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Western University, London, Ontario, Canada: Postdoctoral position in molecular physiology of insect freeze tolerance

(posted 2018-02-08)

A two-year postdoctoral position is available in the Sinclair lab at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada. The successful applicant will develop an innovative research project that advances our understanding of the mechanisms underlying insect freeze tolerance. The primary model will be Gryllus crickets, and tools may include RNAi, RNA-Seq, GC/LC-MS-based metabolomics and lipidomics, and a range of microscopy techniques (the lab is well-resourced for all of these). The successful applicant will have a PhD in comparative physiology/ biochemistry or functional -omics, multiple publications in international journals, and have experience or an interest in working on thermal biology of insects.

The Sinclair lab is a dynamic and productive group of researchers with a dedication to diversity, rigour, and training, with a very strong record of lab members succeeding both inside and outside academia. Our group culture is very important to us: the successful applicant will be the kind of person that plays nicely with others, works hard, gives generously of their time to help lab mates, and appreciates the value of giving and receiving honest and constructive feedback. Postdocs are expected to contribute to intellectual leadership in the group, and to take ownership of their project from day 1. There will be formal and informal opportunities to mentor undergraduate and graduate students.

For more information about the lab and its activities, visit our website at Feel free to contact Brent or other lab members by email for further information.

Applications should include a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact details of three referees. Please email them as a single .pdf file to Dr. Sinclair at by 3pm EST on Monday March 5th, 2018.