Molecular Evolution

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.

Molecular Evolution

About 5% of known species possess deep ‘intraspecific’ divergences at mitochondrial markers (including the DNA barcode region). These cases have several possible explanations; each taxon may represent an assemblage of young species or the deep divergence may truly represent variation in a single species that has arisen as a consequence of the merger of phylogeographic isolates or through rate acceleration. The successful applicant will do broad scans of sequence divergence in the nuclear genome, advancing our understanding of species ages and boundaries thereby helping to discriminate between these alternatives. 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 RAD sequencing and genome skimming.

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: