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Postdoctoral Fellow Position

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Postdoctoral Fellow Position


One postdoctoral fellow research position with a strong focus in Water Microbiology is available in the Centre for Water Resources Studies (CWRS) at Dalhousie University. The candidate will work with Dr. Graham Gagnon and Dr. Amina Stoddart on multidisciplinary research projects related to water quality and treatment for either drinking water and/or wastewater applications.


Applicants should be enthusiastic and motivated, have a Ph.D. in microbiology, environmental engineering, environmental science or a related field, and have strong verbal and written communication skills. Experience with laboratory research and water sample analysis are strongly preferred, with particular emphasis on the following requirements. The successful applicant will have the option to supervise graduate students.



·       Experience with microbiological instruments (qPCR, flow cytometry, microscopy) and microbiological techniques

·       Experience with analytical method development 

·       Other analytical skills (e.g., solid phase extraction) considered as assets

·       Knowledge or experience in materials characterization is an asset

·       Evidence of contribution toward published peer-reviewed materials and research reports

·       Strong written and oral communication skills



Ph.D. in microbiology, environmental engineering, environmental science or a related field or a related field

Salary Range: $54,000 - $59,000

Start Date: April 1, 2021 or earliest available start date

Duration of appointment: The initial appointment will be for one year, with the option to renew for a second year. 

Deadline for application: Feb 26 2021

Interested parties should forward a cover letter, current CV and contact information of 2-3 references, plus relevant authored or co-authored scholarly journal article(s) to:


Ms. Tarra Chartrand, Administrative Secretary, CWRS,


We thank all applicants, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


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