International PhD Position in Gut Microbiology in Canada, 2017

The University of Ottawa is delighted to invite applicants  for the of PhD Position.The university seeking a highly qualified and motivated PhD graduate student to work on a research project titled “Modulation of human gut microbiota using psychobiotics” led by Dr. Riadh Hammami.The primary objective of this scholarship is to provide an opportunity for young researchers.


The University of Ottawa recognized, as the first and largest bilingual university in North America, provides its 40,000 students and 5,500 employees with a dynamic and stimulating environment where research and knowledge are fundamental to all aspects of university life.

Course Level: The position is available to pursue PhD.

Study Subject: The position is awarded in Gut Microbiology.

Scholarship Award: The position will cover the following:

  • The PhD candidate will be employed for 3 years starting from January 2018. The successful candidate will run for an annual fellowship of $25,000.

Numbers of Scholarships: Not known

Scholarship can be taken in Canada

Eligibility: Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • The candidate should hold an M.Sc. degree in environmental microbiology/microbial ecology or a related field. Previous exposure to and experience with basic microbiology and molecular biology techniques is essential. Experience in microbe isolation and identification, standard molecular methods, and fermentation is preferred. Team-orientation and excellent communication skills are expected.

Nationality: Canadian and international candidates are eligible for the position.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have M.Sc. degree.

English Language Requirement: Applicants should have proficiency in English.

How to Apply: Applicants can apply via email.

  • Please send a statement of research experience and career goals, a Curriculum Vitae and contact information for two independent referees to
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Application Deadline: Contact employer

Scholarship Link

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