Plant-Microbe PhD Research Opportunity

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This research project will explore the interactions between nodulation and root rot infection of peas, related to the timing of infection and resistance status of peas. An ideal candidate should have background knowledge through coursework in genetics/molecular biology, plant-microbe interactions and plant pathology. Experience required includes working with RNA, performing real-time quantitative PCR, genetic analysis, and some bioinformatics. Experience performing greenhouse trials and inoculations with plant pathogens is an asset. Candidates must pass the minimum requirements for admission into a PhD program in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Lethbridge. Funding includes an annual stipend of $24,000.00 (CAN), travel to conferences and research costs. Screening of candidates starts in November 2018, with an anticipated start date of May 2019.

For further information and/or to apply, please email letter of application, including CV and contact details for 2 references to:

Syama Chatterton ( and Ravinder Goyal ( )

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