[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoc position in environmental monitoring and research

Colin Cooke cacooke at ualberta.ca
Fri Oct 23 10:26:53 MDT 2015

Postdoctoral fellowship in environmental monitoring and research

A postdoctoral fellow is sought to join a new collaboration in environmental monitoring and research between the University of Alberta and the Alberta Environmental Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Agency (www.aemera.org <http://www.aemera.org/>). The postdoctoral fellow will work to understand the potential impacts of oil sands development on freshwater resources in northeastern Alberta.  The research will focus on using long-term water chemistry datasets from regional lakes and rivers to understand potential natural and anthropogenic drivers of recent limnological change. The primary dataset is related to a monitoring program on acid-sensitive lakes, including acid deposition, nutrient cycling, hydrologic change, trace element biogeochemical cycling, and aquatic invertebrates (zooplankton). This work will directly support data evaluation and reporting requirements associated with the Joint Canada-Alberta oil sands monitoring programs, and the postdoctoral fellow will collaborate closely with scientists from both academia and government.

The successful candidate will work in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Alberta (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) under the supervision of Dr. Colin Cooke (cacooke at ualberta.ca <mailto:cacooke at ualberta.ca>). The ideal candidate will have a PhD in environmental science, aquatic biogeochemistry, hydrology, aquatic ecology, or a related field. Ideal qualities include familiarity with ambient environmental monitoring in Alberta, experience in multi-disciplinary research efforts, strong organizational and communication skills, and a demonstrated track record in the peer-reviewed literature. The initial appointment will be for one year, potentially renewable for an additional year. The start date for the position is negotiable but ideally before January, 2016. Applications should include a cover letter highlighting accomplishments as they relate to the position, a CV, and the names and contact information for three references.

Colin A. Cooke, PhD
Aquatic Scientist
Alberta Environmental Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Agency
2nd floor, South Petroleum Plaza, 9915 – 108 Street
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
T5K 2G8
Office: (780) 643-6426 <tel:%28780%29%20643-6426>
Adjunct Professor
Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
1-16 Earth Sciences Building
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
T6G 2E3
Office: (780) 492-0355 <tel:%28780%29%20492-0355>
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