Post-Doctoral Fellowship synthesizing observations to develop a responsive monitoring network.

Posted: July 13, 2021
Anticipated start:  January 2022
Supervisory team: Trevor Lantz (University of Victoria) and Stephan Gruber (Carleton University)

NSERC PermafrostNet is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to lead cross-scale synthesis activities exploring the determinants of thaw sensitivity in the Canadian Arctic.

Network research utilizing: ground-based measurements, terrain mapping, Indigenous knowledge, remote sensing, and modelling, offer a range of novel synthesis opportunities.

We welcome applications from researchers from a range of disciplines including, but not limited to: permafrost science, landscape ecology, geomatics, physical geography, and geology. The successful candidate will work with network partners to identify best practices for detecting and quantifying permafrost change in a variety of contexts. 

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. 

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 ( Questions can be directed to Dr. Trevor Lantz or Dr. Stephan Gruber ( The deadline for applications is August 16, 2021.