Career Opportunities

MSc Position  – Breeding and Genetics – University of Guelph

An M.Sc. graduate student research position is available in the asparagus breeding program beginning January 1, 2021.  The objective of the thesis project will be to map quantitative trait loci in two breeding populations. The genetic architecture of traits and potential for marker assisted selection will be determined.

The student in this position will be part of a research group actively engaged in traditional breeding, and projects to enhance cultivar development.  This will afford opportunities to gain broad experiences beyond the designated research project.

For more information contact Dr. David Wolyn, dwolyn@uoguelph.ca

MSc Position  – Crop Production - University of Guelph

An M.Sc. graduate student research position is available in the asparagus breeding program beginning January 1, 2021.  The objective of the thesis project will be to assess the effects of planting depth and density on yield traits in different cultivars.  The project will also assess physiological parameters associated with yield.

The student in this position will be part of a research group actively engaged in traditional breeding, and projects to enhance cultivar development.  This will afford opportunities to gain broad experiences beyond the designated research project.

For more information contact Dr. David Wolyn, dwolyn@uoguelph.ca

MSc Position  – Tissue Culture - University of Guelph

An M.Sc. graduate student research position is available in the asparagus program beginning January 1,  2021.  The objective of the thesis project will be to improve methodology for tissue culture micropropagation. Current protocols are slow and inefficient and preliminary research has indicated that liquid culture to produce shoot clusters followed by ex vitro rooting has potential for enhancing propagation efficiency.  Several factors will be optimized to develop improved protocols.

The student in this position will be part of a research group actively engaged in traditional breeding, and projects to enhance cultivar development.  This will afford opportunities to gain broad experiences beyond the designated research project.

For more information contact Dr. David Wolyn, dwolyn@uoguelph.ca