Horizon Postdoctoral Fellowship at Concordia University

Concordia University in Montreal, Canada is currently accepting applications for postdoctoral fellowships valued at $47,500 per year (plus benefits) for each of two years, in the following discipline:

Research program title: The gene to ecosystem consequences of fisheries-induced evolution on sustainable fisheries
Supervisor(s): Dr. Dylan Fraser

Dr. Pedro Peres-Neto

Reference Number: 4000
Program description: We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to advance knowledge of the genomic consequences of fisheries-induced evolution for fish and fisheries. This is an unprecedented opportunity to conduct experimentally-replicated depletion of natural populations of a socio-economically important fish (brook trout) in closed ecosystems where the species is invasive and the target of removal efforts, in exceptionally pristine places (Rocky mountain alpine lakes). The position will be based at Concordia University (Montreal, Canada) and the research offers an outstanding opportunity for training in applied genomics and fisheries science and is affiliated with an NSERC Strategic Project between three universities (Concordia University, UQAM, Calgary), Parks Canada, Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development and Fisheries & Oceans Canada.
Academic qualifications required: A PhD in population, evolutionary and/or conservation genomics. Applicants should be team-oriented and autonomous, and have a strong publication record and demonstrable quantitative skills (e.g. R stats, bioinformatics); experience with GWAS is an asset.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Applicants must not currently hold a postdoctoral appointment at Concordia
  • Priority will be given to postdoctoral fellows who have obtained their PhD from another university although in exceptional cases Concordia graduates may be considered
  • Applicants must adhere to the postdoctoral fellow eligibility criteria outlined in Concordia University’s Postdoctoral Policy

Timeline and Application Process:

Application deadline:              open until the position is filled but no later than April 1, 2018

Fellowship start date:             no later than July 1, 2018

Submission process:

Application checklist:

  • One to three (1-3) page research statement demonstrating fit with the program described above
  • Current curriculum vitae demonstrating research excellence and a capacity for leadership in the domain (maximum 5 pages).
  • Two letters of reference from academic supervisors or current employers to be sent via e-mail directly to: Cynthia Raso at (Horizon.Postdocs@concordia.ca)

Concordia University is a vibrant research and teaching environment, with state-of-the-art research facilities and many research centers. Concordia is located in Montreal, Canada, a diverse and creative city, often ranked as offering one of the best quality of living experiences in North America.