Postdoctoral Fellowships

Training Our Future Ocean Leaders (Ocean Leaders) is accepting applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship. The new program is led by nine core faculty with interests in climate change, coupled human and natural systems, ocean acidification, marine conservation, marine ecology, fisheries science, and marine spatial planning. The goal of the program is to train interdisciplinary marine scientists to produce tractable policy and management innovations that have a high probability of improving the health of oceans. The postdoctoral fellowship is open to candidates with a strong research background across the natural and social sciences and a keen interest in bridging the gap between research and policy and management on core matters of ocean health.

Expectations

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct original research on core ocean challenges under the supervision of the Ocean Leaders faculty. The fellow will also be expected to interact with students and multiple research teams in the program, and participate in various program activities, including professional development workshops and the Grand Challenges in Ocean Leadership course.

Fellows must be supervised by a minimum of one and preferably two core faculty in the program. Interested applicants are asked to contact potential faculty advisors from the list of core faculty  with their CV and a brief (~300 word) research proposal before submitting a full application. After discussing options with their prospective supervisors, select candidates will be contacted with information about how to complete their full application. Applicants must have completed their PhD within the last five years to be eligible for the fellowship. Starting dates for the fellowship are flexible, but we are aiming for a starting date of May 2018. We are accepting applications on a rolling basis, but interested applicants are encouraged to apply by 30 January 2018.

Send an email to ocean.leaders@ubc.ca should you have questions about the application process.