Postdoctoral Fellows

PhD students with graduate training in microbiology, immunology, virology, molecular biology or a closely related discipline wishing to pursue a postdoctoral traineeship in vaccine immunology are encouraged to submit their CV for consideration. Applicants should be within one year of having obtained their PhD and be sufficiently competitive to acquire fellowship funding. Applicants should send an email to Dr. Ralph Pantophlet. The email must include the following:

  • A description of short- and long-term career goals and how joining the Pantophlet Lab fits within these goals;
  • A detailed CV outlining academic history, all academic activities (e.g., publications, teaching, undergraduate/graduate student supervision, seminars/journal clubs), and relevant non-academic activities (e.g., volunteerism, leadership positions); and
  • A list with the names of (at least) three academic references able to speak to the research, intellectual, and leadership abilities of the applicant.

Graduate students

The Pantophlet Lab is seeking bright and highly self-motivated students wishing to pursue a doctoral degree (PhD) in vaccine immunology. Applicants should have at least two semesters of advanced laboratory coursework in biochemistry, microbiology, immunology, virology, or molecular biology plus at least one semester of research laboratory work experience beyond laboratory courses (e.g., through co-op or Honours). Interested students should send an email to Dr. Ralph Pantophlet. The email must include the following:

  • A concise description of research interests and goals (short- and long-term)
  • A detailed academic CV, including notable academic and non-academic achievements and publications (if any); and
  • Evidence of English proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS) in the case of students from countries where English is not the primary language.

Students may apply to graduate programs in either the Faculty of Health Sciences or the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry. Visit the websites of the Faculty of Health Sciences or the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry to obtain detailed information regarding admission and course requirements specific to the respective graduate programs.

Undergraduate students

Honours projects

The Pantophlet Lab regularly has opportunities for undergraduate students seeking Honours research projects. Students with a keen interest in pursuing a research career in biomedical sciences are particularly encouraged to apply. Interested students must submit their CV, a current advising transcript and a concise description of academic goals to Dr. Ralph Pantophlet.

Research internships

There are no undergraduate research internship positions available at this time.

Research Assistants

The Pantophlet Lab is seeking an experienced and highly motivated Research Assistant to support ongoing NIH- and CIHR-funded research. Most of the work involves a variety of molecular biology, biochemistry and immunology techniques with emphasis on gene cloning and mutagenesis, mammalian cell culture, protein purification, multi-color flow cytometry, and various bioassays. We are therefore seeking applicants with vast technical skills and expertise in all of these areas.

Applicants must also be able to provide evidence of excellent problem-solving and organizational skills, commendable supervisory experience, high level attention to detail, excellent oral and written communication in English, and ability to properly record, calculate, plot and display experimental data. Finally, the future Research Assistant must be able to work within a flexible schedule including weekends, evenings or early mornings and be comfortable working hands-on with human and animal blood products.

The incumbent is expected to assist in the design of experiments and present data at lab and group meetings. More generally, the incumbent is expected to assist in the overall care, maintenance and organization of lab supplies, and equipment and samples. Monitoring and ensuring the implementation and enforcement of laboratory safety rules and procedures is also expected.

Only Canadian citizens, permanent residents or open work permit holders will be considered. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Applicants should send an email to Dr. Ralph Pantophlet. The email must include the following:

  • A detailed academic CV;
  • A one paragraph statement of intent specifically clarifying the applicant’s career goals and how joining the Pantophlet lab fits within those goals; and
  • The names of three prospective references with ability to speak to the applicant’s technical skills and (academic) training.