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Ph.D. Positions

Insect resistance mechanisms

McGill University, Department of Plant Science

Graduate student position available in the Bede lab at McGill University. Research involves understanding mechanisms of insect resistance in plant-insect interactions and in response to pesticides. Projects will focus on biochemical characterization of resistance mechanisms. A strong background in molecular biology and biochemistry essential.

For further general information, please visit the Bede web site: http://www.mcgill.ca/plant/faculty/bede/

To apply, please email the following information to jacqueline [dot] bede [at] mcgill [dot] ca:

  • A cover letter outlining your research experience and goals
  • Your CV
  • An unofficial transcript and TOEFL scores (if applicable)
  • Contact information for three references

Crop physiology

  • The impact of environmental factors on the concentration of nutraceutical compounds in soybean.
    For more information, please contact philippe [dot] seguin [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Dr. Philippe Seguin)
    Click here to visit Dr Seguin's webpage

M.Sc. Positions

Horticulture – Sheltered crops

Two positions: Berry production

  • The impact of soilless production practices used in programmed crop schedules on strawberry yields and fruit quality.
  • The use of organic fertilizers in strawberry crops as a preventive measure to reduce winter damage.

For more information, please contact Dr. Valérie Gravel (valerie [dot] gravel [at] mcgill [dot] ca) or visit Dr. Gravel’s webpage

One position: Vegetable production

  • Development of operating procedures integrating irrigation, fertigation, climate control, management of physiological disorders and pests in the production of tomatoes, peppers and beans grown in high poly-tunnels.

For more information, please contact Dr. Valérie Gravel (valerie [dot] gravel [at] mcgill [dot] ca) or visit Dr. Gravel’s webpage

Crop physiology

  • The impact of environmental factors on the concentration of nutraceutical compounds in soybean.
    For more information, please contact philippe [dot] seguin [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Dr. Philippe Seguin) 
    Click here to visit Dr Seguin's webpage.


For more graduate program information contact:

carolyn [dot] bowes [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Carolyn Bowes)
Graduate Program Coordinator
Room R2-024
Raymond Building
Macdonald, McGill University
21,111 Lakeshore Road
Ste-Anne-De-Bellevue, Quebec H9X 3V9

Tel.: 514-398-7560
Fax: 514-398-7897