EEB Postdoctoral Fellow


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Posted: November 9, 2017

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto invites applications for a Departmental Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Area of Research: Ecology and/or Evolution, broadly defined.

Description of duties: The Fellow will collaborate with the advisor(s) on research that is mutually agreed upon by all parties and the Fellow will publish the results in scientific journals.  The Fellow will be a fully participating member in the Department. The Fellow may be asked to organize a workshop for graduate students, postdocs and faculty.

Salary: $40,500/year

Please note that should the rates stipulated in this posting fall below the minimum rates stated in the collective agreement , the minimum rates stated in the collective agreement shall prevail.

Required qualifications: Applicants must have a PhD in ecology and/or evolution or a related area of study, and field-specific qualifications as set by the faculty advisor(s).


Application Instructions

All individuals interested in this position must first contact and obtain the agreement of a faculty advisor (or co-advisors); full-time faculty members at the St. George(downtown) campus of the University of Toronto are eligible to serve as advisors (see the table at the bottom of this page for a list of potential supervisors). Afterwards, applicants must submit a cover letter clearly indicating the proposed faculty advisor(s) and the date that they will be available to begin the position, a curriculum vitae,copies of 2 publications, and a short (1-3 pages) description of past research accomplishments and future research plans. Applicants should include names and e-mail addresses for two potential referees. All application materials must be submitted as PDF(s) in a single email to: Elizabeth Rentzelos by the closing date.


Closing date: December 10, 2017  

Supervisor:Member(s)of the EEB faculty (St. George campus) who has/have agreed to contribute to the salary of this postdoctoral fellow and to cover her/his research expenses.

Expected start date: As early as Feb 1, 2018 and nolater than Sept 1, 2018

Term: 12 months with the potential for a second, renewedterm, assuming suitable progress.

FTE:   100%

The normal hours of work are 40 hours per week for a full-time postdoctoral fellow (pro-rated for those holding a partial appointment) recognizing that the needs of the employee’s research and training and the needs of the supervisor’s research program may require flexibility in the performance of the employee’s duties and hours of work.

TheUniversity of Toronto is a leading academic institution in Canada with over 60faculty members specializing in ecology and evolution. Strong links existbetween the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the RoyalOntario Museum, the Centre for Global Change, and the School of the Environment.The University owns a nearby field station dedicated to ecological andevolutionary research (the Koffler Scientific Reserve, ). The department also has a partnership with the Ontario Ministry ofNatural Resources that helps provide access to infrastructure, including labfacilities in Algonquin Provincial Park ( ),funding, and long-term data sets. Genomic analyses are supported by a numberof high-performance computing resources, multi-lab bioinformaticians, as wellas staff at the Centre for the Analysis of Genome Evolution and Function.

Employmentas a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto is covered by the termsof the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement.

Thisjob is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous /Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons,and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

List of Potential EEBPost-doctoral Advisors

Aneil Agrawal                                        Luke Mahler                                      
SpencerBarrett                                               Nicole Mideo
Belinda Chang                                                Chelsea Rochman

Asher Cutter                                                   Helen Rodd
Hélène Cyr                                                      Njal Rollinson                        

Marie-Josée Fortin                                          Locke Rowe

Megan Frederickson                                       Tammy Sage  

Benjamin Gilbert                                            MarlaSokolowski

Don Jackson                                                    JohnStinchcombe

Martin Krkosek                                               Art Weis

                                                                        Stephen Wright