Position:       Postdoctoral Fellowship – Plant and Soil Ecology

Type:   Postdoctoral Fellowship


The Plant and Soil Ecology Lab (Algoma University, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, 
Canada) is seeking an 
outstanding postdoctoral fellow available starting in January 2019. Research 
will focus on the temporal 
dynamics of plant-soil biotic interactions with an emphasis on exotic plant 
invasions and mycorrhizal 

The postdoc should have:

•       a Ph.D. in soil microbial ecology;
•       a strong background in experimental design and statistics;
•       knowledge of meta-analysis;
•       experience in setting up greenhouse and/or field experiments;
•       expertise in molecular techniques;
•       excellent oral communication skills and a strong publication record;
•       the capacity to work independently and in a team.

The lab is located on campus in the Biosciences and Technology Convergence 
Centre. In addition to 
excellent plant growth facilities, the lab is fully equipped for PCR-based 
techniques and traditional 
microbiology. Exceptional greenhouse facilities and a long-term field research 
site are available through 
the Ontario Forestry Research Institute located only 10 minutes away.  

Funding is available for one year possibly renewable for a five-year period 
(pending funding and a 
positive evaluation). Salary: $50,000, which includes benefits.

Please submit your application by email (cover letter and CV) including the 
names of three referees and 
sent to Dr. Pedro M. Antunes before June 15th, 2018. 

About Algoma University

Located in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Algoma University’s campus is situated at 
the center of the Great 
Lakes bordering Michigan, USA. The surrounding nature is absolutely stunning 
and the city offers a 
welcoming, peaceful and active living environment to its residents. Due to its 
smaller size, the University 
prides itself on its unique ability to offer students an individualized and 
personalized education, 
including opportunities for one-on-one time with its knowledgeable and caring 
faculty and staff. 

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to 
Canadian citizens and 
permanent residents.  Algoma University encourages applications from all 
qualified women and men, 
members of visible minorities, Aboriginal people and persons with disabilities.

If you have any questions email  pedro.antu...@algomau.net   Website: 

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