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Job title:  MSc and PhD Graduate Training in Plant Parasitic Nematode Management
Qualifications: (detailed)  
Excellent oral & written English and a 4-year equivalent BSc in the agricultural or natural sciences, or engineering. Experience in plant pathology, parasitology or production agriculture an asset.
Duties and responsibilities: 
Development of research proposal, establish field sites, conduct field monitoring, laboratory analysis, data analysis, thesis writing, course work, extension activities, and conference participation

Skills and benefits to be gained from this position: 
Stipend is $18,500/yr for two years to MSc students and $21,000/yr for four years to PhD students. Students who already have scholarships are encouraged to apply as a salary is available to them. The training is funded by several government and industry sources to projects lead by the Applied Soil Ecology Laboratory.
How to Apply
Deadline:  2019-01-01 Open until filled
University level:  Undergraduate, Graduate
Application method:  email
Required application materials: 
        -   Resume
        -   Cover letter
        -   Transcript
        -   A statement indicating the school, program and year
            that you are currently enrolled in.
References:  3  (list of referees agreed to be contacted)
Notification process: 
Decision expected: 
The Project
Project title:  Plant Parasitic Nematode Management
Project description: 
The laboratory for Applied Soil Ecology at the University of Manitoba (; Twitter @soilecologyUMan) is seeking highly motivated and talented candidates for training leading to MSc or PhD degrees. Students will undertake graduate research to understand host and environmental preferences, yield damage, and control strategies of plant-parasitic nematodes in the Canadian Prairie Provinces. The nematodes to be examinedi nclude members of the genus Ditylenchus and Pratylenchus. Crops examined include major field, pulse and horticultural crops grown on the Canadian Prairies. The research involves microscopic and molecular identification of nematodes.
Researcher/Supervisor:  Professor Mario Tenuta
Faculty:  Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences
Dept/School:  Soil Science
Phone:  204-474-7827
Job Terms
Number of jobs:  2
Job dates:  2018-09-01 to [tbd]
Graduate programs to start Sept 2018 and 2019
Hours per week:  40
Salary:  18,500 in MSc, 21,000 in PhD

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