For more information on the forms, applications and any other details you need to apply to the MPDRG program please feel free to reach out to us. We look forward to hearing from you. For more detailed information, you can read through our Post Doc and Graduate Research opportunities to gain a better understand of the programs.


Current Opportunities:

Dr. Howard Young’s Lab

  • Graduate Student
  • Post-Doc Fellowship



The Membrane Protein Research Group offers excellent possibilities for postdoctoral research. As a research focus group, the Membrane Protein Research Group provides an intensive, collaborative environment for research in membrane phenomena at the molecular level. Individual investigators in the group are well funded, providing state of the art facilities for your research.

The setting of the Membrane Protein Research Group, within the Faculty of Medicine, also provides one of the country’s largest and best-funded research institutions. Support for fellowships may come from either investigators’ research grants or from granting agencies (Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Alberta Innovates Health Services, Heart and Stroke Foundation, International Research Training Group in Membrane Biology, etc.).

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research Fellowship Award has a stipend of $38,000 per year with a Research Allowance of $3,500. The Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research Fellowship Award also has a $3,000 annual research allowance to fund trips to meetings, journal subscriptions, or your move to Edmonton.

For more information, contact one of the investigators in the Membrane Protein Research Group, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research or the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research.

You might also want to contact one of the postdoctoral fellows already in the Group. You can find them listed in the Group Directory.




The Membrane Protein Research Group offers graduate degrees through the Departments of Biochemistry, Oncology and Physiology at the University of Alberta. Graduate training will lead to either a Masters of Science (M.Sc.) or a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree. Interested candidates may contact the Group member of their choice. Financial support is available from a number of sources: University of Alberta Studentships (Canadian or foreign students), Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research Studentships, Canadian Institutes of Health Research Studentships and many other agencies.

The annual stipend is between $20,000 to $25,000 per year. Tuition and fees for Canadian students at the University of Alberta are $3,310 per year, and for foreign students they are $6,654. Further information on Graduate fees is available in the online Graduate Fees Guide.

If you would like to learn what it is like to be a graduate student in the Membrane Protein Research Group, you might like to contact one of the graduate students currently enrolled. Graduate students are listed in the Group’s Directory.