A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Sophie Breton at the Université de Montréal ( to study the role of mitochondria and their genomes in adaptation and speciation processes. This project takes a multidisciplinary approach using epigenetic, genetic, transcriptomic, epigenomic, and biochemical methods in different animal/organismal model systems, including yeasts, bivalves and flatworms. The successful applicant will have the opportunity for independent and novel research in an innovative new laboratory.

The position is available immediately, and is renewable annually depending upon progress. Applicants should have recently obtained a Ph.D degree in molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, genetics, or a related field. The ideal candidate is expected to be self-motivated, resourceful, with a record of scientific rigor, productivity, and creativity; the ability to work both independently and as part of a team; and a strong publication record. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. Those with interest and experience in mitochondrial biology, genetics and epigenetics such as DNA methylation are strongly encouraged to apply. Prior experience in Southern, Northern and Western analysis and immunoprecipitation is beneficial. The successful candidate is expected to design and perform experiments and interpret data independently.

Interested applicants should email a cover letter with the description of research interests and experience, curriculum vitae, and contact information of two references (in pdf format) to