Graduate Opportunity

    Master's Opportunity in medical and synchrotron imaging/diagnostics

    Posted November 29, 2013

    The Opportunity:
    We currently have a Master’s opportunity in the area of medical and synchrotron imaging/diagnostics.

    The Project: 

    The goal of this research is to develop improved diagnostic and treatment tools for prostate cancer in humans through the use of a canine (dog) model and a synchrotron-based x-ray source for imaging and therapy at the Canadian Light Source (CLS). Our multi-disciplinary research team, involving researchers and clinicians from the College of Agriculture and Bioresources, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, College of Medicine, Saskatoon Cancer Centre and Saskatchewan Health Region is investigating prostate disease using synchrotron x-ray based imaging at the CLS Biomedical Imaging and Therapy (BMIT) beam line. We hope to identify diagnostically useful imaging markers through the use of synchrotron imaging that may provide earlier detection of precancerous and cancerous changes compared with conventional imaging technologies.  

    The successful applicant will have a Bachelor’s degree in physics, medical imaging, animal science, physiology, biology or a related discipline. They will be self-motivated, possess strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills, and have the intent to work as a member of a diverse research team.

    Starting Date: January-April, 2014.

    Stipend: $15,000 to $21,307

    How to Apply:

    Interested candidates should submit a resume, the names of three references and unofficial transcripts to Dr. Murray Pettitt (

    For More Information: 
    Please contact Dr. Murray Pettitt (