The Institut des sciences de la mer de Rimouski (ISMER) of the Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR), one of Canada’s leading academic marine science research institutes, is seeking a new regular professor of biological oceanography with a specialization in plankton ecology (tenure-track position).

The selected candidate must be specialized in ecology of the microbial loop, phytoplankton ecology, zooplankton ecology, or trophic ecology. The areas of expertise sought are microbiology, lower food webs, particulate matter flow, carbon export, and environment and climate change. The selected candidate is expected to develop a unique and original expertise of research, and collaborate with researchers at ISMER and from other departments within UQAR. The selected candidate will participate in the MSc, PhD and DESS (Specialized Graduate Diploma) programs in Oceanography through the supervision of graduate students and teaching. The working language is French.

At the time of hiring, the chosen person must have a doctorate in a relevant discipline (oceanography, marine biology, marine ecology, microbiology, or related discipline), at least one year of postdoctoral experience and a solid research record. Application documents must include a motivation letter, a CV including research and student training experiences, and the name and contact details of three referees. Evaluation of applications will begin on May 15, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. We subscribe to an equal access program and our community advocates the values of equity, diversity and inclusion, and we put in place accommodation measures as needed. We strongly encourage women, people with disabilities, members of visible and ethnic minorities, Aboriginal peoples, and members of LGBTQ2+ communities to apply. UQAR recognizes the effects that career interruptions can have on the assessment of the candidate’s research achievements. If applicable, the candidates are invited to explain the situation in their application.

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