[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoctoral position in Northern Watershed Sciences, University of Alberta

Suzanne Tank suzanne.tank at ualberta.ca
Thu Oct 19 14:44:07 MDT 2017

We seek a motivated post-doctoral fellow to join a multi-disciplinary team
working to explore the effects of wildfire and landscape variation on
watershed hydrology and biogeochemistry in Canada's Northwest Territories.
This position will be based in the laboratory of Dr. Suzanne Tank at the
University of Alberta, but will occur in close collaboration with Drs.
William Quinton (Wilfrid Laurier University), Chris Spence (Environment
Canada), David Olefeldt (University of Alberta) and scientists from the
Government of the Northwest Territories Water Resources Division. The
primary role of the post-doctoral fellow will be to analyze broad datasets
of hydrology and biogeochemistry that have been collected from across a
diverse series of watersheds located in the Northwest Territories'
discontinuous permafrost zone. The post-doctoral fellow will be expected to
interact with project collaborators, produce peer-reviewed publications and
scientific reports, and present project results to academic and northern
community member audiences.


The University of Alberta (www.ualberta.ca) is one of Canada's top five
research institutions. Within the University, the Department of Biological
Sciences (www.ualberta.ca/biological-sciences) consists of 63 faculty, over
300 graduate students, and numerous support staff and postdoctoral fellows.
The Department also offers significant research support through facilities
such as the Biogeochemical Analytical Service Laboratory.




Applicants must hold a Ph.D. with specialization in aquatic biogeochemistry,
hydrology, aquatic ecology, or a related field. Ideal qualities include a
history of engagement in collaborative research efforts, strong
organizational skills, excellent communication skills, and strong analytical
skills. Demonstrated success in producing peer-reviewed scientific
publications is a must. The post-doctoral fellow will be expected to work
closely and successfully with a wide range of collaborators from across
multiple disciplines, and present project results to diverse audiences. 


The initial appointment will be for two years, with a preferred start date
prior to January 2018. Applications should include a cover letter specific
to this position, a complete CV, and the names and contact information for
three references.



To apply: 

Applications should be sent via email to:

Dr. Suzanne Tank

Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences

University of Alberta

suzanne.tank at ualberta.ca


Closing date:  Applications will be reviewed as they are received. The
position will remain open until filled.


We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals
selected for an interview will be contacted.


The University of Alberta offers appointments on the basis of merit. We are
committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and
encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons
with disabilities, members of visible minorities and Aboriginal persons.

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