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M.S. and Ph.D. Assistantship Opportunities at North Dakota State University, USA

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled.

We seek to fill two graduate student positions under the supervision of Dr. Barney Geddes in the Department of Microbiological Sciences at North Dakota State University. Both positions will begin Summer 2021 or as soon as possible. The fully funded positions are at the M.S. and Ph.D. levels and come with competitive stipends and tuition wavers. The ideal applicants will be passionate about plant-microbe interactions, and have some experience in molecular biology and microbiology techniques. Experience with next-gen sequencing and programming in R/python would be advantageous but are not required.

Ph.D. Unearthing the mechanisms of plant-microbe symbiosis

The Ph.D. student will utilize large-scale genome manipulation, synthetic biology and functional genomics to uncover the genetics that underlies effective interactions between legumes and rhizobia. Topics span from engineering the rhizosphere microbiome to optimizing symbiotic nitrogen fixation in root nodules. This project builds on previous research developing fundamental understandings to support a “holy grail” of synthetic biology - engineering symbiotic nitrogen fixation in cereal crops (Geddes et al. 20211, Geddes et al. 20192, Geddes et al. 20153).

M.S. Symbiont population dynamics in agroecosystems

The M.S. student will use digital PCR and nanopore sequencing to investigate population dynamics of legume inoculant strains in agroecosystems. This project aims to directly benefit local farmers while providing fundamental insights into the ecology of rhizobium-legume symbiosis in farming systems. Research will include field site visits and the use of the state-of-the-art greenhouse facility at NDSU.

1. Geddes, B. A., Kearsley, J. V., Huang, J., Zamani, M., Muhammed, Z., Sather, L., ... & Finan, T. M. (2021). Minimal gene set from Sinorhizobium (Ensifer) meliloti pSymA required for efficient symbiosis with Medicago. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 118(2).

2. Geddes, B. A., Paramasivan, P., Joffrin, A., Thompson, A. L., Christensen, K., Jorrin, B., ... & Poole, P. S. (2019). Engineering transkingdom signalling in plants to control gene expression in rhizosphere bacteria. Nature communications, 10(1), 1-11.

3. Geddes, B. A., Ryu, M. H., Mus, F., Costas, A. G., Peters, J. W., Voigt, C. A., & Poole, P. (2015). Use of plant colonizing bacteria as chassis for transfer of N2-fixation to cereals. Current opinion in biotechnology, 32, 216-222.

Application Instructions

We value diversity as a source of strength, creativity and innovation, and believe we will grow and learn better together with a diverse team. Interested candidates should contact Dr. Barney Geddes (barney.geddes@ndsu.edu) with a letter of motivation and copy of most recent CV, Publication lists. Formal applications will be submitted through the NDSU Graduate School. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled.

Closing Date: April 20, 2021

 


Scholarships

Msc/PhD Position : University of Lethbridge , Canada

The Thakor Research Group is currently recruiting two students for MSc/PhD positions in RNA synthetic biology and eukaryotic protein translation regulation.

Link : http://www.uleth.ca/artsci/biochemistry/job-postings-0

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The Taiwan International Graduate Program is a Ph.D

Stipend levels are about USD 12,500 per year, and will be awarded for the first three years.

For more details, welcome to TIGP website link: https://tigp.apps.sinica.edu.tw/abtigp.php

TIGP offers twelve Ph.D. programs in 2019:

  1. Chemical Biology and Molecular Biophysics
  2. Molecular Science and Technology
  3. Molecular and Biological Agricultural Sciences
  4. Bioinformatics
  5. Molecular and Cell Biology
  6. Nano Science and Technology
  7. Molecular Medicine
  8. Earth System Science
  9. Biodiversity
  10. Interdisciplinary Neuroscience
  11. Sustainable Chemical Science and Technology
  12. Social Networks and Human-Centered Computing 
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Msc/PhD Position : University of Ottawa , Canada

The Benoit laboratory at the University of Ottawa is currently looking to recruit a motivated, hardworking graduate student (M.Sc./Ph.D.) who wishes to explore stem cell biology, cancer epigenetics, and drug discovery within a cutting-edge research environment.

The main goal of our group is to develop novel, translational anticancer agents targeting essential elements of human colon cancer stem cells chromatin organization. Additional info can be found on our website: http://www.benoitlab.com

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Postdoctoral Fellow (Bioorganic and Natural Products Chemistry)
Bioorganic and Natural Products Chemistry – available immediately, Department of Chemistry, UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN, Canada
Details : https://www.facebook.com/naarjournal/  ( on NAAR's facebook )

A research project to investigate biologically active secondary metabolites produced by cultivated and wild plants and fungal pathogens requires a postdoctoral fellow. A recent Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry or related areas, with a strong background in bioorganic and natural products chemistry, and extensive experience in HPLC-DAD-ESI-MS analysis is required. Additionally, position requires experience in developing biological assays to determine bioactivity (antifungal, antibacterial, phytotoxic) and synthesis of novel compounds. The required qualifications should be evidenced by a strong publication record in the field.

Our research program has significant technological infrastructure integrated in a challenging multidisciplinary research environment. In addition, the University has excellent facilities with all spectroscopic instrumentation adjacent to the Department of Chemistry.

This position is available immediately, however applications will be considered until position is filled. Salary commensurate with experience.

 

To apply: only electronic applications are accepted, pdf files only. Candidates are invited to send cover letter and resumé describing the most important research contributions relevant to the position to the e-mail shown below. Reference letters should be sent directly to the e-mail address below (at least two reference letters, one of which must be from current supervisor). Candidates whose first language is not English may be required to provide a certificate of English proficiency.

Professor M. S. C. PEDRAS

Canada Research Chair in Bioorganic and Agricultural Chemistry

UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN

Department of Chemistry

110 SCIENCE PLACE

SASKATOON SK, S7N 5C9, CANADA

E-mail: s.pedras@usask.ca
Cc: scholarship@twasp.info
Mention Reference : NAAR, north american academic research

http://www.usask.ca/chemistry/groups/pedras/

Lab link : https://research-groups.usask.ca/pedras/index.php 

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The International Doctoral Program “Environment Water” (ENWAT) of the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering Sciences, University of Stuttgart, Germany offers several PhD positions for research in Environment Water. You can apply for one or more of the following projects. Each project involves high-quality research and state-of-the-art techniques and is supervised by excellent researchers.
http://www.phd.envwater.uni-stuttgart.de/Application/ApplicationProcedure/   

Hakuho Foundation Japanese Research Fellowships: 15 Japanese Research Fellowships for International Applicants: Applications are invited for the 13th Hakuho Foundation Japanese Research Fellowships.
https://www.hakuhofoundation.or.jp/en/program/   

EUI (European University Institute) offers doctoral programme for International students in the culturally diverse academic community. Selected students get to study alongside more than 900 scholars from over 60 countries; chance to develop intellectual curiosity, well-structured Ph.D. programmes that enable original research in four disciplines. The university provides dynamic multi-lingual environment. The working language predominantly is English.

https://www.eui.eu/ServicesAndAdmin/AcademicService/DoctoralProgramme

 

 

Travel Grants
Travel grants are awarded for short-term visits of up to 3 months. We provide a flat-rate contribution which may cover the expenses for travel, lodging and course fees. Please refer to conditions for further details.

https://www.bifonds.de/fellowships-grants/travel-grants.html   

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PhD Fellowships

The Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds awards PhD fellowships to outstanding junior scientists who wish to pursue an ambitious PhD project of approximately 3 years in basic biomedical research in an internationally leading laboratory. For further details please refer to “Who can apply?”. The peer-review-based selection process is highly competitive. Applicants should therefore be outstanding in all three selection criteria.

https://www.bifonds.de/fellowships-grants/phd-fellowships.html

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PhD Scholarship in "Reacting to cold in a changing world - uncovering an alternative vernalisation mechanism in legumes"
New Zealand University of Auckland 

 http://www.sbs.auckland.ac.nz/en/about/notices/notices-2018/phd-scholarship-in--reacting-to-cold-in-a-changing-world--uncove.html 

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CALL FOR PhD Master CANDIDACIES |   Université de Sherbrooke, Canada

How great is your Master's or Ph. D. research ambition?

Submit your candidacy for this exclusive event that will take place on September 8, 2018. A valuable opportunity to meet one-on-one with experienced professors-researchers and secure a supervision agreement for 2019 or 2020.
https://www.usherbrooke.ca/promo/registraire/research-supervision2018/   

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UCLouvain Belgium is recruiting 5 full-time PhD positions, starting Sept. 2018 or Sept. 2019.
Application deadline : 15 June 2018.
https://uclouvain.be/fr/instituts-recherche/juri/evenements/doctorats-appel-a-candidature.html 

 

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PhD Research Fellowship in Immunology with Focus on the Complement System in Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury in Oslo, Norway

https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/151979/phd-research-fellowship-in-immunology 

 

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2018/19 PhD programs at the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca..36 positions

Deadline for applications – August 3rd 2018, 12 pm CEST

https://applications.imtlucca.it/call_for_applications_xxxiv/index.php

 

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