Available Positions

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 September 1, 2022, 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.

If you wish to be considered, please send the following material as a single PDF file to enrico.scarpella@ualberta.ca:

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

Please write “Ph.D. Student Position in Plant Developmental Biology” in the subject line. Please send the material above by October 15, 2021. Women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities are encouraged to apply.

Short-listed candidates will be interviewed in the second and third week of November 2021, and the selected candidate will be asked to apply to the department (deadline of application: January 2022).

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