Canada: PhD Studentships - Biochemistry / Food Science, University of Saskatchewan

An M.Sc. or Ph.D. student is sought in support of the Protein Quality and Utilization Program within the College of Agriculture and Bioresources.The research area focuses on biopolymers as functional ingredients for food. Specifically, the project will investigate protein-polysaccharide interactions at the molecular level, and their resulting impact on structure-forming properties in food.

Qualifications:
Applicants must be highly motivated to pursue a research career.Candidates should have a strong background in chemistry, biochemistry, food science or one of the natural sciences.Furthermore, interested individuals holding a four-year Bachelors degree in one of the aforementioned fields ought to have a minimum cumulative weighted average (University of Saskatchewan grade system equivalent) of 75% before considering submission of an application.The ability to work independently is necessary and excellent oral and written communication skills are required.A successful application to the College of Graduate Studies and Research at the University of Saskatchewan will be required. Information on College admission requirements and application forms can be obtained at http://www.usask.ca/cgsr/.

Stipend:
A stipend is available for the duration of the M.Sc. and Ph.D. studies.

Starting Date:
The project is to commence once a suitable candidate has been identified.

For Further Information:
Contact Dr. Michael Nickerson at Michael.Nickerson@usask.ca (Tel(306)966-5030, fax (306)966-8898).

How to Apply:
Send your Curriculum vita, contact information, a complete College of Graduate Studies and Research application, and a covering letter stating how your background and qualifications match the position. Please quote position #mn2007.02. Mail your complete package to:

Graduate Secretary
Department of Food and Bioproduct Sciences
College of Agriculture and Bioresources
University of Saskatchewan
51 Campus Drive, Saskatoon, SK, S7N 5A8, CANADA