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WHAT'S NEW  ::  Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

November 17, 2022
Postdoctoral Research scientist position: Is the Atmosphere an Ecosystem?

Employer: University of Guelph
Location: University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario
Closing Date: January 31, 2023

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Job Description

 Review of applications will begin Jan 1, 2023

Postdoctoral position available in the laboratory of Dr. Jackie Goordial, held in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of Guelph. The position will be to investigate the microbial ecology of aerosols globally in an interdisciplinary, and international team. The position is fully funded through a Human Frontiers of Sciences Program grant, and the researcher would work closely with collaborators Dr. James Bradley (Queen Mary University), Dr. Chris Greening (Monash University), and Dr. Elizabeth Trembath-Reichert (Arizona State University). The postdoctoral researcher will have many opportunities to present research at conferences, and to mentor students if desired.

The project will be interdisciplinary, incorporating microbial ‘omics, incubations studies, and single cell sorting and sequencing.  There will be ample opportunities for field work, including in the Canadian Arctic as part of this research program. 


Application Instructions

Postdoctoral researchers interested in the position should have a PhD and prior experience in biogeochemistry, microbial ecology, microbiology, cell and molecular biology and bioinformatics. In particular, prior experience with handling low biomass samples, and a desire to be involved with field work would be considered an asset.

Interested applicants are welcome to apply to the email: goordial@uoguelph.ca. 

Review of applications will begin Jan 1, 2023. Interviews will be scheduled for Jan 2023. The ideal start of the position would be July 1, 2023 (or earlier) due to funding timing constraints).

Applicants should include in the subject line of their email: “Postdoc application: is the atmosphere an ecosystem?”  Please include:
  1. A cover letter including a narrative of how the outlined project would contribute to your own personal goals and prior relevant experience that is not apparent from a CV.
  2. A CV

Applicants from historically excluded groups are STRONGLY encouraged to apply including those who identify as women, Black, Indigenous, people of colour, persons with disabilities, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. The position is open to domestic and international postdocs. 


Related Links

Goordial Environmental Microbiology Laboratory

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