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Graduate Opportunity in Freshwater Environmental Toxicology, UNBF

Posted by CRI Programs   |   June 22, 2016

Graduate Opportunity in Freshwater Environmental Toxicology
Biology Department, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton

MSc position: Indicators of environmental stress in aquatic insect species.

Motivated M.Sc. student sought for research project studying mechanistic and ecological indicators of environmental stress in aquatic macroinvertebrate species. 

Possible areas of research include, but are not limited to: the development of novel biological and ecological indicators for the assessment of cumulative effects (e.g., oil sands process water).  Student projects will include laboratory studies as well as opportunities to conduct controlled experiments at a state of the art artificial stream facility at Environment and Climate Change Canada, Fredericton.  Opportunities for collaboration and lab exchanges at other facilities also exist. 

Applicants are expected to have a strong background in aquatic ecology, environmental science or related discipline and interest in designing experiments and conducting lab and field work.  Ability to work as part of a team is a must.

Competitive funding available and minimum funding of $21K per year is guaranteed.

The successful candidate will be based at the Environment and Climate Change Canada laboratory in the Department of Biology at the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton.

Required qualifications: 

Additional desired qualifications:

  • Experience conducting experiments; collecting, synthesizing and analyzing data; and recommending action
  • Experience with experimental instruments or aquatic insects
  • Knowledge of univariate and multivariate statistical analyses
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills
  • Valid Driver’s license

Please send your CV, a list of two references (along with contact phone and email), unofficial transcript and a cover letter summarizing qualifications and research interests to Dr. Alexa Alexander-Trusiak. Start date is January 2017 with a possibility for a fall internship (September – December 2016).  Review of applications will begin July 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.  

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