Postdoctoral and PhD opportunities - Resilience and diversity of complex biological networks - University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada

The Lefebvre and Kharouba labs are seeking candidates to
fill ONE Postdoctoral and ONE PhD (Biology) fully funded positions to
explore how resilience and heterogeneity influences the dynamics of complex
biological networks. These interdisciplinary projects will combine
computational (e.g., data analysis, modelling, data-informed simulations)
and potential field experiment approaches used in ecology and other fields
to study how diversity contributes to the stability and resilience of
biological function(s). The overall objective of the projects is to better
understand the role played by diversity in the genesis of critical events
(e.g., ecological collapse) and identify potential intervention strategies.

The successful candidate will join the Lefebvre and Kharouba labs in the
Departments of Biology and Physics at the University of Ottawa, as well as
an extensive network of existing experimental and clinical collaborations
with both internal and external groups. The research will be conducted in
the uOttawa Bioscience Complex, a teaching and research hub hosting dozens
of state-of-the-art experimental and computational interdisciplinary
research facilities in downtown Ottawa, Canada. Successful candidates will
be immersed in a highly interdisciplinary environment, with access to many
additional training and networking activities, and be associated with
Centre for Neural Dynamics, the Ottawa-Carleton Institute of Biology, the
uOttawa Brain and Mind Institute as well as the Krembil Brain Institute.


Postdoctoral position: as early as July 1st 2024

PhD position: September 1st 2024.

Position Description:

Trainees will be expected to work in-person for most of the position.
Trainees will be expected to participate in the lab’s scholarly activities
(i.e., workshops, meetings), and to support other lab member’s work
whenever applicable. We expect applicants to demonstrate the ability
to work respectfully with others in teams to carry out project goals
and contribute to an inclusive lab environment. Additional details of
the projects will be provided during the interview process. Please
don’t hesitate to reach out at Jeremie.Lefebvre [at] for
any questions.


The ideal candidates are expected to possess strong mathematical OR
computing, writing and presentation skills, and express a vivid interest
in eco-evo modelling, applied mathematics, and/or computational biology.

Applicants must meet the required qualifications for admission to
graduate/postgraduate studies at the University of Ottawa, and comply with
international regulations regarding traveling, studying and working in
Canada whenever applicable. Successful candidates must be eligible to work
in Ontario as of July 1st 2024 (or at a mutually agreed date).


Postdoctoral position: This position is fully funded for 2 years (July.
2024 - June. 2026, or mutually agreed date) with a stipend of $48,000 CAD
per year plus benefits.

PhD position: This position is fully funded for 4 years (Sept. 2024 - Aug.
2028) with a stipend of $30,000 CAD per year, including teaching
assistantship duties. The successful candidate will be eligible to apply
for Teaching Assistant (TA) positions and/or other scholarships, such as
entrance scholarships.

Accommodations and Accessibility

Should you require a copy of this posting in an alternate format, please
contact us as soon as possible and we would be happy to get one to you in a
timely manner. We believe in the importance of supporting on-the-job
success for the incumbent and are pleased to discuss and/or provide
specific tools, resources, or other requirements for day-to-day work
requirements, as needed.

How to Apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit their application by May 1st
2024 to Jeremie.Lefebvre[at], using the subject “Resilience

In your dossier, please include:

1. A cover letter stating your interest and explaining why you are a
good candidate for this position, and specify clearly which position
(Postdoc, PhD) you are applying for
2. Up to date CV including a list of publication, if applicable
3. Contact information for 2 references

Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Only candidates
selected for an interview will be contacted.