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Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Hydro Geomorphology

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Please refer to reference number PDFO-55461 when applying for this position.



The department of Forest Resources Management is looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated postdoctoral scholar with experience in the fields of hydrology and geomorphology to join our team at the Department of Forest Resources Management, University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The successful candidate will contribute to research aimed at understanding and quantifying the effects of land use and land cover changes on the hydro-geomorphology of channel networks in nival regimes at a wide range of spatial scales. The candidate must have demonstrated strengths in fieldwork and quantitative analyses. Experience with methodologies for quantifying and mapping bedload transport of coarse sediment will be considered an asset.

The study sites are located in the interior of British Columbia, Canada. The candidate will be required to work and live for short periods close to the study sites and work at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver for the remainder of the year. The interior of British Columbia region offers many exceptional recreational opportunities including hiking, climbing, hotsprings, canoeing, horseback riding, kayaking, mountain biking, and wildlife watching all within close proximity to the study sites.

Preference will be given to candidates with strong communication skills and with demonstrated abilities to publish in international science journals. Only candidates who hold a Ph.D. degree at the time of appointment can be considered for this position.

This research fellowship is available for one year, renewable for a second-year contingent on performance and availability of funding. The ideal start date is January 1, 2022 (an earlier start date is also possible). Applications including a resume and the names and addresses of at least two referees should be submitted to UBC careers before the deadline of November 15th 2021.

How to apply?

Applicants should submit enquires/applications at this website and refer to reference number PDFO-55461.

Desired start date: 01 Jan 2022
Duration: Fixed term / Temporary
Contract Type: Full Time