Postdoctoral positions in Ecological Genomics at York University, Toronto, Canada

Our group (www.yorku.ca/zayedlab) at York University’s Dept. of Biology (Toronto, Canada) has positions available for a postdoctoral fellow in Ecological Genomics with demonstrable expertise in genomics and bioinformatics for the following two projects:

  1. BeeCSI: Our group is leading a national Genome Canada-funded initiative called BeeCSI (https://beecsi.ca/) to develop stressor-specific biomarkers for honey bees. We are looking for a postdoctoral fellow with experience in transcriptomics and interest in honey bee biology to lead the analysis of a large RNAseq dataset consisting of 43 laboratory and 12 field experiments where honey bees were naturally and experientially exposed to a large number of relevant stressors, alone and in combination. The RNAseq datasets have been fully assembled and the successful candidate will be able to initiate the bioinformatics analyses immediately after starting the position. The goal of our research is to characterize the molecular machinery underlying the honey bee’s response to multiple stressors, and to discover diagnostic transcriptional signatures that can be used to predict exposure to stressors in the field.
  2. Genomics of Coral Resilience: A new research direction for the lab! The Postdoctoral fellow will use several ‘Omic tools to study the genomic basis underlying symbiont shuffling and tolerance to thermal-stress in reef-building corals, in collaboration with the Coral Resilience Lab at the Hawaiian Institute of Marine Biology.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit a cover letter outlining their expertise, a CV, reprints of relevant papers, and contact information for 3 referees to honeybee@yorku.ca. We will evaluate the applications as they are received, with an application deadline of August 31st, 2023.

In addition to the honey bee lab, York University is home to the Center for Bee Ecology, Evolution and Conservation (BEEc, https://bees.yorku.ca). Successful candidates will have a chance to interact with the diverse faculty, fellows and students at BEEc, and participate in BEEc activities and training initiatives.

Start Date: Fall 2023
Salary: Starting from $50,000 and Commensurate with experience.

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