Postdoctoral Scientist

University of Guelph
Guelph, ON, Canada
Job Type:
  • Postdoctoral (Up to 24 months)
Degree Level Required:
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Postdoctoral Scientist

You will study the impact of silage on milk quality. This will involve analysis of microbial communities in silage and milk in collaboration with graduate students (DNA isolation, library preparation, sequencing and bioinformatics). Knowledge of qPCR would be an advantage. Whole genome sequencing and analysis will be carried out on select microbial isolates.


• You will work closely with the principal investigator, other postdoctoral scientists, graduate and undergraduate students in planning and carrying out research protocols in the defined research areas. • You will assist with other research activities including: coordination and operation of the research program, undergraduate and graduate student training; • You will carry out duties related to managing purchases, as well as preparation of reports and manuscripts for publication.


• PhD in Microbiology, Bioinformatics, Animal/Plant Science or related field; • Excellent written and oral communication skills; • Ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team

  • How to Apply

    Please provide by email to Gisèle LaPointe ( a cover letter, current CV and the names of three individuals who are willing to provide letters of reference (reference letters are not required at this stage, but will be requested for those selected to be interviewed). The cover letter should describe your research background, long-term career goals, and their fit with the focus of this proposal. Your CV should include your education, awards, publications (include pdfs with your application), conference abstracts, and technical experience.

Additional Information

The position is available immediately.