Post doctoral fellowship, harmful cyanobacterial blooms
Environment Canada is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to work on a project entitled "Genomic approach to toxic HABs prediction and management." The research will involve source tracking (by phylogenetics of toxin gene and 16S-23S ITS sequencing) and gene expression profiling of cyanobacterial (Microcystis) blooms in the Great Lakes. It is a joint USA-Environment Canada project with Bowling Green State University (BGSU) and is funded for a minimum of 2 years.
The position would start as soon as possible. Canadian citizenship is not required, although this helps with travel and visas. The candidate would need to apply to the NSERC visiting fellows programme at http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/PD-NP/Laboratories-Laboratoires/index_eng.asp. They would be hired by Environment Canada, and their time would be divided between our lab and visits to the USA partner lab at BGSU. There would be mix of field and lab work with focus on the Great Lakes, notably Lake Erie.