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  • 16 Jul 2021 15:01 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Scarpella lab in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta is seeking a highly motivated Ph.D. student with a strong interest in plant development. The selected student will start graduate school on September 1, 2022, and will combine molecular genetics and live imaging to understand the mechanisms controlling vein formation in the Arabidopsis leaf. A research-based M.Sc. degree is preferred but not required.

    Please see here for full application details.

  • 08 Jul 2021 15:35 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Faculty Position in Forest Pathology and Forest Health at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry at Syracuse University. Application deadline August 31, 2021.

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  • 05 Jul 2021 14:51 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A Postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Biology at the University of Saskatchewan. We are looking for a highly motivated candidate to work on the molecular biology of the plant-pathogen (Plasmodiophora brassicae) interaction resulting in clubroot disease in canola. The current project will utilize various molecular, cellular, and biochemical techniques to identify and functionally characterize candidate effector proteins, and to identify the associated host targets and pathways that define the outcome of the plant-P. brassicae interaction. The candidate will use acquired knowledge to explore novel strategies for creating resistant canola varieties. The successful candidate will have a background in plant pathology and an excellent knowledge of molecular biology and functional genomics for gene function validation as well as a basic understanding of sequence data processing and analysis.  Excellent organizational, written/verbal communication skills and ability to work in a multicultural environment are essential.

    The Department of Biology, University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. The Department of Biology is located in a modern collaborative research building with state of the art laboratory and greenhouse facilities, and access to both Confocal and Electron Microscopy. Saskatoon is home to a dynamic plant biology research community.  In addition to research groups in Biology and the College of Agriculture and Bioresources the U of S campus is home to the Global Institute of Food Security, AAFC and NRC-Saskatoon.

    The position is available immediately. Screening of applications will continue until the position is filled.

    Applications, including cover letter, cv, transcript and the names and contact for three referees can be submitted to

    The University of Saskatchewan is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

  • 13 May 2021 15:38 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Zoé Joly-Lopez Laboratory

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    Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Chemistry Department, Département de chimie

    Rooted in the ground, plants have unique strategies for being more resilient to changes in their environment, a major part of which involves the reprograming of gene expression. While a number of key genes have been identified to confer high temperature tolerance, many studies aiming to determine genetic variants associated with tolerance traits have identified variants located within cis-regulatory elements. Whereas the importance of distal cis-regulatory elements, such as enhancers, in gene regulation has been shown in many eukaryotic genomes, their impact on genome-wide and stress-specific transcriptional reprograming remains largely unknown in plants. Our group seeks to understand the contribution of distal cis-regulatory elements to a plant’s ability to respond to environmental stressors. The project involves using systems biology approaches (functional genomics, bioinformatics, genome editing) to focus on a specific class of distal cis-regulatory elements, enhancers, in the context of high temperature stress in the staple food Asian rice (Oryza sativa).

    Les plantes disposent de stratégies uniques pour contrer les changements de leur environnement, notamment la reprogrammation de l’expression génique. Certains gènes clés semblent conférer une tolérance aux températures élevées. Bien que l’importance des éléments cis-régulateurs distaux, notamment les enhancers), dans la régulation des gènes a été démontrée dans de nombreux génomes eucaryotes, leur effet sur la reprogrammation transcriptionnelle à l’échelle du génome et leur réponse spécifique au stress reste largement méconnu dans les plantes. L’objectif de notre groupe est de mieux cerner le rôle des éléments cis-régulateurs distaux dans la capacité d’une plante à s’adapter aux facteurs de stress environnementaux. Le programme, fondé sur la biologie intégrative (génomique fonctionnelle, bioinformatique, édition du génome), permettra d’étudier dans un contexte de températures élevées une catégorie spécifique d’éléments cis-régulateurs distaux, les amplificateurs, d’un aliment de base, le riz asiatique (Oryza sativa).

  • 06 May 2021 12:00 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Department of Integrative Biology at the University of Guelph invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of Plant Ecology and/or Plant Evolution. A Ph.D. and relevant postdoctoral experience in plant ecology or evolution is required, along with evidence of strong potential to establish a productive, externally-funded research program, including effective mentorship of graduate students. The successful candidate will pursue mechanistic, hypothesis-driven research in plant biology and may employ any number of research approaches, ranging from comparative to experimental studies in natural or human-managed field environments and in controlled-environment or lab settings. We welcome applications from candidates doing research in any area of plant ecology, plant evolutionary biology, and plant systematics, including, but not limited to, ecological and evolutionary responses to climate change and/or other anthropogenic effects on the environment, evolutionary processes responsible for the origins and diversification of plant biodiversity, the conservation and function of plant biodiversity, causes and consequences of plant invasions, and the ecology and/or evolution of plant interactions with competitors, herbivores and mutualists. The successful candidate will also demonstrate a commitment to effective and evidence-based teaching at the undergraduate level. The successful candidate will contribute to teaching in the Department’s organismal plant biology curriculum, which includes courses in plant diversity and systematics, plant evolution, and plant ecology, and contribute to teaching other ecology- and/or evolution-themed courses.  Assessment of applications will begin June 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. For the full advertisement and details on how to submit applications, please visit:

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