We are always looking for self-motivated and friendly students (summer/undergraduate intern and graduate) and postdoctoral fellows to join our diverse team. Students with a background or interest in public health, infectious diseases, bioinformatics, genomics, microbiology, knowledge engineering (ontology development and data modeling), and computer science are encouraged to apply. We accept students through the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Faculty of Science (Dept. of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry) at Simon Fraser University. Please visit both websites and make sure you meet the entrance requirements.
See our Research Page for a list of ongoing projects, and check out our GitHub and publications for the tools and applications we have developed and papers we have published.
For potential graduate students, please send a cover letter, transcripts from all previous degree(s), and a CV to [email protected] (addressed to Dr. William Hsiao). In the cover letter, please clearly explain how CIDGOH research areas/projects align with your research interests (e.g. if you say you are interested in cancer research, our group is not the one for you). Also, explain how you have met the SFU entrance requirements. For applicants seeking direct entry to Ph.D. program (with or without a Masters degree), please send along a writing sample from your scholarly work (e.g. thesis or previous publications). Only candidates clearly demonstrate the ability to write a scientific manuscript will be considered.
For undergraduate students applying for internships, supervised research courses, or graduate studentships, please also include your unofficial transcripts so we can see what courses you’ve taken. To know more about our research and Dr. William Hsiao, check out this FHS Interview.
Due to the volume of requests that we receive, we will only get back to qualified candidates (please see instructions above) for further discussion. If you don’t hear back from us within two weeks, you can email us again. However, if you don’t hear back beyond that, it is most likely your application did not meet the requirements.
Periodically, we will have grant-funded research associate (post-doctoral) and other staff positions (computer programmers, project coordinators, etc) available. Please check out the current opportunities below. Applicants should follow the specific instructions in the ADs to apply. Only qualified applicants will be contacted. Thank you.