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Professor of biological oceanography with specialization in phytoplankton ecology

Job Description

The Institut des sciences de la mer de Rimouski (ISMER) of the Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR), a multidisciplinary research center in oceanography, is seeking a new professor of biological oceanography with a specialization in phytoplankton ecology.

The selected candidate must be specialized in phytoplankton ecology. The areas of expertise sought are phytoplankton ecology, molecular tools, including omic methods, for the study of biodiversity, marine planktonic biodiversity, specific and functional diversity and marine ecology. The selected candidate will be encouraged to develop his/her own area of research, to develop and manage his/her laboratory, and collaborate with researchers at ISMER and from other departments within the university. The selected candidate will participate in the MSc, PhD and DESS (Specialized Graduate Diploma) oceanography programs through the supervision of graduate students and teaching. The working language is French.

At the time of hiring, the chosen person must have a doctorate in a relevant discipline (oceanography (biology), marine biology or ecology, ecology, zoology or biology with a thesis in marine ecology or related discipline), at least one year of postdoctoral experience and a solid publication record.

Application files must include a motivation letter, a CV including the research and student training experiences and the name and contact details of three referees. Evaluation of applications will begin on July 5, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.


Diploma: PhD

Discipline of diploma: Oceanography (biology), marine ecology or biology, ecology, zoology or biology with thesis in marine ecology;

Specialization domain: Phytoplanktonic ecology, the use of omic methods for the study of biodiversity;

Required area of research: Study of marine phytoplanktonic biodiversity; specific and functional diversity; marine ecology;

Others: At least one year of postdoctoral experience and a solid publication record

SALARY: as per the terms of the collective agreement in effect

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. We subscribe to an equal access program and our community advocates the values of equity, diversity and inclusion, and we put in place accommodation measures as needed. We strongly encourage women, people with disabilities, members of visible and ethnic minorities and Indigenous people to apply. 

All applications will be treated confidentially

How to Apply

Application Deadline: 05/07/2021

Candidates interested in this position are invited to submit their application to:

Président de l’Assemblée institutionnelle
Institut des sciences de la mer de Rimouski (ISMER) Université du Québec à Rimouski
310, allée des Ursulines, Rimouski (Québec), G5L 3A1, CANADA

By email: [email protected]