MSc Position - Clubroot Disease - University of Saskatchewan

03 May 2022 12:59 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

A MSc position is available immediately to work in a collaborative research group in the Department of Biology at the University of Saskatchewan. We are looking for a highly motivated candidate who will work on characterizing effector proteins secreted by the plant pathogen Plasmodiophora brassicae, the causative agent of clubroot disease. The student will be supervised by Drs. Chris Todd and Peta Bonham-Smith and will work in a growing and diverse research group. Applicants should hold a 4-year honours BSc degree (or equivalent) in biology, genetics, molecular biology or a related discipline.  Experience in plant pathology and molecular biology would be considered an asset. 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.

Anticipated start date will be September 2022. Screening of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Applications, including cover letter, cv, transcript and the names and contact for three references can be submitted to with the subject line “MSc application”

The University of Saskatchewan is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees and student body.

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