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Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities

2-year postdoctoral fellowship in the UBC Biodiversity Research Centre (2020-2022)

The UBC Biodiversity Research Centre is made up of over 70 faculty members with interests in ecology, evolution, systematics, biodiversity and conservation. We invite applications for highly motivated postdoctoral fellows interested in a variety of research topics related to biodiversity. 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: $50,000 per year and benefits (including extended health and dental coverage)
Research funds: $7,000 per year
Necessary qualifications: Candidates must have obtained, or expect to complete, their doctoral degree no later than September 2020, and be able to demonstrate a solid scientific background as evidenced by publication record and research statement.

To apply, please provide: brief cover letter, curriculum vitae, 1-2 page research statement of overall scientific goals and interests, and the names and contact information for three referees. The research statement 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 postdoc period.
Candidates: submit your application online at the UBC Careers webpage:
Application closing date: January 12, 2020. All materials must be received by January 12, 2020 to ensure full consideration.

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.