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Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Ecosystem Public Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

Job ID: 20976

Updated: July 27, 2020

Location: Foothills Campus

Position Description

Area:             Wildlife/veterinary/ecological economics and policy
Duration:      Two years     
Start date:    September 1, 2020 or sooner    
Salary:          $50,000/year plus benefits

The Department of Ecosystem Public Health in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Calgary is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar in veterinary/wildlife economics and policy 

Job Description:
We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral scholar with a track record of productivity to work with a diverse team of wildlife, veterinary, and social scientists researching alternative bison disease management scenarios in Northern Canada. The successful candidate will work under supervision of Dr. David Hall (University of Calgary).

The research will address the practicality and socioeconomic costs of various bison disease management options for diseased bison herds in the area around Wood Buffalo National Park. This analysis will provide evidence-based data for making decisions among the varied stakeholders and interest groups, such as bison and cattle producers, environmental NGOs, scientists addressing bovine tuberculosis, Indigenous communities near Wood Buffalo National Park, and government agencies.


  • Recent PhD in economics, wildlife biology, veterinary science, or a related field *
  • Expertise in some combination of the following areas is highly desirable: economics, policy, wildlife biology, ecology, animal health, agricultural science, or related expertise
  • Excellent written, analytical, and oral communication skills with evidence of productivity
  • An ability to work effectively in a team environment and with a diverse group of interdisciplinary researchers

*To be eligible as a Postdoctoral scholar at the University of Calgary, you must have been awarded a PhD or equivalent degree within five (5) years immediately preceding the appointment. Please review the Postdoc Eligibility Guidelines for more information prior to applying for this position

Application details:  

Preliminary inquiries by e-mail are welcome: contact Dr. David C. Hall directly at [email protected] with questions.

To apply, please submit your application on or before Friday, August 7th, 2020 via email to: Dr. David C. Hall, Professor, at [email protected].

All applications must include:

  • Current curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Cover letter outlining the candidate’s suitability and motivation for the role (maximum one page in length)
  • statement of major research accomplishments and interests (maximum one page in length)

Additional Information

To learn more about postdoctoral scholar opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Postdoc Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine visit Careers in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.

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