PhD- Mitigation and management of Cry1F resistance in European corn borer

Position: PhD Mitigation and management of Cry1F resistance in European corn borer

Project: We are currently seeking an enthusiastic, committed, and hard-working graduate student (Ph.D.) interested in elucidating the distribution, genetic basis, fitness costs, and mitigation of European corn borer Ostrinia nubilalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) populations with resistance to Cry1F transgenic corn in Canada. The Ph.D. student will be primarily located at the Ridgetown Campus of the University of Guelph; although course work may occur on the Guelph campus.

OAC Academic unit: School of Environmental Sciences

Advisor: Dr. Rebecca Hallett; Dr. Jocelyn Smith

Start Date: January 2022

Duration: 3.5 years

Stipend: $30,000 per year

Pre-requisites: The preferred candidates will hold a BSc and/or MSc degree in entomology, molecular biology, genetics, or a related discipline. The successful candidate should have experience in molecular biology techniques, and an interest in entomology, ecology, toxicology, and population genetics. 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

Application instructions:

  • 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 ( or Dr. Jocelyn Smith (

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