Postdoctoral opportunity in regulation of in vitro plant morphogenesis and integrated plant propagation

A postdoctoral opportunity is currently available for a talented individual to join the research program focused on the study of regulatory signals that control plant morphogenesis and the application of in vitro technologies for production of agricultural and horticultural crops (www.gripp.ca). Preferred areas of experience include micropropagation in bioreactors, somatic embryogenesis, and physiological and molecular analysis of plants grown in in controlled environments. This position is for one year (renewable) with salary and benefits according to the University of Guelph policies.

Applications should contain a cover letter outlining research interests and qualifications and a CV along with the contact information for two references. Applications should be sent to: Dr. Praveen K. Saxena, Department of Plant Agriculture, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, N1G 2W1, Canada (psaxena@uoguelph.ca).

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