Bulkley Valley Research Centre - Science in the Public Interest

Centre Opportunities

SORTIE-ND Postdoctoral Research Associate Position

The BVRC is looking for a postdoctoral research associate, to be based out of Smithers, BC, starting in early 2019. The length of the position is 1 year with a possible extension to 2 years.

The Bulkley Valley Research Centre (in collaboration with the BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development) has a research programme to apply knowledge of forest stand dynamics to high priority natural resource management issues in British Columbia.

The spatially explicit model of forest dynamics, SORTIE-ND, has been used to integrate forest science knowledge and make future projections of different management and natural disturbance scenarios. To apply SORTIE as a tool in more ecosystems in BC, particularly to ecosystems with caribou habitat (SBPS and ESSF), we need a post-doc to develop methods, using Bayesian statistics and primarily existing data, to efficiently re-parameterize the model.

Deadline: November 23rd, 2018.

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