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Subject: MSc program in barcoding diatoms

* Graduate Scholarship *

*Position Description:*

We seek applications for a Masters graduate student conducting research in DNA Barcodes of Harmful Diatoms. The successful candidate will evaluate nuclear and mitochondrial markers as a diagnostic barcode tool for native harmful diatom species, with emphasis on the genera / Pseudo-nitzschia / , / Chaetoceros / and/or / Nitzschia / . This work is a part of the greater Barcoding of Life program supported by Genome Canada. More information on the whole program may be found at: )

*Position Requirements:*

Candidates must possess a B.Sc. in Biology with Honours or equivalent. Past experience in molecular methodology is desirable and willingness to gain experience in diatom taxonomy is critical. Experience with microbial cultures (preferably diatoms) would be an asset.

*Project Coordination and Location:*

The project will be supervised by Dr. Irena Kaczmarska, Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada. It will involve field collections on the Atlantic Coast of the Canadian Maritimes.

*Application Procedure:*

To apply, please send a resume, transcript, abstract of Honours Thesis (if applicable) and contact information of three references to:

Dr. Irena Kaczmarska

Department of Biology

Mount Allison University

63B York Street

Sackville, N.B. E4L 1G7 Canada

e-mail address: <> .

Review of applications will start February 1, 2006 and continue until the position is filled.
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