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Apply Now: St. Francis Xavier University Scholarship In Canada 2024 (Fully Funded)


The Bishop Laboratory at St. Francis Xavier University in Canada is offering a funded M.Sc. position to individuals interested in studying partner choice specificity and latitudinal patterns of symbiont diversity in an algal-salamander mutualism. The start date for the position is September 2024. The project will utilize next-generation DNA sequencing and experiments to determine the specificity of the mutualism between unicellular green algae and egg masses of the salamander species, Ambystoma maculatum, across a latitudinal gradient. The project will entail collecting material both locally and non-locally, as well as handling material from and collaborating with partners in the US. The student will be exposed to contemporary techniques in DNA sequence analysis, ecological theory, statistics, cell and molecular biology, and microscopy.


The St. Francis Xavier Scholarship in Canada offers the following benefits:

  • Full tuition waiver

  • Minimum stipend of CAD$ 23,000/annum for 2 years


Additionally, interested applicants for the St. Francis Xavier University Scholarship in Canada must meet the following requirements:

  • Must demonstrate strong academic background, including completion of a senior research project (e.g., Honours).

  • Educational background in cell and molecular biology OR ecology; applicants with a background in both are ideal.

  • Additionally, curiosity, motivation, and willingness to nurture independence in your work are beneficial attributes.

  • Must also meet the entry requirements of the St. Francis Xavier University.

Deadline: April 9, 2024

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