EEB Postdoctoral Fellow


Posted: Nov 7, 2018

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto invites applications for two (2) 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 minimum rates stipulated in the collective agreement fall below the rates in this posting, 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). Once agreement from a faculty advisor(s) has been obtained, 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 at by the closing date.

Closing date : December 12, 2018

This position will remain open until filled, however we will begin to review complete applications after November 21, 2018

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, 2019 and no later than Sept 1, 2019

Term: 12 months; renewable for another 12 months subject to performance/suitable research progress

FTE : 100%

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

The normal hours of work are 40 hours per week for a full-time postdoctoral fellow 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.

Employment as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto is covered by the terms of the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement.

This job 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 Potential EEB Postdoctoral Advisors

 Aneil Agrawal   Nicole Mideo 
 Spencer Barrett    Chelsea Rochman
 Belinda Chang    Helen Rodd 
 Asher Cutter    Njal Rollinson
 Hélène Cyr    Locke Rowe
 Marie-Josée Fortin    Tammy Sage
 Megan Frederickson    Marla Sokolowski
 Benjamin Gilbert    John Stinchcombe
 Don Jackson    Art Weis
 Martin Krkosek    Stephen Wright
 Luke Mahler