Postdoctoral Fellowships (NB) Genomic Selection and Quantitative Genetics in Spruce

2 positions closing October 25, 2015 Jenn O'Donnell October 5, 2015

Location of employment: Canadian Wood Fibre Centre (Quebec City and Fredericton), Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resources Canada.

We are looking for two postdoctoral fellows in genomic selection and marker assisted selection to work in a multidisciplinary environment that includes researchers from various organizations, amongst others: The Canada Research Chair in Forest and Environmental Genomics at Université Laval (http://www.genomiqueforestiere.chaire.ulaval.ca/), the Canadian Wood Fibre Centre (http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/forests/research-centres/cwfc/13457), the ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs du Québec (Québec Department of Forests, Wildlife and Parks), the New Brunswick Tree Improvement Council and industrial partners. The postdoctoral fellows will be hired by the Canadian Forest Service. One of the positions will be located in Fredericton (New Brunswick) and the other one in Quebec City (Québec). The Canadian Forest Service, along with the Canadian Wood Fibre Centre, is part of a strong network in the field of forest genetics and genomics. In a current applied partnership project, we are implementing genomic selection techniques in breeding programs for white spruce (Picea glauca) and Norway spruce (Picea abies) in eastern Canada.

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