Ph.D. Student Position in Plant Developmental Biology: The Scarpella lab in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta is seeking a highly motivated Ph.D. student with a strong interest in plant development.

The selected student will start graduate school on January 1, 2024, and will combine molecular genetics and live imaging to understand the mechanisms controlling vein formation in the Arabidopsis leaf. A research-based M.Sc. degree is preferred but not required.

Please write “Ph.D. Student Position in Plant Developmental Biology” in the subject line. Please send the material above by May 22, 2023. Women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of minorities are encouraged to apply.

Short-listed candidates will be interviewed in the first and second week of June 2023, and the selected candidate will be asked to apply to the department (deadline of application: July 31, 2023).


If you wish to be considered, please send the following material as a single PDF file to   

  • A cover letter explaining: your motivation to pursue the project above; how you meet the department’s minimum academic requirement and how you meet the department’s minimum English language requirement.
  • Your CV, including unofficial transcripts.
  • Contact information for two referees.

For information on graduate studies in the department, including financial information, please see here, here, and here.

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