Research Associate posting: Human Dimensions of Conservation, Climate and Food Security

Research Associate Posting

The Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability at the University of British Columbia invites application for a Research Associate in the field of human dimensions of conservation, climate and food security. The successful candidate will conduct original research on climate impacts and adaptation across temporal and regional scales. Methodological expertise will ideally include and involve use of expert interviews, elicitation of expert judgments regarding uncertainty parameters, and analysis of survey data using SAS, SPSS or R. Area focus will be coast British Columbia marine and terrestrial regions, with a particular focus on food webs and food species. Other responsibilities will include literature research and analysis of existing regulatory and assessment policies, including those specific to B.C. First Nations.

The successful applicant should be a PhD with some postdoctoral research experience. Good oral and written communication skills and the ability to work on a team project are essential.

Application
Applicants should send their curriculum vitae, and a 1-page statement of research interests, no later than June 25th, 2014: email: gharris@ires.ubc.ca
This is a minimum 50% FTE position, available as of July 1st, 2014 and will initially be for one year. Salary dependent on educational level and experience. UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply.

UBC is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

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