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  • 30 Jul 2023 18:06 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Postdoc position studying forest dynamics and tree resilience to climate change impacts using high resolution drone-based imagery

    The FastPheno project is soliciting applications for a postdoctoral position at the University of Toronto.

    The individual will be working as part of a larger team including researchers from the University of Toronto, Université Laval, Natural Resources Canada, and the Ministry of Forests, Fauna and Parcs of Quebec. Our team combines the next generation of high-throughput drone-based phenotyping platforms, plant ecophysiological and genomics approaches to better understand forest dynamics and tree resilience to climate change impacts. The successful candidate will be based in Toronto and work in an interdisciplinary team of researchers of the four participating organizations in a highly collaborative environment.

    If you have a background or interest in one or several of the following areas, you should send us your application: High resolution image classification, remote sensing of vegetation, data sciences, computer sciences, bioinformatics, statistical modelling, environmental sciences, ecophysiology of plants, and ecology of trees.


    The postdoc will take leads in the FastPheno project activities on drone-based collection and processing of hyperspectral and LiDAR data from multiple experimental field sites and forest stands located in Quebec and Southern Ontario. The focus will be on improving our existing data analysis pipeline, including the identification of trees, assessing health and fitness of individual trees, and estimating structural features of vegetation using deep learning approaches. Candidates must hold a PhD in remote sensing, geoinformatics, plant biology, forestry, or a related field. Strong background in image classification, big data analysis and experience with deep learning algorithms is required.

    Preferred skills include:

    • ·         Proficiency in optical (hyperspectral and multispectral) and LiDAR remote sensing, photogrammetry.
    • ·         Experience in preprocessing and analysis of VHR optical and LiDAR remote sensing data.
    • ·         Good understanding of object-oriented programming in Python and C++, sell scripting, relational databases.
    • ·         Experience with GDAL Geospatial libraries, QGIS/ArcGIS and GRASS, point cloud processing tools such as LasTools or CloudCompare.
    • ·         Knowledge in cloud computing platforms such as Azure, cluster computing and job schedulers such as SLURM.
    • ·         Experience with retrieval of plant physiological and structural information using hyperspectral or LiDAR information is an advantage.

    Postdoctoral candidates must have received their PhD after January 2019. Candidates must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, willingness to work independently and in a collaborative team environment, and a track record of timely completion of projects and publications.


    Potential applicants should send their CV, a list with the names and contact information of 2-3 references and a max. one1 page motivation letter in a single PDF file to ensmingerlab@utoronto.ca. Use the words Application Postdoc High Resolution Imagery in the subject line of your email. The review of applications will commence immediately until the position is filled.

    About the position

    The ensmingerlab is highly collaborative, multi-disciplinary and inclusive. We affirm diversity, creativity, integrity and ambition. For questions, please email ensmingerlab@utoronto.ca. For further information on the lab or the FastPheno project please visit the lab website https://ensminger.csb.utoronto.ca/or the FastPheno website https://www.fastpheno.com/.

  • 23 Jul 2023 14:08 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Postdoctoral Position in Plant Molecular Physiology and Genomics

    University of Manitoba, Canada

    A postdoctoral research fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Ayele at the University of Manitoba to investigate hormonal regulation of traits of economic importance including abiotic stress tolerance in cereals. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. degree in plant biology or a related discipline with solid experience in standard and emerging molecular biology techniques, and use of genomics/genetics approaches such as gene cloning and vector construction, plant tissue culture, generation and analysis of mutants and genetic variants. Knowledge in bioinformatics such as transcriptome and next generation sequence data analysis and online database usage is required. Experience in the use of analytical techniques would be an asset. Candidates must have demonstrated skills in interpersonal, written and verbal communication, and publications in peer reviewed journals. The successful candidate must be able to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team and will be expected to demonstrate research productivity through publication in relevant refereed journals. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. The initial appointment is for one year but renewable contingent upon satisfactory progress.


    Interested candidates should send (1) cover letter explaining the research interests, (2) CV, and (3) contact information including phone numbers for 3 references by email to Dr. Ayele at belay.ayele@umanitoba.ca.

  • 11 Jul 2023 17:12 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A graduate student position is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Yang Xu at the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Guelph. The Xu Lab is seeking a highly motivated MSc student with a strong interest in plant lipid biology. Please see the posting details here.  

    For those who are interested, please forward cover letter, CV, transcripts, and the names of three references to Dr. Xu by email (yangxu@uoguelph.ca).  

  • 10 Jul 2023 13:19 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Application Deadline July 21, 2023

    Job Number: J0623-2028

    Status: Limited Term Appointment

    Contract Term: One year

    Open Positions: 1

    Salary Scale: Limited Term Faculty Salary Scale

    Hours/Week: 35

    View the link to the full posting and apply here

    The Department of Agriculture Technology  invites an applicant for a one-year Limited Term Faculty appointment. The successful applicants will be expected to teach a total of seven (7) sections, including Agri 123, 124, 129, 220, 327 and 324.

    For a listing of course descriptions, please head here: https://www.ufv.ca/calendar/current/CourseDescriptions/AGRI.htm

    Duties of Limited Term faculty fall within Article 18.2 (Teaching Faculty Duties) of the Collective Agreement, specifically the Teaching and Service components.


    The successful applicant must have a minimum of an MSc in horticulture or PIDP plus extensive teaching and applied experience in the field of horticulture will be considered. Familiarity with UFV and a proven record of excellence in teaching is also desired.  Practical experience working in the commercial horticulture sector in different capacities is also preferred. The successful applicant would also be expected to contribute to the service needs of the department, faculty, and university. This includes regular attendance at department meetings, support in the operations of the greenhouse and outdoor classroom, participation in department or faculty related outreach events.

    Applicants should submit the below documents directly through the HR Employment portal:

    • A cover letter.
    • A recently updated curriculum vitae.
    • A one-page summary of teaching philosophy including (if available) examples of innovative approaches to teaching and course design.
    • A recent teaching evaluation.

    About UFV:

    The University of the Fraser Valley is located on the traditional territory of the Halq'eméylem-speaking peoples. We express our gratitude and respect for the honour of living and working in Stó:lo Tém:éxw (Stó:lo Land; Stó:lo World). In all that we do, UFV strives to support and honour the Stó:lo peoples goals of self-determination and well-being on these lands. A commitment to Indigenization and Reconciliation is core to our institutional Vision and Integrated Strategic Plan: IYAQAWTXW — which means House of Transformation. This commitment includes the goal of centering Indigenous ways of knowing throughout our organization, recognizing our responsibilities to community, and a multi-year plan to increase the number of Indigenous faculty, staff, and administrators working at UFV.

    UFV has four campus locations within the beautiful Fraser Valley in British Columbia. Recognized as one of BC's top employers, UFV offers a combination of career and lifestyle benefits. Join a team of 1,400 passionate professionals who value integrity, inclusivity and excellence. At UFV, you will serve a vibrant community, and shape the future of 15,000 students.

    Indigenization, equity, and diversity are essential to our work as a university. A diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been historically underrepresented and marginalized. At UFV, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we proudly serve. We encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, members of groups that experience discrimination due to race, colour, place of origin, ancestry, and/or religion, persons who identify as women and 2SLGBTQ+, and persons with disabilities. We invite applicants to complete a confidential self-identification survey as part of the application process. All questions are voluntary, with an option to decline to answer.  Information will be used to support efforts to broaden the diversity of the recruitment process, and results are not shared with the selection committee.  Inquiries about the survey may be directed to careers@ufv.caLearn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

    All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In an effort to be both environmentally and fiscally responsible, UFV will contact only candidates receiving an interview. We thank all applicants for considering UFV for employment. Shortlisted applicants may be required to undergo a criminal record check and/ or a verification of their education credentials. 

    UFV is committed to the principle of equity in employment.


    Please note: you should receive a confirmation email once you have successfully applied to this position. If you do not, please contact the Njoyn Help Desk at candidate.njoynhelp@cgi.com or 1-877-427-7717 Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm (EST).

  • 06 Jul 2023 12:46 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Posting can be viewed here: https://www.careers.ualberta.ca/Competition/A106151339/

    We invite candidates to apply for a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in Molecular Ecology. Candidates who specialize in population genomics and related disciplines are encouraged to apply. We seek a collaborative and innovative scientist and educator who uses genomic tools to explore consequential, contemporary questions in ecology, evolution and/or conservation of organisms in natural environments. We are interested in attracting a colleague who is willing to integrate across existing areas of Departmental research and teaching expertise. Applicants must hold a PhD in Biological Sciences or a related field and have a demonstrated track record of impactful research leveraging genomics technologies and analysis of complex genomic data sets. The successful candidate will develop an independent, original, and externally funded research programme. The candidate will be expected to supervise both graduate and undergraduate students and contribute to a vibrant department through teaching undergraduate and graduate courses. Importantly, the candidate will demonstrate a commitment to the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI), in all aspects of their research, teaching and services.

    The Department of Biological Sciences (https://uofa.ualberta.ca/biological-sciences) includes more than 50 faculty members and 225 graduate students researching diverse taxa at multiple levels of biological organization. Approximately 3,200 undergraduate students take courses offered by Biological Sciences each year. The Department offers three undergraduate programs: Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology; Integrative Physiology; and Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, as well as an Honors in Immunology and Infection program. The University of Alberta offers a rich environment for interdisciplinary research collaborations and exceptional infrastructure including core facilities for aquatics, microscopy, proteomics, metabolomics, biogeochemistry, and genomics. The University of Alberta is located in Edmonton, a vibrant and diverse metropolitan city of about one million people and the provincial capital of Alberta that is located on Treaty 6 territory and Metis Nation of Alberta Region 4.

    Candidates should electronically submit an application package to molecol@ualberta.ca comprising (a) a cover letter, (b) a curriculum vitae, (c) a 2-page research statement that includes a section describing how their research plans align with Department, University, and regional strengths and opportunities, (d) a 2-page statement of their teaching philosophy, demonstrated experience in teaching and mentoring, and proposed contributions to teaching within the Department, (e) up to 2-page statement outlining their past and proposed actions to increase the inclusion and advancement of underrepresented groups in teaching, research and service environments, and (f) reprints of their 3-5 most impactful publications or other meaningful contributions. Please combine these files into a single pdf. Short-listed applicants must arrange for three letters of reference. Please alert potential references in advance, as the reference letter collection phase will be limited in duration

    All correspondence should be addressed as follows and emailed to molecol@ualberta.ca:

    Dr. Declan Ali,

    Chair Department of Biological Sciences

    CW405 Biological Sciences Building

    University of Alberta

    Edmonton, AB Canada T6G 2E9

    Closing Date: September 30, 2023

    The effective date of employment will be July 1, 2024 (open to negotiation)

    To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3) (e)), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application. If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application.

    All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered. The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply

    As part of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program requirements, the university must conduct recruitment efforts to hire Canadians and permanent residents before offering a job to a temporary foreign worker. To ensure we remain in compliance with these regulations, please include the appropriate statement in your application "I am a Canadian Citizen/Permanent Resident" or "I am not a Canadian Citizen/Permanent Resident".

    All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered. The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.
  • 28 Jun 2023 12:18 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Job posting period June 15 to August 31, 2023
    Workplace Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences and Engineering, Université Laval (ULaval).

    General Information

    The Department has 25 professors and around 475 students, including 125 at the graduate level. The Department offers undergraduate and graduate programs in Biology as well as a Ph.D. program in Oceanography.

    Further information about the Department is available at http://www.bio.ulaval.ca (in French)

    Job Description

    The Department of Biology invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the field of evolutionary developmental biology (evo-devo). The selected candidate will be expected to:

    1. Develop, participate in and teach one or more courses on evolutionary developmental biology; 2. Develop an original research program in evolutionary developmental biology;
    3. Supervise student research projects at graduate and undergraduate levels;
    4. Promote the field of evolutionary developmental biology;

    5. Participate in the academic life and advancement of Université Laval.

    Selection criteria

    PhD in biological sciences or related discipline. Scientific training and relevant experience in the field of evolutionary developmental biology. Postdoctoral experience is desirable. The candidate must have demonstrated their ability to conduct university-level research and have the potential to develop an autonomous and original research program in the field of evolutionary developmental biology. They will also have to demonstrate their skills and potential for university teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels, in the supervision of graduate students, and their commitment to educational innovation as well as their ability to communicate and integrate into the French-speaking context of the institution.

    The application must also describe

    More than just a campus, Université Laval is a vibrant community in Quebec City (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and a leading university recognized for its culture of excellence both in teaching and research, how the candidate’s professional abilities and potential align with the key competencies required for the position of university professor:

    Judgement and capacity to analyze and organize information • Creativity and innovation;
    • Capacity to communicate;
    • Interpersonal skills and openness;

    • Ability to work in a team and with partners; • Autonomy and sense of responsibility;
    • Sense of ethics and duty;
    • Capacity to supervise.

    Hiring and treatment

    Appointment will be made at the Assistant Professor level or above. Position leading to tenure.
    Salary according to the current collective agreement.


    Application deadline: August 31, 2023. The review of applications will begin September 1st 2023 and continue until the position is filled

    Starting date: March 1, 2024 (at the latest)

    Candidates should send a single pdf-type document including a letter of intent and motivation, a complete curriculum vitae including the names and contact details of three people who can provide a letter of support, a detailed document of up to five pages describing their avenues of teaching and research, and a one-page description explaining the contribution to the field of their most relevant contributions, to:

    Stephane Boudreau, Chair Department of Biology
    Faculty of Sciences and Engineering Université Laval
    Alexandre-Vachon Pavilion, room 3058 1045 Medicine Avenue
    Quebec City, Québec G1V 0A6, Canada

    Valuing equity, diversity and excellence, Université Laval is fully committed to providing an inclusive work and living environments for all its employees. For Université Laval, diversity is a source of wealth, and we encourage qualified individuals of all origins, sexes, sexual orientations, gender identities or expressions, as well as persons with disabilities, to apply.

    Université Laval also subscribes to an equal access to employment program for women, members of visible or ethnic minorities, Aboriginal persons and persons with disabilities. Adaptation of the selection tools can be offered to persons with disabilities according to their needs and in complete confidentiality. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to qualified individuals with Canadian citizenship or permanent residency.

  • 26 Jun 2023 15:42 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR) is seeking applications for an NSERC Tier 1 Canada Research Chair position in Plant Biology. Applicants must have expertise in the field of biochemistry, molecular biology, plant ecology, algal biology, plant physiology or a related field. More specifically, the University is looking for an expert in the metabolic engineering of plant systems or microalgae for the generation, production and/or catabolism of new and/or existing plant compounds. The successful candidate will be expected to lead an independent and innovative research program and participate in the teaching and training of undergraduate and graduate students. The successful candidate will also be expected to develop and consolidate interdisciplinary research in close collaboration with the members of the Plant Biology Research Group (GRBV) and those of the Institute for Innovations in Ecomaterials, Ecoproducts and Ecoenergy (I2E3). These are UQTR two main research units whose work respectively focuses on understanding plant systems (or molecules derived from plants) and on the creation of renewable material and products from biomass. These research units are equipped with state-of-the-art scientific equipment and infrastructure that could be used by the chairholder. Among other things, the chairholder will have access to:

    • an analytical platform including mass spectrometers such as LC-qqq-MS and GCxGC-TOF-MS
    • A laboratory platform for cannabis studies including full-dedicated equipment for small scale culture of cannabis and basic equipment supporting biochemical and molecular biology research
    • Greenhouse platform including four independent units with environmental control and two growth chambers
    • Imaging and cellular biology platform including a confocal microscope and flow cytometers
    • Laboratory scale and semi-pilot scale photobioreactors.

    Posting can be downloaded in PDF format here

    The Canada Research Chairs Program

    Tier 1 Canada Research Chairs are granted after a rigorous evaluation process to outstanding researchers regarded as world leaders in their field by their peers. Nominees for Tier 1 Chair positions must be full professors, or associate professors who are expected to be promoted to the full professor level within one or two years of the nomination. Nominees from outside academia must possess the necessary qualifications to be appointed at these levels.

    Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion:

    The Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières is committed to building an equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment, which is essential for the development of knowledge and of innovative technologies. Accordingly, it is equally committed to complying with federal equity and non-discrimination initiatives related to employment. It particularly encourages applications from women, members of Indigenous communities, members of visible or ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from LGBTQ+ communities. Upon request, the recruitment process can be modified to take into account the needs of individual with disabilities.

    Selection process :

    Each application will first be evaluated by a committee responsible for identifying candidates who satisfy the selection criteria of the University and of the Canada Research Chairs Program. Applications which proceed to the next step will be reviewed by a committee which ensures that the University’s guidelines and objectives related to equity, diversity, and inclusion have been taken into account. Because the creation of this position is subject to approval by the University, candidates must also go through a departmental hiring process. The successful candidate will be invited to submit a full application package to the Canada Research Chair Program in spring 2024 and will be offered a tenure-track professorship.

    Useful links :

    For more information on the Canada Research Chair Program, consult https://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/home-accueil-eng.aspx

    For more information on UQTR, consult http://www.uqtr.ca.

    For more information on UQTR’s selection process for Canada Research Chairs, consult


    For more information on the Groupe de recherche en biologie végétale, consult http://www.uqtr.ca/GRBV

    For more information on the Innovations Institute in Ecomatériaux, Ecoproduits et Ecoenergies (I2E3), consult http://www.uqtr.ca/i2e3.

    For more information on accommodation measures for individuals with disabilities, contact Josée Asselin of the UQTR’s Human Resources department, at Josee.Asselin@uqtr.ca.


    Education :

    The successful candidate will hold the position of full professor at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. Candidates must possess a doctorate (PhD) in a field relevant to the theme of child maltreatment. L’Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières is a francophone university. Knowledge of French is not required at the time of hire, but is an asset. Teaching experience is also an asset.

    Other :

    Candidates are invited to apply by 5:00 p.m. on August 20, 2023. The application package must include: a curriculum vitae, a brief description of their research program related to the chair (maximum of three pages), some examples or copies of significant contributions to the field of maltreatment (peer-reviewed articles, monographs, etc.), and the names of three experts prepared to submit a letter of recommendation. Candidates may also add details on special circumstances which led to a slowdown or interruption of their research activities; UQTR will take these circumstances into account during review of their applications. All documents must be contained in a single PDF file and submitted using the online self-identification form available at




    Salary :

    As determined by the collective agreement of UQTR professors. Chairholders can get an annual bonus of up to 20% of their salary.

    All applications will be kept confidential

    Please submit your application by 5:00 p.m. on august 20, 2023.

    LINK TO APPLY : https://atlas.workland.com/work/27752/call-for-applications-tier-1-canada-research-chair-in-plant-biology 

  • 05 Jun 2023 19:59 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Applications are invited for M.Sc. student positions in the Department of Biology at the University of Western Ontario (www.uwo.ca/biology). The project involves use of biotechnological approaches to improve the agronomic, environmental, and nutritional attributes of forage crops.  Students will receive training in molecular biology, genetics, genomics, biochemistry, physiology and related areas. The student will conduct research at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Research Station, which houses state of the art facilities for molecular biology and genomics research, and is within a short distance from the University of Western Ontario campus. Financial support will be provided in accordance with the guidelines of the Department of Biology.

    We are seeking highly motivated candidates who are interested in long term research careers. Candidates must hold a M.Sc. or B.Sc. (or are in their final year) in biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, or a related field. Interested individuals should contact Dr. Abdelali Hannoufa at Abdelali.Hannoufa@agr.gc.ca

  • 29 May 2023 13:00 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Department of Biological Sciences University of Alberta
    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

    Plant Functional Genomics Group (www.uhriglab.com)

    Application Deadline: July 31st 2023

    The Uhrig Lab & Edmonton:

    • -  The Ph.D. position will be hosted through the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in the laboratory of Dr. R. Glen Uhrig.

    • -  The University of Alberta is a Top 5 Canadian university, with the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta offering a diverse and engaging community for research and education.

    • -  Coupled with its reputation, The University of Alberta is located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, which is a vibrant and cost-effective location to undertake graduate research.

    • -  The Uhrig lab is comprised of post-doctoral fellows, technicians and graduate students of multiple backgrounds and nationalities. Correspondingly, we offer a diverse and supportive work environment that aims to balance research achievement and life.

      Research and Training:

      The Uhrig lab is focused on understanding how plant cells are regulated throughout the day at the protein-level using advanced quantitative proteomics, biochemistry and diverse functional genomic techniques. At the protein-level, protein post-translational modifications (PTMs) such as protein phosphorylation, play a critical role in the regulation of cellular processes. The PhD research of the applicant will focus on utilizing quantitative proteomics and functional genomics to define novel intersections between cell signaling events and the underlying cellular processes governing plant growth and development. To undertake this work, the student will utilize the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana, but will be part of a research program utilizing a diversity of plant systems directly and through extensive collaboration.

      The applicant student will obtain hands-on skills using advanced quantitative proteomics, biochemistry and functional genomics. The PhD applicant will learn a variety of cutting-edge techniques (e.g. hands-on training with mass spectrometry, targeted biochemistry, amongst others) and will seek to answer fundamental questions regarding how different levels of cellular regulation intersect to allow plants to grow under changing environmental conditions. Outcomes of this project will feed into collaborative applied research efforts aimed at developing better crop varieties through genetic engineering, genome editing or advanced breeding. Within the general scope of the project, the student will be encouraged to develop independent and creative lines of inquiry, with support from Dr. R. Glen Uhrig and other lab members. The student will be given training and support in a number of aspects of science including: technical skills, communication and critical thinking to prepare them for careers in academia, industry, publishing and other fields.

    Applicant Qualifications:

    Candidates should have most of the skills below:
    1. BSc or MSc in biochemistry, plant science or equivalent
    Excellent oral and written abilities in English.
    3. An ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team. 4. Tangible hands-on experience with molecular and/or biochemical techniques. 5. Basic bioinformatics experience (e.g. R, Python)

    Eligibility, Admissions and Finances:

    For all admission requirements and funding details on graduate studies in the Department of Biological Sciences, please refer to the Department of Biological Sciences website (https://www.ualberta.ca/biological-sciences/graduate-studies). Admission is subject to academic and English language requirements set by the Department (https://www.ualberta.ca/biological- sciences/graduate-studies/for-applicants).

    Interested students are highly encouraged to apply for eligible internal and external graduate student scholarships and will receive active support from the Uhrig lab in these funding applications (https://www.ualberta.ca/graduate-studies/awards-and-funding/scholarships). Additional funding and financial aid opportunities for international students: https://www.ualberta.ca/graduate-studies/awards- and-funding/international-student-funding.

    Appointment Start Date: January 1st 2024

    Interested applicants should send a 2-page CV to ruhrig[at]ualberta.ca (www.uhriglab.com) that includes references.

    **Only short-listed applicants will have their references solicited for letters of recommendation and be asked to interview via Zoom**.

  • 25 May 2023 15:21 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Plant Systems Biology and Agricultural Microbial Ecology Groups at the University of Manitoba are seeking a PhD student researcher to study interactions between plant roots and microbial inoculants using phenotypic screening, biochemical and physiological characterization, and functional genomic tools. The selected candidate will join a large multi- year, multi-institutional project, including academic and industry partners, which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural systems by leveraging microbial inoculants to promote crop nutrient uptake.

    This project requires us to meet performance and reporting deadlines, but the selected candidate will have some latitude to explore and develop their own ideas within the context of the project. There will be opportunities for collaboration within our groups and across our network, and to pursue professional development activities.

    Applicant qualifications

    • BSc or MSc in plant biology, microbiology, molecular biology, or a related discipline.

    • Ability to work independently and as a member of a diverse team.

    • Desire to learn and develop skills as scientist, writer, and communicator.

    • Ability to perform experiments precisely and correctly according to laboratory protocols.

    • Ability to manage time and efforts to ensure that the goals of their project and graduate program are being met.

    • Ability to communicate freely and clearly with their supervisors and lab mentors with results, errors, delays, etc.

      Research and training

      The successful candidate will develop skills in a wide variety of areas including building and maintaining microbial inoculant collections, performing and analyzing high throughput plant phenotyping screens, and undertaking detailed physiological and molecular analyses of plant- inoculant interactions. The student will learn skills in hypothesis development, experimental design, and data analysis in R, and will be expected to cultivate skills in project management and within-team communication, scientific writing, and oral presentations. We will provide support for development in these areas. All research personnel will be required to participate in team meetings, to share data and progress, and to take ownership of their research projects. Our labs are diverse and collaborative workplaces that are committed to building an environment of integrity and respect where science and scientists can flourish.

      Application Process and Funding

      Review of applications will begin on June 12th, and position will remain open until a suitable candidate has been identified. Interested applicants should send a letter stating their interest in this position, a complete CV, academic transcripts, and contact information for three references to matthew.bakker@umanitoba.ca AND olivia.wilkins@umanitoba.ca. Only shortlisted candidates will receive follow up communication.

    Download the full job posting here
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