Aug 25

Graduate Student Position in Algal Evolutionary Genomics

Biology Department, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada

One graduate student (Ph.D.) position is available in the laboratory of
Dr. Adrian Reyes-Prieto in the Biology Department of the University of
New Brunswick at Fredericton.

Dr Reyes-Prieto is seeking an enthusiastic graduate student interested in genomic
sciences, evolutionary biology and microbial diversity. The candidate
should have strong research skills, and some experience with molecular
biology techniques and bionformatics.The selected candidate is expected
to join the lab as soon as January 2012. MSc candidates with equivalent
experience will also be considered.

Selected student will participate on genome-scale projects investigating
diverse aspects of the origin and evolution of photosynthetic
eukaryotes. The selected candidate will generate genomic and
transcriptomic data from diverse algae, such as Glaucophytes and
Prasinophytes, for evolutionary and comparative studies. Research
projects comprise “next-generation” sequencing, bioinformatics analyses,
phylogenomics and experimental approaches (biochemistry and proteomics).
This position will provide the opportunity to conduct novel research in
microbial comparative genomics, organelle evolution and evolutionary
biology. NSERC funds for stipends/salaries up to 4 years are available.

My research program is affiliated to the CIFAR-Integrated Microbiology
and the selected graduate student will have the opportunity to
close interactions with prestigious research groups across Canada,
Europe and USA via our ongoing collaborations and regular meetings.

Please apply by sending your Curriculum Vitae, contact information of at
least two references, and a cover letter with statement of research
interests to areyes[at]unb.ca. It is critical you contact me directly
prior to applying to the graduate studies program.

Information on graduate studies and application procedures for the
Department of Biology at University of New Brunswick can be found online
at www.unb.ca/fredericton/science/biology/Degree_Info/Graduate.html

Adrian Reyes-Prieto Ph.D.
University of New Brunswick,
Biology Department
269 Bailey Hall, Fredericton
New Brunswick, E3B 5A3

Adrian Reyes <areyes@unb.ca>