Graduate positions

The El-Halfawy lab invites applications for several graduate student positions. The candidates will join an interdisciplinary research environment that aims to uncover novel antibiotic resistance and microbial virulence mechanisms and discover new solutions targeting multi-drug resistant bacterial infections. Our team engages in interdisciplinary studies using microbiology, biochemistry, molecular biology, chemical biology, and chemogenomics approaches. More details on the areas of research interests of the lab can be found here:

The applicants must be recent graduates with a degree in Biochemistry, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, or related areas from Canada or any appropriate international program and should have demonstrated superior academic achievement.

Our research program provides an excellent environment for learning and discovery in cutting-edge research areas and lab members have access to various professional development opportunities to help them achieve their full potential and future career goals.

The El-Halfawy lab houses state-of-the-art robotic instrumentation allowing large-scale bacterial colony pinning, liquid handling, and high-throughput screening. Lab members have access to additional instrumentation at the University of Regina, such as next-generation sequencing platforms at the Institute for Microbial Systems and Society. The lab is well-funded through various Federal, Provincial, and Institutional operating grants.

To apply:

Please email Dr. El-Halfawy the following:

o a cover letter indicating why are you interested in this lab

o a curriculum vitae

o a copy of transcripts from all previous degrees

o the names and contact information (including telephone and e-mail) for three referees. Do not send open letters of reference as they are not considered credible.

Please note that candidates will need to formally apply to the graduate program at the University of Regina and can only be accepted into the lab upon formal acceptance by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

The El-Halfawy lab values diversity and strives to provide a welcoming and inclusive environment for everyone that is based on respect for each individual's expertise, contribution, and differences. The lab and the University of Regina are committed to an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the community that we serve. The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including individuals within the University’s employment equity categories and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code.