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We are looking to fill two half-time positions for a CREATE program funded by 

NSERC. The BIOS² (Computational Biodiversity Science and Services) program will 
provide training in data science, computational techniques, emerging practices in 
data acquisition, and advanced research computing, to students in biodiversity 
sciences at partner institutions (Université de Sherbrooke, Université de Montréal, 
Université Laval, McGill University, University of British Columbia, University of 
Alberta, Concordia University, Université du Québec à Rimouski, and Université du 
Québec à Montréal) across Canada. 
The positions (Program coordinator and Training coordinator) are expected to be 
filled before mid-july 2018, to begin as soon as possible, and will be appointed for 
one year, renewable for the 5 additional years of the program. Applicants can 
express their interest for one or both positions. The positions locations are flexible 
and could be held at either Université de Sherbrooke or Université de Montréal, 
and/or remotely. The salaries include benefits, and will be dependant on 
qualification, experience, and institution of appointment. 
To apply​, please send a single PDF file with a short CV (no more than three pages), 
and a cover letter (no more than two pages), as well as the names and contact details 
of two references by email to t​ imothee.poisot@umontreal.ca​, with the “BIOS2 
coordinator application” subject. It is crucial that your CV emphasises and 
quantifies the relevant experience and skills for each position. Evaluation of 
applications will start immediately and proceed until the positions are filled. 
Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  
For more information on the position please contact 
Timothée Poisot 
1 (514) 343-7691  
Marie-José Naud 
1 (418) 723-1986 ext. 1965 
Program coordinator ​(Bachelor degree or relevant experience) 
The program manager will work closely with the Program director (Prof. Dominique 
Gravel, Université de Sherbrooke) to oversee the daily operations of the program. 
This includes (not exclusively): working on communication material; managing 
funds across the universities involved in the program; organising the logistics for 
annual meetings and committees meetings; developing and maintaining a list of 
internship hosting partners from non-academic sectors; planning and 
implementing the program evaluation process including annual reports; serving as 
a point of contact for fellows. 
Desired skills and experience​: administrative management of large, 
multi-institutional research projects; interest and experience in graphic design; 
autonomy; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; written and spoken 
proficiency in both French and English. 
Training coordinator​ (MSc, ideally PhD, in ecology, biodiversity, or biology) 
The training coordinator will work closely with the Training director (Prof. 
Timothée Poisot, Université de Montréal) and the training committee to: oversee 
scientific animation; develop and deliver training modules to the program’s fellows; 
review the educational material developed by the program core scientific team; 
advise the program faculty on recent developments in the field. This position 
includes some travel to visit the fellows in partner institutions when there is a need 
for additional mentorship. 
Desired skills and experience​: research expertise in ecology and biodiversity science; 
demonstrable programming skills; strong commitment to open and reproducible 
science; experience in teaching or curriculum development in data science, 
statistics, or relevant domain; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; 
written and spoken proficiency in both French and English.