The Kirkham Lab is accepting MSc and PhD students to start in September 2022 or January 2023. Postdoctoral fellowship opportunities may be available in May 2022.

Interested students can express their interest by completing the form below.

Please note that the intake form is used for interested applicants at all levels (i.e., MSc, PhD and postdoc). If you have limited research experience to-date, I would encourage you to spend some time to explain your interests and other relevant experience that may be transferrable to graduate school in your cover letter and the open boxes in the intake form. 

Check back later for staff positions.

Expression of Interest for MSc or PhD starting September 2022

Funded positions are available for domestic (Canadian) MSc and domestic or international PhD. Interested students should complete this form in lieu of emailing Dr. Kirkham. Only the top candidates will be contacted for an interview. Apply before November 30, 2021 for the best chance for receiving an interview.

Selected candidates will then be asked to apply to the University of Toronto for admission. Deadlines for applications for admission are January/February 2022 for September 2022 start.

University of Toronto

Located in Canada’s most vibrant and culturally diverse city, the University of Toronto is consistently ranked among the world’s best research universities. The location, size and diversity provide unique opportunities for collaboration and innovation.

The Faculty of Kinesiology offers guaranteed funding for all accepted students. The Kirkham lab is located in the Goldring Centre for High Performance (building to the right of the track above). This award-winning building was completed in 2014 and houses cutting-edge research and teaching labs, a strength and conditioning centre, a state-of-the-art sports medicine clinic and a 2000-seat basketball and volleyball field house.

More information about the graduate program can be found here: https://kpe.utoronto.ca/academics-research/graduate-studies

The Kirkham lab offers exceptional training opportunities focussed on multi-disciplinary women's health.  We are interested in understanding, treating and improving the cardiometabolic health of women with cancer (primary focus), cardiovascular diseases, or metabolic diseases. Assessment techniques include magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound imaging, cardiopulmonary exercise testing, blood biomarker assessment, and body composition assessment. Interventional approaches include acute and chronic exercise, novel nutritional strategies (e.g., caloric restriction, time-restricted eating/intermittent fasting, ketogenic diet), risk factor management, and multimodal cardiac rehabilitation. Candidates with backgrounds in exercise, nutrition, medicine, cardiology, oncology, ultrasound or magnetic resonance imaging, and computer science (especially using Python) are invited to apply. Note that experience with patient populations is required. Candidates at the PhD or postdoctoral level require human research experience. Licencing as a clinical exercise physiologist or registered dietitian is an asset.

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