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Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Toronto, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Toronto, Ontario

Supervisor(s): Prof. Chelsea M. Rochman w/co-supervision from Prof. David Sinton (Dept of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering)

Closing date : This position will remain open until filled, however we will begin to review complete applications after March 12th, 2018

Expected start date: May 1st, 2018 with flexibility for an earlier or later start date

Term: 12 months, renewable subject to performance

The Rochman Lab is looking for an exceptional Ecology/Ecotoxicology Postdoc with an excellent record and experience running laboratory and field experiments testing hypotheses about the ecological impacts of anthropogenic stressors. We are looking for talented individuals who are motivated by understanding how multiple anthropogenic stressors impact ecosystems at several levels of biological organization. There is relatively good data on the ecological impact of individual pollutants and stressors, but in the environment no stressor acts alone. This is particularly true with global climate change. Increasing CO2 levels act in concert with local stressors everywhere. The goal of this funded project is to address this fundamental multi-stressor challenge using newly developed methods and experiments across multiple levels of scale (e.g., from microcosms to mesocosms to field experiments). This project is multi-disciplinary and is in close collaboration with Dave Sinton’s lab in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. Together, our aim is to combine the strengths and techniques from engineering with those from ecology to develop and design new experimental techniques and explore unanswered questions. The Sinton lab has recently developed a microcosm platform that uses microfluidics to enable experiments with excellent control of physical parameters, diverse treatment groups, and high numbers of replication. A just-published example of this work can be found in Advanced Science [listed here ]. A newly hired postdoc will build off of this platform, adapting it and applying it new experiments in the laboratory and potentially scaling up to experiments at larger scales (e.g., mesocosm experiments, field experiments, testing hypotheses with existing datasets). This project is in close collaboration with a leading researcher and research group in microfluidics: Prof. Dave Sinton.

If interested, please email Chelsea Rochman ( with “Postdoc Applicant” in the subject line, with your c.v., 3 letters of reference, your transcripts to date and two of your most relevant publications.

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Various Positions – Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows
McGill University
Montreal, QC

Postdoctoral Fellow or PhD to study trans-omic responses (i.e., RNA-seq, proteomics, metabolomics).
Requirements: The candidate is expected to have a MSc or PhD degree with a solid background in toxicogenomics and molecular biology. Other assets include: understanding of ecotoxicology, statistics, big data, and bioinformatics.
Contact Prof. Nil Basu ( or Prof. Jessica Head (

Postdoctoral Fellow or Research Associate
Requirements: The candidate is expected to have a PhD or MSc degree with training in database management (MangoDB) with solid programming skills in Java and R. Other assets include: understanding of RNAseq, web interface development.
Contact: Prof. Jeff Xia (

PhD student to study epigenetics (AhR-mediated responses) in avian models exposed to contaminants.
Requirements: The candidate is expected to have a MSc degree with training in Biochemistry and/or Molecular Biology.
Contact: Prof. Jessica Head (

MSc student to study early-life effects of contaminant exposure in the endangered copper redhorse using lab- and field-based fish models, and in collaboration with government researchers.
Requirements: The candidate is expected to have some training in Biochemistry and/or Molecular Biology.
Contact: Prof. Jessica Head (

Postdoctoral Fellow in in vitro toxicology.
Requirements: The candidate is expected to have a PhD degree with a solid background in cell/molecular biology as it pertains to the development and utilization of in vitro methods to characterize risks of chemicals and materials. Other assets include: understanding of chemicals management, systems-based approaches, trans-disciplinary collaborations with green
chemists, engineers, and social scientists.
Contact Prof. Nil Basu (

For more information please see the job posting here.

Assistant/Associate Professor in Ecohydrology
University of Guelph, School of Environmental Sciences
Guelph, ON

The School of Environmental Sciences (SES) at the University of Guelph seeks to hire an Assistant or Associate Professor in Ecohydrology (tenure-track) working on research related to watershed processes, nutrient transport, surface water chemistry, and/or water quality, and their interrelationship with ecological systems. The successful candidate must hold a PhD in Hydrology, Ecosystem Science, or a related discipline,
and will have demonstrated research excellence through a strong publication record in internationally recognized, peer-reviewed journals. The successful candidate will complement existing expertise in SES in
agricultural systems, biogeochemistry, aquatic & terrestrial ecology, environmental chemistry, microbiology and hydrogeology.

Applicants should submit, by March 31, 2018, their curriculum vitae, statements of their research goals and teaching philosophy and the names, email addresses and telephone numbers of at least three professional
references who can evaluate their candidacy.

For more information please see the job posting here.

Environmental Site and Risk Assessor
BluMetric Environmental Inc.
Toronto or Kingston or Ottawa, ON

BluMetric Environmental Inc. is looking for an enthusiastic, detail-oriented and independent Environmental Risk Assessor to work in their Toronto, Kingston or Ottawa office. The successful candidate will have excellent technical and writing skills, knowledge of regulations and experience with the O.Reg 153/04, Federal Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) and Risk Assessment (RA) frameworks. BluMetric Environmental Inc. is looking for someone who can contribute to the existing ESA/RA team with a positive attitude, a team-oriented approach to projects and an ability to apply independent problem solving skills to all phases of a job. The ideal candidate would be someone with sufficient ESA/RA experience to be able to work independently while also possessing the awareness to know when to ask for help. This is a leadership track position with opportunities for advancement within the company.

For more information please see the full job posting here.