PostDoc Position: Arctic Marine/Atmospheric Science

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PostDoc Position: Arctic Marine/Atmospheric Science

Brent Else

PostDoctoral Fellowship:

Interdisciplinary Arctic Marine / Atmospheric Research Using Mobile Labs

Research Topic:
Dr. Brent Else (University of Calgary, Department of Geography) is seeking an interdisciplinary researcher for a Postdoctoral Fellowship.  The successful candidate will contribute to consultations with Inuit communities in the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut (Canada) on community research priorities and uses for mobile, green energy research labs (see:  The candidate will also conduct research in a related field that could utilize the natural  science capabilities of the labs, including (but not limited to): 

-Eddy covariance measurements of gas exchange over sea ice and ocean surfaces.
-Utilizing pH, pCO2, and other sensors to monitor ocean acidification and biogeochemistry.
-Relevant fields of atmospheric science, oceanography, or sea ice biogeochemistry.

Award Details:
-Stipend of $55,000 per year for two (2) years, plus health benefit plan for scholar & family.
-Research and conference travel expenses covered by supervisor.
-Start date: Negotiable, preferably first quarter 2019.

 Candidate Profile:
Applicants must:
-Hold a PhD in a field related to Geography/Earth Science, awarded in the past 5 years.
-Have a strong research record reflected by publications in international journals.
-Be an independent researcher, willing to pursue his/her own ideas and interests.

Applicants will ideally have experience:
       -In both natural and social science research fields.
       -Working with multi-stakeholder groups/organizing community consultations or workshops.

Research Group/Institution Profile:
The Postdoctoral Fellow will work in Calgary, a city that is consistently ranked as one of the top 5 liveable cities in the world. The Fellow will join a young, dynamic research group that conducts world-class research on Arctic marine biogeochemistry, while also supporting Inuit capacity for environmental monitoring and response to climate change. Extensive access to the Arctic will be available through existing grants held by Dr. Else, and through collaborations with government departments, Canadian and international universities, and the Arctic Research Foundation ( The Fellow will have access to logistical support and instruments necessary for marine / atmospheric research in the Canadian Arctic.

Application Process:
Submit a short (1 page) statement of interest, CV, and contact information for two referees to:

Dr. Brent Else
[hidden email]

Questions about eligibility and potential fit to the position are encouraged, and can be sent by email to Dr. Else.  Application deadline is January 11, 2019. Applications sent prior to the deadline are very much appreciated, and will be reviewed as they are received.

For more information, please visit:

Brent Else 
PhD, MSc, BSc (Hons)

Assistant Professor
University of Calgary
Department of Geography
2500 University Dr NW
Calgary, AB
T2N 1N4
phone: 1-403-220-2484

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