Postdoctoral fellowship in Avian Movement Ecology

Department of Biology, Mount Allison University, Sackville NB, Canada

Position description: We are seeking a recent PhD graduate with a background in avian ecology and quantitative analysis of movement to join us on a project examining movements of birds in southeastern New Brunswick. This work is a collaborative effort between the labs of Dr. Diana Hamilton at Mount Allison University, Dr. Phil Taylor at Acadia University, and Julie Paquet from Environment and Climate Change Canada, and stems from an NSERC-funded project examining bird movements relative to wind farms in the region. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to work with and publish papers from multi-year data sets including radar, acoustic and telemetry data, and will have wide latitude in use and interpretation of these data. There are also opportunities for field work on both passerines and shorebirds. The lab team consists of undergraduate research students, graduate students, and research technicians, and the PDF will have the opportunity to participate in supervision of their projects.

Qualifications: We are looking for an individual with strong quantitative skills, and preferably with experience working with radar or telemetry data. The successful applicant should enjoy working in a highly collaborative environment and should embrace an open data sharing philosophy. Additional qualifications include a strong publication record and an interest in taking a leadership role in analyzing and publishing data stemming from this project. Experience handling passerines and/or shorebirds would also be an asset.

Timeframe, location, salary: This position is for an initial term of one year, with potential for extension. Our target start date is spring 2022, with some flexibility. The position is based in Sackville, NB, with some travel for field work and meetings anticipated. Salary will be approximately $55000 per year and benefits including extended health and dental coverage will be available.

Application process: Please submit a cover letter outlining your interest in and qualifications for this position together with your CV and names and contact information for 2-3 references by email to:

Dr. Diana Hamilton
Professor and Head
Department of Biology
Mount Allison University
Sackville, NB

Feel free to contact Diana ahead of time if you have questions while considering your application.

Mount Allison acknowledges, honours, and respects that the land named Sackville, NB is part of the unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People who are the historic inhabitants, custodians, and dwellers on the land where our University is built and confirms its commitment to strengthening relationships with all Indigenous people.

Mount Allison is committed to diversity and inclusiveness. We encourage applications from members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual and gender identities.