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Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities

Biodiversity 2-year postdoctoral fellowship in the UBC Biodiversity Research Centre (2022-2024) - posting available soon November 1, 2021

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 should indicate which labs they want to work with and are encouraged to contact potential collaborating labs in the Centre to inquire about current and potential research activities.

Starting date: 1 September 2022
Salary: $50,000 per year and benefits (including extended health and dental coverage)
Research funds: $7,000 per year, with the option to convert this to salary
Necessary qualifications: Candidates must have obtained, or expect to complete, their doctoral degree no later than September 2022, 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. UPDATE: PLEASE COMBINE THE DOCUMENTS INTO ONE PDF AND UPLOAD THE FILE WHEN ASKED TO SUBMIT YOUR CV. 
Candidates: submit your application online at the UBC Careers webpage JR4864
Posting End Date: January 11, 2022. Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the Posting End Date. All materials must be received by January 10, 2022 at 11:59pm to ensure full consideration. The posting will be removed from the application website on January 11, 2022.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged 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. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.