Postdoctoral researcher in forest genetics, Institute of Forest Research at the University of Quebec in Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT)

The Institute of Forest Research at the University of Quebec in Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT) is looking for a postdoctoral researcher in forest genetics, population biology, and ecology. This position is partly funded by an FRQNT grant to Francine Tremblay at UQAT. The project investigates genetic variation in tree growth with an interest in linking climate, demography, functional traits, population genetics and ecosystem processes in forest tree species. The position will be based at the Institute of Forest Research http://www.uqat.ca/programmes/irf/)in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, Canada. The position will collaborate closely the Center for Forest research network (http://www.cef-cfr.ca/) and the industrial Chair in sustainable forest management (http://chaireafd.uqat.ca/)

Desired qualifications include: a PhD in ecology and evolutionary biology, knowledge of modern genetic methods (i.e. transcriptomics, sequence capture, and/or population genomics), excellent quantitative skills and knowledge of bioinformatics, advanced programming skills in R, and strong writing and communication skills. Most of the work could be done in English but basic French would be an asset.

This postdoc position will begin as soon as February 2017, but the start date can be flexible. Initial appointment is for two years, and is potentially renewable. Salary starts at 48K with benefits.

To apply send a single PDF file containing a cover letter, CV, contact information for three references, and two relevant publications or manuscripts to Francine.tremblay@uqat.ca with “IFR Postdoc Position” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a continuing basis until the position is filled.

Please contact Francine Tremblay at Francine.tremblay@uqat.ca with any questions.

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