Postdoctoral Fellows
Fellowship Opportunity
The next application round begins November 1, 2017. The deadline is January 13, 2018.  

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 2018.
Salary $48,000 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.
(e-mail biodiversity.centre
Closing date for application, 13 January 2018.

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
Rachel Germain (arriving September 2016) -

"I seek to understand the ecological underpinnings of evolutionary divergence among populations and species, using insight from contemporary ecological theory."

For more information, visit Rachel's website.

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.

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
Chris Muir
University of British Columbia
Juan Santos
College of Life Sciences
Brigham Young University
Elizabeth Wolkovich
Department of Organismic & Evolutionary Biology
Harvard University
Florence Débarre
Collège de France
Paris, France
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
Mike Barker
Dept. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of Arizona
Will Cornwell
School of Biological, Earth, and Environmental Sciences
University of New South Wales
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 (last updated April 2016)
Devin Arbuthnott Zoology
Rachel Bay Zoology
Natalia Bercovich Botany
Vittorio Bosscaro Botany
Dylan Burge Botany
Celine Caseys Botany
Gina Conte Zoology/Botany
Giulio Valentino Dalla Riva Zoology
Javier del Campo Botany
Ben Freeman Zoology
Lexuan Gao Botany
Ryan Gawryluk Botany
Min Hahn Botany
Thierry Heger Botany
Elizabeth Hehenberger Botany
Sylvia Heredia Botany
Maria Herranz Botany
Ana Karnkowska Botany
Martin Kolisko Botany
Chris Kopp Botany
Lenka Kuglerova Forest & Conservation Sciences
Julie Lee-Yaw Botany
Katie Marshall Zoology
Jessica Mckenzie Zoology
Noriko Okamoto Botany
Matt Pennell Zoology
Marius Roesti Zoology
Rhea Sanders Botany
Nathaniel Sharp Zoology
Ahmed A. H. Siddig Forest & Conservation Sciences
Evan Staton Botany
Niels Steenkiste Botany
Jurgen Strassert Botany
Marco Todesco Botany
Michelle Tseng Zoology
Naoji Yubuki Botany
Kevin Zhong Eart, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences

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