The newly created Canadian (Simon Fraser University) - German (Bielefeld University) research training program
MADD-GEN: Computational Methods for the Analysis of the Diversity and Dynamics of Genomes
has currently open positions for PhD students, to study at Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, Canada), to start in January 2014.
MADD-GEN is a graduate program administered by the SFU School of Computing Science aimed at training specialists in handling big data related to genomics and molecular biology. MADD-GEN is primarily a Ph.D. granting program but may also admit students at the M.Sc. level with the expectation that they will continue on the Ph.D. track after completion of their M.Sc. thesis. Students with an M.Sc. in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Computing Science, Mathematics or a related field are encouraged to apply to the Ph.D. program directly.
Program students will receive funding of $25,000 per year throughout their studies. Funding sources include scholarships funded by the NSERC CREATE program, as well as internal SFU scholarships, such as Graduate fellowships or the President's PhD Scholarships.
Students are expected to undertake a one semester internship either in our partner institution, Bielefeld University in Germany, or one of our local and international industry partners. Each student is expected to have one supervisor with a primary focus in computing, and at least one with a primary focus in life sciences.