Graduate Student Positions Available!

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The Heit lab is currently looking to fill three graduate student vacancies, starting in either May or September of 2016. The available positions are:

  1. Biophysics of phagocyte receptor diffusion and phagocyte force generation. Students with a background in biophysics, physics, biochemistry or cell biology would be best suited for this position.
  2. Efferocytic receptor biology. This project involves characterizing the gene regulation and signalling pathway responsible for efferocytosis through a key efferocytic receptor, with the aim of understanding how this receptor works under homeostasis and during chronic inflammatory disease.
  3. Characterization of a new phagocytic receptor. We believe that we have identified a new phagocytic receptor; this project seeks to further characterize this receptor and understand its role under homeostatic and chronic inflammatory conditions.

Please note that I will not reply to applicants who have not met the following requirements:

  1. All prospective students must be pre-approved by the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and must meet departmental entrance requirements.
  2. E-mail Dr. Heit with a CV, grades, and contact information for 2 references.
  3. Hold a degree in a relevant area of biology

Students holding independent funding are preferred, but not required