Opportunities

The laboratory of Dr. Francisco Cayabyab in the Department of Surgery at the University of Saskatchewan has an immediate opening for a Master’s/PhD student to work in the field of cancer biology. This laboratory is currently funded by the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Prairies/NWT to study the role of specific potassium channels in breast cancer cell growth. The lab uses multiple techniques, including confocal imaging, biochemistry, electrophysiology, molecular biology, and animal breast tumor models (in collaboration with Pharmacy Faculty).


Interested applicants should possess an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences (Physiology/Pharmacology, Anatomy and Cell Biology, Biochemistry or other related disciplines). Applicants with a previous undergraduate research background or a Master’s degree are strongly encouraged to apply. Although applicants with Canadian citizenship or permanent residence status are preferred, the lab will also consider International students with strong English language test scores (TOEFL or IELTS; please visit the CGSR website (http://www.usask.ca/cgsr/) for minimum requirements). The lab currently has four graduate students, and so the applicant is expected to have a strong desire to work in a team environment and demonstrate strong motivation and independence. Applicants should submit a cover letter and updated resume, with a list of publications or research background (if any), and the names and detailed contact information of three referees to Dr. Cayabyab (frank.cayabyab@usask.ca).


For more information about the lab, please see:
1. http://saskatoon.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=467735&binId=1.1165965&playlistPageNum=1
2. http://scholar.google.ca/citations?user=Ecr01LUAAAAJ
3. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Francisco_Cayabyab

The following faculty members are actively recruiting positions in their laboratories:

Supervisor Position
Dr. Lisa Kalynchuk Positions are available for all trainees at all levels.
Dr. Francisco Cayabyab Masters/PhD Students

Please note that positions are not limited to the faculty members listed on this page. Contact faculty members directly for information on whether space is available in their labs if you are interested in working in their group.