THE WATERLOO WETLAND LAB AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO IS RECRUITING A POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW

About the project

Over 80% of Canadians live in cities with limited access to green space and the ecosystem services it provides. Unfortunately, we do not make the most of what urban green space we have, leaving tens of thousands of acres as low-value and costly-to-maintain turfgrass. Our partnership seeks to inform turfgrass-to-meadow conversion for The Meadoway project, a 16 km hydro-corridor ecological enhancement project that will connect the Rouge National Urban Park to downtown Toronto. This restoration project has the potential to replace invasive plants with native species, increase habitat quality for pollinators, mitigate heat stress, and enhance carbon storage and sequestration, tackling the biodiversity and climate change crises simultaneously.

About the position

  • 2-year position, with the option to renew for a third year with funding fully secured
  • Salary: $60,000/year, with extended health and dental benefits, and pension

Requirements

  • PhD in Environmental Biology or related field
  • Local to Waterloo, Ontario, or willing to relocate
  • Experience modelling species distributions, bioclimate envelopes, habitat suitability, or equivalent
  • Experience assembling and working with large geospatial datasets

Interested?

Send your CV and cover letter describing your research interests and highlighting any relevant work experience or courses to: rebecca.rooney@uwaterloo.ca

For more information about the Waterloo Wetland Lab: https://uwaterloo.ca/rooney-lab/

For more information about Postdoctoral Affairs at UW visit: uwaterloo.ca/graduate-studies-postdoctoral-affairs

The Waterloo Wetland Lab is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusivity in our recruitment efforts and encourage applications from women, gender non-binary individuals, and other members of minority groups.