Fully Funded Masters and PhD opportunities in McGill University Canada

Masters and PhD opportunities in McGill University Canada
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Dr. Qian (Vivian) Liu’s laboratory at the Institute of Parasitology at McGill university is recruiting highly motivated graduate students to work on virus biogenesis and super-resolution microscopy on M.Sc. and/or Ph.D. levels in 2023.

Dr. Liu is interested in understanding the interplay between viruses and the membrane-bound organelles, cytoskeleton, and physiological activities of the host cell, as it relates to the nature of virus infections, innate immune responses, and the structure and function of a cell.

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Specifically, her research has been focused on mapping out the spatial and temporal organizations, dynamics, and stoichiometry of the virus-host interaction networks by using super-resolution microscopy and biomathematics approaches.

Summary of the opportunity

Category: M.Sc. and/or Ph.D. levels

Eligible Countries: All Countries

Reward: Full funded

Host country: Canada

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Scholarship details

This opportunity is open to only open to M.Sc. and/or Ph.D. students

Successful candidates will work on projects that address questions in virus assembly and budding.

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A candidate will have access to

  • Custom-built super-resolution microscopes that can be adapted to your own research purposes.
  •  A dynamic, highly motivated team with diverse cultures and
    knowledge backgrounds.
  • Excellent core facilities equipped with cutting-edge
    commercial microscopes.
  • Opportunities for attending international conferences.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must have a strong interest and motivation in interdisciplinary research.
  • Applicants must hold a B.Sc. or M.Sc. degree in cell biology, Virology, microbiology,
    biophysics, biochemistry, molecular biology, immunology, or related fields by the time
    of the program starts.
  • You must have experience and knowledge in mathematical modeling and
    computer programming is highly appreciated.
  • Applicants must show proficiency in English writing and speaking.
  • Applicants who are not Canadian permanent residents or citizens are encouraged to apply for external funding.


Not specified but it’s fully funded by Dr. Qian (Vivian) Liu’s laboratory.

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  • Curriculum vitae
  • A statement of research interest
  • Contact information of two references

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How to apply

To apply, send your application in ONE -pdf file including your curriculum vitae, a statement of research interest (one
paragraph), and the contact information of two references to Dr. Liu at qian.iu3@mcgill.ca.


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