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  • Writer's pictureOmran Aburayya

PhD. Scholarship position - Research on Mycotoxins in Wheat Crops at University of Saskatchewan - Canada

Updated: May 15

University of Saskatchewan

The University of Saskatchewan has a PhD scholarship available, focusing on the analysis of mycotoxins in wheat crops. This collaborative research project, involving experts from the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition and the Agriculture department (Drs. Anas El-Aneed and Lipu Wang and Randy Kutcher) aims to investigate how mycotoxins affect grain quality, marketability, and the health and safety of both animals and humans.

The successful applicant will conduct their research within the laboratory of Dr. El-Aneed with an expected start date of September 2024. Below are the details about the scholarship position.



  • MSc degree in life sciences, such as chemistry, biochemistry, agriculture or relevant sciences (received in the past 3 years) or undergraduate degrees with at least 3 years relevant work experience.

  • Fluency in English and excellent communication skills.


Key criteria for the assessment of applicants:

  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project

  • Relevant work experience

  • Scientific presentations and publications

  • A cumulative weighted average of at least 80%

  • Interpersonal and leadership skills

  • Eligibility for tri-council funding in Canada


Financial Support:

The candidate will be provided with a stipend and will be expected to apply for internal and external scholarships.


How to Apply

Candidates must submit one single application document (pdf file) that includes

(1) a cover letter

(2) a complete curriculum vitae (CV)

(3) a copy of transcripts

(3) language proficiency test results if applicable

(4) contact information for two academic/ professional references.

Candidates can submit their application to:

Dr. Anas El-Aneed,


College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, University of Saskatchewan

or Dr. Randy Kutcher


Crop Development Centre/University of Saskatchewan


For more information, visit the official Website

Application Deadline: Not Specified



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