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Post-doctoral Position in Applied Aquatic Ecology

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Applied Aquatic Ecology
Environment Canada
Canadian Centre for Inland Waters, Canada

We seek an aquatic ecologist with expertise in examining the relationship of aquatic ecological conditions to environmental variables for streams/rivers. The ideal candidate will hold a PhD in aquatic ecology, or a related field, have experience in carrying out stream biomonitoring of both ecological structure and function, statistical skills suitable for analyzing large multivariate datasets and GIS capabilities for watershed analysis. The postdoctoral fellow will join a large, interdisciplinary team developing nutrient thresholds for protecting ecological integrity in tributaries and near-shore zone of Lake Erie in southern, Ontario Canada

The successful candidate will utilize of a state-of-the-art-facility artificial stream facility in London, Ontario. As such, a major focus of the candidate’s duties will be to design and conduct artificial stream mesocosm experiments studying the effects of nutrients on metrics of ecological function including, but not limited to, algal production and stream metabolism.  Other primary duties  will include: (1) project management and design; (2) collection and analyses of ecological, nutrient, and land use data for watersheds discharging to the lower Great Lakes (particularly Lake Erie); (3) development of thresholds and nutrient criteria for setting aquatic integrity protection guidelines for rivers; and (4) production of primary publications arising from this research. This work will be based at the Canada Centre for Inland Waters in Burlington, ON with opportunities for field work in southern Ontario.

The appointment is for 2 years, at an annual salary of $47,234 with opportunities for contract renewal for an additional year. Preference will be given to candidates available to start by or before February 2014. Candidates from any country may apply, but must have received their PhD within the past 5 years to be eligible. Expertise and ability will be assessed primarily via the quality of previous scientific output, the demonstrated ability of the candidate to work within a team framework, and letters of reference.

To apply, please email a cover letter, brief summary of research interests, CV, and contact information for 2 references to Dr. Patricia Chambers at patricia.chambers@ec.gc.ca.  Review of applications will begin November 18, 2013, but submissions will be accepted until the position is filled.

Patricia Chambers, Ph.D.
patricia.chambers@ec.gc.ca
Weblink: http://ec.gc.ca/scitech/default.asp?lang=En&n=9D4E3F0C-1

Research Scientist
Environment Canada
Aquatic Environment Impacts Research Division
Canada Centre for Inland Waters

867 Lakeshore Rd.
PO Box 5050
Burlington, ON
Canada  L7R 4A6
Tel: 905-336-4529