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Post-doctoral Position in Functional Genomics

Research Description

The newly created Institute for Microbial Systems and Society (IMSS) at the University of Regina is recruiting a post-doctoral researcher with experience analyzing high-throughput DNA sequencing data and an interest in applying sequencing technologies in functional genomics. IMSS focuses on using functional genomics to explore biological mechanisms associated with microbial communities. The research undertaken within IMSS is used to advance knowledge and discovery of how microbial systems function within three of Canada’s largest industrial sectors of agriculture, energy and the environment, and healthcare. The applicant will have the opportunity to engage on diverse funded research projects and further develop skills with RNA-seq, INSeq, Community Profiling and whole genome analyses.

The IMSS recently received new funding from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation and provides access to excellent infrastructure. The infrastructure includes Ilumina MiSeq and MiniSeq platforms, Ion Torrent PGM, and Nanopore MinIon. Furthermore, IMSS is located in the new Research and Innovation Centre, which brings together three microbial genetics laboratories, the Institute for Environmental Change and Society, and the Institute for Energy, Environment and Sustainable Communities. The environment therefore provides opportunities to engage in research collaboration with a diverse group of researchers, including biostatisticians, molecular ecologists, and environmental engineers. The IMSS works with multiple industry partners, and thus provides excellent networking opportunities for the post-doctoral candidate to interact with industry partners such as Sask Power, Evraz, Lallemand Plant Care, Bayer Crop Science. IMSS also has collaborations with national and international academic partners and there are opportunities for the post-doctoral candidate to visit academic partners at institutes such as the University of Oxford and Trinity College Dublin. 

The salary is $42,000 CDN and the appointment is for 1 year with an opportunity for renewal based on satisfactory performance.  

Application Instructions

Applicants are requested to forward a cover letter summarizing their interest and experience appropriate into the position, along with a current CV and examples of recent publications. Please submit the application package via email to Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

The University of Regina is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. Applications are encouraged from qualified applicants including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, people with disabilities, people of all sexual orientations and genders. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.