Post-Doctoral Fellowship developing a framework for permafrost terrain types.

Posted: February 28, 2023
Anticipated start:  Application review will begin on April 1, 2023, but submissions will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found.
Supervisory team: Trevor Lantz (University of Victoria) and Stephan Gruber (Carleton University)

NSERC PermafrostNet 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.

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 (