This position will start in July or August 2023 with an initial term of two years. Work will involve collaboration with partners across Canada in industry, government and academia, building and expanding on the progress and partnerships in NSERC PermafrostNet.

Research Project Supervisor and Principal Investigator

Dr. Stephan Gruber


The postdoctoral fellow will be offered a salary of $60,000 per annum, with the additional ability to opt into an extended health and dental benefit plan. The postdoc will be considered unionized and will be a member of PSAC Local 77000. Information on this bargaining unit can be found here:

Position Duties and Responsibilities
This position will develop and apply methods and tools for better understanding landslides from permafrost in the mountains of western Canada as well as in the Canadian Arctic. Research will involve close collaboration with local partners in territorial and provincial government. The research is expected to generate new insight toward the goal of improving predictive capabilities for identifying places and times with increased likelihood of terrain instability related to permafrost thaw. A powerful environment for transient permafrost simulation and field observations are available for supporting this research.

The successful candidate must have (1) a PhD in a relevant discipline (e.g., environmental or geotechnical engineering, atmospheric science, Earth science, geography); (2) knowledge about permafrost and/or cold regions phenomena and processes; (3) experience in programming and data analysis; and (4) excellent written communication in English and publication record.

Accommodations and Accessibility
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to the further diversification of our university including, but not limited to: women; visible
minorities; First Nations, Inuit and M├ętis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of
any sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression. Carleton understands that career
paths vary. Legitimate career interruptions will in no way prejudice the assessment process and
their impact will be taken into careful consideration.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If contacted for an interview, please inform us should accommodation be required,
and arrangements will be made in a timely manner. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply
To apply, send a cover letter that explains how this position would fit with your personal research vision and career aspirations, a curriculum vitae, and a writing sample to Applications will be received until the position is filled.