Research opportunities are available for both graduate students and research fellows on an ongoing basis in the Drucker laboratory. Graduate students must apply through the University of Toronto School of Graduate Studies, via a specific graduate Department such as the Institute of Medical Sciences or the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology. Applications for graduate school are usually accepted in the winter and spring prior to the start of the academic year.
A large number of excellent funding sources are available for graduate students, including Ontario Graduate Scholarships, University of Toronto Open Scholarships, Departmental studentships, Banting and Best Diabetes Centre (BBDC) Studentships, studentships from national granting agencies such as CIHR, and operating grants held by the Drucker laboratory. For example, the BBDC currently offers ~12 studentships annually to University of Toronto graduate students engaged in diabetes-related research projects.
Similarly, funding for research fellows is available, via a competitive basis from the CIHR (formerly MRC), NCIC, Canadian Diabetes Association, the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International, the Crohns and Colitis Foundation of Canada, and Drucker lab operating grants.
Students interested in the possibility of graduate training are welcome to send us an email with their CV. Prospective students are reminded that independent of finding a supervisor, they also need to apply to a graduate Department, such as Institute of Medical Sciences or the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology. To inquire about possibilities for research training, send your CV, including a list of potential references and an expression of career interests to Dr. Drucker by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Potential candidates should be aware that positions are awarded on a highly competitive basis, with consideration to academic track record, direct experience in the field, and relevant publications.