[Taxacom] PhD position in Plant systematics

Tim Dickinson tim.dickinson at utoronto.ca
Fri Dec 11 09:16:23 CST 2009

Starting in Spring 2010, a doctoral student position in Plant 
systematics is available
at the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB), University 
of Toronto, Canada,
under a co-supervision of Drs. Tim Dickinson (Royal Ontario Museum;
http://www.rom.on.ca/collections/curators/dickinson.php) and Saša 
Stefanović (UofT
We are looking for a highly motivated graduate student to work on 
hawthorn (Crataegus)
phylogeny, reticulation, and polyploid formation as part of an NSERC 
Strategic Project on the
systematics of North American hawthorn species in relation to their 
suitability as raw materials
for the production of natural health products.

Candidates must have a strong undergraduate background in evolutionary 
and must have prior laboratory experience (molecular techniques such as 
PCR, cloning,
sequencing, etc.). Research experience in plant biology is desirable. 
Preference will be
given to candidates with a Master’s degree, but direct PhD entry is also 

If interested, please e-mail Tim Dickinson (tim.dickinson at utoronto.ca) 
or Saša
Stefanović (sasa.stefanovic at utoronto.ca) as soon as possible for more 
information. In your
e-mail please include a brief statement of your interests, and names and 
contact info for 2-3
persons willing to provide reference letters for you. Please attach to 
your e-mail a curriculum
vitae, transcripts (unofficial) and, if available, a sample of your 
writing (e.g., a term paper, a
thesis, an essay, or a publication that you wrote).

Eventually, students interested in working with us must apply for 
admission to the
Ph.D. program in the Department of EEB at the University of Toronto 
(please see
http://www.eeb.utoronto.ca/graduate/admissions/general). Please also 
note that fieldwork in
British Columbia, Canada, is an essential component of this project. The 
student must be fit,
and able to camp and work in remote areas if necessary. He/She must be 
able to carry out
fieldwork (individually and as part of a team) in two key field seasons 
(Spring and early Fall)
each year, be licensed and able to drive a standard transmission 
vehicle, and be able to get
along well with others who may be from diverse backgrounds.

<Tim Dickinson
<ROM Green Plant Herbarium (TRT)
<Department of Natural History
<Royal Ontario Museum
<100 Queen's Park
<Toronto  ON
<Phone:  (416) 586 8032     FAX:  (416) 586 7921
<E-mail:  tim.dickinson at utoronto.ca
<URL: http://www.rom.on.ca/collections/curators/dickinson.php
<URL: http://www.eeb.utoronto.ca/people/faculty/dickinson

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