Plant Disease Diagnostics
Company: The University of Manitoba, Department of Soil Science
Job Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Availability: Summer
Apply Before: February 20th 2015
Description: Project title: Development of Molecular Plant Disease Diagnostics for Verticillium Wilt of Potato and Soy Bean Cyst Nematode
Project description: The student is to work under the supervision of graduate students and Senior Technician to collect soil from farm fields, extract the plant pathogenic fungus, Verticillium and plant parasitic nematodes from soil and plant material, and examine extractions under a microscope for the disease agents. Some molecular work in terms of DNA extraction, PCR assays, and gel electrophoresis may be required.
Researcher/Supervisor: Dr. Mario Tenuta
Faculty: Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences
Dept/School: Soil Science
The student will be responsible for assisting graduate students and Senior Technician in field sampling and sample processing in the laboratory.
Job dates: 2015-04-27 to 2015-08-31
earlier start can be arranged
Hours per week: 35
Salary: according to program year and Agriculture Faculty pay schedule
Qualifications: Punctual, responsible, hard working, able to focus, work in teams and independently. Good attitude and willingness and desire to learn is extremely important.
Driving of laboratory vehicles to field sites for soil and plant sampling may be required. Some out of Province travel may be required to sample across the Prairies.

Required application materials:
- Resume
- Cover letter
- include latest web printed transcript
- A statement indicating the school, program and year that you are currently enrolled in.
References: 2 (contact information only)
Compensation: TBD
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How to Apply: Email ( mario.tenuta@umanitoba.ca )