The Todesco lab in the Michael Smith Laboratories at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada invites applications for a full time Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, to work on a project on the genetic regulation of flowering time in cannabis.
Cannabis is one of the oldest cultivated plants, and has been grown for thousands of years across large parts of the globe, for a variety of different purposes (production of seeds, fibers in hemp-type cannabis; of cannabinoids in drug-type cannabis). The successful candidate will join a project aimed at understanding how diversity at one of the most fundamental developmental and adaptive traits in plants, flowering time, is regulated in cannabis. The candidate will study how genetic control of flowering time differs between lines that have different domestication histories (i.e. drug-type vs. hemp-type), and how variation for this trait affects plant development, yield, and cannabinoid production. This knowledge will help develop cannabis strains that can be grown outdoor at higher latitudes, reducing the enormous carbon footprint associated with current indoor production. The project is part of a long-standing collaboration with the group of Dr. Loren Rieseberg in the Department of Botany at UBC, and with Aurora Cannabis, one of the global leading cannabis companies.
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