Postdoc in Pollination and Biodiversity ~

8 de julio de 2011

Postdoc in Pollination and Biodiversity

As part of the NSERC-funded Canadian Pollination Initiative (CANPOLIN), researchers Elizabeth Elle [] and Jana Vamosi [] invite applications for a two-year postdoctoral position in pollination and biodiversity. The NSERC-CANPOLIN network is a consortium of 40+ researchers in pollination biology and provides many collaborative opportunities [see for more details]. Drs. Elle and Vamosi head the Ecosystems Working Group within CANPOLIN, and the successful applicant will be engaged in cross-network analyses of data collected in the first three years of our network. Individuals with experience in the development of datasets from disparate sources, considerable capacity for independent research, and strong quantitative abilities (both spatial analysis and meta-analysis) are encouraged to apply. Taxonomic knowledge of both pollinators and plants is a plus. The successful applicant will be responsible for developing and analyzing a dataset of pollinator diversity resulting from insect surveys undertaken across Canada. In addition, s/he will contribute to building and analysing a dataset of the distribution of plant mating systems of the Canadian flora, in an effort to elucidate the pollinator dependence of our flora. The appointment is shared between University of Calgary and Simon Fraser University, but the successful applicant will perform the majority of their responsibilities at Simon Fraser University, in the Greater Vancouver region of British Columbia.

To apply, please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references by email to Elizabeth Elle [ ] and Jana Vamosi [ ]. Review of applications will begin in August and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Starting date is anticipated to be fall or winter of 2011. Salary and benefits will be competitive with NSERC postdoctoral fellowships and may include some additional funding for travel related to fulfilling responsibilities to CANPOLIN.

Dr. Elizabeth Elle
Associate Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
8888 University Drive
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby BC V5A 1S6 Canada

office: 778-782-4592 cell: 604-813-4592

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