[CLOSED] Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity in Habitat Management for Woodland Caribou

a young caribou in the forest

Overview of the Position

The University of Northern British Columbia in collaboration with fRI Research is recruiting a postdoctoral fellow (PDF) for a 1.5-year term.

The position is focused on developing strategic-level recommendations to guide forest harvesting and silvicultural prescriptions that maintain habitat for woodland caribou across managed landscapes in west-central Alberta. That includes a comparison of habitat disturbance resulting from fire and forest harvesting and the dynamics of those two disturbance types over time.

The PDF will engage with university, industry and government researchers and managers to define the scope of investigation. Within that context, there is considerable latitude to define the specific research questions.

The PDF will be based at the University of Northern British Columbia. Ché Elkin (University of Northern BC), Chris Johnson (University of Northern BC), and Laura Finnegan (fRI Research) are the project leads.

Woodland caribou is Threatened in Canada. This project provides an opportunity to conduct science that informs conservation solutions for a high-profile species. That includes working closely with foresters, biologists, and planners tasked with understanding and conserving caribou.

Download the full job description and qualifications here.

Term: 1.5 years

Salary: $58,000 with benefits

Location: Prince George, BC

Targeted start date: November 15

How to Apply

Please send a CV and cover letter to Dr. Ché Elkin with the subject line “Caribou Habitat PostDoc Application”.

In your cover letter briefly address how you meet each of the requirements of the position. Also, please explain your research strengths and the questions you might pursue as part of a broad effort to improve the science and policy focused on managing caribou habitat in the context of wildfire or forest harvest. If you have questions about the position, please contact Dr. Elkin.

We plan to fill the position as soon as possible.