MSc position- application of eDNA technology to lake sediments

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We are seeking a motivated MSc student to investigate the use of eDNA to verify species extirpations in lakes at the IISD-Experimental Lakes Area (ELA). With collaborators at Lakehead University and McGill University, we will apply eDNA technology to stratified sediments in order to validate species extirpations associated with past ELA experiments.

This is a 2-year funded position. This position is funded through a combination of Graduate Assistantships through Lakehead University, and research funding through NSERC and the Ontario Government.

The ELA is a world-renowned outdoor laboratory that has been conducting whole-lake experiments for the past 50 years, and has influenced global environmental policy from nutrient control measures to atmospheric contaminant regulation. The student will be enrolled in a MSc program in Biology at Lakehead University. Thunder Bay is situated on the spectacular North Shore of Lake Superior with a vibrant arts and culture community.

Start date is negotiable but would ideally begin between September 2018 and May of 2019. Interested students should submit a one-page cover letter indicating their research interests and how those interests align with the position, a current CV, and a copy of unofficial transcripts.

The position is open until filled, but we will begin review of applications immediately.

For more information, please contact Dr. Michael Rennie.

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