Postdoctoral Position in Pollination in a Changing Climate

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Come join us! We seeking applicants interested in pollination and climate change research to join our team in 2022. Funding is available to support a postdoctoral position in the laboratory of Dr. Shelley Hoover in the Department of Biological Sciences, University of Lethbridge. The postdoc position is funded for 3 years at $54,000 CDN per year plus benefits, research support, and travel funding.

Project: As we contend with unpredictable weather caused by changing climate, understanding the effects of extreme weather on crop yield and bee health are critical to improve both agricultural sustainability and food security. This project will provide much needed information on the effects of extreme heat and drought on canola production and pollination, in anticipation of increased frequency of extreme weather events. By examining the yield of canola exposed to different combinations of heat, drought, and pollination, we will examine the interactive effects of climate change drivers on the relationship between plants and pollinators.

Application Procedure: Candidates require a PhD in biology, environmental science, agriculture, or a related field. Knowledge of plant reproduction, bee biology, and pollination would be an asset. Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence, and we encourage applications from members of historically marginalized groups. Preference will be given to Canadians and permanent residents of Canada; however, all qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

Submit your application by email to Dr. Shelley Hoover ( with the subject line: Canola Postdoc Application [last name]. Selected applicants will be interviewed by Zoom and asked to provide references. Final hiring and admission are subject to the approval of the University of Lethbridge.

All applications must include: a cover letter that describes the applicant’s research interests and publication record as well as relevant experience, a current curriculum vitae, official or unofficial PhD transcripts, and contact for two references to support the application. Review of applications will begin September 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.  For further information please contact Dr. Shelley Hoover

Located in the City of Lethbridge on traditional Blackfoot Confederacy territory, the University of Lethbridge is home approximately 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students from around the world. The UofL is recognized as one of Canada’s destination comprehensive universities, offering liberal education enhanced by quality teaching, scholarship, and community engagement. Located on the banks of the Oldman River, the main campus in Lethbridge is situated in the prairie agricultural landscape, with easy access to the Rocky Mountains to the west, Waterton National Park and the US border to the south, and the city of Calgary to the north.