Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity at the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre on Vancouver Island, Canada. Closing date: March 2, 2018

The Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre (BMSC) is pleased to announce a new Postdoctoral Fellowship (PDF) opportunity. Preference will be given to supervisors who nominate outstanding candidates with demonstrated research accomplishments and excellent communication skills. The successful candidate is expected to conduct original research consistent with the mandate of the BMSC to support high calibre research and provide unparalleled access to the natural and cultural sites where the major scientific questions and challenges of the 21st century persist in the marine sciences, biodiversity, ecology, evolution, comparative physiology, archaeology/anthropology, indigenous studies and the development of research-informed teaching. The PDF will be expected to work full-time at the BMSC, foster interactions within the BMSC, organize a working group retreat and facilitate directed studies in undergraduate student research. BMSC is a shared campus of five Western Canadian Universities (Universities of Victoria, Calgary, Alberta, British Columbia, and Simon Fraser University), but nominations of candidates will be accepted from any supervisors with research programs being conducted at the BMSC.
Application deadline: March 2, 2018

Start date: as early as April 1, 2018.

Salary: $48,000 annually

Research stipend: $5,000 annually to cover station related expenses (e.g., boat time)
The nomination package should include: the Curriculum Vitae of the nominee; free-form proposal describing the research (2 pages), a one-page letter from the supervisor describing the professional development program to be offered to the nominee and the potential contributions of the nominee to training and learning; two letters of recommendation for the nominee.

Application packages should be emailed as a single PDF to the BMSC Research Coordinator <>

Once the nomination package is reviewed and the proposed PDF is approved, an 18-month term position will be offered. Funding permitting, renewal of the fellowship may be approved following an evaluation of progress after the first term.

The BMSC is a world-class teaching and research facility located in traditional territories of the Huu-ay-aht First Nation, on the outer west coast of Vancouver Island, Canada.  Our campus is situated on 65 hectares in Barkley Sound with access to a remarkable diversity of marine, terrestrial, freshwater and cultural sites of the North East Pacific basin. Located in the heart of Canada’s Pacific Rim National Park, the town of Bamfield has a small but exceptionally vibrant community that shares a history of trust and collaboration with the Huu-ay-aht First Nation. The town is also the northern terminus of an iconic Canadian Trail, the West Coast Trail. The stunning surroundings of the rain forest, deserted beaches, uninhabited islands, rugged coastline, and world class diving inspire creativity and discovery.

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