Postdoc position on quantitative genetics of field crickets

We are recruiting a 2-year postdoc (beginning of May 2022) to work on a project using artificial selection to improve the productivity of farmed field crickets (Gryllus sigillatus). The project will be carried out under the co-direction of Clint Kelly and Denis Réale, at the  Université du Québec à Montréal, in collaboration with Entomo Farms based in Peterborough (ON, Canada). It includes an applied part to the genetic improvement of cricket production with the possibility for the candidate to develop their own innovative research on relevant topics.

Candidates must have a PhD in biology, with a good knowledge of quantitative genetics, evolutionary biology, and life history theory. The candidate must speak English (to interact with Entomo Farms) and must possess the ability to drive a car to Entomo Farms in Ontario.

If you are interested, please send your CV, a cover letter, and the names of three references to Clint Kelly (kelly.clint@uqam.ca) before March 15, 2022. The project is funded by MITACS, and the salary is 45,000 Can$ / year. For more information, please contact Clint Kelly (kelly.clint@uqam.ca) or Denis Réale (reale.denis@uqam.ca

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