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Postdoctoral research opportunity - Mapping, Modelling and Communicating the distribution of feral Wild Boar in Canada

A postdoctoral position is available in the Wildlife Ecology and Community Engagement Lab of SENS associate Dr. Ryan Brook at the University of Saskatchewan. Our research group is part of larger North American collaborative effort to better understand and manage feral wild boar, which are a highly invasive species. Start date is October 15, 2014. For the full position details and application criteria, click here.

Chemistry lab manager/Technologist

A two-year contract position is available to run the Global Institute for Water Security chemistry lab under the supervision of SENS faculty member Dr. Helen Baulch. The successful applicant will be responsible for performing and supervising analyses across numerous instruments including a gas chromatograph, discrete chemical analyser, and membrane-inlet mass spectrometer. The manager will be responsible for student and technician training, instrument maintenance and troubleshooting, lab safety, coordinating waste management, data management, QAQC, lab ordering and will help support graduate student projects. 

The ideal applicant will have extensive experience in instrumental techniques, water chemistry, and/or mass spectrometry. Masters-level applicants and candidates with bachelor’s education or college education combined with extensive lab-based experience are also well-suited to the position. Applicants should have experience working in a multi-user environment, and ideally will have supervisory experience. 

Please provide a cover letter, resume, and list of three references. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Applications should be directed to with “Re: chemistry lab manager/technologist” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, starting June 26.

Faculty position - Watershed Modelling

The Global Institute for Water Security and SENS are seeking applications for a tenure-track faculty in the field of Watershed Modelling. For full details, view the job posting.

Application review commences: May 12, 2014

Faculty position - Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) Environmental Risk Management and Communication 

SENS is seeking a faculty member whose research and scholarly interests link the study of environmental risk with the societal goal of sustainability. The ideal candidate will have established him/herself as an upcoming leader in problem-oriented research, with a focus on advancing research, policy and/or practice in areas related, but not necessarily limited, to: frameworks for the management and regulation of risk (including governance, policy, law, assess-ment and management), communication approaches to hazards and risks, and/or consideration of cross-scalar social, environ-mental, and economic consequences of environmental change and/or impact. View the full job description

Application review commences: April 21, 2014

Research associate - Sustainability Education Research Institute

This position is joint between the College of Education and SENS.

Application deadline March 21, 2014