The UBC Biodiversity Research Centre is made up of over 70 faculty members with interests in ecology, evolution, systematics, biodiversity and conservation. We invite applications for highly motivated postdoctoral fellows interested in a variety of research topics related to biodiversity. Preference will be given to candidates with bold ideas, demonstrated research ability, and strong communication skills. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct original research on core problems in biodiversity, foster interactions within the Centre, run a seminar series, and organize a retreat. Postdoctoral fellows funded by the Biodiversity Research Centre typically interact with several lab groups. Candidates are welcome to contact potential collaborating labs in the Centre to inquire about current and potential research activities, but it is not necessary to apply to work with a specific faculty member.
Starting date: 1 September 2021
Salary: $50,000 per year and benefits (including extended health and dental coverage)
Research funds: $7,000 per year, with the option to convert this to salary
Necessary qualifications: Candidates must have obtained, or expect to complete, their doctoral degree no later than September 2021, and be able to demonstrate a solid scientific background as evidenced by publication record and research statement.
To apply, please provide:
- brief cover letter,
- curriculum vitae,
- 1-2 page research statement of overall scientific goals and interests, and
- the names and contact information for three referees.
The research statement is free form but we should be able to determine both the general interests and specific projects that the candidate will engage in over the postdoc period.
Candidates: submit your application online at the UBC Careers webpage
Application closing date: January 10, 2021. All materials must be received by January 10, 2021 to ensure full consideration.