Post-Doctoral Position (1 or 2 yrs.) – Population genetics of endangered freshwater fishes in the Canadian Prairies

Website University of Alberta

A postdoctoral fellowship is available in the Fisheries and Aquatic Conservation Laboratory led by Dr. Mark Poesch at the University of Alberta. This position is aimed at a population genomicist, regardless of taxaGeneic marker data (SNPs and microsatellite data) has been collected for for several freshwater fish species at risk, including the Athabasca Rainbow Trout (Endangered), Western Silvery Minnow (Endangered) and Mountain Sucker (Threatened). The post-doctoral fellow will help analyze this data examining population structure, genetic diversity and introgression to aid in the management of these species. This project is fully funded for up to two years (after satisfactory review of the candidate’s performance after one year).

Candidate must have a Ph.D. at the time of commencing the position. Experience with population genomics is essential. Candidates interested in this position should send an email to Dr. Mark Poesch (poesch(at) with cover letter clearly articulating how this research builds on their experience, specific skills and date of availability. Please note review of applicants will not commence until July 2, 2018. This competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. Start date is negotiable but ideal start date is fall 2018. The candidate will receive a salary of $45,000 per year plus benefits.

The University of Alberta is consistently rated as one of the top 5 universities in Canada, and one of the top 100 universities worldwide. Located in Alberta’s capital city, Edmonton (population of 1.2 million people), the University of Alberta provides a dynamic mixture of a large research intensive university, urban culture and recreation. More than 39,000 students from across Canada and 144 other countries participate in nearly 400 programs and 18 faculties (

Contact Information:

Dr. Mark Poesch
Associate Professor, Fisheries and Aquatic ConservationUniversity of Alberta,Department of Renewable Resources
751 General Services Building, Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2H1
Ph: 780-492-4827
Email: Poesch(at)


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