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Two MSc Opportunities in Industrial Biotechnology at Laurentian

Two MSc positions are available immediately in the lab of Dr. Vasu Appanna (Professor of
Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Architecture at Laurentian University) and Dr.
Sujeenthar Tharmalingam (Assistant Professor, Northern Ontario School of Medicine University).
We are seeking two highly motivated candidates to join our industrial biotechnology projects as
part of the MSc programs at Laurentian University. These are fully funded MSc positions with the
opportunity to gain research experience in an industrial setting. The successful candidate will
implement and develop novel microbial-based biotechnological solutions for plastic and
agricultural waste management.

Preferred Qualifications:
- BSc in a science related field.
- Previous laboratory skills in biochemistry, microbiology or molecular biology will be an
- Excellent organizational skills; able to handle multiple tasks at once.
- Ability to work with minimum supervision in a team-oriented environment.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, their CV, and the names and contact information
of two references electronically to the following email address:

Application Deadline: N/A

For information on Dr. Vasu Appanna and his research, activities please visit:
Global Medical Discovery/appanna

For information on Dr. Sujeenthar Tharmalingam and his research activities please visit: