PhD positions in fisheries genomics & conservation.
We seek three motivated individuals to undertake large-scale fisheries genomics PhD projects on each of three focal arctic marine
species – Arctic char, Arctic cod, and Northern shrimp. Each incumbent will help to assemble and analyze large panels of SNPs from
wild caught individuals from the Lower Northwest Passage in the Canadian Arctic and deploy a range of statistical and spatial
approaches to help define demographically-independent stocks and understand the potential consequences of a dramatically changing
Canadian Arctic on marine . Candidates will be part of a dynamic team of researchers seeking to contribute to a community- and
science-based Nunavut sustainable fisheries.
M.Sc. in biology or related discipline with knowledge of genetics, genomics, and/or bioinformatics. B.Sc. with first class
standing with similar background will also be considered.
familiarity with theory and applications in evolutionary and population genetics/genomics
background in statistics and data analysis
strong interpersonal and communication skills
excellent oral and written English communication skills
outstanding academic track record
Additional desirable experience:
experience with ddRAD-Seq or Genotyping-by-Sequencing methods
familiarity with GIS analytical tools
experience with some next-gen sequencing data analysis and tools (e.g. common NGS manipulation tools and standardized NGS
data formats - e.g. SAM/BAM, VCF, genome assembly - e.g. ALLPATHS, SOAPdenovo)
programming experience with Unix/Linux, Perl or Python, and R or Matlab an asset
Department of Biology
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Interested applicants should contact Stephen Lougheed
directly. Please include 1) your
CV that highlights the relevant skills, 2) a one-paragraph summary of your career goals and why you would like to undertake a PhD at
Queen’s, 3) names of three references and their contact information. Closing date:
Friday November 27, 2015.
Monday January 4, 2016.
Dr. Stephen C. Lougheed
Baillie Family Chair in Conservation Biology
Director, Queen's University Biological Station
Professor, Biology & Environmental Studies
Queen's University, Kingston ON Canada