Graduate Research Assistantships (MSc. or PhD.)Graduate opportunities for students eligible for acceptance to Graduate Studies at the University of Guelph.
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Graduate Student Assistantship – PhD or MSc
PhD Gradate Research Assistantship
A PhD graduate research assistant is available starting either May 1 or September 1, 2013. The project will focus on construction of SNP genetic maps in asparagus populations based on 'Genotyping by Sequencing' technologies (Elshire et al. PLoS ONE 6(5): e19379). The populations and maps will then be used to determine genetic architecture, QTL mapping, of important traits.
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Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA)
Tree Fruit Physiology/Pomology
The Department of Plant Agriculture seeks applicants to fill a GRA position at the M.Sc. or Ph.D. level in tree fruit research.
Qualifications include a B.Sc. or M.Sc. in a horticulture, botany, plant biology, plant physiology, or soil science-related areas. Coursework or experience in pomology/tree fruit physiology an asset. An annual stipend of $17,000 (M.Sc.) or $17,500 (Ph.D.) will be provided for 2 or 3 years, respectively. To qualify, students must demonstrate that a first-class (grade of "A") academic standing was achieved during the last two completed years of study in addition to the admission requirements of the University (see link below). Additional support may be available subject to qualifications and rewarding of departmental scholarships.
The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, creative and willing to work in the general areas associated with apple (Malus) culture and physiology tree fruits including, but not limited to, crop load management, rootstock physiology, water relations, plant bio-regulators and their effect on growth and flowering, plant nutrition, irrigation, or soil management. The student will need to travel to the University of Guelph and satellite campus(es) to pursue course work and conduct field/laboratory research as required by their project.
Screening of applicants will continue until a successful candidate is identified.
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