Application Process

All applications should be emailed to Dr. Gillis.

You must clearly indicate the research project that you are interested in within the subject line of the email, including the objective number assigned to the project (e.g., Obj1.7 Direct Energy Conservation). 

Your email must include:

  • an updated curriculum vitae,
  • unofficial transcripts, and
  • a brief cover letter explaining why you are interested in the project you have identified, and how your qualifications align with said project.

You may also include supporting documentation, such as links to your own website or blog, examples of scientific communication (e.g. YouTube videos you’ve created, science Twitter, Instagram, or other social media platforms you manage), or a description of community-engaged work that you have led or been a part of.

Stages of the Application Process

  1. Once we have received your application, we will review it first for academic fit to the project you have identified. All eligible candidates will move on to step 2.
  2. Eligible candidates will be asked to submit documentation to an online system so that we can set up a technical and culture-fit interview with the project leads. Successful candidates will move on to step 3.1, 3.2, or 3.3.
  3. Successful candidates:
    1. for Postdoctoral positions will receive an offer for placement.
    2. for MSc or PhD positions will be asked to submit a formal application for graduate studies to the University of Guelph (or partner institution). Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that applicants who make it successfully through steps 1 and 2 will be granted admission to the graduate program in the School of Computer Science at the University of Guelph (or partnering institution). Candidates who are accepted into a graduate program will receive an offer of placement that will describe their funding package.
    3. for undergraduate positions will receive an offer for placement.
  4. On acceptance of any offer, applicants will likely be required to fill out various paperwork before their position will officially begin.