Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Fellow Positions
with Fisheries and Oceans Canada on fisheries genomics, Halifax NS

Positions: Graduate student positions and several postdoctoral fellow
positions are available at Dalhousie University and Fisheries and
Oceans Canada (Halifax, NS) working on the ecology, evolution, and
conservation genomics of fishes and invertebrates. Species of primary
interest are Atlantic salmon and Atlantic cod, but current projects
include other anadromous fish and species of marine invertebrates as
well. The lab’s research is broadly concerned the application of
genomic tools to inform marine management and conservation.

The specific projects will involve using next generation sequencing
approaches to resolve signatures of adaptation across genomes and
populations and the use of molecular tools in mixture analysis and
individual assignment. Themes include fishery composition and migration
patterns, adaptation to climate, invasive species, and the impact of
escaped farmed salmon on natural populations. These multidisciplinary
projects represent training in state of the art genomic tools and
techniques while experiencing both university and government laboratory
environments. Graduate students will have access to technical support
both in the field and laboratory through DFO staff and expertise and be
part of the Marine Gene Probe Laboratory (Dal).

Qualifications: Honours degree or equivalent in biology (for a MSc
position) and a MSc or equivalent (for a PhD position), and strong
interests in evolutionary ecology, molecular ecology, and conservation
biology. PDF Candidates must have a Ph.D. in fisheries science,
population genetics, genomics, oceanography or a related field.

Application: Please email ( (1) a letter describing
your interests in this position and your previous research experience,
(2) a recent CV. Review of applications will continue throughout 2017.

Ian Bradbury <>

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