Post-Doctoral Fellow & PhD in Ancient DNA of Eastern Wolves

Dr. Paul Wilson (Trent University) and Dr. Linda Rutledge (Hakai Institute) are recruiting a full-time 2-year Post-doctoral Fellow (PDF) and PhD student in support of ancient DNA analyses to understand the evolutionary origins of eastern wolves. Funded through an NSERC Alliance grant entitled “Elucidating the origins of eastern wolves through ancient DNA”, this collaborative project involves the Tula Foundation; Environment & Climate Change Canada (ECCC); the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry (OMNRF); and Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Limited.

The PDF and PhD positions will be based out of the Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario and/or Hakai Institute, Quadra Island, BC.

Education & Experience: The PDF position requires a minimum of a PhD, and the PhD requires a minimum of an MSc. Candidates should demonstrate experience in 1) ancient DNA laboratory protocols supporting DNA extraction, PCR amplification, library preparation and next generation sequencing; and/or 2) DNA conservation genetic     and genomic research with a speciality in bioinformatics and computational biology. The successful candidate must further demonstrate strong writing and presentation skills as evident by proposal writing, reporting, peer-reviewed publications and conference attendance.

To apply send a cover letter and CV to Dr. Paul Wilson ( no later than the December 20th, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. Please note your full name and the position title in the subject line of your email (i.e. First and Last Name – Position Title).