Join the PsychPGx  Lab

Doctoral Student

We are seeking a PhD Student Scholar to join our team. The selected student will work on the Pharmacogenomics of Psychostimulant Treatment Response (PGx-STaR) study. The PGx-STaR study is a prospective clinical study supported by the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation (2023-2027) aimed at discovering pharmacogenomic markers associated with methylphenidate pharmacokinetics,  efficacy, and tolerability in children and adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).  The successful candidate will have experience conducting clinical research (preferably in child and adolescent mental health) and a background in pharmacy, pharmaceutical sciences, genomics, or related field.  Experience working with genome-wide array data and conducting pharmacokinetic analysis are highly desirable.  The successful candidate will be expected to assist with participant recruitment (e.g., presenting the study to clinics and community groups, screening youth for eligibility) and assessment (e.g., cognitive testing) tasks.  

The University of Calgary is a precision medicine hub in Canada and offers competitive PhD stipends and benefits. Prior to applying, candidates are strongly encouraged to review the requirements outlined by the University of Calgary, Medical Science Graduate Program.

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit the following information to

1. Cover letter

2. Curriculum Vitae/Resume 

3. If English is not your first language, provide TOEFL or IELTS results. 

Desired start date: September 1, 2023.

Summer Students

The PsychPGx Lab typically has one summer studentship position available. Studentships are 16 weeks in duration (May - August). To be considered for one of these summer studentships, please  send your resume/CV, writing sample (e.g., publication, term paper), and current unofficial transcript to no later than 1-January. Interviews will be conducted the first week of January. Selected students will be expected to apply for funding to support their studentship.

Post-Doctoral Scholars - No Positions Currently Available

There are currently no postdoc positions available. 

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