“They thought I was a Surrealist but I wasn’t. I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality” – Frida Kahlo

Ten simple rules, SoilRes3 Lab

  1. Enjoy and bring passion
  2. “We know we know nothing” – this will satisfy your curiosity
  3. Respectful and open-minded attitude, we are all in the same boat
  4. Soul-searching and critical thinking, at all times and in all situations
  5. All kind of discriminations are prohibited
  6. Bullying and harassment are prohibited
  7. Brainstorm, brainstorm, and brainstorm again by your own way of thinking and with the other LFS soil players
  8. Be strict but fair
  9. “There Is Always a Well-Known Solution to Every Human Problem—Neat, Plausible, and Wrong” by  H. L. Mencken, 1920
  10. “We are all made of stars” Moby, 2002

— We all have ups and downs. A down? try it, by Moby

SoilRes3 Lab is always happy to welcome new soil scientists. Our research group needs you for your skills, expertise and interest in pedology, soil processes and biogeochemistry, but also for your mentorship abilities for junior scientists (undergraduate, graduate and/or PhD students) helping the lab members to spread their wings and to arouse their scientific curiosity. 

My standard lab policy is to make every effort to stimulate scientific accuracy under freedom umbrella. You should reach out to current and past lab members for feedback on our research environment, and please keep it to yourself; this allows frank and fair discussions.

I will do my best to help you with personal matters (spousal accommodations, child care, …) once you receive an offer, so nobody can discriminate against you based on these personal factors.

Please do not let lack of some skills make you feel you are ineligible for any position here. If some skills are missing, they can generally be taught.

The research group runs in such a way that work organization is very flexible, dedicating its time to make creativity and novelty flourishing.

The diversity and inclusive principles at UBC imply fundamental transformations of research and teaching environment allowing to students and researchers to learn with and through the unity and diversity principles. This is an essential method of promoting an understanding of complex thought, to firmly anchor the next scientists’ generation around the paradox Unitas multiplex, unity in diversity. The fundamentals of complex unity contribute to move beyond the abstract universalism, leading to the awareness of global complexity. Within this context, it is a question of pursuing a profound transformation of our society, in which every human life without distinction can take an active part in the construction of innovative soil and agricultural models. 

Interested candidates? Please do not hesitate to reach out to set up a chat: jt.cornelis@ubc.ca

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