A graduate assistantship at PhD level is available in Fall 2023 in Tropical Plant Pathology at University of Hawaii at Manoa to study molecular pathogenicity mechanisms of the plant pathogenic oomycete Phytophthora palmivora.

Research involves gene functional analyses using CRISPR gene editing technology, protein expression and purification, biomolecular interactions, gene expression analysis, pathogen isolation and infection assays, etc.

 Qualifications: A B.S. or M.S. degree in plant pathology, plant sciences or related majors; good math skills sufficient for making various chemical solutions and media; knowledge in plant pathology and molecular biology; being careful and self-motivated; lab experience in molecular biology techniques. Research assistantship includes a stipend and tuition waiver. 

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, a copy of transcript, CV with the contact information of three references to Dr. Miaoying Tian (mtian@hawaii.edu) for consideration, or inquiry about this graduate assistantship opportunity. Application and acceptance to the graduate division at University of Hawaii at Manoa are required to receive the graduate assistantship. Here is the Link to application.

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