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Postdoctoral Fellowship/Research Associate/Data Scientist Position in environmental change and risk assessment
Ottawa, Canada (remote work possible)
University of Ottawa
  • Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Research Scientist
  • Technician/Field Assistant

We are seeking a candidate to join the Environment, Society and Policy Group ( at the University of Ottawa under the supervision of Dr. Jackie Dawson (Canada Research Chair in Human and Policy Dimensions of Environmental Change and Scientific Director of ArcticNet). The successful candidate will support two major projects (see and will be part of a team of Canadian and international researchers focused on improving methods and understanding of climate change risks (particularly in the Arctic) for ecological and social sectors in North America and the Global Arctic under 1, 2, and 4°C of warming. The ideal candidate should have experience (and/or the ability to learn) R, Shiny, GitHub, and Microsoft Excel, as well as experience in working with large data sets and database management.

The position is a 12-month contract (with possible extension to 24+ months) available immediately, and is located at the University of Ottawa in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, although remote work is possible. Salary for the position will be commensurate with the level of experience and can be placed at the level of Data Scientist, Research Associate, or Postdoctoral Fellow, depending on training and background of the selected candidate. The position includes a benefits package and access to optional second language training (French or English).

Applications should include an academic CV, cover letter, and contact information for two referees. Submit applications to Dr. Jean Holloway (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Applications will be reviewed as received and only short-listed candidates will be contacted for follow up discussion.


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