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MSc Opportunity: Atlantic Salmon Radiotelemetry

Posted by CRI Programs   |   April 6, 2017

MSc Opportunity Beginning Summer 2017 (UNB Fredericton)

Photo Credit: K. Zelman

Collaboration for Atlantic Salmon Tomorrow (CAST) is a partnership of scientists, environmental groups, governments, and industry who focus on understanding recent declines in wild Atlantic salmon populations and developing management tools to reverse and sustain populations for the long term. We are seeking a highly motivated and independent M.Sc. student to undertake a radiotelemetry project to understand movements and behaviour of adult Atlantic salmon in the Miramichi River, New Brunswick. The Project will focus on tracking fish stemming from a novel conservation supplementation strategy and comparing their behaviour to the movements of wild salmon. The selected candidate will preferably have experience working in remote wilderness conditions, and have experience or understanding of radiotelemetry tools; ArcGIS skills are also an asset. This is a fully funded opportunity (stipend + tuition), which will begin in the summer of 2017. The deadline is May 5, 2017, but the call will remain open until we have found a suitable candidate. Please indicate “CAST MSc APPLICATION” in the subject line of your application email. Please send a cover letter, CV, transcript from your current degree (unofficial is acceptable) and names of three references to:

Tommi Linnansaari, CAST
Canadian Rivers Institute
Biology, Forestry, and Environmental Management
University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB, E3B 5A3

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