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Postdoctoral fellow in dendrochronology
at the University of Quebec at Abitibi-Temiscamingue, Quebec, Canada


The Institute of Forest Research at UQAT (IRF UQAT) is looking for a postdoctoral researcher in dendrochronology . This position is partly funded by the International research group on cold forests (GDRI Forêt Froides).  The candidate will be responsible for the coordination of the International Cold Forest Research Group and will be involved in research projects related to climate change, natural disturbance regimes.


We are looking for an ambitious and highly motivated recent PhD graduate with a profile in forest ecology, climatology, geography, ecosystem modeling, or mathematics. Documented experiences in dendrochronology, GIS-added analyses, work with large relational databases, modeling of biological systems and good skills in computer programming (R) will all be valued during the evaluation process. It is important that the candidate is fluent in English and has an excellent ability to formulate himself/herself both orally and in writing. A background in dendroclimatology , and experience with dendrometers and respective data analyses will be highly valued. A record of high-quality scientific publications is required.

We put a great emphasis on personal characteristics of the successful applicant, solid work ethic, and in particular - the ability to independently manage a large volume of fieldwork and laboratory tasks, and meet reporting and publication deadlines. The candidate should be physically fit.  

A working knowledge of French would be an asset. Driving licence is mandatory.

Office location

The postdoctoral fellow will be based at the Lac Duparquet research station ( which has a complete dendrochronology laboratory.  It is possible to reside directly at the station.


The position will begin in March 2019, but the start date can be flexible. Initial appointment is for two years, and is potentially renewable.


Salary starts at 48K with benefits.


To apply please send a single PDF file containing a cover letter, CV, contact information for three references, and two relevant publications or manuscripts to  with « IFR Postdoc Position » in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a continuing basis until the position is filled.


Please contact with any questions.






(c) Laboratoire de Dendroécologie á la Forêt d'enseignement et de recherche de lac Duparquet, Saturday, February 9, 2019