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PhD Position in Gut Microbiology for International Applicants in Canada, 2018

The University of Ottawa is pleased to announce the availability of Ph.D. Position for applicants from all over the world. The aim of the position is to provide an opportunity for young researchers.

The university seeking a highly qualified and motivated Ph.D. graduate student to work on a research project titled “Modulation of human gut microbiota using psychobiotics” led by Dr. Riadh Hammami.

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Fantastic Ph.D. positions for International Applicants.

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The University of Ottawa recognized, as the first and largest bilingual university in North America, provides its 40,000 students and 5,500 employees with a dynamic and stimulating environment where research and knowledge are fundamental to all aspects of university life.

Why at The University of Ottawa? The University of Ottawa is the largest bilingual university in the world. They have ready access to the great institutions of their country.


Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • The candidate should hold an M.Sc. degree in environmental microbiology/microbial ecology or a related field. Previous exposure to and experience with basic microbiology and molecular biology techniques is essential.
  • Experience in microbe isolation and identification, standard molecular methods, and fermentation is preferred. Team-orientation and excellent communication skills are expected.
  • Canadian and international candidates are eligible for the position.
  • The position is available to pursue Ph.D. The position is awarded in Gut Microbiology.

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How to Apply

  • How to Apply: Applicants can apply via email.
  • Supporting Documents: To apply, students must be ready to submit a statement of research experience and career goals, a Curriculum Vitae and contact information for two independent referees to riadh.hammami-at-uottawa.ca
  • Admission Requirements: Applicants must have an M.Sc. degree.
  • Language Requirement: Applicants should have proficiency in English.

Benefit: The Ph.D. candidate will be employed for 3 years starting from January 2018. The successful candidate will run for an annual fellowship of $25,000.

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