of Waterloo Has Vacancies for Masters and PhD

University of Waterloo is considered as one of North America’s top universities, every year students from all 120 countries choose Waterloo as their study destination. Waterloo is number one in Canada for experimental learning and linkage of employers- students for future career.

Research Group Recruiting Students

The environmental virology and Ecology research group led by Dr. Nissimov is recruiting two masters and two PhD students to investigate the different research projects with a potential scope in future.

Funding For Students

  • A stipend of 25, 104 $ per year will be granted to selected candidates

  • Selected candidates are also eligible to apply for external funding like NSERC and OGS

Projects For Masters Studies

  • Environmental effects on aquatic algal- and cyanobacteria– virus infection dynamics

  • Cyanobacterial antiviral discovery and characterization

Projects For PhD

  • Ecology and impacts of viruses of harmful algae

  • Characterization of the physiological and metabolic costs associated with micro algal and cyanobacterial resistance to infection

Essential Requirements To Apply

  • Students must be completed a successful thesis based BSc in Biotechnology, Biology, Aquatic Sciences or a related field

  • Applicants applying for PhD must have thesis based MSc in same fields as for masters

  • Have meaningful laboratory experience in microbiology/ molecular biology, ecology, and environmental biology.

  • Have strong verbal and communication skills

  • Be able to work independently collaboratively

  • Be able to embrace challenges and not afraid to ask questions

  • Be a self-motivated and driven individual

Documents Required For Application

  • Cover letter (that outlines research interest of applicant, and how it relates to stated research project)

  • CV

  • Contact information (including name, affiliation and email address) of three referees

How To Apply?

Email Dr. Nissimov at the following address using subject line relevant to project. 

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