Employment Opportunities


Postdoctoral position at the University of Alberta

Location: University of Alberta

Date Posted: 29-May-18

A postdoctoral position is available to examine the strain-specific responses of rainbow trout to agriculture-related stressors. This research, funded in part by the Alberta Conservation Agency, seeks to determine the most resilient strains of trout to factors such as hypoxia, temperature and ammonia, for the purposes of stocking management. The ideal candidate will have experience working with fish or other aquatic animals, and technical proficiency in molecular biology and biochemical/physiological methods. In addition to the principal research focus, there is also significant opportunity for the development of other related projects within the scope of the research group (see below). The position is initially for two years, available from July 2018, but with a negotiable start date.  The successful applicant will be expected to engage in collaboration with other lab members and will have the opportunity to supervise undergraduate and graduate students.

This position will be based at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, in the laboratory of Dr. Greg Goss, under the joint supervision of Greg Goss and Chris Glover (Athabasca University). Research within our laboratories is focused on environmental physiology and aquatic toxicology, examining the mechanisms by which aquatic biota cope with stressors (e.g., hypoxia, salinity, temperature, metals, pesticides, oil and gas effluents, nanotoxicants and pharmaceuticals), using a range of molecular, cellular, biochemical and physiological techniques. The funded research will be primarily laboratory-based, but there may be opportunities for field work in Northern Alberta or at Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre.

For more information, or to apply (by sending a current curriculum vitae), please contact: Dr. Chris Glover .

Review of applications will begin June 1 2018, but the position will remain open until filled.