Research in the Wiseman lab at the University of Lethbridge aims to characterize molecular and biochemical mechanisms by which chemical stressors impact the physiological performance of fishes. We use fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas), Japanese medaka (Oryzias latipes), and zebrafish (Danio rerio) as model species. Currently, we are focudes on mechanisms of intra- and transgenerational effects of early life-stages exposures on reproductive performance, mechanisms of dysregulation of oogenesis leading to reproductive impairment, and development of bioassays to predict reproductive performance.
A postdoctoral position is available to investigate molecular and biochemical mehcanisms of impaired reproductive performance of fishes. Applicants should have a background in toxicology or fish physiology, and a strong background in molecular biology. The ideal applicant will have experience in transciptomics (e.g., RNAseq), epigenomics, or proteomics.
The candidate should be a highly motivated and creative researcher with an ability to develop and pursue their own research ideas. The candidate should also have an interest in mentorship of undergraduate and graduate students. Strong written and oral communication skills are essential.
The University of Lethbridge provides a dynamic research environment. It is home to the Southern Alberta Genome Science Centre, the Alberta RNA Research and Training Institute, and the Canadian Center for Behavorial Neuroscience. As such, there are opportunities for collaborative research and training within the institution.
The University of Lethbridgre is in Lethbridge, which is the largest city in southern Alberta, Canada, with a population of approximately 100,000 people. It is situated within driving distance of the Rocky Mountains, Waterton Lakes National Park, the cities of Calgary and Edmonton, and several outstanding ski resorts including Castle Mountain, Kananaskis, Banff, Lake Louise, Fernie, and Whitefish (Montana, USA).
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Steve Wiseman, PhD
Canada Research Chair in Aquatic and Mechanistic Toxicology
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Lethbridge