Postdoctoral opportunity in Macroecology, Metacommunity Ecology, or Quantitative Ecology

The Quantitative Community Ecology lab and Canada Research Chair in Spatial Ecology and Biodiversity at Concordia University invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher position in the fields of Macroecology, Metacommunity Ecology, or Quantitative Ecology. We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join our group, which is an integral part of the vibrant Montreal ecological community. This community comprises hundreds of researchers working on biodiversity science, as well as the social and economic aspects of ecology. The city is home to the Quebec Centre for Biodiversity Science (QCBS,, which fosters interdisciplinary research and collaboration across four major universities in Montreal. Candidates can explore examples of our group’s research at:

The successful candidate will conduct independent and collaborative research in one or more of the specified fields and participate actively in the academic life of the department and the QCBS. Applicants should have a track record of research in ecology, demonstrated expertise in theoretical, quantitative, or empirical research, effective written and verbal communication skills. They should also have strong collaborative and interpersonal abilities, with an understanding of and sensitivity to equity, cultural differences, and personal challenges. In accordance with Canadian regulations for postdoctoral positions, applicants must have completed their PhDs within the past five years.

The position offers an annual salary of $47,500, with an additional 20% covering vacation, retirement, and supplementary insurance in additional to Quebec’s universal health care system. Taxes are reduced for postdoctoral researchers. The position is for one year with the possibility of renewal for a second year. Concordia University is committed to excellence in research and education, providing an intellectually stimulating environment with state-of-the-art facilities. Montreal offers a unique quality of life, combining vibrant cultural and personal opportunities with a robust professional landscape in ecological research. It also offers a robust public system for childcare (subject to space availability, with tax credits for those using non-public options) and schools, along with a provincial universal health care system for families at no additional cost. Additionally, spouses of international postdoctoral researchers are eligible to work in Canada.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter detailing their research interests and relevant experience (one page is sufficient, but additional space may be used if applicants require), a curriculum vitae, and contact information (name, institution, and email addresses) for two professional references. Applications should be sent to Pedro Peres-Neto (

​The position will remain advertised until filled.