Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Commitment to equity and diversity

McGill University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We welcome and encourage applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Freshwater Ecology and Evolution at McGill University

Sponsored by the Groupe de Recherche Interuniversitaire en Limnologie et en environnment aquatique (GRIL)


The GRIL node at McGill University comprises eight aquatic scientists (see below) that span a broad range of expertise; we are advancing knowledge regarding landscape-scale processes, long-term changes in aquatic structure and function as well as ecosystem-scale trophic interactions and evolutionary dynamics. We are also connected to a larger inter-university group (GRIL), that has a long-standing history of research excellence.

To advance bold new ideas in Freshwater Ecology and Evolution and to facilitate new collaborations among this group as well as other McGill students & faculty, we are looking to recruit a post-doctoral fellow. Broadly, we will select a candidate to develop projects that bring our research groups together, rather than working exclusively with only one or two faculty members. In addition to conducting their own original research, the successful candidate will also collaborate with the interuniversity GRIL group on data syntheses.

Assuming satisfactory performance, the selected postdoctoral fellow will be provided funding for two years. The candidate would receive a salary of $44,000/yr. + McGill University benefits.

Application requirements:
Candidates will be required to submit their CV, a research proposal in Freshwater Ecology and Evolution (approximately 2 pages in length), three representative publications and the names and contact information for three references. More information about GRIL-McGill members can be found on each of the respective PIs websites listed below. We will start reviewing application on July 10th, 2021. Please send your applications as a single PDF file (file name as GRIL_lastname.firstname.pdf) to melania.cristescu [at]

GRIL-McGill members, websites & their areas of expertise:

Rowan Barrett (associate member)
Adaptation, Ecological and Evolutionary Genomics

Elena Bennett
Ecosystem Services, Land-Water links, Biogeochemistry

Jeffrey Cardille
Machine learning, Earth engine, Remote sensing
Melania Cristescu
Population genetics, Invasive species, Environmental DNA
Gregor Fussmann
Experimental ecology, Biodiversity, Community dynamics
Irene Gregory-Eaves
Global Change, Anthropocene, Paleoecology
Andrew Hendry
Eco-evolutionary dynamics, Contemporary evolution
Anthony Ricciardi
Biological invasions, Animal ecology, Food webs

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