Research positions

Mount Allison University is in the beautiful small town of Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada, next to the Bay of Fundy, less than an hour from Moncton, NB and PEI, and a few hours drive from Saint John and Fredericton, NB, and Halifax, NS.

Post-doctoral associate and technican positions

We are looking to recruit several post-doctoral research associates or technicians to join the Marine Macroecology and Biogeochemistry Lab ( at Mount Allison University ( in Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada ( The successful candidates will be join a diverse collaborative research group with connections to research teams at several other universities.

Specifically we are looking for independent, creative scientists with a background in biological oceanography or plankton ecology and skills in one or more of the following areas: bioinformatics, particularly transcriptomics in non-model microbial eukaryotes, computational data analysis in macroecology, Bayesian statistics, phytoplankton culturing, biochemical assays, and molecular techniques.

Applicants should send a c.v. and a brief statement of research interests and goals to Andrew Irwin ( or Zoe Finkel ( We review applications as they are received.

Research opportunity for undergraduate students

Opportunities are available for enthusiastic undergraduate students that would like research experience. The research projects are varied and interdisciplinary. Students with interests and background in any combination of environmental science, math and computer science, physics, chemistry and biology are welcome to contact Drs. Irwin and/or Finkel.