MSc/PhD Opportunity: Nanostructure of Spinal Soft Tissue Damage

Program: Biomedical Engineering, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Start date: September 2015
Stipend: dependent on candidate’s qualifications ($18,500/yr minimum)

Our laboratory has an opening for someone who is interested in pursuing an MSc or PhD in Biomedical Engineering. Your thesis work will involve studying how excessive mechanical forces can disrupt the spine’s soft tissues at their finest, nanoscale levels of structural hierarchy, and what the health-related consequences of such damage may be. Suitable candidates include persons with either an undergraduate or master’s degree in the physical sciences, biological sciences, or engineering.

The successful applicant will be co-supervised by Drs. Samuel Veres and Michael Lee in Dalhousie’s Tissue Mechanics Laboratory. Our laboratory offers a rich, multidisciplinary, team-based learning environment where trainees have access to a wide variety of technical facilities, including: mechanical testing, histology, optical microscopy, biochemistry, cell culture, calorimetry, and electron microscopy.

Interested persons should email a letter of interest, CV, and academic transcript to Dr. Veres at:

Samuel Veres, PhD

Adjunct Professor
School of Biomedical Engineering,
Dalhousie University

Assistant Professor
Division of Engineering,
Saint Mary's University

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada