NEW POSITIONS – Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Fellow Positions with Fisheries and Oceans Canada on fisheries genomics, Halifax NS Canada.

Positions: Graduate student positions and several postdoctoral fellow positions are available at Dalhousie University and Fisheries and Oceans Canada (Halifax, NS) working on the ecology, evolution, and conservation genomics of fishes and invertebrates. Species of primary interest are Atlantic salmon and Atlantic cod, but current projects include other anadromous fish and species of marine invertebrates as well.  The lab’s research is broadly concerned the application of genomic tools to inform marine management and conservation. See

The specific projects will involve using next generation sequencing approaches to resolve signatures of adaptation across genomes and populations and the use of molecular tools in mixture analysis and individual assignment. Themes include fishery composition and migration patterns,  adaptation to climate, invasive species, and the impact of escaped farmed salmon on natural populations. These multidisciplinary projects represent training in state of the art genomic tools and techniques while experiencing both university and government laboratory environments.  Graduate students will have access to technical support both in the field and laboratory through DFO staff and expertise and be part of the Marine Gene Probe Laboratory (Dal).

Qualifications: Honours degree or equivalent in biology (for a MSc position) and a MSc or equivalent (for a PhD position), and strong interests in evolutionary ecology, molecular ecology, and conservation biology. PDF Candidates must have a Ph.D. in fisheries science, population genetics, genomics, oceanography or a related field.

Application: Please email ( (1) a letter describing your interests in this position and your previous research experience, (2) a recent CV. Review of applications will continue throughout 2017.

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