Position Announcements

Postdoctoral Position

Postdoctoral Position in Limnology and Ecosystem Ecology:

Linking Regime Shifts to Carbon Dynamics in Lake Erie

  Applications are now being accepted for a postdoctoral position to participate in a multidisciplinary and highly collaborative project funded by NSERC’s Strategic Grant Program. The position will be based in the Department of Biology, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. The primary objectives of the research are to determine the current carbon and material pathways in the foodwebs of Lake Erie and quantify current and contemporary carbon emission and burial rates.

 The candidate must have experience in and an excellent understanding of aquatic ecology as demonstrated by a good publication record in international journals. Strong leadership skills are also required as the postdoctoral fellow will be expected to provide some guidance and assistance to junior members of the project as well as some aspects of project coordination with collaborators and supporting organizations. A PhD in ecology, limnology, environmental chemistry and/or environmental sciences is required.

 The position is available for a total of 3 years. The initial appointment will be for 1 year with the possibility for renewal depending on performance. Preferred start date is before January 1st 2014 or soon thereafter.

 To apply, send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, examples of publications, and the names of three academic references to the address below (e-mail is preferred). Review of applications will begin on November 5, 2013 and will continue until position is filled.


Contact: Dr. Marguerite A. Xenopoulos, Trent University, Department of Biology, Peterborough, ON, Canada K9J 7B8 [mxenopoulos@trentu.ca]

For more information visit: http://people.trentu.ca/mxenopoulos