Postdoc - Genome-wide association studies for microbes

Institution/Company: 
Université de Montréal
Location: 
Montreal, QC
Job Description: 

Jesse Shapiro’s lab at Université de Montréal (UdeM) is looking for motivated and talented scientists to join our team, starting immediately.

About the lab: We are a diverse and international group of evolutionary biologists, ecologists, microbiologists and computational biologists, working on natural systems ranging from human gut-associated bacteria to bloom-forming freshwater cyanobacteria, using a combination of wet-lab and dry-lab approaches, rooted in population genomics, and located in the wonderful city of Montreal.

For more information about the lab: www.shapirolab.ca

We are looking for one or two postdocs develop and benchmark a toolkit for genome-wide association studies (GWAS) in bacteria, and to develop open-source, user-friendly tools.

Postdoc candidates must have completed their PhD recently (maximum of 2 years ago) with expertise in computational biology, population genetics and/or genomics, as evidenced by first-author publications.
A strong computational or quantitative background is essential (e.g. a significant amount of experience coding and
working with bioinformatics software and computer clusters).

To apply, please email a single PDF document containing:
(1) a brief letter of research interests,
(2) your CV, and
(3) contact information for three references

to: jesse.shapiro@umontreal.ca.