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.


Our team has initiated a collaboration that will strengthen two informatics platforms (BOLD, mBRAVE) developed at the CBG with platforms to support phylogenetic analysis and global ecosystem modelling. The successful applicant will join the implementation team to develop methods for estimating divergence times from DNA barcodes, as well as multi-gene and genome-scale datasets as well as the empirical analysis of large molecular datasets to test hypotheses relating to rates of speciation and molecular evolution. Desirable Background: proficiency with phylogenetic and phylogenomic methods; statistical skills; experience in analysing large-scale genetic/genomic data; proficiency in programming and the use of compute clusters; experience in other programming languages.

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: