Graduate student position in specialized plant metabolism

23 Nov 2022 12:49 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

A graduate student position is available immediately in the in the laboratory of Dr. Gale Bozzo. The Bozzo lab ( in the Department of Plant Agriculture at the University of Guelph is seeking a highly motivated individual to join our lab as a graduate student. This project is available to those interested in MSc or PhD studies.

Our team is focused on biochemical, biotechnological and plant production strategies aimed at altering the content of specialized metabolites (i.e., flavonols) in plants as a strategy to improve resistance to environmental stresses that are exacerbated by climate change. The incumbent student will investigate the biochemical and molecular determinants of flavonol degradation in both model plant organisms and economically relevant agricultural crops. Students will receive training in biochemistry, comparative genomics, single molecule discovery, protein purification, analytical chemistry (e.g., HPLC), and related areas. The position is open to Canadian citizens or permanent residents with a BSc or MSc in biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, plant sciences or a related field.

Applicants having prior laboratory experience and strong knowledge transfer skills are encouraged to apply. The incumbent student will be offered a full stipend to cover tuition and living expenses that are commensurate with graduate study at the U of G. The preferred starting date is January 2023, but strong candidates who expect to be available in May or September 2023 are encouraged to apply

Interested applicants should send the following to Dr. Gale Bozzo (

1)    a CV

2)    unofficial academic transcripts

3)    a cover letter (one page maximum) outlining why you are you are interested in the abovementioned project, and your career goals

4)    names and contact information for at least 2 referees

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply
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