Postdoctoral Fellowship, Algoma University

Position: Postdoctoral Fellowship – Plant and Soil Ecology

Type: Postdoctoral Fellowship


The Plant and Soil Ecology Lab (Algoma University, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada) is seeking an outstanding postdoctoral fellow available starting in January 2019. Research will focus on the temporal dynamics of plant-soil biotic interactions with an emphasis on exotic plant invasions.

The postdoc should have:

  • a Ph.D. in soil microbial ecology;
  • a strong background in experimental design and statistics;
  • knowledge of meta-analysis;
  • experience in setting up greenhouse and/or field experiments;
  • expertise in molecular techniques;
  • excellent oral communication skills and a strong publication record;
  • the capacity to work independently and in a team.

The lab is located on campus in the Biosciences and Technology Convergence Centre. In addition to excellent plant growth facilities, the lab is fully equipped for PCR-based techniques and traditional microbiology. Exceptional greenhouse facilities and a long-term field research site are available through the Ontario Forestry Research Institute located only 10 minutes away.

Funding is available for one year possibly renewable for a five-year period (pending funding and a positive evaluation). Salary: $50,000, which includes benefits.

Please submit your application by email (cover letter and CV) including the names of three referees and sent to Dr. Pedro M. Antunes before June 15th, 2018.

About Algoma University

Located in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Algoma University’s campus is situated at the center of the Great Lakes bordering Michigan, USA. The surrounding nature is absolutely stunning and the city offers a welcoming, peaceful and active living environment to its residents. Due to its smaller size, the University prides itself on its unique ability to offer students an individualized and personalized education, including opportunities for one-on-one time with its knowledgeable and caring faculty and staff.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.  Algoma University encourages applications from all qualified women and men, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal people and persons with disabilities.

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