CANSSI Ontario STAGE (STAGE), in partnership with the CGEn Host Genome Sequencing Initiative, invites trainees from across Canada to apply to become a CANSSI Ontario STAGE HostSeq Fellow.
This opportunity provides trainee-mentor pair funding to access and work with CGEn’s Host Genome Sequencing Databank comprising of sequence and meta-data of 10,000 Canadians with a SARS-Cov-2 infection.
Deadline to apply: July 16, 2021.
The CANSSI Ontario STAGE HostSeq Fellowship offers financial support for research and stipends for trainees interested in working on COVID-19 genetics research.
Accepted trainees will have the opportunity to
- work on the frontline of COVID-19 genetics research,
- receive a stipend to support their STAGE HostSeq Project, and
- participate in the CANSSI Ontario STAGE research community.
CGEn HostSeq Databank
Database housed at The Hospital for Sick Children. It is a collaboration between three sites across Canada:
- The Centre for Applied Genomics at The Hospital for Sick Children (Toronto)
- McGill Genome Centre at McGill University (Montreal)
- Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre (Vancouver).
CANSSI Ontario STAGE
The CANSSI Ontario STAGE program offers research and career development opportunities to cross-train individuals at the interface of genetics and population health sciences in genetic epidemiology and statistical genetics.
- One-year project award/fellowship with STAGE
- Upon acceptance into the STAGE HostSeq Fellowship Program, and a successful data access application to the HostSeq Databank, a stipend of $10,000 will be provided to the trainee’s institution to support a research project that uses the HostSeq data. For PhD students, this may be in the form of a Research Assistantship (up to 20% time). For Post-doctoral fellows, this would be a partial stipend (at least 20% time dedicated to the project).
CANSSI Ontario STAGE HostSeq Fellowship appointments are contingent on:
- PhD students: Being enrolled in a university in Canada and in their second or subsequent years of their doctoral program (i.e., trainees should have achieved candidacy within their program).
- Postdoctoral fellows: Working at a Canadian university or research institute.
- Background in human genetics or statistical genetics and evidence of training and strength in quantitative skills.
- Trainees must demonstrate exceptional academic performance.
- Trainees need to identify, approach, and engage their Mentor(s).
- Successful trainee-mentor teams need to apply for and receive a positive response to their request for access to the HostSeq Databank.
- Funding is conditional on receiving Research Ethics Board approval as well as approval from the HostSeq Data Access Committee.
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