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15 noviembre 2014

Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Arctic Marine Invertebrate Biology

Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Arctic Marine Invertebrate Biology
Canadian Museum of Nature
Canada, ON, Ottawa

The W. Garfield Weston Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowship for Arctic Research


The Canadian Museum of Nature is Canada's national natural history museum with a long, respected history of Arctic research and important representative collections.

The Museum is seeking applicants who wish to develop their Arctic research program, further their practical experience in natural history collection management and obtain a deeper understanding of creating scientific outreach for the public.

This two-year award is for an expert in Arctic marine invertebrate biology who is a recent doctoral graduate.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop a research project using the collections and laboratory facilities at the Natural Heritage Campus (NHC) of the Canadian Museum of Nature.

The NHC has a wide range of light microscope equipment, an electron microscope facility, molecular biology laboratory, photographic studio and library.

These facilities are designed to support projects in whole organism systematics, evolution and ecology.

The candidate will be expected to make this research project accessible to the public through such means as presentations, blogs and media interviews.

As part of this position the candidate will be an active member of a multi-disciplinary team to create a permanent exhibition in the Victoria Memorial Museum Building about the natural history of the Canadian Arctic.

As an exhibition team member the candidate will be called upon to engage content developers, designers and other team members on current arctic science issues appropriate to nature literacy programming for the general public.

They will also recommend and facilitate access to display specimens relevant to the exhibition's goals.

The candidate will also work closely with the Curator of Invertebrates to enhance the care and preservation of the museum's extensive marine collections.

This will involve all aspects of collection management, including the selection of primary material to be incorporated in the CMN Collection and to be used for the Gallery and other public activities.

This unique opportunity will provide valuable experience that will help launch a career, and will be compensated at a rate that is comparable to Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC)

Postdoctoral Fellows: $40,000pa, renewable for one-year, with up to $10,000pa available to support the research program.

The candidate must be eligible to hold an NSERC 'Visiting Fellowship in Canadian Government Laboratories' (see http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/PD-NP/Laboratories-Laboratoires/index_eng.asp).


- Completed all doctoral requirements no longer than 5-years ago (extended to 6-years for maternity leave or child rearing).
- Publications in peer reviewed journals.
- Curriculum vitae and 3 reference contacts.
- An essay about why you think the Canadian Museum of Nature is the right place for you (=250 words).
- Brief description of proposed research (=1000 words).


- Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate science to the public.
- Collection specimen-based research.
- Experience in working with museum specimens.
- Ability to communicate in both official languages.

Dr. Kathleen Conlan, Section Head, Zoology
Canadian Museum of Nature
P.O. 3443, Station D
Ottawa, ON
K1P 6P4


Closing Date: January 15, 2015

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