Projet de maîtrise en écologie des bryophytes : Évaluation de la déposition atmosphérique de polluants au Nouveau-Brunswick par «bryosurveillance»

Un poste d’un.e étudiant.e à la maîtrise est disponible dans le laboratoire de Mélanie Jean situé à l’Université de Moncton au Nouveau-Brunswick. Nos travaux portent sur l’écologie végétale, avec un accent particulier mis sur les structures et fonctions des communautés de bryophytes à l’écotone entre la forêt boréale et la forêt tempérée. Ce projet particulier portera sur l’utilisation des bryophytes pour faire des suivis de la qualité de l’air (« bryosurveillance ») au Nouveau-Brunswick.

Ce projet est soutenu par le Fonds de Fiducie en Environnement du Nouveau-Brunswick du gouvernement du Nouveau-Brunswick et s’intègre au cœur d’un projet pancanadien et international de « bryosurveillance » (https://bryomonitoring.ca/), ce qui donnera à l’étudiant.e d’excellentes opportunités de développer un réseau de collaborations locales, nationales, et internationales.

Je recherche une personne qui aime travailler en équipe, est motivée, présente un bon leadership et une bonne indépendance. Ce projet nécessitera plusieurs mois de travail sur le terrain au Nouveau-Brunswick. La maîtrise de la langue française est essentielle.

Date de début : Été 2021, Septembre 2021, ou Janvier 2022

Emplacement : L’étudiant.e sera basé sur le campus de Moncton de l’Université de Moncton et affilié.e au département de biologie. Moncton est une ville bilingue, avantageusement située au cœur des provinces maritimes, avec une excellente offre culturelle et avec une excellente qualité de vie. https://www.moncton.ca/fr

Pour soumettre votre candidature :

Envoyez votre CV, une lettre de motivation, un relevé de notes non officiel et au moins deux références à Mélanie Jean (melanie.jean *at* umoncton.ca).

Mélanie Jean

Professeure adjointe / Assistant professor
Département de biologie
Université de Moncton
18 avenue Antonine-Maillet, Moncton, NB
melanie.jean@umoncton.ca
(506) 858-4292
melaniejeanecology.weebly.com

Offre de Maîtrise en végétalisation minière : Impact des sites miniers végétalisés avec des plantes à fleurs sur les communautés d’insectes pollinisateurs en contexte forestier boréal

L’Institut de Recherche en Mines et Environnement (IRME) de l’Université du Québec en Abitibi- Témiscamingue (UQAT) lance un appel à candidatures pour la réalisation d’un projet de maîtrise sur l’impact des sites miniers végétalisés avec des plantes à fleurs sur les communautés d’insectes pollinisateurs en contexte forestier boréal. Ce projet de recherche appliquée, qui implique des travaux de terrain, vise l’acquisition de connaissances sur la contribution des habitats ouverts de type prairies à fleurs créés par la végétalisation des sites miniers à l’établissement de communautés d’insectes pollinisateurs en région forestière boréale. Ce projet est réalisé en partenariat avec l’Insectarium de Montréal dont l’expertise en entomologie est reconnue à l’international.

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Aquatic Invasive Species Ecologist (Perm Full Time) – ENV001970, Ministry of Environment, Regina, SK

The Ministry of Environment takes a team-based approach to protecting Saskatchewan’s environment for the wellbeing of the province, its people and its future. We use science-based solutions and environmental laws to help safeguard communities, and to protect our air, land, water and habitat. We are committed to high citizen and client satisfaction through workplace excellence, continuous improvement and innovation.

The Fish, Wildlife and Lands Branch within the Ministry of Environment is seeking a knowledgeable individual to fill the position as an Aquatic Invasive Species Ecologist. This position plays a significant role in managing several areas of the aquatic invasive species program, such as the watercraft inspection program, risk-assessments and the management of invasive species, and outreach initiatives.

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Assistant Professor (Tenure-track), Department of Biology – Specializing in Eukaryotic Genetics

The Department of Biology, University of Saskatchewan, is seeking to fill a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Eukaryotic Genetics. Applicants addressing fundamental questions in evolution or development are particularly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous, independent, externally-funded research program.

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Assistant/Associate Professor in Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture

The Department of Business and Social Sciences in Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Agriculture invites applications for a tenure stream Assistant/Associate Professor position with Teaching, Research, and Service responsibilities. We are seeking outstanding candidates with a demonstrated track record of expertise related to food security and sustainable agriculture. The position could begin as early as September 2021 or as late as January 2022, with some flexibility.

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Tenure-Track Position, Assistant Professor in Biology: Plant Ecologist or Plant Evolutionary Biologist

The Department of Biology at Saint Mary’s University (SMU) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence as early as January 1st, 2022. We are seeking applicants with research expertise in Plant Ecology or Plant Evolutionary Biology. Preference will be given to candidates combining field work with laboratory-based molecular or biochemical analyses to address their research questions. The candidate will support our undergraduate curriculum by teaching courses in Plant Biology, Ecology and Evolution, and potentially developing courses in their areas of research specialization.

Saint Mary’s University is located in the historic port city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, a vibrant, urban community of over 430,000 people. Halifax is a major educational center for Atlantic Canada and is home to five universities. It is conveniently located to recreational areas and to other major urban centers in Canada and the Northeastern United States. The Faculty of Science, which houses the Department of Biology, has gone through significant renewal, with many new and active faculty involved in teaching, research, and service activities. We are working to establish and build upon areas of distinct research strength and through those foster collaborations locally, regionally, and internationally.

At Saint Mary’s University equity and diversity are integral to excellence and enrich our community. As an institution committed to fostering an environment of inclusion and respect, we welcome applications from women, Indigenous peoples, racialized persons/visible minorities, persons with disabilities and others who might contribute to the growth and enrichment of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at hr@smu.ca.

The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. in Biology and provide evidence of a strong research record or an emerging scholarly profile, have a record of a high standard of teaching in the field (preferably in the courses noted above), and have a strong commitment to collegial service.

Qualified candidates must submit an application package consisting of:

  1. A cover letter outlining how the applicant’s background aligns with the desired qualifications, and which of the Department’s current course offerings the applicant would most like to teach
  2. An up-to-date curriculum vitae
  3. research statement including: i) A summary of the applicant’s three most significant contributions to research (publications/presentations/reports/patents on a specific subject can be grouped into one contribution; maximum of 2 pages), ii) A short-term (5 years) and longer-term research plan (maximum of 2 pages)
  4. teaching dossier that includes evidence of teaching effectiveness with student evaluations of past teaching (if available)
  5. The names, addresses, and email contacts of three persons that are best able to describe your suitability for this position

The complete application should be sent as a single file in .pdf format to: Dr. Laura Weir Department Chair, Biology Department, Saint Mary’s University, 923 Robie Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 3C3, email: Laura.Weir@smu.ca. Complete applications must be received on or before July 15th, 2021. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

All applicants also need to contact the Biology Department secretary at biology@smu.ca to request SMU’s “Self-Identification Questionnaire”. Once complete, the form should be emailed to SMU’s Diversity and Inclusion Advisor, Ms. Deborah Brother-Scott- deborah.brothers-scott@smu.ca. Section I of this form is mandatory and relates to citizenship. The University must comply with federal government requirements regarding recruitment of foreign academics and give priority to qualified Canadian Citizens and permanent residents, whether in Canada or abroad. Section II is the voluntary self-identification information. The chair of the search committee only confirms the applicants’ Canadian citizenship/permanent residency status with Ms. Brother-Scott.

Dr. Anne C. Dalziel
Associate Professor, Biology
Saint Mary’s University
923 Robie Street
Halifax, NS, Canada
B3H 3C3
https://www.smu.ca/academics/departments/profile-anne-dalziel.html

THREE Ph.D. POSITIONS AVAILABLE IN WHALE CONSERVATION GENOMICS

I have three Ph.D. positions starting in September 2021 (preferably), or January 2022 (if necessary). The three positions are as follows:

  1. Epigenetic effects of non-lethal entanglements in North Atlantic right whales. Assessing how methylation patterns change throughout the genomes in response to non-lethal entanglements, and how long such changes persist;
  2. Using ddRADSeq data to quantify the impact of inbreeding on health, survival, and recovery potential of North Atlantic right whales;
  3. Using genomic data to infer historic demography and estimate genetic load in North Atlantic right whales vs southern right whales.

I am located at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. It is a wonderful place to work and live. The right whale community is wonderful as well, and includes the New England Aquarium,  the Canadian Whale Institute, and the North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium.

Please contact me (timothy.frasier@smu.ca) if you are interested, and include:
1. Which project you are interested in;
2. Why you are interested in it;
3. Why your background makes you appropriate to work on it; and
4. Your CV

Preference will go to applicants who already have M.Sc. degrees.

Thanks, and I hope to hear from you soon.

Sincerely,

Tim Frasier
Google Scholar Profile: https://scholar.google.ca/citations?user=5RJvJ34AAAAJ&hl=en
website (a bit out of date, and in need of TLC): frasierlab.ca

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW POSITION IN BEHAVIOURAL ECOLOGY: POSITION NUMBER 30425 – DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA, CANADA

POSITION START DATE: As soon as possible

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: July 30, 2021

RANK: Post-doctoral fellow, 12 months term

SALARY RANGE: $45,000–$50,000 per annum (plus benefits), commensurate with qualifications and experience

PROJECT OVERVIEW: We are using our long-term dataset (>2000 individuals over 19 years), as well as field research, test fundamental hypotheses on life history, alternative reproductive tactics and cooperative breeding in an arid-adapted African ground squirrel, using behavioural, molecular and endocrine techniques. Females in this species are cooperative breeders living in family groups with multiple breeders, and males live in all-male bands (unrelated individuals). Both male and female groups are non-territorial, lack dominance hierarchies and display little aggression. They are long-lived, despite a small body size, and have few offspring, similar to large mammals. Males have two alternative tactics – they either delay dispersal and stay with their family, or disperse and join all-male bands. Tactics do not differ in reproductive success but less than 30% of males of either tactic sire offspring. In complex animal societies, females usually live with their close kin but these close kin are also their closest competitors. Thus sociality can be seen as a tug-of-war between cooperation and competition among groupmates. In female Cape ground squirrels, most breeding attempts fail to wean offspring, but the reasons for this reproductive skew are unclear. Reproductive conflict within the family group is not apparent, so such skew is unexpected.

JOB DESCRIPTION: The primary task of this position focus on the analysis and writing of manuscripts on a range of possible topics, including predation risk, personality, spatial mark-recapture, kinship, and heritability.  However, the PDF will also have the opportunity to develop and pursue his or her own research questions within the context of behavioural and animal ecology.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • To contribute significantly to data interpretation and statistical analysis in the lab
  • Disseminate research through publications in peer reviewed journals.
  • To collaborate in the experimental design and implementation of research projects with graduate and undergraduate students
  • To attend and contribute to research seminars, departmental meetings, and international conferences.
  • Carry out administrative roles as required, e.g., arranging travel to field sites, overseeing a research program.
  • Perform professional activities such as refereeing papers, editing journals, refereeing research grants

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • PhD (or successful PhD viva at commencement of contract) in behaviour ecology, evolutionary biology or a related field
  • Ability to process and analyse datasets using cutting edge statistical tools (e.g., Bayesian, social network analysis, spatial mark-recapture, complex GLMMs)
  • Proficiency with analysis software and programming languages, particularly R
  • Ability to work both collaboratively and independently
  • Well-developed leadership and team management skills

CONTACT:

Applicants should send their curriculum vitae, a cover letter expressing their research experience and research interests, and the names of three referees by email to:

Dr. Jane Waterman, Professor
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Manitoba
Jane.Waterman@umanitoba.ca

The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact UM.Accommodation@umanitoba.ca or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.

Assistant Professor in Plant Ecology or Plant Evolution, Department of Integrative Biology at the University of Guelph

Position Title / Rank: Assistant Professor in Plant Ecology or Plant Evolution
College: College of Biological Science
Department: Integrative Biology
Deadline: June 1, 2021 or until a suitable candidate is found

A full description of the position and instructions for applying can be found at: https://www.uoguelph.ca/facultyjobs/postings/ad21-22.shtml

Position Description:

The Department of Integrative Biology at the University of Guelph invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of Plant Ecology and/or Plant Evolution.

A Ph.D. and relevant postdoctoral experience in plant ecology or evolution will be required, along with evidence of strong potential to establish a productive, externally-funded research program, including effective mentorship of graduate students. The successful candidate will pursue mechanistic, hypothesis-driven research in plant biology and may employ any number of research approaches, ranging from comparative to experimental studies in natural or human-managed field environments and in controlled-environment or lab settings. We welcome applications from candidates doing research in any area of plant ecology, plant evolutionary biology, and plant systematics, including, but not limited to, ecological and evolutionary responses to climate change and/or other anthropogenic effects on the environment, evolutionary processes responsible for the origins and diversification of plant biodiversity, the conservation and function of plant biodiversity, causes and consequences of plant invasions, and the ecology and/or evolution of plant interactions with competitors, herbivores and mutualists. The successful candidate will also demonstrate a commitment to effective and evidence-based teaching at the undergraduate level. The successful candidate will contribute to teaching in the Department’s organismal plant biology curriculum, which includes courses in plant diversity and systematics, plant evolution, and plant ecology, and contribute to teaching other ecology- and/or evolution-themed courses.

The successful candidate will be joining a dynamic, multidisciplinary department with ~35 faculty and an excellent record in research in physiology, evolutionary biology, ecology, conservation biology, and biodiversity, encompassing a wide range of taxa and levels of biological organization from molecules to ecosystems. The successful candidate will have access to facilities and resources unique to the University of Guelph, including the Phytotron, the Herbarium, the Arboretum, and multiple field research sites.

In the Department of Integrative Biology, we value diversity and inclusivity because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, complex problem solving, and the creation of a modern, representative academic community. The Department is committed to developing and maintaining a culture that is positive, collegial, and respectful of all members, and in which wellness and healthy work-life balance are valued along with (and indeed, contribute to) excellence in research and teaching. To develop an inclusive and vibrant departmental culture, the Department maintains standing committees focused on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and Mental Health and Wellness and has developed specific recommendations for faculty hiring that incorporate these important issues.

The University of Guelph is the third largest employer in Guelph, a city of approximately 130,000 people, located about an hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario. University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of over 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across over 40 academic units. The University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. It is a unique place, with transformative research and teaching and a distinctive campus culture. People who learn and work here are shaped and inspired by a shared purpose: To Improve Life. Reflecting that shared purpose in every experience connected to our university positions us to create positive change, here and around the world. Our University community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and an obligation to address global issues.

This position is one of several positions being advertised simultaneously in the Integrative Biology department and across the university.

Application Process

Assessment of applications will begin June 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit the following materials: (1) cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) research statement; (4) teaching statement; (5) diversity statement, (6) three publications (preferably first-authored) that are representative of prior work, and (7) names and contact information of three references.

The research statement (2 pages max) should present a vision of the long-term goals of the research program as well as several short-term goals (e.g., 1-2 examples of graduate students projects that could be completed within a five-year time frame). The teaching statement (2 pages max) should describe an overall teaching philosophy, provide examples of specific teaching strategies that have been used effectively in previous courses, and summarize potential teaching contributions in the department. The diversity statement (1 page max) should describe the strategies you plan to use to ensure your research, teaching, and mentorship activities provide equitable opportunities for students from diverse backgrounds and to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment in your courses and research group.

Applications should be sent by email to ibsearch@uoguelph.ca , to the attention of:

Dr. Hafiz Maherali
Search Committee Chair
Department of Integrative Biology
College of Biological Science
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, the University will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.

The University of Guelph resides on the ancestral lands of the Attawandaron people and the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and we offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

If you require a medical accommodation during the recruitment or selection process, please contact Occupational Health and Wellness at 519-824-4120 x52674.

Assistant Professor (eight-month position, non-tenure track), Department of Biology, Saint Mary’s University – Application deadline: May 31st, 2021

The Department of Biology at Saint Mary’s University invites applications for two eight-month sessional appointments (non-tenure track) at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective September 1st, 2021.  The ideal candidates must hold an MSc or PhD in Biology (or related field) and have a record of effective teaching in the field of Molecular and Cellular Biology at the introductory level, with an ability to teach a selection of other courses in Organismal Plant or Animal Biology, Physiology, Ecology or EvolutionThe position swill require the successful applicants to teach about two courses per term. 

The Faculty of Science, which houses the Department of Biology, has gone through significant renewal in the past decade, with many new and active faculty involved in teaching and research.  Our facilities have also been renewed and all space within the Faculty of Science and the Department of Biology have been renovated and upgraded within the last five years.  We are working to establish and build upon areas of distinct research strength and through those foster collaborations locally, regionally, and internationally.

Saint Mary’s University is located in the historic port city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, a vibrant, urban community of over 430,000 people.  Halifax is a major educational centre for Atlantic Canada and is home to five universities.  It is conveniently located to recreational areas and to other major urban centres in Canada and the Northeastern United States.  For information about the University and the Faculty of Science, please visit our website at http://science.smu.ca/.

At Saint Mary’s University equity and diversity are integral to excellence and enrich our community. As an institution committed to fostering an environment to inclusion and respect, we welcome applications from women, Indigenous peoples, racialized persons/visible minorities, persons with disabilities and others who might contribute to the growth and enrichment of our community.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at hr@smu.ca.

Qualified candidates must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and teaching dossier that includes evidence of teaching effectiveness.  The application must include the names, addresses, and email contacts of three persons that are best able to describe your suitability for this position.  Complete applications should be sent to:  Dr. Jeremy Lundholm Chairperson, Biology Department, Saint Mary’s University, 923 Robie Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 3C3, email:  jeremy.lundholm@smu.ca.  Applications must be received on or before May 31st, 2021.