We have three fully funded graduate student positions:
Position 1: This is a PhD student position funded by a CIHR team grant for 4 years ($21K/year). The student will be registering in The Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics or The Individual Interdisciplinary Studies Program (http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/admissions/programs/interdisciplinary.html). The research project will be on developing computational methods for integrating multiomics data for disease prediction and biomarker discovery. The candidates for the position should have excellent background in life science or medicine with strong background in statistics or computer science.
Position 2: Co-supervising with Dr. Kirk McManus, the student will be registering in The Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics. The research project will be on developing computational methods for calling copy number variations (CNVs) from single cell sequencing data. The candidates (MSc) for the position should have excellent background in life science or medicine with strong background in statistics or computer science.
Position 3: Co-supervising with Dr. Pourang Irani, the student will be registering in our VADA program and the Department of Computer Science. The research project will be on developing interactive visualization techniques to understand and interpret deep learning results of medical imaging and genomic data. The candidates (either MSc or PhD) for the position should have excellent background in computer science, especially machine learning and mathematics.
To apply for the positions, please send a CV, transcripts, related reports/publications written in English to Dr. Pingzhao Hu at firstname.lastname@example.org before May 1, 2020 for Canada/USA applicants to be starting at 2020 Fall Term or February 1, 2020 for international applicants to be starting at 2020 Fall term.
|Start Date||Department Deadline (Canada/US)||Grad Studies Deadline (Canada/US)||Department Deadline (International)||Grad Studies Deadline (International) |
|September||May 15||July 1||February 15||April 1|
|January||September 15||November 1||June 15||August 1|
|May||January 15||March 1||October 15||December 1|
|July||March 15||May 1||December 15||February 1|
We accept both full-time and part-time graduate students. Applicants should send Dr. Pingzhao Hu their CV, transcripts and English test resultsif required.
Applicants should have background in statistics, computer science or human genetics with strong programming skill.
Applicants who are interested in applying for federal and local fundings (NSERC Undergraduate Summer Research Award, CIHR Undergraduate Summer Student Health Research Award and University of Manitoba Undergraduate Summer Research Award) for summer research, please contact the PI to discuss the applications as early as possible.
For all aplicants, you should have a GPA >3.8.
The Hu lab hosts visiting professors and students' long- and short-term research.