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Postdoctoral Opportunity in Prediction of Permafrost Change
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
NSERC PermafrostNet
  • Postdoctoral Researcher

NSERC PermafrostNet (, the Permafrost Partnership Network for Canada, is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to develop a framework for permafrost terrain types that will support the analysis and prediction of permafrost change at multiple scales. The utility of a permafrost terrain type approach will be demonstrated in Canadian permafrost landscapes using a variety of existing data sources (surficial geology, soils, topography, vegetation cover, ground ice, climate, and surface water). The successful applicant will also be encouraged to develop collaborative projects across the network.

We welcome applications from researchers from a range of disciplines including, but not limited to: permafrost science, landscape ecology, geomatics, physical geography, and geology. Preference will be given to candidates with exceptional written and oral communication skills, and a combination of the proficiencies listed below.

  • Statistical analysis
  • Terrain classification, mapping, and GIS
  • Remote sensing
  • Observation and/or simulation of permafrost environments and processes

This is a two-year position with an opportunity for a one-year extension. This position is based at the University of Victoria, and will also involve travel to work with our partners and with the group at Carleton University. The annual stipend for this position is $58,000 plus benefits. Support for travel to conferences is available for the duration of the project.

This research project is part of NSERC PermafrostNet, a multi-sectorial research network of twelve Canadian universities and more than 40 partner organisations. As a member of the network, the successful applicant will have opportunities to engage with government (provincial, federal, indigenous), industry, and international partners, as well as graduate students and researchers from across Canada.  

The University of Victoria and NSERC PermafrostNet are strongly committed to fostering diversity as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to further diversification including, but not limited to women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expressions.

To apply, please send a letter describing your qualifications and specific interests, a complete CV, and the contact information of three references to Dr. Trevor Lantz (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Questions can be directed to Dr. Trevor Lantz (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Dr. Stephan Gruber (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Application review will begin on August 1, 2022, but submissions will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found.


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