The Physiology Section promotes excellence in the science of fish physiology through improved communication between researchers and other professionals who need the most up-to-date information on physiological processes, tools, and techniques. The Section publishes a newsletter, and conducts symposia and workshops to disseminate the results of basic and applied research on fish physiology to the scientific and professional community, resource users, and the general public.
We seek a motivated individual to manage a large-scale fisheries genomics project. The incumbent will coordinate sampling and sequencing of several thousand arctic char, arctic cod, and northern shrimp for the purpose of defining and understanding stock populations. He/she will work with the PIs to establish analysis pipelines and support several graduate students who will further use these data for their own specific project goals. Prior project management and next-gen sequencing data analysis experience are a must.
- PhD in computational biology/bioinformatics OR statistics/computer science/math/engineering background with a firm grasp of genomics and genetics
- published next-gen sequencing data analysis: familiarity with public alignment pipelines, SNV calling algorithms, common NGS manipulation tools and standardized NGS data formats (e.g. SAM/BAM, VCF) and genome assembly (e.g. ALLPATHS, SOAPdenovo)
- competent programmer fluent in Unix/Linux, Perl or Python, and R or Matlab
- computer cluster operation (e.g. PBS, LSF, Torque)
- experience managing large datasets (Tbs)
- managing personnel in the lab and mentoring students
- strong interpersonal and communication skills
- excellent oral and written English communication skills
- outstanding academic and professional track record, including presentations at international conferences and experience producing high quality published research
Additional desirable experience:
- evolutionary ecology
Salary: $65,000 CDN plus benefits
Duration: 2 years
Department of Biology
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Interested applicants should contact Stephen Lougheed (email@example.com) directly. Please include 1) your CV that highlights the relevant skills, 2) a one-paragraph summary of your career goals and why you’d like to lead this effort, 3) names of three references and their contact information. Open until a suitable candidate is found.
Preferred start: January 2016.
Dr. Stephen C. Lougheed
Baillie Family Chair in Conservation Biology
Director, Queen’s University Biological Station
Professor, Biology & Environmental Studies
Queen’s University, Kingston ON Canada