Postdoc in ecophysiology (University of Alberta, Canada) ~

15 de febrero de 2016

Postdoc in ecophysiology (University of Alberta, Canada)

I am seeking an experienced, self-motivated and creative postdoctoral fellow or research associate to conduct and summarize research on the role of non-structural carbohydrate reserves in trees and forest ecosystem function in response to abiotic and biotic stresses. Specifically, the research focusses on the effects of light and water limitation on tissue carbon reserve accumulation in seedlings and trees, and related interspecific physiological and morphological adaptations. Some of the work will have direct linkages to applied ecological research in the area of restoration ecology undertaken in my research group (

This position falls under my forest ecology and restoration research program in the Department of Renewable Resources, at the University of Alberta ( Depending on the interest and quality of the applicant, the project could offer considerable flexibility in designing research in areas of personal interest within the overall framework of the research direction.

A Ph.D. in plant ecology or ecophysiology is required. Candidates should have a strong interest in understanding the linkages between trees and other ecosystem functions. Creativity in developing and guiding research directions and the ability and evidence to publish research findings are crucial. Experience in any of the following research areas will be an asset, but is not required: stress physiology, forest and seedling ecology, silviculture, and soil-plant interactions. Proficiency in spoken and written English and computational and analytical skills are essential. Selection of a candidate will be based on academic achievements, reference letters and previous research experience. A salary of CAN $45 to 65,000 per year for a duration of two years is available depending on qualifications and is conditional on satisfactory performance evaluations (1-year probation period). Laboratory and field assistance will be available.
The successful candidate will start in the summer of 2016.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered. Only successful candidates will be contacted. Interested candidates should e-mail their transcript, a detailed curriculum vitae, a cover letter that summarizes qualifications, interests, experience, and provides a brief description of published research, recent TOEFL scores (if appropriate), and the names and contact information of three references to Dr. Simon Landhäusser, Department of Renewable Resources, 4-42 Earth Science Building, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E3, CANADA. Phone: (780)-492-6381; Fax: (780)-492-1767.


Closing date: Open until suitable candidate is found.

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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