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Postdoctoral Researcher opportunity at Canadian Rivers Institute at UNB

Posted by CRI Programs   |   January 16, 2017

Post-Doctoral Researcher
Fish Ecology and Fish Passage
Mactaquac Aquatic Ecosystem Study

The Mactaquac Aquatic Ecosystem Study (MAES) at the Canadian Rivers Institute (UNB) was created to support NB Power’s decision-making, environmental impact assessment, construction planning and mitigation, and post-construction monitoring of the river ecosystem as it prepares to undertake the refurbishment of the Mactaquac Generating Station on the Saint John River near Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. MAES is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary project and one of the largest freshwater ecosystem studies worldwide.

We are seeking a highly motivated, self-driven and talented post-doctoral researcher to lead the next phase of studies on Fish Ecology and Fish Passage. The candidate will build upon current research and develop new projects on key fish species ecology and passage considerations, habitat modelling, and fish community assessments for large rivers and reservoirs. Additionally, the candidate will be a key scientific resource and join teams working on reservoir limnology, sediment transport, developing traditional and advanced biomonitoring tools for impact assessment, and research projects focused on riverine and reservoir invertebrate ecology, riverine macrophyte communities, and river respiration and metabolism. The full suite of studies underway can be viewed at http://canadarivers-gis.maps.arcgis.com/home/index.html.

The position is a two year appointment at $45,000-$50,000 per year based at UNB Fredericton. It will start as soon as April 2017, but a starting date can be negotiated.

To apply:
Prospective candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, contact information for three references, and copies of key published papers. The cover letter must outline how the candidate’s previous experience has prepared her/him to join our MAES team including skills and experience the candidate will bring to the large, multidisciplinary MAES Team.

Email your package to:
Allen Curry, Principal Investigator
Mactaquac Aquatic Ecosystem Study
University of New Brunswick, Fredericton

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