As a part of our NSERC CREATE training program in <http://biodiversity.ubc.ca/BRITE/index.html> biodiversity research, we seek applicants for a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship
in the U.B.C. Biodiversity Research Centre ( <http://www.biodiv.ca/> www.biodiversity.ubc.ca). The Centre is made up of over 50 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 2012.
Salary $43,000 per yr.
Research stipend: $7,000 per yr.
Send curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and a statement of overall scientific goals and interests (approximately 2 pages) to the address below. Reference letters will be accepted electronically, and must be sent directly by the referee.
Search Chair, Biodiversity Research Centre, U.B.C., 6270 University Blvd., Vancouver, B.C., Canada V6T 1Z4. (Fax 604-822-2416, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org).
Closing date for application, January 12 2012.
The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply.