Postdoctoral Researcher Position, Molecular Biology/Developmental Genetics. Application deadline: May 15, 2017.

Maddin Lab
Vertebrate Paleontology & Evolutionary Developmental Biology
Department of Earth Sciences, Carleton University


The Maddin Lab is seeking a motivated postdoctoral researcher to join an interdisciplinary team of students and researchers. The successful candidate will contribute to ongoing research projects related to the evolutionary development of amphibians (e.g., brain developmental genetics, brain-skull interactions, fate mapping and genetics of cranial origins, etc.). The successful candidate may additionally have an opportunity to initiate new projects complementary to our research.

Start date and term

Start September 1st, 2017. One year position, with possible extension pending funding.


  • A PhD in Molecular Biology, Development, Genetics or related discipline
  • Experience with standard experimental techniques in Molecular Biology
  • Experience designing and conducting experimental procedures
  • Strong interpersonal skills, communication (both oral and written)
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with researchers and students
  • Established record of scholarly dissemination (peer-reviewed publications, conference participation, etc.)
  • Experience working with amphibian models will be considered an asset


Salary and benefits consistent with Carleton University policy and dependent on experience.

To apply

Please send a 1) cover letter outlining key experimental qualifications, research interests and experiences, 2) a CV including publications, awards, lab experience, conference participation, and 3) contact info for three references to by May 15th.


Post­doctoral Research Opportunity – Modelling Atlantic Salmon Life Histories

A two-year postdoctoral position is available for a highly motivated individual to model the life history of Atlantic salmon. The research will be undertaken under the supervision of Jeffrey Hutchings in the Department of Biology at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Confirmed funding sources for the project include the Atlantic Salmon Conservation Foundation ( and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (

The over-arching goal of the project is to construct a stochastic, dynamic model that can be used to address fundamental questions pertaining to population viability of Atlantic salmon. The work will involve, but not be limited to, analyses of per capita population growth, life-history elasticity, model sensitivity, and patterns of density dependence (including Allee effects) at different spatio-temporal scales. The model parameters will be based on a review, undertaken by the successful applicant, of data throughout the geographic range of the species, updating one undertaken in 1998.

Applicants will hold a PhD and have demonstrated expertise in modelling animal population dynamics. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct independent research, to collaborate effectively with academic and government scientists, to collate and analyse large data sets, and to be competent in statistical modelling.

Salary: $50,000 CAD per annum. Funding for the postdoctoral position has been secured for two years.

To apply, please send a brief cover letter summarizing your qualifications for the position, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin 15 April 2017. The anticipated start date is 15 May 2017 or shortly thereafter.

Address application materials to (+1 902 494 2687) to whom any questions can also be addressed.

Post-Doctoral Researcher, Fish Ecology and Fish Passage, Mactaquac Aquatic Ecosystem Study

The Mactaquac Aquatic Ecosystem Study (MAES) at the Canadian Rivers Institute (UNB) was created to support NB Power’s decision-making, environmental impact assessment, construction planning and mitigation, and post-construction monitoring of the river ecosystem as it prepares to undertake the refurbishment of the Mactaquac Generating Station on the Saint John River near Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. MAES is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary project and one of the largest freshwater ecosystem studies worldwide.

We are seeking a highly motivated, self-driven and talented post-doctoral researcher
to lead the next phase of studies on Fish Ecology and Fish Passage. The candidate
will build upon current research and develop new projects on key fish species
ecology and passage considerationshabitat modelling, and fish community
assessments for large rivers and reservoirs. Additionally, the candidate will be a
key scientific resource and join teams working on reservoir limnologysediment
transportdeveloping traditional and advanced biomonitoring tools for impact
assessment, and research projects focused on riverine and reservoir invertebrate ecologyriverine macrophyte communities, and river respiration and metabolism. The full suite of studies underway can be viewed at

The position is a two year appointment at $45,000-$50,000 per year based at UNB Fredericton. It will start as soon as April 2017, but a starting date can be negotiated.

To apply: 

Prospective candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, contact information for three references, and copies of key published papers. The cover letter must outline how the candidate’s previous experience has prepared her/him to join our MAES team including skills and experience the candidate will bring to the large, multidisciplinary MAES Team.

Email your package to:

Allen Curry, Principal Investigator
Mactaquac Aquatic Ecosystem Study
University of New Brunswick, Fredericton

Post-doctoral and Technician Positions in Plankton Ecology

We are looking to recruit several post-doctoral research associates or technicians to join the Marine Macroecology and Biogeochemistry Lab ( at Mount Allison University ( in Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada ( The successful candidates will be join a diverse collaborative research group with connections to research teams at several other universities.

Specifically we are looking for independent, creative scientists with a background in biological oceanography or plankton ecology and skills in one or more of the following areas: bioinformatics, particularly transcriptomics in non-model microbial eukaryotes, computational data analysis in macroecology, Bayesian statistics, phytoplankton culturing, biochemical assays, and molecular techniques.

Applicants should send a c.v. and a brief statement of research interests and goals to Andrew Irwin ( or Zoe Finkel ( We anticipate reviewing applications in March 2017.

Poste de chercheur(se) postdoctoral(e) en génétique forestière, biologie des populations et écologie – Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT)

L’Institut de recherche sur les forêts de l’Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT) sollicite les candidatures à un poste de chercheur(se) postdoctoral(e) en génétique forestière, biologie des populations et écologie. Ce poste est en partie financé par une subvention du FRQNT à Francine Tremblay (UQAT). Le projet s’intéresse à l’étude de la variation génétique et de la croissance des arbres en lien avec le climat, la démographie, la génétique des populations et les processus écosystémiques. Le poste est basé à l’Institut de recherche sur les forêts ( à Rouyn-Noranda, Québec, Canada. Le(a) candidat(e) travaillera en collaboration avec le Centre de recherche en écologie forestière ( et la Chaire industrielle en aménagement forestier durable (

Les compétences recherchées sont: un doctorat en écologie et biologie évolutive, une connaissance des méthodes génétiques modernes (transcriptomique, séquençage et / ou génomique des populations), des connaissances en bioinformatique et en programmation avancée (R) et de bonnes aptitudes de communications orale et écrite. Le travail peut se faire en anglais, mais la connaissance du français serait un atout.

La date d’entrée en fonction est flexible mais pourrait commencer dès février 2017. La poste est d’une durée de deux ans, avec possibilité de renouvellement. Un salaire compétitif sera offert à la personne retenue, en tenant compte de son expérience

Faire parvenir votre candidature à (postdoctorat IRF) en incluant : une lettre de présentation, un CV, trois références et deux publications ou manuscrits pertinents. Les demandes seront examinées en continu jusqu’à ce que le poste soit comblé.

Veuillez communiquer avec Francine Tremblay à pour tous renseignements supplémentaires.



Landscape Genomics Postdoc at UBC

A research team at the University of British Columbia’s Department of Zoology and Biodiversity Research Centre is seeking a postdoctoral researcher in landscape genetics of native rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). This project is part of a larger Genome Canada project on genetics and physiology of adaptation to climate change in rainbow trout, and the population genomics component is in the labs of Eric Taylor and Michael Whitlock. The landscape genomics component primarily involves whole genome sequencing approaches to understanding the genomic basis of adaptation to features of habitat, but also to provide insights into phylogeography and the influence of watershed structure on population subdivision in rainbow trout. A PhD in a related field with expertise in basic theory and bioinformatic analysis of population genomics data is required. The position is available for one year with renewal for up to three additional years. Salary is $55,000 per year plus benefits. To apply, please send a brief cover letter summarizing your qualifications for the position, a CV, and the names, address, phone number and email of three references. Review of applications will begin January 16, 2017. Address application materials to to whom any questions can also be addressed.