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Undergraduate Positions

Work-Study & Volunteer Positions

The Heit lab typically accepts one work-study student each year, as well as 1-2 summer students over the summer term. These students aid in the operation of the laboratory, and once experienced, begin research on their own project.

Work-study students need to qualify for UWO’s work-study program. More details can be found here.

Due to COVID-19 we do not know if there will be summer projects in 2021. Please watch this space for updates.

Honours Student Projects

Every year the Heit lab takes on two undergraduate honours students. Students from the Microbiology & Immunology or Biochemistry programs must apply through the matching system run by the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. Students from other honours programs can be hosted in the Heit lab so long as your home department allows out-of-department faculty supervisors.

We often pre-match with honours students over the summer, so if you are interested in an honours project in the Heit lab, you are encouraged to apply in the winter term.

Graduate Positions

Graduate Students

The Heit lab typically has 3 to 4 graduate students at any one time. These students take on lager, multi-year project within the lab. In the Heit lab, graduate students receive training in:

  1. Advanced microscopy, molecular and cellular biology approaches.
  2. Quantitative approaches to data and image analysis.
  3. Scientific writing and communication.
We aim to provide students with training relevant to their preferred career path, with many of our graduates going on to successful careers in academic research, biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry, and in medicine.
There are no openings for new graduate students at this time, but we hope to have a position in late-2021.

If you are interested in graduate studies in the Heit lab, please send your CV and a letter of interest to Dr. Heit.

Post-Doctoral Fellows & Technicians


We are not currently looking for technicians or research associates at this time.

Post-Doctoral Fellows

While we are not currently recruiting post-doctoral fellows, we are always interested in discussing potential positions with qualified applicants. If you hold a PhD (or will soon graduate with your PhD) in a relevant area (cell biology and/or immunology) and are interested in discussing a potential PDF position, please email a CV and cover letter to Dr. Heit.