The Faculty members listed below are actively recruiting MSc/PhD students. Click on the toggle (+) sign to view their current research/work. Or, see a complete list of our Faculty members

Kelley Lee

Kelley Lee

Dr. Kelley Lee is recruiting an MSc student for a project in Indigenous Peoples Health and Tobacco Control.  The deadline to contact Dr. Lee about this opportunity is November 30.  See details.

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Frank Lee

Frank Lee

The Lee Laboratory is looking for a MSc or PhD graduate student that is interested in research  in molecular/cellular neurobiology. The prospective student should be self-motivated and have some experience in a research laboratory outside of coursework. Our lab's interest include protein-protein interactions involving components of the dopamine and cannabinoid systems and understanding the role of these interactions in addiction, mental disorders and/or neurodegeneration. Applicants should have fundamental knowledge of neuroscience and ideally have a cumulative GPA equivalent of A- (or higher).

Prospective students should email Dr. Frank Lee with the following:

  • Statement of research interests, goals and future plans
  • A copy of their most recent transcript
  • A detailed curriculum vitae

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Lawrence McCandless

Lawrence McCandless

My team is looking for help with analysis of data from the Maternal-Infant Research on Environmental Chemicals (MIREC) Study, which is a pan-Canadian study of pregnant women and the health of their infants (www.mirec-canada.ca). The ideal MSc applicant is:

  • Interested in epidemiology and data analysis (knowledge of R or SAS is an asset).
  • GPA of 3.5+, which means A- or greater for most coursework.  
  • Interested in research.
  • Interested in working in a data laboratory with Big Data.

For further information, send your transcript and CV to lmccandl@sfu.ca

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Kimberly Miller

Kimberly Miller

I am recruiting trainee interest in knowledge translation research. My research focuses on:

  • Understanding determinants for implementation of evidence into healthcare practice
  • Knowledge translation interventions including development and evaluation of innovative information resources, interventions and technologies to support physical activity and rehabilitation in people with chronic disease (arthritis, heart disease) and neurological conditions (stroke, Parkinson’s disease)
  • Patient engagement to better understand health literacy, information seeking and preferences

Current projects:

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Ralph Pantophlet

Ralph Pantophlet

The Pantophlet Lab is seeking bright and highly self-motivated students wishing to pursue a doctoral degree (PhD) in vaccine immunology. Current investigations in the lab focus on understanding antigenic presentations impacting the ontogeny of glycan- and CD4bs-specific neutralizing antibodies to HIV-1 and cross-neutralizing antibodies to the stem of flu HA. Applicants must have at least 3 semesters of advanced laboratory coursework in microbiology, immunology, or virology and at least 8-9 months of hands-on research laboratory work experience beyond laboratory courses.

Prospective applicants should send an email to Dr. Pantophlet including:

  • A concise description of research interests and goals (short- and long-term)
  • A detailed academic CV, including any publications; and
  • Evidence of excellent English proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS) in the case of foreign students whose primary language is not English.

Further information regarding job opportunities in the Pantophlet Lab can be found here.

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Ian Tietjen

Ian Tietjen

Dr. Tietjen’s teaching interests include virology, genetics, molecular and cell biology, and biotechnology. The Tietjen Laboratory in the Faculty of Health Sciences at SFU is seeking exceptional students who wish to pursue a doctoral degree (PhD) or master of science degree (MSc) in molecular virology. Our newly-established laboratory will focus on mechanisms of viral pathogenesis and antiviral discovery. The laboratory will use cell biology, genetics, and drug discovery techniques to investigate the molecular properties of HIV latency and replication of flaviviruses such as yellow fever. We will also conduct screens of chemical compound libraries to identify and characterize new antiviral leads. Current studies include, but are not limited to, characterizing a new series of antiviral leads that target latent HIV reservoirs and initiating new drug discovery projects.

Applicants must have at least 3 semesters of advanced laboratory coursework in molecular/cell biology, immunology, or virology and at least 8 months of hands-on laboratory research experience beyond laboratory courses. Evidence of a strong academic record and excellent oral and written communication skills are essential.

Interested applicants should email Dr. Ian Tietjen and include:

  • A cover letter describing research interests and goals
  • A current curriculum vitae including publications
  • The contact information for 3 references

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Hui Xie

Hui Xie

Dr. Xie is recruiting students wishing to pursue MSc or PhD degrees in the Faculty of Health Sciences.  Research interests include developing statistical methods for the design and analysis of clinical and population studies of arthritis diseases and cancer. Dr. Xie is looking for trainees who are interested in working with large administrative databases and/or rich mobile health data. Knowledge of statistical programs (SAS and/or R) and experiences of working with large data sets are desirable. Applicants can send an email with a resume and transcript to xiehuix@sfu.ca.

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