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WHAT'S NEW  ::  Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

November 27, 2018
Ph.D. position Molecular Microbial Ecology

Employer: University of Windsor, Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research
Location: Windsor, ON, Canada
Closing Date: January 31, 2019

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Job Description

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Start Date: ASAP

Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research (GLIER) at the University of Windsor is seeking a Ph.D. student to lead a project investigating the microbial communities associated with sediment-water nutrient flux processes. We specifically want to target gene transcription profiles associated with nutrient flux variation across multiple environmental stressors and develop early warning indicators of nutrient flux based on multigene transcriptional profiles. The student would thus be trained in fieldwork, lab microbial genomics and transcriptomics and advanced bioinformatics. The student will work closely with Industry partners, the Essex Region Conversation Authority and Government laboratories (Environment Climate Change Canada, Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada). GLIER is an internationally recognized interdisciplinary research institute with advanced genomics and microbial infrastructure situated on the shore of the Detroit River.

Requirements: Experience in any of Microbiology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Environmental Sciences and Computer Science, with an interest in microbial ecology and evolution. Experience in bioinformatics (especially metagenomics and metatranscriptomics), mathematical modeling and/or molecular biology are strong asserts but not absolute requirements. The most important qualifications are strong motivation to learn new things, solve problems, willingness to participate in research expeditions and to pursue research in an interdisciplinary framework.

Application Instructions

To apply:

  • please send an email (subject: Ph.D. student Molecular Microbial Ecology) to Dr. Daniel Heath (dheath@uwindsor.ca) and Dr. Subba Rao Chaganti (chaganti@uwidnsor.ca)
  • with a cover letter describing previous research experience and interests,
  • a C.V and
  • contact information for 2 to 3 references.

Related Links

Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research
Daniel Heath Laboratory

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