Ph.D. position open:

We are seeking a motivated Ph.D. candidate to join Dr. Daniel Kierzkowski team studying plant growth and organogenesis. Using the moss Physcomitrella patens as a model species, we aim to uncover the molecular and cellular basis of organogenesis in non-vascular plants. For more information about the research please refer to This project will be held in strong collaboration with Dr. Yoan Coudert from the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France.

We are interested in highly motivated candidates with a background in plant biology. Experience in microscopy and molecular biology are assets. The applicant should have good interpersonal skills and be able to work in a collaborative and interdisciplinary environment. Diversity is considered a strength within the lab and all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for this position.

Interested applicants should send a CV, a motivation letter (one-page maximum – clearly specifying your scientific interest), as well as names and contacts of 2 referees to Daniel Kierzkowski.

Deadline for applications: August 30th, 2019.

For more information please contact


We are open to host internship students at various levels (e.g. undergraduate, graduate). Please contact Dr. Daniel Kierzkowski to inquire about the possibilities. Please explain your motivation, and include the information about the desired duration of stay and your funding situation.

For visitors from outside Canada that are planning to stay longer than 3 weeks, immigration procedures have to be completed.

Possible funding sources:

  • MITACS (M.Sc. and Ph.D. foreign students including France);
  • ELAP (M.Sc. and Ph.D. student from Latin America);
  • Merit-based scholarship from your home country;

Graduate students:

Spontaneous applications are welcome but are subject to availability of funds and mutual agreements. If you want to apply please send Dr. Daniel Kierzkowski following documents:

  • Motivation letter including: (1) a statement about your research experience and interests; (2) an explanation why you are interested in our lab in particular; (3) information about your long-term career goals;
  • Detailed CV including your technical skills;
  • Recommendation letter (for Ph.D. studies application only)

Possible funding sources:

Postdoctoral fellows

Email Dr. Daniel Kierzkowski so we can discuss how our research interests align and potential projects.

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