Post-doc opportunity in Avian Conservation Ecology

The Boreal Avian Modelling Project (BAM) is seeking an avian ecologist to fulfil a postdoctoral position at the University of Alberta. BAM is a continental scale effort to understand the ecology and dynamics of avian populations and their habitats in the boreal forest of North America (for more details on BAM see www.borealbirds.ca). Working with a team of avian ecologists, conservation scientists and statisticians, the post-doctoral fellow will conduct science to support the characterization and identification of critical habitat for several boreal bird species in Canada, including Canada Warbler, Olive-sided Flycatcher, and Common Nighthawk. The position will involve collaboration with federal and provincial governments, industry, and other academic institutions.

We are seeking a candidate meeting the following criteria:

1) Self-motivated & able to confidently interact with people of varying backgrounds

2) Strong background in avian ecology and conservation science

3) Knowledge of regulatory requirements related to migratory birds

4) Experience with wildlife-habitat modelling & Geographic Information Systems, preferably at large scales

5) Excellent and demonstrated writing skills

6) Strong quantitative skills

The position is available immediately. We will take accept applications until a suitable candidate is found. To apply, please provide a letter of interest, CV, and an example of your writing skills in the form of a peer-reviewed paper or thesis.

The position will be located at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, AB with an annual salary of $55,000 plus benefits. The length of the fellowship is 2.5 years.

Candidates should send their application package to:

Dr. Nicole Barker, BAM Coordinating Scientist