Postdoctoral Position: Theoretical Ecology and Synthesis. Application deadline: 3 March, 2017.

We are accepting applications for a postdoctoral research position at the Department of Integrative Biology – University of Guelph, starting as early as summer 2017. Salary is $52,000 per year plus benefits for up to three years. We seek emerging researchers with a strong publication record to work in a highly collaborative group setting. The successful applicant will use their strong mathematical, statistical and computational methods to both develop original theory and synthesize/analyze empirical patterns using relatively large ecological datasets (including time series). The area of research is broadly posed but is focused around understanding the impacts of agriculture and climate change on the structure and function of ecological systems. The PDF will be a part of a new Biodiversity Resilience Network (BiRN) starting at the University of Guelph.   Candidates with a background in mathematics are also encouraged to apply.

The successful applicant will be joining a team of researchers at the University of Guelph, with opportunities for multiple collaborative research papers in addition to their own publications. Candidates should electronically submit a letter of application detailing their research experience, interest in the position, preferred start date, CV with publications, and names with contact details of three referees to: Dr. Kevin McCann, Department of Integrative biology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada []. Applications must be received by March 3, 2017.


Post-Doctoral Researcher, Fish Ecology and Fish Passage, Mactaquac Aquatic Ecosystem Study

The Mactaquac Aquatic Ecosystem Study (MAES) at the Canadian Rivers Institute (UNB) was created to support NB Power’s decision-making, environmental impact assessment, construction planning and mitigation, and post-construction monitoring of the river ecosystem as it prepares to undertake the refurbishment of the Mactaquac Generating Station on the Saint John River near Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. MAES is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary project and one of the largest freshwater ecosystem studies worldwide.

We are seeking a highly motivated, self-driven and talented post-doctoral researcher
to lead the next phase of studies on Fish Ecology and Fish Passage. The candidate
will build upon current research and develop new projects on key fish species
ecology and passage considerationshabitat modelling, and fish community
assessments for large rivers and reservoirs. Additionally, the candidate will be a
key scientific resource and join teams working on reservoir limnologysediment
transportdeveloping traditional and advanced biomonitoring tools for impact
assessment, and research projects focused on riverine and reservoir invertebrate ecologyriverine macrophyte communities, and river respiration and metabolism. The full suite of studies underway can be viewed at

The position is a two year appointment at $45,000-$50,000 per year based at UNB Fredericton. It will start as soon as April 2017, but a starting date can be negotiated.

To apply: 

Prospective candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, contact information for three references, and copies of key published papers. The cover letter must outline how the candidate’s previous experience has prepared her/him to join our MAES team including skills and experience the candidate will bring to the large, multidisciplinary MAES Team.

Email your package to:

Allen Curry, Principal Investigator
Mactaquac Aquatic Ecosystem Study
University of New Brunswick, Fredericton

Post-doctoral and Technician Positions in Plankton Ecology

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 anticipate reviewing applications in March 2017.

Poste de chercheur(se) postdoctoral(e) en génétique forestière, biologie des populations et écologie – Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT)

L’Institut de recherche sur les forêts de l’Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT) sollicite les candidatures à un poste de chercheur(se) postdoctoral(e) en génétique forestière, biologie des populations et écologie. Ce poste est en partie financé par une subvention du FRQNT à Francine Tremblay (UQAT). Le projet s’intéresse à l’étude de la variation génétique et de la croissance des arbres en lien avec le climat, la démographie, la génétique des populations et les processus écosystémiques. Le poste est basé à l’Institut de recherche sur les forêts ( à Rouyn-Noranda, Québec, Canada. Le(a) candidat(e) travaillera en collaboration avec le Centre de recherche en écologie forestière ( et la Chaire industrielle en aménagement forestier durable (

Les compétences recherchées sont: un doctorat en écologie et biologie évolutive, une connaissance des méthodes génétiques modernes (transcriptomique, séquençage et / ou génomique des populations), des connaissances en bioinformatique et en programmation avancée (R) et de bonnes aptitudes de communications orale et écrite. Le travail peut se faire en anglais, mais la connaissance du français serait un atout.

La date d’entrée en fonction est flexible mais pourrait commencer dès février 2017. La poste est d’une durée de deux ans, avec possibilité de renouvellement. Un salaire compétitif sera offert à la personne retenue, en tenant compte de son expérience

Faire parvenir votre candidature à (postdoctorat IRF) en incluant : une lettre de présentation, un CV, trois références et deux publications ou manuscrits pertinents. Les demandes seront examinées en continu jusqu’à ce que le poste soit comblé.

Veuillez communiquer avec Francine Tremblay à pour tous renseignements supplémentaires.



Landscape Genomics Postdoc at UBC

A research team at the University of British Columbia’s Department of Zoology and Biodiversity Research Centre is seeking a postdoctoral researcher in landscape genetics of native rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). This project is part of a larger Genome Canada project on genetics and physiology of adaptation to climate change in rainbow trout, and the population genomics component is in the labs of Eric Taylor and Michael Whitlock. The landscape genomics component primarily involves whole genome sequencing approaches to understanding the genomic basis of adaptation to features of habitat, but also to provide insights into phylogeography and the influence of watershed structure on population subdivision in rainbow trout. A PhD in a related field with expertise in basic theory and bioinformatic analysis of population genomics data is required. The position is available for one year with renewal for up to three additional years. Salary is $55,000 per year plus benefits. To apply, please send a brief cover letter summarizing your qualifications for the position, a CV, and the names, address, phone number and email of three references. Review of applications will begin January 16, 2017. Address application materials to to whom any questions can also be addressed.

PDF/PhD-level Research Associate in Quantitative Movement Ecology, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario

The Fish Ecology and Conservation Physiology Laboratory at Carleton University is seeking a PDF/PhD-level Research Associate in the area of movement ecology and applied quantitative ecology.  The position will be based on campus (in Ottawa, Canada) and involve working with large biotelemetry and biologging datasets generated for a variety of aquatic animals.  The successful applicant will have experience in managing and querying complex databases. Analytical skills must include generalized linear mixed modeling of temporally and spatially dependent data and multivariate statistics.  Familiarity with structural equation modeling, state-space modeling, network analysis, and GIS is desirable.  Applicants should be highly organized, have experience generating peer-reviewed publications, and ability to work both individually and as part of a team (including mentoring and supporting other lab members with statistics).   Applicants are asked to forward a letter outlining their interest and qualifications for the position, a list of two references with contact information, and an up-to-date CV to Dr. Steven Cooke via email (  Applications are due January 10th although the search will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.  The position is initially for a 1 year period renewable upon performance review and availability of funding.  Carleton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our University including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expressions.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Our lab is a vibrant and dynamic environment with many opportunities to learn, share, and grow (see through interactions with colleagues and partners.

Postdoc Opportunity: Mixed Severity Fire Modeling in the Rocky Mountain Foothills (Reposted)

We are seeking a landscape ecologist or ecological modeller to lead the development of a mixed severity fire regime simulation model that will permit spatial forecasting of forest structure and composition over the 21st century, and backcasting over the past several centuries. The intended applications are to integrated land and forest management on a multi-use landscape of roughly 1,000,000 ha in the foothills of southern Alberta, Canada. There is also an important historical component through the Mountain Legacy Project.

The work will be conducted as part of multidisciplinary team, integrating data from many sources and disciplines e.g. dendrochronological studies, historical fire maps, remote sensed vegetation and forest management data. The model is to be developed in SpaDES an R-based system for developing modular, high performance simulation models integrating processes such as vegetation dynamics, natural disturbances, and forest harvesting. The project leads are E. McIntire (UBC/CFS), S. Cumming (U Laval), L. Daniels (UBC), Z. Gedalof (U. Guelph), E.S. Higgs (U. Victoria) and D. Andison (UBC).

We offer a 1 year (renewable) Postdoctoral Fellowship at the level of CAD 51,000 per year, plus benefits, with a CAD 4,000 per year research budget. The position will be located at in the McIntire lab at the Pacific Forestry Center, Canadian Forest Service, Victoria, BC, Canada. The position is funded by the Foothills Research Institute’s Healthy Landscapes Program.


  • Experience with spatial simulation modelling, and in the analytical methods used to estimate model parameters from data (e.g. statistical modelling, Pattern Oriented Modelling)
  • Knowledge of fire ecology and fire regime modelling
  • High-level R programming skills; knowledge of C++ and Python will be as asset
  • Data management skills
  • A track record of peer-reviewed publication

Start Date:

As soon as possible.

To apply:

Applicants should submit by email a short statement of interest, a sample of their scientific writing, a current CV, and the names of three references.

Eliot McIntire, Adjunct Prof UBC, Research Scientist CFS, 1-250-298-2374