MSc (2 year), PhD (4 year) and post-doctoral positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. Joanna Wilson at McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada. We are looking for students interested in the function and evolution of the cytochrome P450 (CYP) 1 and 3 families in fish, with development of a label free assay for CYP activity. Our lab studies the evolution and function of CYPs in fish, environmental physiology, and aquatic toxicology. Lab members have diverse backgrounds and interests including environmental sciences, toxicology, biochemistry, chemistry, molecular biology, physiology, and molecular evolution. We study several species of fish and extensively use zebrafish as a model organism. A description of the laboratory¢s research can be found at http://www.biology.mcmaster.ca/faculty/jwilson/jwilson.htm
The successful candidate(s) will have a strong background in at least one of the key areas (evolution, molecular biology, biochemistry and toxicology) and a strong interest in interdisciplinary research. The successful candidate should have strong research skills, experience in a molecular biology laboratory, be highly motivated, and can work independently.
To be considered, please send a Curriculum Vitae in PDF format, including publication list, a statement of research interest, transcripts, and a list of three academic referees. The positions are available for a Fall 2011 or January 2012 start date. Information on graduate studies in and application procedures for the Department of Biology at McMaster University can be found online at www.biology.mcmaster.ca/bio_grad.htm.
Dr. Joanna Wilson
Department of Biology
1280 Main Street West