M.Sc. Mitigation and management of Cry1F resistance in European corn borer

Applied Ecology & Pest Management – Graduate Student Position Available

School of Environmental Sciences, University of Guelph

“Mitigation and management of Cry1F resistance in European corn borer in Canada”

Project summary

We are currently seeking an enthusiastic, committed, and hard-working graduate student (M.Sc.) interested in elucidating the phenology of European corn borer (ECB) Ostrinia nubilalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) in Canada. This project is part of a larger research program on the mitigation and management of Cry1F resistance in ECB in Canada. The M.Sc. student will be primarily located at the Ridgetown Campus of the University of Guelph; although course work may occur on the Guelph campus.


The preferred candidate will hold a BSc degree with specialization in entomology, ecology or a related discipline. The successful candidates should have a keen interest in entomology, ecology and insect-plant interactions. Candidates must be able to work independently and as part of a collaborative team. Applicants must meet the admission requirements for the School of Environmental Sciences, University of Guelph. 

Start date and stipend

Anticipated start date of April 2021. Funding is guaranteed for 2 years.

To apply

Applicants should send a cover letter outlining your research interests, a current CV, unofficial transcripts and contact information for 2 academic references, as soon as possible, by email to:
Dr. Rebecca Hallett (rhallett@uoguelph.ca) or Dr. Jocelyn Smith (jocelyn.smith@uoguelph.ca).

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found.