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Postdoc position - soil microbial ecology - plant- soil microbial symbioses - metagenomics

  • 22 Nov 2012 12:01 PM
    Message # 1143670
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    The Plant and Soil Ecology Lab (Algoma University, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada) is seeking an outstanding postdoctoral fellow available immediately. Research will focus on the roles that endophytic soil microorganisms play on plant productivity and fitness in the context of competitive interactions. The postdoc should have:

    • ·      a Ph.D. in soil microbial ecology
    • ·      a strong background in biology, microbiology and ecology
    • ·      excellent knowledge of experimental design and statistics
    • ·      experience in setting up greenhouse and/or field experiments
    • ·      expertise in pyrosequencing and bioinformatics
    • ·      excellent oral communication skills and a strong publication record
    • ·      the capacity to work independently and in a team.

    The lab is located on campus in the new state-of-the-art ESSAR Biosciences and Technology Convergence Centre. In addition to excellent plant growth facilities, the lab is fully equipped for PCR-based techniques and traditional microbiology. Exceptional greenhouse facilities and a long-term field research site are available through the Ontario Forestry Research Institute which is located only 10 minutes away. 

    Funding is available immediately for a 12-month period (renewable for a second 12 month period depending on a positive evaluation). Salary: $45,000 per year plus benefits.

    Please submit a digital application (cover letter and CV, including the names and contacts of three individuals who can provide a recommendation) to Dr. Pedro M. Antunes before November 23rd, 2012. The position will continue open until a suitable candidate is appointed.  Contact information: pedro.antunes@algomau.ca.   Website: http://people.auc.ca/antunes/

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