2020-2021 Co-op Recruiting Timelines

Master of Biotechnology Biopharma- Co-op 2020-2021


PHASE 1 – Rank & Match*

Job Postings to be submitted to the Senior Research Associate

Aug. 20 to Sept. 18, 2020

Company Information Sessions- Virtual

Sept. 16 to 29, 2020

Job Postings - LIVE

Sept. 18, 2020

Student applications forwarded to employers

Sept. 30, 2020

Employers to submit interview selections and schedules

Oct. 5, 2020

Confirmation of interview schedules forwarded to employers

Oct. 8, 2020

Interview Period

Interviews to be conducted outside of the class timings. Please contact us for more details.

Oct. 13 to 23, 2020

Deadline to submit student rankings

Oct. 23, 2020

Phase 1 matches confirmed to employers

Oct. 30, 2020

*Rank & Match: The Rank/Match system will be used during Phase 1 of the recruitment cycle for January start date terms. To maintain the integrity of the matching process, employers are asked not to discuss ranking decisions with the candidates or make direct job offers before the rank and match results are made available. The process follows as such:

  • After interviewing your selected candidates, employers will submit student rankings to the SRA
  • Employer rankings should be submitted preferably by the end of the interview day
  • Employer rankings gets input into IMI Connect system by MBiotech staff
  • Students who have been ranked will have access to view their rankings online- “Ranked or Not Ranked”
  • Students will have 24hrs to input their own rankings for these positions into IMIConnect as #1, #2 #3 and so on
  • Rank & Match results will be announced to employers and students- End of Phase I
  • Phase 2-less structured and employers can submit job postings starting Nov. 2, 2020

PHASE 2 – Continuous Posting

Nov. 2, 2020 onwards (No specific deadlines)

Work Term Begins (Contract Dependent)

Jan. 4, 2020

For more details please contact:

Nazeem Shamsuddin, PhD
Senior Research Associate
Master of Biotechnology Program
University of Toronto Mississauga
Innovation Complex, Suite KN2258
3359 Mississauga Road Mississauga, ON L5L 1C6
(905) 569-4736, 647-803-9884  I  nazeem.shamsuddin@utoronto.ca