Postdoctoral Fellows
Fellowship Opportunity
The next application deadline is January 13, 2016. We are NOT accepting applications for 2015.  

As a part of our NSERC CREATE training program in biodiversity research, we seek applicants for a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship in the U.B.C. Biodiversity Research Centre ( The Centre is made up of over 50 faculty members with interests in ecology, evolution, systematics, biodiversity and conservation. Preference will be given to candidates with bold ideas, demonstrated research ability, and strong communication skills. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct original research on core problems in biodiversity, foster interactions within the Centre, run a seminar series, and organize a retreat. Postdoctoral fellows funded by the Biodiversity Research Centre typically interact with several lab groups. Candidates are welcome to contact potential collaborating labs in the Centre to inquire about current and potential research activities, but it is not necessary to apply to work with a specific faculty member.  

Starting date, 1 September 2016.
Salary $43,000 per yr.
Research stipend: $7,000 per yr.
Send curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and a statement of overall scientific goals and interests (approximately 2 pages) to the address below. Applications and Reference letters will be accepted electronically; reference letters must be sent directly by the referee.
Search Chair, Biodiversity Research Centre, U.B.C.,
6270 University Blvd., Vancouver, B.C., Canada V6T 1Z4.
(Fax 604-822-2416, e-mail biodiversity.centre
Closing date for application, 13 January 2016.

The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply.

Current Biodiversity Postdoctoral Fellowship Recipients

Anna Hargreaves -

"I study the ecology, evolution, and geographic importance of species interactions, and how these and other ecological and evolutionary processes shape species distributions, both now and in a rapidly changing future.."

For more information, visit Dr. Hargreaves's website.

Chris Muir -

"I am interested in the mechanistic basis of adaptation to different environments, especially in plants. I also moonlight as a theoretician, allowing me to address a much broader range of questions in evolutionary ecology."

For more information, visit Dr. Muir's website.

Jennifer Sunday -

"I seek to transform our understanding of how species will respond to climate change. My goal is to develop and test theory that can produce meaningful predictions of how species and ecosystems will change."

For more information, visit Dr. Sunday's website.

Past Biodiversity Postdoctoral Fellowship Recipients
Juan Santos
College of Life Sciences
Brigham Young University
Elizabeth Wolkovich
Department of Organismic & Evolutionary Biology
Harvard University
Florence Debarre
Centre for Ecology & Conservation
University of Exeter, UK
Thor Veen
Department of Statistics
University of British Columbia
Jill Jankowski
Department of Zoology
University of British Columbia
Nathan Kraft
Department of Biology
University of Maryland (July 2012)
Mike Barker
Dept. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of Arizona
Will Cornwell
Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences
VU University Amsterdam
Luke Harmon
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Idaho
Ross Thompson
School of Biological Sciences
Monash University
Jessica Hellman
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Notre Dame
Lisa Manne
Department of Life Sciences
University of Toronto at Scarborough
Daniel Haydon
Department of Environmental and Evolutionary Biology
University of Glasgow
Jennifer Ruesink
Department of Biology
University of Washington
Diane Srivastava
Department of Zoology
University of British Columbia

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Current Postdoctoral Fellows at UBC conducting research in Biodiversity
Natalia Bercovich Botany
Kazuhiro Bessho Zoology
Subinoy Biswas Botany
Fabien Burki Botany
Celine Caseys Botany
Cheryl Chow Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences
Gina Conte Zoology/Botany
Allan DeBono Botany
Javier del Campo Botany
Jeremy Draghi Zoology
Xing Fan Botany
Armando Geraldes Botany
Navdeep Gill Botany
Angelica Gonzalez Zoology
Min Hahn Botany
Charles Hefer Botany
Thierry Heger Botany
Elizabeth Hehenberger Botany
Daisie Huang Botany
Sariel Huber Botany
Michael Kantar Botany
Patrick Kelley Zoology
Martin Kolisko Botany
Chris Kopp Zoology
Vaibhav Madhok Zoology
Isabel Marques Botany
Katie Marshall Zoology
Elahi Robin Zoology
Mariano Rodriguez Cabal Zoology
Carl Rothfels Zoology
Nathaniel Sharp Zoology TBA
Evan Staton Botany
Jurgen Strassert Botany
Vera Tai Botany
Marco Todesco Botany
Michelle Tseng Zoology
Naoji Yubuki Botany
Kevin Zhong Eart, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences

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