Postdoctoral Position in Wetland Ecology/Carbon Dynamics (01-07-09)

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University of Windsor

Carbon Dynamics, Food Web Structure & Reclamation Strategies in
Athabasca Oil Sands Wetlands (CFRAW)

Background: The CFRAW project is a 5-year collaborative study among researchers at 4 universities and 7 industrial partners to study function, structure and dynamics, and successional processes in newly formed wetlands in and near lease areas of the Athabasca oil sands region of Alberta http://web2.uwindsor.ca/cfraw. Funded jointly by the partners and by an NSERC Collaborative Research and Development grant, the project goal is to better understand changes in the sources and flows of carbon and associated potentially toxic materials through wetland food webs as they pass through early succession. The project currently involves 5 PI's, 3 PDF and 20 graduate students.

Responsibilities: Depending on research interests, the successful candidate will conduct primary research on topics relating to project completion. We especially seek an individual with strong quantitative skills to adapt existing carbon dynamics conceptual or mechanistic models to constructed wetlands of the boreal region.

Qualifications: Doctorate degree in biological/environmental science with specialization in aquatic ecology, ecological modelling, nutrient or carbon dynamics, biogeochemistry, or a related field. Interests in quantitative ecological approaches to testing hypotheses, and/or experience with geospatial data sets are especially desirable.

Location: Position will be based at the University of Windsor, Ontario. May include summer field work based in Fort McMurray, Alberta.
Term: One year minimum, renewable.
Salary: Equivalent to NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship; currently $40,000 CAD/y.
Last Date to apply: July 15, 2009 or when position is filled.
Start Date: 1 September, 2009 or sooner.

Contact:
Send a statement of research interests, current curriculum vitae documenting appropriate knowledge, skills, and experience, and the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of 3 references who can substantiate work experience and skills, to:

    Jan J.H. Ciborowski
    Department of Biological Sciences,
    University of Windsor, Windsor,
    ON, Canada N9B 3P4.
    cibor@uwindsor.ca


The University of Windsor is committed to equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, women, and others who may contribute to further diversification.

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