Ph.D. Position – Transcriptome Profiling of Cannabis Responses to Different Lighting RegimesShawni Beaulieu March 8, 2018
Description: The Plants and Microbes lab at Université de Moncton, headed by David Joly and Martin Filion, is seeking a highly-motivated Ph.D. candidate to join their team. The research project focuses on deciphering the impact of various lighting regimes on cannabis to improve crop performance and quality, enhance resistance to pests and diseases, and boost the production of cannabinoids/terpenoids. This will be achieved with the use of RNA sequencing. This project is part of a large-scale collaborative project that comprises industrial partners.
Experience: Applicants are required to have a M.Sc. degree (or equivalent) in plant molecular biology / biochemistry or closely related field. Extensive background in molecular biology is required, and previous experience in genomics/bioinformatics (e.g. analysis of RNA-seq data) is desirable. Knowledge in plant metabolism, physiology and genomic regulation is an asset. This work requires excellent interpersonal and communication skills in English as well as excellent writing skills. Because of requirements from the university, the candidate must be able to understand and speak French at a proficiency level.
How to apply: Please email your resume, cover letter, and contact information of 2 references in a single PDF file to firstname.lastname@example.org. The position is available from May 1st, 2018 on.
Applications are welcome until the position is filled.
Salary and project period: CAD 20,000 – 25,000, depending on experience. Estimated duration of this Ph.D. project is 3 years, depending on available funding and performance evaluation.
Starting date: As soon as May 1st 2018, not later than Sept. 1st 2018.