Mito-nuclear Interactions

Post-Doctoral Fellow

The CBG seeks highly qualified postdoctoral fellows to join and strengthen a vibrant research and innovation group. Applicants for these positions must possess a passion for problem solving, the ability to work in a team, and a strong publication record. Ideally, candidates should bring prior experience in biodiversity genomics and in scripting (e.g. Perl, Python, R). These positions have the potential for extension beyond an initial two-year term, subject to annual performance reviews.

Mito-nuclear Interactions

Functional incompatibility between mitochondrial- and nuclear-encoded components of the co-adapted gene complex responsible for oxidative phosphorylation is increasingly recognized as an important cause of post-zygotic isolation. The CBG holds DNA extracts from nearly 400,000 species, providing an exceptional resource for examining nuclear-mitochondrial interactions among both closely allied and distantly related taxa. The successful applicant will use these DNA extracts and our genomics facility to extend understanding of the interactions between nuclear and mitochondrial gene products. Desirable Background: molecular background such as primer design and PCR optimization; HTS and sequence analysis; statistical skills; experience in analysing large-scale genetic/genomic data; experience with technologies such as genome skimming and target enrichment as well as combinations of both (e.g. Hyb-Seq).

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

Posting Date: 2018 02 06

How to Apply

Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Please send your curriculum vitae, the names of three potential referees, and PDF copies of your two most relevant publications to: CBGfellowship@biodiversitygenomics.net