A new postdoctoral fellowship has been established from an endowment fund to support
the Tom Buell BC Leadership Chair in Salmon Conservation at Simon Fraser University.
This fellowship will be renewed every two years, and the successful candidate can be
considered for one renewal. We are looking for someone who can conduct world-class
research on the ecology and conservation of Pacific salmon and their ecosystems. As a
member of this research group, the postdoc will join the Earth to Ocean Group of
professors, postdocs, and students – a highly collaborative group of like-minded scientists
interested in ecology and conservation.
The postdoctoral fellow will be encouraged to develop new research initiatives and can
also benefit from foundations laid by an ongoing study of 50 watersheds in Canada’s
Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia. This program connects salmon with marine,
freshwater, and terrestrial ecosystems. Examples of further research include implications
for ecosystem-based management and linkages to wider watershed characteristics. We
are open to new ideas on any aspects of Pacific salmon ecology and conservation.
Candidates must have a PhD, strong analytical abilities, and a proven track record of
research excellence in aquatic ecology and conservation. The salary will be $47,000 per
year plus benefits, and funds will be available for research and travel. Please send the
following as a single document with the subject line “Salmon Postdoc”: cover letter,
statement of research background, statement of research ideas for this fellowship
including policy relevance, CV, and contact information for three references to Dr John
Reynolds (the current Tom Buell chairholder: www.johnreynolds.org), Reynolds@sfu.ca.
The starting date is flexible, but as soon as possible. Application deadline: 15 January