A lipidomics approach to tracking hypoxia in the St. Lawrence Estuary

Overview: The St. Lawrence Estuary (SLE), a vital ecosystem for eastern Canada, is severely affected by the discharge of organic matter and inorganic nutrients from human and natural sources, leading to perennially hypoxic conditions in its bottom waters.

  1. The severity, frequency and spatial scale of hypoxia have increased in the past few decades causing the mass mortality of marine animals, benthic definition, loss of biodiversity, and a decline in fisheries production.
  2. In this project, we propose to exploit a combined lipidomics (high-resolution LC-MS) and isopotomics (compound-specific stable [13C/12C, D/H] and radio [14C] isotope analysis) approach to identify the relative importance of the different processes that are responsible for the continuous decrease in dissolved oxygen concentrations in the bottom waters.

Required Qualifications;

  1. PhD in Chemistry or related fields, with experience in Biogeochemistry and Stable Isotope methods and instrumentation.
  2. Applicants must not currently hold a postdoctoral appointment at Concordia
  3. Priority will be given to postdoctoral fellows who have obtained their PhD from another university although in exceptional cases Concordia graduates may be considered
  4. Applicants must adhere to the postdoctoral fellow eligibility criteria outlined in Concordia University’s Postdoctoral Policy

Application Procedure: You will need the following documents to complete your application

  1. :All documents must be submitted to Niyusha Samadi.
  2. Please include the reference number with your application
  3. One to three (1-3) page research statement demonstrating fit with the program described above
  4. Two letters of reference from academic supervisors or current employers to be sent via e-mail directly to Niyusha Samadi.
Quick Overview
Organization Concordia University,
Level Postdoc
Country Canada
Subject areas  Chemistry, Biogeochemistry
Contact Yves Gélinas, PhD

Yves.Gelinas@concordia.ca, (514) 848-2424 ext. 3337

Deadline  August 31,2020

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