2024 Research Scholarships in Plant Functional Genomics at The University of Alberta, Canada


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.

Type: PhD

Application Deadline: July 31st 2023

Applicant Qualifications: Candidates should have most of the skills below:

  1. Excellent oral and written abilities in English.
  2. An ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team.
  3. Tangible hands-on experience with molecular and/or biochemical sciences.
  4. Basic bioinformatics experience (e.g. R, Python)
  5. Experience with plant sciences (recommended).

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/biologicalsciences/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/awardsand-funding/international-student-funding.

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.

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



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