Research Opportunities

Postdoctoral Fellow Position on pest detection using eDNA
Postdoctoral Fellow Position on pest detection using eDNA

Postdoctoral Fellow – Pest detection using environmental DNA

We are seeking an outstanding Postdoctoral Research Fellow to lead a new Smart Idea project funded by MBIE that will investigate the potential to use water and potentially airborne environmental DNA (eDNA) to rapidly and accuracy determine the distributions, densities and movements of possums, rats and stoats, and potentially other parts of our biota, from local to landscape scales.

The role

We are seeking an outstanding Postdoctoral Research Fellow to lead a new Smart Idea project funded by MBIE that will investigate the potential to use water and potentially airborne environmental DNA (eDNA) to rapidly and accuracy determine the distributions, densities and movements of possums, rats and stoats, and potentially other parts of our biota, from local to landscape scales.

Skills and experience

We welcome applications from postdoctoral candidates who have experience in molecular biology, evolutionary and population genetics/genomics, and bioinformatics. Prior experience with eDNA and metabarcoding approaches would be extremely beneficial. The successful candidate will be highly self-motivated and be able to work alongside a wide variety of people. In addition they will have a strong commitment to research excellence with a track record of high research productivity based on international, peer-reviewed publications commensurate for their career stage.

Further details

This is a full-time, fixed term position for three years.

You must have the right to work and live in New Zealand to apply for this position.

Specific enquiries may be directed to Professor Neil Gemmell, Department of Anatomy. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Application

To submit your application (including CV and cover letter) please click the apply button. Applications quoting reference number 2200175 will close on Monday, 21 February 2022.

https://otago.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=2200175

Postdoctoral Fellow Position on sex change in fish
Postdoctoral Fellow Position on sex change in fish

Postdoctoral Fellow – Investigating the molecular basis of socially controlled female to male sex change in fish

The role/Te mahi

We are seeking an outstanding Postdoctoral Research Fellow to spearhead a new project funded by the Royal Society Te Apārangi Marsden Fund that will investigate the role of female dominance hierarchies in female to male sex change using a marine fish model.

Using behavioural assays, social induction of sex-change, and leading-edge approaches in neuroscience and genomics, we seek to determine the traits and cues that are used to establish social hierarchies, reveal how an individual’s position in its social hierarchy impacts upon its capacity to change sex and decipher the behavioural cues and molecular events that precede and encompass the initiation of socially regulated sex change.

Skills and experience/Kā pūkeka me kā wheako

Applications are invited from postdoctoral candidates who:
•    Have experience in molecular biology, neuroscience, evolutionary and population genetics/genomics, and bioinformatics.
•    Are highly self-motivated and able to work alongside a wide variety of people.
•    Have a strong commitment to research excellence with a track record of high research productivity based on international, peer-reviewed publications commensurate for their career stage.

 

Further details/Pūroko

This is a full-time, fixed term position for three years from September 2022.

You must have the right to live and work in New Zealand to apply for this position.

Specific enquiries may be directed to Professor Neil Gemmell, Department of Anatomy, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Application/Tono

To submit your application (including CV and cover letter) please click the apply button. Applications quoting reference number 2200173 will close on Monday, 21 February 2022.

 

Interested in joining our team?

Get in touch! Send us an This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and include:

  • A cover letter.
  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • A copy of your academic transcript.
  • A sample of your written scientific work.
  • Names of three referees

 

  • We look forward to hearing from you!