Summary: POSTDOCTORAL OR RESEARCH ASSISTANT POSITIONS--Bioinformatics,
comparative genomics, endosymbiosis and genome evolution
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia CANADA
We seek highly skilled and self-motivated researchers at the postdoctoral and/or
research assistant level to explore the impact of secondary endosymbiosis on
eukaryotic genome evolution and cell biology. Specifically, the research will revolve
around the bioinformatic analysis and interpretation of nuclear genome sequences from
two unicellular algae (http://www.jgi.doe.gov/sequencing/why/CSP2007/guillardia.html).
The Archibald and Gray Laboratories are part of a collegial and internationally
recognized community of comparative genomics and molecular evolution researchers at
Dalhousie University. The successful applicants will have the opportunity to work
collaboratively with these researchers and with those at other institutions. Demonstrated
skills in bioinformatics, comparative genomics and genome evolution are essential, as
are strong written and oral communication abilities.
The positions are available starting May 1, 2008 (actual start date negotiable) and will
run for an initial 1-year period, with the possibility of extension to 3 years given
satisfactory performance. All qualified and interested persons are encouraged to apply.
Applicants should email (1) a brief cover letter outlining their qualifications and research
interests, (2) a Curriculum Vitae and (3) contact information for three references to: