Prospective Graduate Students

Dr. Graeme Howe (Department of Chemistry) is looking for a motivated student to join his team and engineer an enzyme that converts cheap starting materials into valuable commodity chemicals in an environmentally friendly way. Please contact Dr. Howe to apply (graeme.howe@queensu.ca).

    Skills considered and asset for the position include:

    • Experience with (or strong understanding of) molecular biology techniques including: PCR, cloning, protein expression and purification and site-directed and random mutagenesis;
    • Experience with (or strong understanding of) enzyme characterization techniques including: gel electrophoresis and kinetic assays;
    • Knowledge of directed evolution and/or high-throughput screening;
    • Experience with bioinformatics