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Fellowship program- Amplitude Ventures (June 2021-August 2021)
If you are considering an alternative path from academia that allows you to remain engaged in creative science, Amplitude’s Fellowship Program offers a balance of imagination, translational science and rigorous strategic thinking. The Amplitude Fellowship Program is unlike a traditional internship or academic fellowship. It provides a rare opportunity to do something different with your graduate training and to apply your scientific expertise, entrepreneurial talents, and self-starter mentality toward creating new ventures. Beyond strengthening all fellows’ network and providing an opportunity for ongoing mentorship, some fellows may have an opportunity to work with the Amplitude team on a more permanent basis - either within Amplitude itself or playing a leading role at one of our early-stage ventures.
• Full time: June 2021 – August 2021
• Fellows will receive a stipend
• Program will be run virtually
• Build relationships with our network of experts across academia and industry
• Explore the cutting edge of science and technology
• Seminars from portfolio company leadership and KOLs
• Learn how to ideate a concept into a new venture
• Find practical applications for your skills and expertise
• Deep scientific or business background aimed at life sciences
• Academic excellence and self-starter mentality
• Creativity and the ability to solve complex scientific and business problems
• Ongoing or completed M.D. training, Ph.D. or Post Doc with a research focus on the life sciences
• Ideally within 1-2 years of completion / ready for employment
How to Apply:
• Send CV and cover letter to fellowship [at] amplitudevc.com
• Accepting 6-8 candidates
• Applications due by April 30th 2021
Recruitment Offer for Master’s and PhD Students-University of Sherbrooke
Pre-requisite: Bioinformatics Training Research Context Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) represents one of the critical challenges for public health. According to the World Health Organization, Acinetobacter baumannii represents one of the priority bacteria for research and development. Knowledge about this bacteria and the evolution of its antibiotic resistance profile remain limited in many parts of the world, notably in the Middle East. Our team has gathered a unique collection of over 1,200 isolates of A. baumannii from the Middle East dating back to the late 1990’s. The entire collection has undergone whole genome sequencing (WGS).
Objectives Based on data obtained from WGS:
1) establish a profile of A. baumannii isolates present in the Middle East since the 1990’s (MLST, AMR genes, phylogeny …);
2) participate with the principal investigator and a PhD student in Anthropology in correlating results of our analyses in point 1) with socio-historical data (antibiotic use, timing and location of armed conflicts, environmental toxicity …).
Results from this research will enable:
a) to enrich our understanding of the emergence and spread of antibiotic-resistant isolates of A. baumannii;
b) to identify unsuspected risk factors contributing to AMR in order to better guide interventions to limit its impacts;
c) to validate the advantages of an interdisciplinary bio-historical methodology.
This project is financed by the New Frontiers in Research Fund of Canada (250K$). Selected students are highly encouraged to submit applications for training awards to funding agencies. Bursaries are available depending on student profiles.
Contact: Louis-Patrick Haraoui, MD, MSc, FRCPC, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Université de Sherbrooke, louis.patrick.haraoui [at] usherbrooke.ca