PhD in fish movement ecology

  • Academic
  • Full time
  • Graduate positions
  • Thunder Bay, ON

Website Lakehead University

The Community Ecology and Energetics Lab at Lakehead University is seeking a motivated PhD student to investigate fish movement ecology at the IISD-Experimental Lakes Area. This position is funded through a combination of Graduate Assistantships through Lakehead University, and research funding through NSERC and the Ontario Government.

Using a combination of hydroacoustic technology and acoustic telemetry, there are broad opportunities for investigating the role of food web complexity on fish movement and behavioural ecology by implementing cross-lake comparisons as well as detailed characterizations on lakes currently undergoing food web manipulations. Training opportunities for these technologies are available, and will provide the student with a unique and high-demand skill set.

The IISD-Experimental Lakes Area 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 PhD program in either Biotechnology or Natural Resource Management 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 March 9, 2018.

For more information, please contact Dr. Michael Rennie.

To apply for this job email your details to mrennie@lakeheadu.ca