We have a potential postdoctoral position, contingent upon funding, available in the spring or summer 2014. The position is for one year, with possible renewal in the second year. The position will be held in the laboratory of Dr. David Marcogliese, St. Lawrence Centre, Environment Canada, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Molecular systematics: This project consists of discrimination of a variety of targeted parasite species belonging to monogenean (Gryrodactylus spp.) and myxozoan (Myxobolus spp.) found in the Canadian fauna using morphological and molecular techniques. The project is one component of a large-scale interdepartmental research program aimed at invasive aquatic fauna. The project focuses on invasive and potentially invasive species of parasites in fish and amphibians. Experience in molecular techniques, including primer development, and molecular taxonomy, including the analysis of molecular data, is required. Experience in morphological identification of fish parasites is an asset. Successful candidates will also have the opportunity to participate in other ongoing projects in our laboratory.
To be placed on the eligibility list, applicants must apply to the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Visiting Fellowships in Canadian Government Laboratories Program (http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/PD-NP/Laboratories-Laboratoires/index_eng.asp ). Further information on these awards can also be found on this site. While there are no deadlines, this process may take some time to complete, so early application is encouraged to ensure candidates qualify for the positions.
For more information on the positions and projects, please contact:
Dr. David J. Marcogliese
Aquatic Biodiversity Section
Watershed Hydrology and Ecology Research Division
Water Science and Technology Directorate
Science and Technology Branch
St. Lawrence Centre
105 McGill, 7th Floor
Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2E7