Graduate Student Positions available in the Department of Biological Sciences

Thursday, August 17, 2017


Department of Biological Sciences

Graduate student (Master of Science or Doctor of Philosophy) positions are available in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Lethbridge. The position will conduct research in potato science with focus on the interests of Canada's potato industry. Research projects include (but are not limited to) the following areas:

       1. physiological age of the seed potato, with emphasis on factors controlling tuber dormancy and sprout growth, and development of molecular markers - indicators of physiological age

       2. postharvest storage and physiology

       3. production of seed potato minitubers in vitro using temporary immersion bioreactors; and

       4. plant pathology, with focus on population biology and control strategies for Verticillium wilt, Fusarium dry rot, and Phytophthora late blight disease development. 

We are looking for highly motivated students interested in potato biology, with excellent academic standing and knowledge of plant science and/or plant pathology. Previous research experience in relevant fields would be beneficial. International applicants must provide acceptable evidence of English Language Proficiency (ELP) for graduate students.

The positions are fully funded for a period of two years for a M.Sc. program ($21,000 per year), and four years for a Ph.D. program ($23,000 per year). Additional scholarships and awards are available to all eligible students. Applicants should have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 (based on the uLethbridge 4.00 scale) on the last 20 graded university-level term courses. Applicants with GPA of 3.5 are offered the SGS Tuition Scholarship, which fully covers the Tuition Fees.

Interested students are encouraged to send a CV, unofficial university transcripts, and a brief statement of research interests to Dr. Dmytro YevtushenkoPlease find information on the application procedure at