We are searching for a Postdoctoral Researcher with a strong background in mathematical biology or statistical ecology to lead research on trait-based food web modeling in collaboration with the Crowder Lab at Stanford University and NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center and funded by the Lenfest Ocean Program. The successful applicants will work with a team of scientists in the US and Canada to develop novel network modeling approaches that incorporate trait-based foraging interactions, coupled with ocean climate projections from the Regional Ocean Modelling System. The goal of the project is to evaluate and forecast distributional and abundance shifts in key fisheries species in the CCLME under climate change. Application review begins Dec 1, 2019. Start date is negotiable. The position will remain open until filled. Please follow the link above for additional information and application instructions.
Please explore this site to see if your interests are a good fit with our mission and research themes. The lab aims to provide a safe and inclusive space for scientists from diverse backgrounds and perspectives to thrive. From a science perspective, we are particularly interested in individuals who have some prior research experience in the field, lab, or with quantitative modeling in ecology or conservation, and have participated in creating a research product (e.g. scientific publication or undergraduate thesis paper). Experience in conservation practice is an asset. You can find more information about graduate studies and admission requirements in Biology at the University of Alberta here. The application deadline for fall semester is Feb 1. I strongly encourage Canadian citizens and permanent residents to apply for NSERC graduate fellowships. Please use the email subject line ‘Prospective graduate student’ for supervision inquiries, and include 1) a brief note about your specific research interests related to our lab, 2) your CV/resume, and 3) unofficial copy of your transcript.
I welcome all inquiries from prospective postdocs. There are many avenues for funding postdoctoral research with our group, including NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowships, Banting Fellowships, Liber Ero Conservation Research Fellowships, and David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellowships.