Marine Microbial Macroecology Lab

Post-doctoral research opportunities

We are looking for one or two post-doctoral research associates to join the Marine Macroecology and Biogeochemistry Lab at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada. For information on the lab go to Two broad research areas are described below. There is flexibility in the details of the projects which will be designed to suit the skills and goals of the post-docs.

Marine ecology

Species distribution models can be useful tools to characterize species’ niches, test for changes in niches, and make forecasts of future species biogeography when combined with climate change scenarios. I have several projects following up on recent work based on oceanographic time-series of phytoplankton communities. I’m looking for someone with knowledge of phytoplankton and zooplankton ecology, modern statistical skills, and computing skills.

Applied bioinformatics

I’m looking for someone with knowledge of bioinformatics, particularly tools for analyzing RNAseq data from eukaryotic phytoplankton, computing skills and an interest in developing new applications of bioinformatic data in the service of ecological and physiological research in biological oceanography. An background in microbial ecology, photosynthesis, and biological oceanography would be an asset but is not required.

For both positions, the post-doc could work primarily on data analysis or could combine new experiments in the lab with analysis of those data.

The initial appointment will be for one year and funding is in place for up to two more years. To apply, send a c.v., outline of your research goals, and contact information for three referees to Andrew Irwin, Email inquiries are welcome.