We're looking for a PopGen / GBS / landscape genetics Post Doc!

Are you a motivated and talented researcher in molecular ecology and population genetics? Are you also looking for a challenging and rewarding post-doctoral research project in a great lab in a great University in a great city? 

If this is you, we are currently seeking a motivated and highly qualified post-doctoral researcher for a 1 year contract to study dispersal and population dynamics in the spruce budworm (Choristoneura fumiferana) using landscape genetics. This work is part of a large inter-disciplinary and multi-institutional research program dedicated to better understanding the fundamental ecology of the budworm outbreak system. The specific project will investigate how dispersal, landscape connectivity, and climate affect spatial-temporal population dynamics and how this information can be used to improve estimates of outbreak risk in forest areas not yet affected.

The successful candidate is expected to have experience in molecular ecology (e.g., GBS), landscape genetics, and strong skills in statistical analysis (e.g., R). Additional skills and/or curiosity in landscape ecology, forest entomology, GIS, and management of large data sets are desired. Some experience in forestry and forest management issues in Canada would also be useful.

To apply please send me (patrick.ma.james@umontreal.ca) your  current CV, contact information for three references, a writing sample (i.e., a published paper), and a precise cover letter outlining your research experience and interests  by April 1, 2016.

The expected starting date is September 2016; earlier may be possible. Note that applicants are expected to have completed their PhD at the time the contract begins.