Fascinated by microbiomes ? PhD position

Parc Mont-Royal, QC

The Lajoie lab at Université de Montréal (QC, Canada) is looking for a PhD student interested in studying the response of plant microbes to urbanization.

This position is an opportunity for the successful applicant to:

  • contribute to the development of new research approaches to study the assembly of plant microbiota through space and time
  • develop cutting-edge skills in microbial ecology, molecular biology and bioinformatics
  • interact and collaborate with a dynamic community of students, professors and professionals working in plant biology and microbiology within the Institut de Recherche en Biologie Végétale and the BIOS2 network

Candidates interested in botany, ecology and/or microbiology and by the use of metabarcoding to study biodiversity are encouraged to apply! The position would begin in September 2022 and will be funded at $21,000/year for 4 years.

The motivation of candidates in pursuing a PhD in this research domain and their interest and capacity to conduct research in a conscientious way will be specifically valued in applicants. An M.Sc. degree in a related discipline, a good academic record and familiarity with R programming will be considered assets. Applicants must be proficient in English and/or French and willing to work in a primarily French-speaking research institution.

Candidates from groups that are underrepresented in research are particularly encouraged to apply.

Interested ?

Send your CV, a letter of motivation describing your interests and experience in research and contact information for two references to Geneviève Lajoie (genevieve.lajoie@umontreal.ca) before March 6th, 2022.

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