Postdoctoral Scholar in Biological Anthropology/ Medical Genetics. Application deadline: 1 November 2018.

Department: Anthropology and Archaeology; Medical Genetics
Institution: University of Calgary
Address: 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, AB, T2N 1N4, Canada
Job type: Postdoc
Apply by: 1 November 2018
Application email: amanda.melin@ucalgary.ca; use subject line “EHPDS application”.

Applications are invited for a two-year postdoctoral scholar position at the University of Calgary, Canada, that will span the Department of Anthropology & Archaeology, and the Department of Medical Genetics. Funding for this position is provided by the University of Calgary’s Eyes High Strategy in support of recruiting exceptional postdoctoral scholars.

The postdoctoral scholar will spearhead a new line of collaborative research uniting the University of Calgary (Amanda Melin), New York University (James Higham), and the University of Tokyo (Shoji Kawamura). This research will address the genetic underpinnings of variation in perceptual abilities of non-human primates, including cone ratios, colour vision, acuity, and age-related changes in vision, the retina, lens, and other ocular tissues as well as their evolutionary and biomedical significance. Analyses will capitalize on a large tissue bank and integrate genomics, transcriptomics, and morphology. The goal is to probe both evolutionary and evolutionarily-informed biomedical questions about the effects of age, sex, and genotype on retinal morphology, gene expression, and disease phenotypes.

Minimum requirements of applicants, by the time of appointment, are a Ph.D. degree in biological anthropology, biology, genetics/genomics, or a related field. Graduates (received PhD) from the University of Calgary are not eligible. The appointment must commence within five years of the PhD degree being awarded. Applicants must have relevant experience in analysis of genomic datasets, and demonstrate a strong record of original research and scholarship. Ideal applicants will also have experience handling biological tissues, DNA / RNA extraction, or training in anatomy, especially related to ocular morphology.

The start date for the position is negotiable but must begin in 2019. The postdoctoral scholar will receive $55 000 CAD in salary annually, as well as health benefits. Interested applicants should email application materials (letter of application summarizing interests, skills and goals, CV, and contact information for 3 referees) to Amanda Melin (amanda.melin@ucalgary.ca), subject line “EHPDS application”.

The University of Calgary is an Equal Opportunity Employer. There are no citizenship requirements. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, or disability or any other legally protected basis.

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Post-doctoral position, University of Toronto Scarborough

The Weir lab at the University of Toronto Scarborough is looking for a Post-doctoral Researcher to work on avian genomics projects. The lab is developing several genomic-based study systems and has active projects addressing speciation dynamics from a number of Canadian and Amazonian avian hybrid zones, conservation genomics of kiwi, and the genomics of hybrid speciation to list a few. A key focus of the lab is using comparative genomic data to address broad-scale questions in ecology, evolution, and conservation. The successful candidate will work within one of these study systems but will be given freedom to develop their own research questions.

Qualifications: Applicants must have completed a PhD in Evolution, Bioinformatics, Genomics or related discipline within the preceding two years. The applicant should be well versed in coding, working with vertebrate genomic data including familiarity with commonly used pipelines for processing and analysing whole-genome data or reduced genome-datasets.

Salary: $48,000 (plus benefits)

Duration: 2 years

Start Date: Flexible between the dates of March 1 to December 1, 2019.

How to Apply: Please send a curriculum vitae, one-page statement of research skills and interests and copies of two publications to Jason Weir (jason.weir@utoronto.ca) before November 1. Short-listed candidates will be provided with instructions on how to apply for a University of Toronto Scarborough Postdoctoral Fellowship. Eight such fellowships are awarded annually across the campus.

Example genomic publications from the Weir Lab (PDF’s available at https://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/~jweir):

  1. Barrera-Guzman, A. O., A. Aleixo, M. D. Shawkey, J. T. Weir. 2018. Hybrid speciation leads to novel male secondary sexual ornamentation of an Amazonian bird. PNAS. 115: E218-E225.
  2. Weir, J. W., O. Haddrath, H. A. Robertson, R. M. Colbourne, A. J. Baker. 2016. Explosive ice age diversification in kiwi. PNAS. 113: E5580-E5587.
  3. Pulido-Santacruz, P, A. Aleixo, J. T. Weir. 2018. Morphologically cryptic Amazonian bird species pairs exhibit strong post-zygotic reproductive isolation. Proc. R. Soc. B 285: 20172081

 

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POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP OFFER, Department of Natural Sciences – Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO)

Spatiotemporal Individual-Based Modelling of the St. Lawrence Estuary Beluga Population

Project background and objectives

St. Lawrence Estuary beluga population is currently listed as endangered under the Species at Risk Act of Canada. It is also listed as threatened under the Quebec Act Respecting Threatened or Vulnerable Species. Several threats related to navigation activities in the beluga’s critical habitat limit its recovery, including disturbance and exposure to boats’ underwater noise. Mitigating such navigation impacts requires tools to evaluate the performance of potential measures before taking action. The postdoc fellow’s project is part of a broader research program that aims at building a multiagent simulator of boat and whale movements in both the Saguenay and St. Lawrence Rivers to assess the effectiveness of potential mitigation options. The broader goal of the research program is to support a collaborative process to enhance the protection of the at-risk St. Lawrence Estuary beluga population in its critical summer habitat.

The postdoc fellow’s project aims at building calibrated algorithms that accurately simulate belugas’ individual movements by reproducing data-extracted statistical patterns. Several concurrent hypotheses currently exist regarding beluga movements, social dynamics, and responses to the presence of boats in their critical habitat. These hypotheses will be made explicit by the selected candidate. The related uncertainties will be translated into the proposition of concurrent movement algorithms. Statistical patterns will need to be identified at different scales (individual, group and population) and extracted from several datasets provided by collaborators. These patterns will allow to calibrate the movements algorithms and assess their performance using the Pattern- Oriented Modelling approach. Based on a literature review, the selected candidate will propose a series of beluga-specific indicators of navigation impacts (e.g. masking/communication space, disturbance, collision risks). These indicators will be used to assess the performance of mitigation scenarios using the final simulator that will couple a valid beluga IBM with an existing model of boat movements. The development of beluga’s movement algorithms will be based on behavioral ecology theories and developed in collaboration with researchers who have been studying belugas since the early 80’s. Although this modelling project does not require any data collection in the field, the selected candidate will work in close collaboration with researchers from Group for Research and Education on Marine Mammals (GREMM), Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park, and will have the opportunity to take part in their field campaign.

The desired candidate will show dynamism, motivation, intellectual curiosity and creativity, ability to work independently and as part of a team, along with a great sense of initiative. He/She will be encouraged and supported to travel for scientific communications (conferences, workshops), meetings with partners and stakeholders. The project funding is provided by the Government of Quebec. The selected candidate will be required to participate in the production of deliverables for the Ministry for Forests, Wildlife, and Parks and Ministry for Maritime Affairs on a yearly basis.

Skills

  • PhD in Natural Sciences, Engineering, or any discipline relevant for the project
  • Proficiency in individual-based modelling
  • Java programming or proficiency in another object-oriented programming language
  • Preparing scholarship and grant applications
  • Proficiency in scientific communication (written and oral) to experts and laypeople, including writing scientific articles and conducting literature reviews

Assets

  • Knowledge in behavioural ecology especially social mammals
  • Knowledge in underwater acoustics and/or bioacoustics
  • Knowledge in GIS, Spatial analysis and spatial statistics
  • Other technical skills: R, Python, QGIS and Repast Simphony

Remuneration

  • 47k$/year (including UQO’s social benefits)

Period

  • From now to March 31st 2020 (with possibility of extension)

Location (flexible)

• Preferably Ripon or Gatineau (Québec, Canada)

Application

• Email your academic CV (long form), application letter (detailing your skills and assets related to the project requirements), and the name and contact information of 3 academic references to:

o Pr. Clément Chion (clementchion@gmail.com; clement.chion@uqo.ca)

o Pr. Angélique Dupuch (angelique.dupuch@uqo.ca)

• Deadline: September 30th 2018, or until the position is filled.

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Postdoctoral and Analyst positions, Marine Food Webs Under Climate Change

Two Postdoctoral Research Positions (Marine Food Webs Under Climate Change):

Description:  The Green Lab at the University of Alberta is searching for two Postdoctoral Researchers to work on a new Lenfest Ocean Program-funded project on marine food webs and climate change in collaboration with the Crowder Lab at Stanford University and NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center. The successful applicants will work with a team of researchers and managers in the US and Canada to develop tools for predicting and evaluating distributional shifts in key fisheries species in the California Current Large Marine Ecosystem (CCLME) under climate change. This project entails 1) developing a database of marine species characteristics, 2) conducting multivariate analyses of foraging traits in relation to ecosystem state, 3) developing spatially explicit food web models of the CCLME coupled with ocean climate projections from the Regional Ocean Modelling System, and 4) liaising with project partners and funders to coordinate working group activities.

 Qualifications: Ph.D. in Ecology, Earth Sciences, Environmental Studies, Natural Resource Management, Oceanography, or Computer Science; experience developing and leading research analyses with ecological and/or oceanographic data sets. An interest and background in foraging ecology is an asset, as well as a desire to conduct research that informs management. We seek candidates with skills and experience in the following areas: database creation and management, multivariate statistics, data synthesis and collation, food web modeling, spatial statistics. The applicant must be able to code, perform advanced statistical analyses, develop relationships with managers and scientists, and summarize scientific findings in the form of written manuscripts, oral presentations, and reports to funders and agencies. We welcome applications from individuals with relevant experience and skill sets in non-marine systems as well.

 Setting: The positions will be based at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, a top five research university in the country. Travel to Monterey, California, for collaboration is also required. Learn more about the host labs here (www.greenlab.ca) and here (https://crowderlab.stanford.edu/).

Salary: $48,000-54,000; commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Start date: Negotiable.

Term of appointment:  Initial appointment is for one year with renewal for year 2 based on a review to assess performance.

To apply: Applications must include a cover letter addressing your interest in the topic and how you meet the qualifications, your CV, one to three writing samples of published material, and contact information for three references. Documents/materials must be submitted in a single PDF file with the position title as the subject header to stephanie.green@ualberta.ca.

Closing date: Application review will begin October 15 2018. The positions will remain open until filled.

Web posting: https://goo.gl/unKDmi

Research Analyst (Marine Food Webs Under Climate Change):

Description: The Green Lab at the University of Alberta is searching for a Research Analyst to work on a new Lenfest Ocean Program-funded project on marine food webs and climate change in collaboration with the Crowder Lab at Stanford University and NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center. The successful applicant will work with a team of researchers and managers on a database of marine species characteristics to be used in a model of food web dynamics in the California Current Large Marine Ecosystem (CCLME) under climate change. This two-year project entails 1) contributing to and maintaining a database of marine species characteristics and 2) liaising with the project team and collaborators to coordinate bi-annual working group meetings. Skills required include experience with database management, data synthesis and collation, and scientific writing. An interest and background in foraging ecology is an asset, as well as a desire to conduct research that informs management. Responsibilities include serving as primary and co-author on peer reviewed manuscripts, helping write project reports for funding and management agencies, and assisting with the coordination of a working group.

Qualifications: M.Sc. in Ecology, Biology, Earth Sciences, Environmental Studies, Natural Resource Management or Oceanography; experience working with biological datasets; knowledge of foraging ecology and marine ecosystem dynamics. Experience developing and ideally leading research analyses; database creation and management.

Setting: The position will be based at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. Travel to Monterey, California, for collaboration is also required. Learn more about the host institutions here (www.greenlab.ca) and here (https://crowderlab.stanford.edu/).

Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience; benefits included.

Start date: Negotiable, but as early as November 2018.

Term of appointment:  Initial appointment is for one year with renewal for year 2 based on a review to assess performance.

To apply: Applications must include a letter of application that addresses your interest in the topic and how you meet the qualifications, your CV, one to three writing samples (of published material), and contact information for three references. Documents/materials must be submitted in a single PDF file with the position title as the email subject to stephanie.green@ualberta.ca.

Closing date: Application review will begin October 1 2018. The position will remain open until filled.

Web posting: https://goo.gl/5jHpQL

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POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW POSITION IN BIOINFORMATICS, DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA, CANADA

POSITION NUMBER 26364
POSITION START DATE: January 1, 2019, for 2 years
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: October 15, 2018, or until position is filled
RANK: Post-doctoral fellow
SALARY RANGE: $45,000–$55,000 per annum (plus benefits), commensurate with qualifications and experience
PROJECT OVERVIEW: We are using a genome-wide association study (GWAS) in combination with linked-read whole-genome resequencing in 30 males and 30 females to test for and identify the genetic basis sex determination in sea lamprey. Sex determination mechanisms in fishes are highly variable, ranging from genotypic (GSD) to environmental (ESD) sex determination. Male-biased sex ratios under conditions of high population density or slow growth have led to suggestions of ESD in lampreys, but there is no conclusive evidence in lampreys of ESD, and no fish species with exclusively ESD are known. Understanding the genetic basis of sex determination in lampreys is important given their phylogenetic position as one of only two surviving groups of jawless vertebrates. Furthermore, the sea lamprey is a significant pest in the Laurentian Great Lakes and genetic manipulation of sex determination could be a powerful tool for control. The Principal Investigators on the project are Drs. Margaret Docker and Colin Garroway (Department of Biological Sciences, University of Manitoba) and Dr. Alison Wright (Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield).
JOB DESCRIPTION: The primary task of this position will be to test for a genetic basis for sex determination in the sea lamprey. However, the PDF will also have the opportunity to develop and pursue his or her own research questions within the context of sea lamprey evolutionary genomics.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • To undertake research on the genomics of sex determination in sea lamprey. To contribute significantly to experimental design, data interpretation and statistical analysis.
  • To trial new techniques and assay systems as required and keep abreast of the research literature relevant to the project.
  • Disseminate research through publications in peer reviewed journals.
  • To attend and contribute to research seminars, departmental meetings and international conferences.
  • Carry out administrative roles as required, e.g. organising physical or remote meetings with collaborators, arranging travel to consortium meetings.
  • Perform professional activities such as refereeing papers, editing journals, refereeing research grants, external examining, organising conferences, committee membership and involvement with professional bodies on accreditation.
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • PhD in evolutionary biology, computational biology, or genetics or successful PhD viva at commencement of contract.
  • Proven ability to process and analyse next-generation sequencing data. Experience with Chromium 10X technology is desired but not essential.
  • Proficiency with analysis software and programming languages, as well as ability to write or adapt scripts and pipelines for in silico genetic analysis.
  • Ability to work both collaboratively and independently
  • Well-developed leadership, management and influencing skills
CONTACT: Applicants should send their curriculum vitae, a cover letter expressing their research experience and research interests, and the names of three referees by email to
Dr. Margaret Docker, Professor
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Manitoba
The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process
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Liber Ero Fellowship Program – call for post-doctoral applications. Application deadline: November 1, 2018.

Dear Colleagues,

We are delighted to announce a call for post-doctoral applications for the Liber Ero Fellowship Program. The Liber Ero Fellowship Program supports exceptional post-doctoral fellows who address pressing conservation challenges of relevance to Canada. The Program aims to develop the next generation of conservation scientists, trained in the latest methods and in the skills necessary to affect policy and improve conservation of Canada’s wild places and natural resources.

The Liber Ero Fellowship is open to candidates from any country whose research furthers conservation goals within Canada. Fellows must be hosted at a Canadian institution, with mentorship teams drawing from expertise in non-governmental organizations, government, and universities. Applications are now being accepted, with a deadline of November 1, 2018.  See http://liberero.ca/ for more details.

Please see http://liberero.ca/meet-the-fellows/ to read about the current cohort of fellows and their projects.

Sincerely,
Sally Otto

Dr. Sarah (Sally) Otto, FRSC
Director, Liber Ero Fellowship Program
Department of Zoology
University of British Columbia
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Postdoctoral fellow – coral reef ecosystem recovery, University of Victoria, British Columbia. Application deadline: August 31st, 2018.

The Baum Lab at University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada (https://baumlab.weebly.com; @BaumLab) seeks to recruit an outstanding postdoctoral fellow (PDF) who will lead research investigating mechanisms of coral reef ecosystem recovery following mass coral mortality.

Research Context and Specific Focus: The 2015-2017 mega El Niño unleashed globally unprecedented heat stress on Kiritimati (Christmas) Island, a large coral atoll in the central equatorial Pacific Ocean. With its strong spatial gradient of local human disturbance, Kiritimati offers an excellent platform for studying how local and global stressors interact. This post-doctoral fellow would have access to a wealth of ecological data collected as part of Dr. Baum’s long-term research program on Kiritimati.Drawing upon these data, the post-doctoral fellow would have the freedom to investigate various aspects of ecosystem recovery, from coral community composition and habitat complexity (using novel Structure-from-Motion imagery), to fish abundance and diversity, or food web rewiring (focused on fish trophic dynamics), depending on their interests and expertise. Research for the position would be supported for the full two years (to value of approximately $30K per year), including field research expenses, conference travel and publication costs.

Required Qualifications:
– A PhD in ecology, with a focus on marine ecology and/or stable isotope ecology;
– Excellent publication record (Minimum of 6 peer-reviewed publications);
– Excellent technical, analytical, computer, organizational, and problem-solving skills. Strong attention to detail, and meticulous work style, as evidenced by previous research;
– Excellent time management skills, including the ability to meet project goals in a timely manner, and follow through on projects to completion;
– Strong interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to work both independently and collaboratively, and to communicate research findings at professional meetings and in high quality peer-reviewed journals.
Desired Qualifications:
– Scientific diver qualifications and extensive dive experience;
– Experience working in remote field sites;

Research Environment: The postdoc will be based in Prof. Julia Baum’s lab (https://baumlab.weebly.com; @BaumLab) in UVIC’s (https://www.uvic.ca/) Department of Biology. The Baum lab is a supportive and stimulating research environment, with a group of scientists who are committed to scientific outreach and policy, to open science, and to enhancing diversity in STEM. UVic is one of Canada’s top comprehensive universities (https://www.macleans.ca/schools/university-of-victoria/), has a vibrant ecology community (https://uvicecology.weebly.com/) and is located in beautiful Victoria, on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Interested candidates should thoroughly familiarize themselves with Dr. Baum’s research program and details on her lab website.

Salary Funding: The fellow will need to secure his/her own salary funding by working with Dr. Baum to apply for an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship (http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/PD-NP/PDF-BP_eng.asp; Notes: Candidates for this fellowship must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada), a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship ((http://banting.fellowships-bourses.gc.ca/en/home-accueil.html; Notes: This highly competitive fellowship is open to candidates of all nationalities and requires academic excellence and an outstanding publication record (e.g. ~8-12 peer-reviewed publications in quality journals); or a Mitacs Elevate Fellowship (https://www.mitacs.ca/en/programs/elevate; Notes: This fellowship is open to candidates of all nationalities). Dr. Baum will work with the successful applicant this summer/fall to craft the appropriate
postdoctoral fellowship application. International applicants are also strongly encouraged to determine if PDF funding opportunities are available from their home country that would enable them to hold the fellowship internationally, in the Baum Lab.

To apply: Candidates should submit the following materials via email to Dr. Baum (baum ‘at’ uvic.ca) in a single PDF document, with your last name in the file name and the subject heading “CoralRecoveryPDF”:
-a cover letter explaining your motivation for applying for this position, how your prior research experience qualifies you for the position, and your career goals;
-a CV (including publication list and clear specification of relevant quantitative skills; publication list may include publications in advanced stages of preparation);
-names and contact details for three references.
All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. The Baum Lab and UVIC are committed to employment equity and we encourage applications from women, visible minorities, aboriginal people, and persons with disabilities.
Start date: November 2018 – April 2019 (flexible); Applicant must be highly competitive for, and available to write PDF applications in time for this year’s deadlines. If starting in the lab this fall, applicant should also be available to attend the Baum Lab’s lab retreat Labour Day weekend in Banff National Park.
Deadline to Apply: Fri. August 31st, 2018.

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Post-Doctoral Position in Centre for Urban Environments – University of Toronto Mississauga

The Centre for Urban Environments (CUE) (www.urbanenvironment.ca) is seeking applications for two post-doctoral researchers to study any topic related to urban environments (including cities, towns and villages) in the social sciences, natural sciences or humanities at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM). CUE is a new academic centre with the mission of providing local, national and global leadership in research, education, policy and outreach on urban environmental issues. Topics of research by CUE post-docs may include, but are not restricted to: policy related to the impact of climate change on cities, urban ecology and conservation, urban socioecology, pollution and ecosystem health in cities, urban evolutionary biology, urban anthropology including historical and contemporary indigenous communities, human health in cities, the economy of the city environment, the role of art in urban landscapes, and more. Proposed research that bridges traditional disciplines is an asset and should be highlighted in the cover letter and research statement. Before applying, applicants should identify and contact at least two potential supervisors at UTM, who will jointly supervise and are willing to support their application. To find potential supervisors, please see faculty listed in the following UTM departments:

Department of Anthropology – www.utm.utoronto.ca/anthropology
Department of Biology – www.utm.utoronto.ca/biology
Department of Geography – www.utm.utoronto.ca/geography/
Department of Political Science – www.utm.utoronto.ca/political-science

Faculty from other UTM departments are also eligible to sponsor applications provided they are open to working on urban environmental issues.

In addition to conducting original research, the CUE post-docs are expected to contribute to the broader mission of CUE, which may include giving academic and public lectures, hosting seminar speakers or organizing a workshop.

The University of Toronto is the leading academic institution in Canada and among the top universities in the world. The UTM campus offers excellent facilities for research (wet and dry lab infrastructure, growth chambers, greenhouses), high performance cluster computing, geospatial computing labs, access to census and other social data products, online survey tools (e.g. Qualtrics), world-class libraries, housing, and 90 hectares of fields, forests, trails and a wild salmon/trout river for research and recreation. We also have strong relationships with local and regional governments, conservation authorities, NGOs and private industry. The cities of Toronto and Mississauga are interconnected and culturally diverse, with many restaurants, excellent transit systems, a diversity of cultural activities (galleries, museums, theatres, sports, bars, clubs), and an abundance of parks and water.

Please submit applications to the Director of CUE, Prof. Marc Johnson (marc.johnson@utoronto.ca). Questions about CUE can be directed to the Director, including a list of faculty.

Additional details are as follows:

Starting salary: $45,000 CDN + benefits and $5,000/year in research funds (more research funds may be provided by supervisors)

Start date: Flexible, but preferably before Dec. 1, 2018

Duration: 2 years (conditional on favourable annual performance review)

Application Deadline: Review of applications will commence August 15

Applications should include: i) a cover letter (please identify the potential supervisors in this letter); ii) full CV; iii) a one-page research statement indicating the planned research and how the applicant plans to contribute to the mission of CUE; iv) examples of up to three publications and/or creative works; and iv) contact information for three references.

Employment as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto is covered by the terms of the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement and this job is posted in accordance with the collective agreement. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

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Postdoctoral or Research Associate Position in genomics and bioinformatics at York University, Toronto, Canada.

The honey bee lab (www.yorku.ca/zayedlab) at York University’s Dept. of Biology (Toronto, Canada) has a position available for a postdoctoral fellow or research associate with demonstrable expertise in genomics and bioinformatics starting September 2018. We are particularly seeking individuals that have experiences in genome wide association studies.

The successful candidate will participate in the ‘BeeOMICs’ project – a large-scale association study of honey bees comprised of over one thousand colony ‘genomes’ and many colony-level phenotypes.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit a cover letter outlining their expertise, a CV, reprints of relevant papers, and contact information for 3 referees to honeybee@yorku.ca before August 25th. Compensation commensurate with experience.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION in Pollination and Biodiversity, Simon Fraser University

With Elizabeth Elle and Leithen M’Gonigle, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher to collaborate with us on analyzing existing (and possibly new) data on plant-pollinator interactions in both natural landscapes and agroecosystems. There is substantial freedom for motivated individuals to design the direction of the work, depending on skills and interests.

Individuals with experience researching pollination and/or with strong skills in some combination of modeling, spatial analysis, and/or interaction network analysis, are encouraged to apply. Taxonomic knowledge of both pollinators and plants is a plus. The successful applicant will primarily collaborate on analysis and publication using existing datasets, but collection of new data (especially to fill gaps) is possible. The position is expected to be available for two years.

Simon Fraser University is in the Greater Vancouver region of British Columbia. The Department of Biological Sciences has research strength in ecology and evolution to provide an intellectual home for the successful candidate (http://www.biology.sfu.ca/)

To apply, please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references by email to Elizabeth Elle [elizabeth_elle@sfu.ca] and Leithen M’Gonigle [lmgonigl@sfu.ca]. Review of applications will begin in August and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Start date is anticipated to be ~ January 2019. Salary and benefits will be competitive with NSERC postdoctoral fellowships.

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