[ECOLOG-L] Post-doctoral fellowship opportunity in ecoinformatics at the Canadian Rivers Institute, UNB

The position will focus on the ecology of floodplain wetlands, and is linked
to the Mactaquac Aquatic Ecosystem Study (MAES;
on the Saint John River. In particular, the post-doctoral fellowship will
involve exploration of big data approaches to ecosystem analysis employing a
novel linkage of environmental DNA, field variables, and high resolution
geospatial data.

We are particularly interested in individuals who combine strong geospatial
analysis skills with experience with large, multidisciplinary datasets and
multivariate statistics (including R). This research project is a
multidisciplinary collaboration between the Canadian Rivers Institute and
New Brunswick Power.

The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to be involved in
other research projects, including ongoing field studies on boreal
floodplain wetlands in the Mackenzie River basin.

The position, which is for an initial period of one year, but renewable
subject to available funding for a further two years, will be jointly
supervised by Dr. Wendy Monk and Dr Donald Baird (Environment Canada) who
are based at the Canadian Rivers Institute at the University of New
Brunswick’s Fredericton campus.

Please email an application stating your research interests and experience,
together with a CV (including contact emails of three referees) by June 1,
2015 to:

Dr. Wendy Monk
Canadian Rivers Institute,
Department of Biology,
10 Bailey Drive, PO Box 4400,
University of New Brunswick,
Fredericton, NB, Canada, E3B 5A3
Email: wmonk@unb.ca / djbaird@unb.ca

The position is open now, and will be staffed as soon as a suitable
candidate is identified.

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