Post-Doc Position: STP-chip Development

Project Summary:

Drs. Daniel Heath (University of Windsor) and Kenneth Jeffries (University of Manitoba) have an opening for a Post-Doc to assist in the development of the Stress-response Transcriptional Profiling (STP) chip–a suite of quantitative gene expression assays to assess fish health and responses to environmental stressors. The Post-Doc will coordinate with P.I.s, graduate students, lab managers, and industry professionals from collaborating institutions to develop a robust collection of cDNA, tissue samples, and transcriptomic sequence data for the STP-chip design, testing, and validation.

Candidates are required to have a PhD in Biology or related field, extensive experience with bioinformatic analyses, and practical knowledge of R-based software use. Lab experience with qRT-PCR and RNA-seq analysis is preferred. Exceptional attention to detail, organization, and time-management skills with a track record of success in managing multiple projects and deadlines are essential qualities for this position. A full summary of the functions and duties of the position can be found on our site:

How to Apply:

Applicants are asked to send an updated CV, representative publications, a cover letter and/or statement describing the candidate’s past experience and accomplishments, interests (generally and with respect to the specifics of this position), and the names and e-mails of at least two references. These materials should be combined into a single pdf document and sent to Dr. Jeffries (

The Heath and Jeffries labs are committed to increasing gender, ethnic, disciplinary, and cultural diversity. They aim to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion within our field of research in Canada.

Start Date:

The position is expected to start as soon as possible, September 2021.

We will review applications as they arrive, beginning August 2021.