Dr. Guenette is currently recruiting students interested in pursuing PhD degrees starting in either January 2022 or September 2022 focused on human exercise and respiratory physiology at the Cardiopulmonary Exercise Physiology (CPEP) Laboratory through The University of British Columbia (UBC) Rehabilitation Sciences Graduate Program. We are seeking highly motivated students with a strong theoretical background in physiology, excellent analytical skills, and strong academic writing abilities. Students interested in pursuing a PhD should have a thesis-based master’s degree in a relevant field (e.g. kinesiology, physiology, rehabilitation sciences, etc.).
The CPEP lab is located within the internationally recognized Centre for Heart Lung Innovation at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada. Vancouver is consistently ranked as one of the most desirable places in the world to live and offers unlimited opportunities for outdoor recreation. Trainees can expect to work in a highly collaborative environment with other faculty members in the UBC Department of Physical Therapy, Centre for Heart Lung Innovation, School of Kinesiology, and various departments in the Faculty of Medicine. The CPEP lab has numerous additional collaborations at the regional, national and international levels, which will provide graduate students with a productive and diverse training experience.
The primary aim of the CPEP lab is to better understand the physiological mechanisms of breathlessness and exercise limitation across the health and fitness continuum, including elite athletes to those with chronic cardiopulmonary diseases. The lab uses a number of novel measurement techniques to simultaneously assess the respiratory, cardiovascular, muscular, and neurophysiological responses to exercise. The long-term goal of this research is to develop more effective rehabilitation interventions to improve exercise performance and quality of life for those suffering from chronic cardiorespiratory diseases. For more information about Dr. Guenette and his lab, please visit https://cpep.rehab.med.ubc.ca/.
Interested candidates should email the following information to Dr. Guenette (email@example.com):
- Curriculum vitae
- Unofficial transcripts
- A one-page letter outlining your research experience and future goals
- Names and contact information for two academic referees.
See the Rehabilitation Sciences Research Graduate Programs website (https://rehab.med.ubc.ca/) for information regarding deadlines and application procedures. Candidates will receive a guaranteed funding package for 4 years. For more information on graduate programs and funding please refer to the Faculty of Graduate Studies website (https://www.grad.ubc.ca/). Applicants should apply before Sept 1, 2021 and will be considered on a first come first served basis.
This posting is for the UBC Vancouver campus in British Columbia, Canada.
Please refer to reference number HS-55188 during correspondence about this position.
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