Interdisciplinary Field of Biomedical Ultrasound Therapeutics
About the research
Dr. Brandon Helfield is offering two funded positions at the MSc or PhD level within the Departments of Physics and Biology in the interdisciplinary field of biomedical ultrasound therapeutics.
Research projects will investigate using ultrasound-stimulated gas-filled microbubbles as a novel targeted drug delivery tool for the treatment of cancer and cardiovascular disease. Projects will be multidisciplinary, involving aspects of ultrasound physics, bubble vibration, cellular/vascular biology and biophysics. Students will become familiar with medical ultrasound imaging/delivery, signal analysis, microscopy techniques, molecular biology tools and contrast agent synthesis. The scope and context of individual projects will be tailored towards the interests and academic background of the selected candidates.
Candidates should hold a degree in physics, cell biology, biomedical engineering, or a related field. Prior experience with ultrasound, signal analysis, cell culture and/or molecular biology assays is considered an asset. Selected candidates will receive a minimum stipend of CAD$17,500 per year throughout their studies, which may increase depending on available funding. This funding package generally comprises of a research stipend, teaching assistantships, and internal and external graduate scholarships. Students are encouraged to attend at least one international conference per year, and travel expenses are typically fully funded.
For more details and information on the available projects, please contact Dr. Helfield.
The candidate should hold a degree in physics, physiology, biomedical engineering, neuroscience, or a related field. The candidate is expected to be a talented, enthusiastic, willing-to-learn researcher with a strong technical background, and interest in applying his/her skills to neuroscience. Programming skills and some exposure to neuroscience and medical imaging are assets.
How to apply
Application Deadline: April 1, 2019 (for September 2019 entry)
*It is recommended that International students apply by March 15th to allow adequate time to obtain study permits.
To apply, please prepare a letter of interest, CV and contact information for two references in a single pdf document. Only applicants considered for employment will be contacted.