Postdoctoral fellow – coral reef ecosystem recovery, University of Victoria, British Columbia. Application deadline: August 31st, 2018.

The Baum Lab at University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada (https://baumlab.weebly.com; @BaumLab) seeks to recruit an outstanding postdoctoral fellow (PDF) who will lead research investigating mechanisms of coral reef ecosystem recovery following mass coral mortality.

Research Context and Specific Focus: The 2015-2017 mega El Niño unleashed globally unprecedented heat stress on Kiritimati (Christmas) Island, a large coral atoll in the central equatorial Pacific Ocean. With its strong spatial gradient of local human disturbance, Kiritimati offers an excellent platform for studying how local and global stressors interact. This post-doctoral fellow would have access to a wealth of ecological data collected as part of Dr. Baum’s long-term research program on Kiritimati.Drawing upon these data, the post-doctoral fellow would have the freedom to investigate various aspects of ecosystem recovery, from coral community composition and habitat complexity (using novel Structure-from-Motion imagery), to fish abundance and diversity, or food web rewiring (focused on fish trophic dynamics), depending on their interests and expertise. Research for the position would be supported for the full two years (to value of approximately $30K per year), including field research expenses, conference travel and publication costs.

Required Qualifications:
– A PhD in ecology, with a focus on marine ecology and/or stable isotope ecology;
– Excellent publication record (Minimum of 6 peer-reviewed publications);
– Excellent technical, analytical, computer, organizational, and problem-solving skills. Strong attention to detail, and meticulous work style, as evidenced by previous research;
– Excellent time management skills, including the ability to meet project goals in a timely manner, and follow through on projects to completion;
– Strong interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to work both independently and collaboratively, and to communicate research findings at professional meetings and in high quality peer-reviewed journals.
Desired Qualifications:
– Scientific diver qualifications and extensive dive experience;
– Experience working in remote field sites;

Research Environment: The postdoc will be based in Prof. Julia Baum’s lab (https://baumlab.weebly.com; @BaumLab) in UVIC’s (https://www.uvic.ca/) Department of Biology. The Baum lab is a supportive and stimulating research environment, with a group of scientists who are committed to scientific outreach and policy, to open science, and to enhancing diversity in STEM. UVic is one of Canada’s top comprehensive universities (https://www.macleans.ca/schools/university-of-victoria/), has a vibrant ecology community (https://uvicecology.weebly.com/) and is located in beautiful Victoria, on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Interested candidates should thoroughly familiarize themselves with Dr. Baum’s research program and details on her lab website.

Salary Funding: The fellow will need to secure his/her own salary funding by working with Dr. Baum to apply for an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship (http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/PD-NP/PDF-BP_eng.asp; Notes: Candidates for this fellowship must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada), a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship ((http://banting.fellowships-bourses.gc.ca/en/home-accueil.html; Notes: This highly competitive fellowship is open to candidates of all nationalities and requires academic excellence and an outstanding publication record (e.g. ~8-12 peer-reviewed publications in quality journals); or a Mitacs Elevate Fellowship (https://www.mitacs.ca/en/programs/elevate; Notes: This fellowship is open to candidates of all nationalities). Dr. Baum will work with the successful applicant this summer/fall to craft the appropriate
postdoctoral fellowship application. International applicants are also strongly encouraged to determine if PDF funding opportunities are available from their home country that would enable them to hold the fellowship internationally, in the Baum Lab.

To apply: Candidates should submit the following materials via email to Dr. Baum (baum ‘at’ uvic.ca) in a single PDF document, with your last name in the file name and the subject heading “CoralRecoveryPDF”:
-a cover letter explaining your motivation for applying for this position, how your prior research experience qualifies you for the position, and your career goals;
-a CV (including publication list and clear specification of relevant quantitative skills; publication list may include publications in advanced stages of preparation);
-names and contact details for three references.
All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. The Baum Lab and UVIC are committed to employment equity and we encourage applications from women, visible minorities, aboriginal people, and persons with disabilities.
Start date: November 2018 – April 2019 (flexible); Applicant must be highly competitive for, and available to write PDF applications in time for this year’s deadlines. If starting in the lab this fall, applicant should also be available to attend the Baum Lab’s lab retreat Labour Day weekend in Banff National Park.
Deadline to Apply: Fri. August 31st, 2018.

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Postdoctoral fellow, University of Victoria, British Columbia. Application deadline: July 31st, 2018.

The Baum Lab at University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada (https://baumlab.weebly.com; @BaumLab) seeks to recruit an outstanding, highly quantitative postdoctoral fellow (PDF) to lead research investigating how the relationships between corals and their microbial partners (bacteria, Symbiodinium) vary with local and global stressors, and the extent to which the microbiome influences coral resilience to thermal stress.

Research Context and Specific Focus: The 2015-2017 mega El Niño unleashed globally unprecedented heat stress on Kiritimati (Christmas) Island, a large coral atoll in the central equatorial Pacific Ocean. With its strong spatial gradient of local human disturbance, Kiritimati offers an excellent platform for studying how local and global stressors interact. We tagged, sampled and tracked >1,000 individual coral colonies from multiple species over space (across Kiritimati’s local disturbance gradient) and time (before, during and after the El Niño event) to characterize coral-associated microbial communities. The post-doctoral fellow will conduct bioinformatics and statistical analyses to synthesize our longitudinal next-
generation sequencing (16S and ITS2) data set from these coral samples to investigate:
1) how coral-associated symbiont and microbial communities vary with local disturbance and with
multiple stressors (local disturbance and heat stress), and the influence of these communities on resilience to thermal stress; 2) covariance between coral-associated microbial and symbiont communities under single and multiple stressors. The fellow would also have the opportunity to conduct fieldwork on Kiritimati in the summers of 2019 and/or 2020. Together, these activities provide the opportunity to address questions of fundamental importance to coral reef resilience under climate change.

Required Qualifications:
– A PhD in ecology, oceanography, mathematical biology, statistics, or computer science;
– Excellent publication record (Minimum of 8 peer-reviewed publications);
– Considerable experience processing, manipulating, and modelling large next-generation
sequencing data set. Demonstrated proficiency with Unix, R and/or Python, and with
software tools for bioinformatics pipelines and microbiome analyses;
-Excellent technical, analytical, computer, organizational, and problem-solving skills.
Strong attention to detail, and meticulous work style, as evidenced by previous research;
-Experience working with microbial or Symbiodinium data sets and an in-depth
understanding of the related literature;
-Excellent time management skills, including the ability to meet project goals in a timely
manner, and follow through on projects to completion;
-Strong interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to work both independently
and collaboratively, and to communicate research findings at
professional meetings and in high quality peer-reviewed journals.

Research Environment: The postdoc will be based in Prof. Julia Baum’s lab
(https://baumlab.weebly.com; @BaumLab) in UVIC’s (https://www.uvic.ca/) Department of
Biology. The Baum lab is a supportive and stimulating research environment, with a group
of scientists who are committed to scientific outreach and policy, to open science, and to
enhancing diversity in STEM. UVic is one of Canada’s top comprehensive
universities (https://www.macleans.ca/schools/university-of-victoria/), has a vibrant
ecology community (https://uvicecology.weebly.com/) and is located in beautiful Victoria,
on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. The PDF will also work collaboratively with Prof.
Rebecca Vega-Thurber
(http://vegathurberlab.oregonstate.edu), Dr. Ross Cunning (http://www.rosscunning.com/)
and Prof. Andrew Baker (http://yyy.rsmas.miami.edu/groups/reef-futures/people.html).

Funding: Funding is available for a one-year initial period to cover the postdoctoral
fellows’ salary ($55,000 per annum including medical and dental benefits), a new laptop
computer and attendance at a major conference. Funding for a second and third year is
contingent on the postdoctoral candidate applying, and being successful in the competition for either:

1)   an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship (http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-
Etudiants/PD-NP/PDF-BP_eng.asp; Notes: Candidates for this
fellowship must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada; Fellowship is
$45,000 per annum with an October 15, 2018 deadline, and
would be topped up to $55,000, assuming satisfactory progress in year one; or

2)   a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship (http://banting.fellowships-bourses.gc.ca/en/home-
accueil.html; Notes: This fellowship is open to candidates of all nationalities; Fellowship is
$70,000 per annum with an August 21, 2018 internal UVic deadline.
Both of these fellowships are highly competitive and require academic excellence and an
outstanding publication record (e.g. ~8-12 peer-reviewed publications in quality journals).

Alternatively, the post-doc could be funded for two years directly through a MITACS Elevate Fellowship (internal deadline) https://www.mitacs.ca/en/programs/elevate; Notes: This fellowship is open to candidates of all nationalities; Fellowship is $55,00 per annum.

Dr. Baum will work with the successful applicant this summer/fall to craft the appropriate
postdoctoral fellowship application. International applicants are also strongly encouraged
to determine if PDF funding opportunities are available from their home country
that would enable them to hold the fellowship internationally, in the Baum Lab.

To apply: Candidates should submit the following materials via email to Dr. Baum (baum ‘at’ uvic.ca) in a single PDF document, with your last name in the file name and the subject heading “Coral Microbiome PDF”:

  • a cover letter explaining your motivation for applying for this position, how your prior research experience qualifies you for the position, and your career goals;
  • a CV (including publication list and clear specification of relevant quantitative skills; publication list may include publications in advanced stages of preparation that will be in the review process by the above postdoctoral fellowship deadline dates);
  • names and contact details for three references.

All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. In accordance with Canadian immigration
requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.
The Baum Lab and UVIC are committed to employment equity and we encourage
applications from women, visible minorities, aboriginal people, and persons with
disabilities.

Start date: September 2018 – February 2019 (flexible); Applicant must be highly competitive for, and available to write PDF applications in time for this year’s deadlines. If starting in the lab this fall, applicant should also be available to attend the Baum Lab’s lab retreat Labour
Day weekend in Banff.

Deadline to Apply: Extended to July 31st, 2018.

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Post-Doctoral Position in Centre for Urban Environments – University of Toronto Mississauga

The Centre for Urban Environments (CUE) (www.urbanenvironment.ca) is seeking applications for two post-doctoral researchers to study any topic related to urban environments (including cities, towns and villages) in the social sciences, natural sciences or humanities at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM). CUE is a new academic centre with the mission of providing local, national and global leadership in research, education, policy and outreach on urban environmental issues. Topics of research by CUE post-docs may include, but are not restricted to: policy related to the impact of climate change on cities, urban ecology and conservation, urban socioecology, pollution and ecosystem health in cities, urban evolutionary biology, urban anthropology including historical and contemporary indigenous communities, human health in cities, the economy of the city environment, the role of art in urban landscapes, and more. Proposed research that bridges traditional disciplines is an asset and should be highlighted in the cover letter and research statement. Before applying, applicants should identify and contact at least two potential supervisors at UTM, who will jointly supervise and are willing to support their application. To find potential supervisors, please see faculty listed in the following UTM departments:

Department of Anthropology – www.utm.utoronto.ca/anthropology
Department of Biology – www.utm.utoronto.ca/biology
Department of Geography – www.utm.utoronto.ca/geography/
Department of Political Science – www.utm.utoronto.ca/political-science

Faculty from other UTM departments are also eligible to sponsor applications provided they are open to working on urban environmental issues.

In addition to conducting original research, the CUE post-docs are expected to contribute to the broader mission of CUE, which may include giving academic and public lectures, hosting seminar speakers or organizing a workshop.

The University of Toronto is the leading academic institution in Canada and among the top universities in the world. The UTM campus offers excellent facilities for research (wet and dry lab infrastructure, growth chambers, greenhouses), high performance cluster computing, geospatial computing labs, access to census and other social data products, online survey tools (e.g. Qualtrics), world-class libraries, housing, and 90 hectares of fields, forests, trails and a wild salmon/trout river for research and recreation. We also have strong relationships with local and regional governments, conservation authorities, NGOs and private industry. The cities of Toronto and Mississauga are interconnected and culturally diverse, with many restaurants, excellent transit systems, a diversity of cultural activities (galleries, museums, theatres, sports, bars, clubs), and an abundance of parks and water.

Please submit applications to the Director of CUE, Prof. Marc Johnson (marc.johnson@utoronto.ca). Questions about CUE can be directed to the Director, including a list of faculty.

Additional details are as follows:

Starting salary: $45,000 CDN + benefits and $5,000/year in research funds (more research funds may be provided by supervisors)

Start date: Flexible, but preferably before Dec. 1, 2018

Duration: 2 years (conditional on favourable annual performance review)

Application Deadline: Review of applications will commence August 15

Applications should include: i) a cover letter (please identify the potential supervisors in this letter); ii) full CV; iii) a one-page research statement indicating the planned research and how the applicant plans to contribute to the mission of CUE; iv) examples of up to three publications and/or creative works; and iv) contact information for three references.

Employment as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto is covered by the terms of the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement and this job is posted in accordance with the collective agreement. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

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Postdoctoral or Research Associate Position in genomics and bioinformatics at York University, Toronto, Canada.

The honey bee lab (www.yorku.ca/zayedlab) at York University’s Dept. of Biology (Toronto, Canada) has a position available for a postdoctoral fellow or research associate with demonstrable expertise in genomics and bioinformatics starting September 2018. We are particularly seeking individuals that have experiences in genome wide association studies.

The successful candidate will participate in the ‘BeeOMICs’ project – a large-scale association study of honey bees comprised of over one thousand colony ‘genomes’ and many colony-level phenotypes.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit a cover letter outlining their expertise, a CV, reprints of relevant papers, and contact information for 3 referees to honeybee@yorku.ca before August 25th. Compensation commensurate with experience.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION in Pollination and Biodiversity, Simon Fraser University

With Elizabeth Elle and Leithen M’Gonigle, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher to collaborate with us on analyzing existing (and possibly new) data on plant-pollinator interactions in both natural landscapes and agroecosystems. There is substantial freedom for motivated individuals to design the direction of the work, depending on skills and interests.

Individuals with experience researching pollination and/or with strong skills in some combination of modeling, spatial analysis, and/or interaction network analysis, are encouraged to apply. Taxonomic knowledge of both pollinators and plants is a plus. The successful applicant will primarily collaborate on analysis and publication using existing datasets, but collection of new data (especially to fill gaps) is possible. The position is expected to be available for two years.

Simon Fraser University is in the Greater Vancouver region of British Columbia. The Department of Biological Sciences has research strength in ecology and evolution to provide an intellectual home for the successful candidate (http://www.biology.sfu.ca/)

To apply, please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references by email to Elizabeth Elle [elizabeth_elle@sfu.ca] and Leithen M’Gonigle [lmgonigl@sfu.ca]. Review of applications will begin in August and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Start date is anticipated to be ~ January 2019. Salary and benefits will be competitive with NSERC postdoctoral fellowships.

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NEW POSITIONS FOR 2018 – Postdoctoral Fellow positions with Fisheries and Oceans Canada in fisheries genomics in Halifax, NS, Canada.

Positions: Several postdoctoral fellow positions (3-4) are available in the Bradbury Lab at Fisheries and Oceans Canada (Halifax, NS). Species of primary interest for the lab include Atlantic Salmon, Arctic Charr, Atlantic Cod, and Common Lumpfish but current projects include other anadromous fish and species of marine invertebrates as well.  The lab’s research is broadly concerned with the application of genomic tools to inform fisheries management and marine conservation.  The lab is increasingly focusing on genomic architecture using high density SNP arrays to better understand the genetic basis of biocomplexity.

Candidates must have a PhD in fisheries science, population genetics, genomics, oceanography or a related field.

Application: Please email Ian Bradbury (ibradbur@me.com) with (1) a letter describing your interests in this position and your previous research experience, and (2) a recent CV. Formal applications must be submitted through the Fisheries and Oceans Postdoctoral Research Program. Review of will applications begin right away with several positions available immediately, and will continue throughout 2018.

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POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW in Wildlife Evolutionary Ecology

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW in Wildlife Evolutionary Ecology The Wildlife Evolutionary Ecology Lab (weel.gitlab.io) is looking to recruit a collegial post-doctoral fellow (PDF) for two years, pending renewal at one year. The position has a competitive salary and benefits. The PDF will join a collaborative and productive research group where we test notions related to habitat selection, social behavior, and predator-prey dynamics in a range of taxa.

Applicants should be critical thinkers with an interest in advancing research questions. They should have a track-record for publishing their research in reputable journals, be capable programmers, and effective science writers. Some specific tasks will benefit from an advanced understanding of resource selection, movement ecology, and predator-prey dynamics. There is a preference for applicants who have worked with iSSAs, engaged in network ecology (social or otherwise), conducted GIS in R, and are familiar with GitLab.

The position will accord a fair amount of academic freedom, with an emphasis on generating reproducible primary science. The position will also provide access to current datasets within the lab, and opportunities to collaborate with graduate students and lead team projects. There will be an emphasis on training and creating opportunities for advancement, which will include mentoring students (e.g., honors and/or MSc students), participating in proposal writing, and managing research projects.

Memorial hosts a diverse and engaging group of scientists studying ecology and evolution in the departments of Biology, the Cognitive and Behavioral Ecology program (Psychology), Geography, and Ocean Sciences. Departmental and inter-departmental events include regular discussions, workshops, and seminars from invited speakers. These intra-and inter-lab events encourage an important cross-fertilization of emerging ideas in ecology and evolution and exciting opportunities for collaboration.

Competitive applicants are encouraged to contact post-docs and senior PhDs in the WEEL group to obtain an informed opinion of the potential provided by this position and environment.

Please email your application to me (eric.vanderwal@mun.ca). I would appreciate if the application was a single *.pdf document. Please include a cover letter outlining your background, aspirations, and interests; a current CV including the names of three references; and two publications for which you are most proud.

Some flexibility in start date is available for the ideal candidate. Position will remain open until filled.

Thank you in advance.

~Eric

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Postdoctoral Researcher in global change and plant community ecology in Finland/Germany

University of Oulu is an international scientific community, with 14 000 students and approximately 3 000 employees. The strengths of the University are wide multidisciplinary study/research interests, modern research and study environment and good cooperation with international educational and research institutes. The following job is open in the University of Oulu, Ecology and Genetics Research Unit, and is in cooperation with Physiological Diversity Department, German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv), and Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research UFZ, Leipzig, Germany. Location of work will be at least partly in Leipzig, Germany (this can be negotiated).

Brief description of the project/position:

We seek a highly motivated and independent postdoctoral researcher to work with an international researcher team in a project funded by Academy of Finland (“Biotic modulators of plant community resistance and resilience to multiple global changes”). The postdoctoral researcher will be working with a range of questions and data sets related (but not limited) to interactions among herbivory, plant competition, climate change and nutrient enrichment, and how these interact to impact plant community composition and diversity, flowering phenology and/or ecosystem functioning. The research is based on experimental approaches in different ecosystems (grasslands, tundra). Successful applicant will be based at least partly in Leipzig, Germany, and will be doing field work both in Germany and Finland, possibly also in other countries. We are particularly interested in applicants with strong experimental background, field work experience, expertise in plant traits, plant-herbivore interactions, and/or climate and global change ecology. Excellent writing and communication skills, strong statistical skills, ability to work in an international team and mobility (willingness to travel in several countries) are requirements for this position.

Essential qualifications:

  • Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in ecology or in a similar field
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Willingness to be mobile
  • Successful candidates will have demonstrated experimental, statistical and writing skills to independently carry out field experiments, analyze data and write publications

Desirable qualifications:

  • Good communication skills in an international team
  • Creative and independent scientific thinking
  • Good statistical modelling skills with R
  • Good knowledge of global change ecology, plant-herbivore interactions and/or plant traits

The position is currently funded for two years. The salary will be based on the levels 5 – 6 of the demand level chart for teaching and research staff of Finnish universities. In addition, a salary component based on personal work performance will be paid (maximum of 46.3 % of the job-specific component). The total salary for these levels (before tax) currently ranges from about 3300 – 3700 Euros/month for full-time employment, depending on qualifications and performance.

Apply online latest on Sunday 31.05.2018 at 24:00 (Finnish local time). Please include the following attachments in your application: Cover letter (describing experience relevant to this position, research interests, general career goals, motivation and why this position is of interest to you), Curriculum Vitae, list of publications, and contact information for three references.

The position is filled as of 1.8.2018 or as soon as possible (the start date is flexible in order to accommodate the best applicants, and could also start earlier). A trial period of 6 months is applied to the position.

Further details are available from Dr. Anu Eskelinen (anu.eskelinen(at)idiv.de) who is the PI of the project. Please also see the following web page: https://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=38880.

To apply for the job: https://rekry.saima.fi/certiahome/application_edit_welcome.html?field_id=0&job_name=Postdoctoral+Researcher+in+global+change+and+plant+community+ecology+in+Finland%2FGermany&job_id=5574&jc=1&lang=en&place_id=44&did=5600

Link to the job announcement: https://rekry.saima.fi/certiahome/open_job_view.html?did=5600&jc=1&id=00005574&lang=en

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Postdoctoral Fellowship, Algoma University

Position: Postdoctoral Fellowship – Plant and Soil Ecology

Type: Postdoctoral Fellowship

Summary:

The Plant and Soil Ecology Lab (Algoma University, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada) is seeking an outstanding postdoctoral fellow available starting in January 2019. Research will focus on the temporal dynamics of plant-soil biotic interactions with an emphasis on exotic plant invasions.

The postdoc should have:

  • a Ph.D. in soil microbial ecology;
  • a strong background in experimental design and statistics;
  • knowledge of meta-analysis;
  • experience in setting up greenhouse and/or field experiments;
  • expertise in molecular techniques;
  • excellent oral communication skills and a strong publication record;
  • the capacity to work independently and in a team.

The lab is located on campus in the Biosciences and Technology Convergence Centre. In addition to excellent plant growth facilities, the lab is fully equipped for PCR-based techniques and traditional microbiology. Exceptional greenhouse facilities and a long-term field research site are available through the Ontario Forestry Research Institute located only 10 minutes away.

Funding is available for one year possibly renewable for a five-year period (pending funding and a positive evaluation). Salary: $50,000, which includes benefits.

Please submit your application by email (cover letter and CV) including the names of three referees and sent to Dr. Pedro M. Antunes before June 15th, 2018.

About Algoma University

Located in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Algoma University’s campus is situated at the center of the Great Lakes bordering Michigan, USA. The surrounding nature is absolutely stunning and the city offers a welcoming, peaceful and active living environment to its residents. Due to its smaller size, the University prides itself on its unique ability to offer students an individualized and personalized education, including opportunities for one-on-one time with its knowledgeable and caring faculty and staff.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.  Algoma University encourages applications from all qualified women and men, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal people and persons with disabilities.

E-mail: pedro.antunes@algomau.ca   Website: http://people.auc.ca/antunes

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Two postdoctoral positions in Theoretical Ecology: Biodiversity and stability in spatial ecological systems

Two postdoctoral positions are available at the Centre for Biodiversity Theory and Modelling, based at the CNRS- Theoretical and Experimental Ecology Station in Moulis, France (http://www.cbtm-moulis.com). The Centre for Biodiversity Theory and Modelling aims to foster and perform innovative theoretical research into the ecological and societal causes and consequences of biodiversity changes.

The two positions are open within the BIOSTASES (BIOdiversity, STAbility and sustainability in Spatial Ecological and social-ecological Systems) project led by Michel Loreau and funded by a European Research Council Advanced Grant (http://www.cbtm-moulis.com/m-214- biostases.html).

  • Postdoctoral fellow 1 is expected to develop novel theory on the diversity and stability of spatially distributed food webs.
  • Postdoctoral fellow 2 is expected to test some of our theoretical predictions on the relationship between biodiversity and stability in ecological systems using meta- analyses.

Candidates should meet the following requirements:

(1) have a PhD in ecology, mathematics or a related field; (2) have strong mathematical or quantitative skills;
(3) be creative and independent;
(4) have a good publication record. 

The positions are available for a period of two years starting during the second half of 2018, preferably in August or September. Salary is in the range €30,300–42,100 per year depending on experience. Review of applications will begin on May 3rd, 2018, and continue until the position is filled. 

To apply, e-mail to Michel Loreau via Dalila Booth dalila.booth@sete.cnrs.fr

  • a letter of application,
  • a CV,
  • a statement of research interests,
  • and the names and email addresses of three references.
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