The University of Alberta, Canada 2024 Research Scholarships in Plant Functional Genomics
University of Alberta, Canada is currently open for applications from suitably qualified students. The scholarship is fully funded for all students and is sponsored by the 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.
About the University of Alberta
The University of Alberta is a public research university located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It was founded in 1908 by Alexander Cameron Rutherford, the first premier of Alberta, and Henry Marshall Tory, the university’s first president. It was enabled through the Post-secondary Learning Act. The university is considered a “comprehensive academic and research university” (CARU), which means that it offers a range of academic and professional programs that generally lead to undergraduate and graduate-level credentials. It is ranked among the top public universities in Canada by major college and university rankings.
To be eligible for the scholarship program, applicants are expected to meet the following skills below:
- Excellent oral and written abilities in English.
- An ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team.
- Tangible hands-on experience with molecular and/or biochemical sciences.
- Basic bioinformatics experience (e.g. R, Python)
- 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 Ph.D. 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.
In order to be considered for this scholarship, please complete an application form and submit on or before by July 31st, 2023
How to Apply
Interested applicants should send a 2-page CV to ruhrig[at]ualberta.ca (www.uhriglab.com)
that includes references.
Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.