Position Announcements

Postdoc: Science Synthesis of Canadian Oil Sands Development

We
invite applications for a
postdoctoral fellow to coordinate, support, and help lead a Working Group of
accomplished scientists in a year-long interdisciplinary synthesis and writing effort
that will address Canadian oil sands development in a global context. The
successful applicant will work with the participating scientists to assemble and
communicate the state of the science regarding risks and decision-making associated
with oil sands development, transportation, and the tradeoffs among energy,
environment, and cultural values.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in environmental science,
ecology, or allied field, possess strong organizational skills; have a history
of engagement in collaborative research; experience conducting literature
reviews and data analysis; and outstanding written and oral communication
skills. The successful candidate must be able to work with a wide range of
experts across disciplines, and to organize and contribute to scientific
synthesis and communication efforts that reach well beyond one’s primary field
of study. The successful candidate will be based in the Greater
Vancouver region at Simon Fraser University, and
work closely with Drs. Ken Lertzman, Wendy Palen, and Anne Salomon at SFU and
Tom Sisk at Northern Arizona University.

This
is a one-year, full-time position with potential for additional funding. Salary
based on experience, $42,000-55,000, including benefits. Applications are being
accepted immediately with start dates as early a July 1, 2013.  Please send a cover letter summarizing your
interests and background for this position, full CV, and names of three references to Laurie Wood (hakai@sfu.ca).