Postdoctoral Fellows
Fellowship Opportunity
The next application deadline is January 13, 2016.  

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 2014.
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 2014.

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

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.

Juan Santos -

"I am an integrative biologist studying complex phenotypes and historical biogeography. I am particularly interested in how ecological, evolutionary, and physiological factors determine the emergence of biological complexity and biodiversity. I address these questions using a charismatic non-model clade, the poison frog family (Dendrobatidae)."

For more information, visit Dr. Santos' 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
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
Rose Andrew Botany
Christa Beckmann Forest Sciences
Rene Beyers Zoology
Kristina Cockle Forest Sciences
Allan DeBono Botany
Florence Debarre Zoology
Hannes Dempewolf Botany
Dan Ebert Botany
Armando Geraldes Botany
Navdeep Gill Botany
Thierry Heger Botany
Kay Hodgins Zoology
Trent Hoover Forest Sciences
Nolan Kane Botany
Katie E. Lotterhos Zoology
Rebecca G. Martone Inst. Resources, Environment and Sustainability
Isabel Marques Botany
Noriko Okamoto Botany
Heather Piwowar Zoology
Sebastien Renaut Botany
Hugo Robles Diez Forest Sciences
Heather Rowe Botany
Juan Saldarriaga Botany
David R. Smith Botany
Adrian Stier Zoology
Vera Tai Botany
Sabrina Taylor Centre for Applied Conservation Research, Forest Sciences
Michelle Tseng Zoology
Christian Winter Earth & Ocean Sciences
Ji Yong Yang Botany
Sam Yeaman Botany
Naoji Yubuki Botany

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