- Postdoctoral Researcher
UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN BRITISH COLUMBIA, Canada
Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Two-Year Term Appointment
Would you like to be a part of a project that positions Canada as a world leader in wildlife management? The University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) invites applications for a two-year term appointment at the Post-Doctoral Fellow level to work on BEARWATCH, a large-scale, multiinstitutional collaborative project focused on polar bear conservation and management.
BEARWATCH will combine leading-edge genomics and Inuit traditional ecological knowledge to develop a non-invasive means of tracking polar bear response to a changing Arctic. The goal? To assess pan-Canadian polar bear population structure, demographics of health in real time using a knowledge co-production approach that is inclusive and responsive to Inuit concerns and priorities. This ambitious project will provide the most extensive dataset on polar bear ever assembled, and can accommodate a wide variety of post-doctoral expertise in the social and natural sciences.
The appointment will begin on April 1, 2019 or soon thereafter. Candidates will normally hold a Ph.D. in an arctic-related field with a strong track-record of conducting collaborative research with Inuit that has resulted in measurable outputs (e.g. policy outcomes; peer-reviewed publications). Preference will be given to candidates with experience working on wildlife co-management, coproduction of knowledge; Traditional Ecological Knowledge, community-based monitoring, and participatory research methods. Experience working with wildlife management and Indigenous peoples elsewhere will also be considered an asset.
This position is for someone who is motivated to work with a team of Inuit and arctic scientists who are at the vanguard of wildlife co-management under rapidly changing societal and climatic conditions. The successful candidate will have the resources and support to conduct and publish collaborative research that will increase our understanding of polar bear responses to a changing arctic.
The annual salary range for the position is $55,000-$65,000. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. UNBC encourages applications from qualified individuals including, members of visible minorities, aboriginal people and people with disabilities. This advertisement is directed to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.