Post Doctoral Fellow – Aquatic Conservation Science

Applications are invited for a Post Doctoral Fellow (PDF) in the Fish Ecology and Conservation Physiology Laboratory in the Department of Biology at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. The position will provide opportunity to be directly involved in two streams of interrelated program development and research dividing time equally (50/50) between each. The first stream will focus on the development of a new research cluster in Evidence-Based Conservation and Environmental Management bringing together academics from Carleton with partners from federal agencies. The PDF would be expected to assume a leadership role in coordinating the development of the cluster through organization of workshops and funding proposals. The second stream (~50%) would involve conducting research related to fish and aquatic conservation.

Candidates should have an applicable research background to integrate and build on ongoing research objectives of the lab, particularly related to freshwater systems (http://www.fecpl.ca). There may also be opportunity for participation in teaching and mentoring.

The successful candidate will be well-versed in conservation science with an understanding of the science-policy interface and experience with meta-analysis.

Carleton University is located in Ottawa, the capital of Canada and a major centre of advanced technology research and development. The University enjoys close interactions with many organizations and government departments in the National Capital Region including Environment Canada’s National Wildlife Research Center which is located on campus. For more information about Carleton University please consult www.carleton.ca.

Applications for this appointment must include a curriculum vitae and a detailed cover letter along with the co-ordinates for three referees. Submit an electronic copy of your application to:

  • Dr. Steven Cooke, Department of Biology and Institute of Environmental Science, Carleton University. Steven.Cooke@carleton.ca

The deadline for applications is July 10, 2013. The anticipated start date for the position is Sept 1, 2013 with funding for an initial 18 month period with a salary of $40K per annum (without benefits).

Carleton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our team and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.