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Post-doc Employment Listings

Postdoctoral Fellowship,
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta Livestock Grazing Influences on Ecology, Soil Carbon, and Biodiversity on Canada’s Great Plains.
Click here for more information. Contact: Dr. Mark Boyce, Email: boyce@ualberta.ca, Phone: 780‐492‐0081 or Allison Dunlop, Lab Coordinator, Email: adunlop@ualberta.ca, Phone: 780‐492‐9225

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Student Employment Listings

  • Alpine Butterfly Population Ecology
    • Students interested in insect population ecology and dynamics are encouraged to apply. Research will examine the processes which affect population dynamics (dispersal, habitat quality, weather and climate) of alpine butterfly populations in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta.

      Population ecology and conservation of alpine butterflies. This project examines the effect of size and isolation of habitat patches (alpine meadows) on population dynamics of alpine Parnassius butterflies in Kananaskis, Alberta. We ask the question “how small and how isolated can meadows be for butterfly populations to remain viable”, using techniques of mark-recapture, population genetics and individual behaviour. We are particularly interested in the effects of extreme and variable weather (and climate) on population dynamics.

      We normally hire 2-3 students to help with these studies. Positions are only for two months (July and August) and include salary plus room and board at the Biogeosciences Research Centre, in Kananaskis, Alberta.

      These positions will be of interest to students interested in population ecology, population dynamics, conservation ecology and insect ecology.

      Send a recent resume to Dr. Jens Roland at: jroland@ualberta.ca

  • NSERC USRAs
    • Seeking USRA-qualified undergraduates for Molecular Genetics summer 2019 research:

      Functional genomics: screening for regulators of intestinal stem cell proliferation

      Whether you are a human or a fruit fly, your intestine is lined with epithelial cells that are routinely damaged or killed by toxic compounds and pathogens. Intestinal stem cells (ISCs) play vital roles in replenishing these damaged cells, however uncontrolled stem cell proliferation could also lead to tumorigenesis. Fortunately, homeostatic mechanisms normally ensure a proper balance between the stem cells and the specialized cell types required for tissue regeneration.

      We are looking for highly motivated undergraduate students to join our laboratory this summer for a candidate gene screen to identify chromatin factors important for controlling this balance between ISC self-renewal and differentiation. We will carry out our screen in Drosophila which has an intestine sharing many similarities to that of humans. Importantly, we can use powerful genetic tools for manipulating and examining ISC proliferation in vivo (see Figure 1).

      Students should have a good understanding of basic genetics and be prepared to become skilled at new techniques: including fly genetics, immuno-labeling and western blotting. If you are interested, please contact me (sc16@ualberta.ca) no later than Jan. 31, 2019 to arrange for a meeting to discuss details regarding this project.