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Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities

We seek applicants for a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship in the UBC Biodiversity Research Centre.

The next application round will be in November 2019. There is no search for 2018. 

The Centre is made up of over 60 faculty members with interests in ecology, evolution, systematics, biodiversity and conservation. Preference will be given to candidates with bold ideas, demonstrated research ability, and strong communication skills. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct original research on core problems in biodiversity, foster interactions within the Centre, run a seminar series, and organize a retreat. Postdoctoral fellows funded by the Biodiversity Research Centre typically interact with several lab groups. Candidates are welcome to contact potential collaborating labs in the Centre to inquire about current and potential research activities, but it is not necessary to apply to work with a specific faculty member.  

Starting date: 1 September 2020. 
Salary: $48,000 per yr. 
Research stipend: $7,000 per yr. 
Application requirements: curriculum vitae, a statement of overall scientific goals and interests (approximately 2 pages), and the names and contact information for three references. The statement of goals and interests is free form but we should be able to determine both the general interests and specific projects that the candidate will engage in over the post-doc period.

All of the material should be submitted to as a single PDF (please name your file using this format: Lastname_Firstname_PDF2020.pdf)
Closing date for application, 12 January 2020.

The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.”