RTC summer research program @ The Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum


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Location (s):

  • Canada
University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine, The Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Sinai Health System, 600 University Ave., Toronto, ON


RTC Summer Research Program @ The Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum provides an opportunity for undergraduate students to work throughout the summer in a laboratory at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute. Students will work on a project assigned to them by their laboratory supervisor gaining valuable experience and research skills.


Conditions of Summer Program: Students will be expected to complete a three (3) month period at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum and work full-time hours (37.5 hours per week). Students will work on a project assigned to them by their laboratory supervisor. In addition, students will be required to summarize their work in the form of a poster presentation at an event near the end of the summer.

Application Procedure: Prospective students must apply ONLINE and submit the following:

  • A resume or curriculum vitae, including permanent and sessional addresses;
  • One cover letter that includes the area(s) of research you are interested in and three (3) investigators whose labs you would prefer to work in - List of Investigators
  • Unofficial transcripts (online transcript printouts are sufficient);
  • The names and contact information of two (2) references (academic preferred) *Reference letters are NOT required. 
  • Complete applications must be submitted online by midnight February 28, 2020.

Research Training Centre

The Research Training Centre (RTC) was established at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute in 1996 to provide our trainees (graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and summer students) with an exceptional research and learning environment. 

To learn more about this unique group at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum, check out a recent Q&A with RTC Associate Director, Dr. Cindy Todoroff.

Opportunity is About:


Candidates should be from:

Description of Ideal Candidate:

Eligibility: Students must have completed, at the minimum, their second undergraduate year of a recognized university science program by May 2020.

We accept applications from countries around the world. However please note that if you are accepted into a laboratory position, you will be responsible for obtaining all necessary immigration documents (i.e. work permit, SIN) to legally work in Canada.

Selection Process: The summer student program is extremely competitive. Individual scientists select their own summer students; there is no centralized selection process. Please be aware that acceptances are made on a rolling basis


Deadline: February 28, 2020

Cost/funding for participants:

Stipend: Students will be paid at an hourly rate of $14.00 + 4% vacation pay.   

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