Graduate Students in Forensic Blood Substitute Development and Characterization

A collaborative research program on the development and characterization of forensic blood substitutes is seeking PhD students with strong analytical skills. We are seeking candidates with a background in polymer chemistries, preferably with knowledge of the forensic sciences. Projects will build on current hybrid inorganic-organic sol-gel capabilities with an emphasis on creating biocompatible and environmentally friendly materials. Projects are interdisciplinary in nature and can include a variety of spectroscopic, high-speed video and biological characterization techniques. We are anticipating a May 2019 or September 2019 start. For more information please contact the PIs listed below. Applicants should submit a CV, a statement of research interests, and the names and contact information for three references.



Please submit applications to:

Dr. Paul J. Wilson

Professor of Forensic Science and Conservation Genomics, Biology Department

Trent University DNA Building

2140 East Bank Drive

Peterborough, ON, K9L 0G2





Dr. Theresa Stotesbury

Professor of Forensic Science and Chemistry

Trent University DNA Building

2140 East Bank Drive Peterborough, ON, K9L 0G2



About Trent University: 

Trent University is situated on the banks of the Otonabee River in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, and is surrounded by natural beauty. The Environmental & Life Sciences Graduate Program (EnLS) is an interdisplinary program offering both masters and doctoral degrees. Students are supervised by faculty members from Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Resource Sciences, Forensic Sciences, Geography, and Psychology, as well as by scientists at the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Health Canada, and other governmental and non-governmental organizations.


Trent University is actively committed to creating a diverse and inclusive campus community and encourages applications from qualified candidates from the following groups: women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.


In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.