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PhD Position in Aquatic Ecotoxicology

Posted by CRI Programs   |   August 31, 2016

A PhD position is available at the Canadian Rivers Institute and Biology Department, University of New Brunswick Saint John to assess landscape-level, cumulative impacts of forestry on stream ecosystems.

This research will be done as part of a large, interdisciplinary project comparing forest management effects on wildlife, fisheries and aquatic ecosystem health. The successful candidate will use a suite of molecular through community approaches and landscape modelling to examine the cumulative effects of forest management on stream networks in northern New Brunswick. Intensive field studies will be used to determine the influences of forest condition on stream invertebrate communities and food web structure and function.

Qualified applicants will have an MSc degree in Biological Sciences or a related field, demonstrate evidence of research potential (including publications), and have a strong work ethic and keen interest in aquatic ecosystem health. Experience collecting and identifying aquatic invertebrates, and strong statistical, communication, project management and interpersonal skills are assets. The successful applicant will work in the state-of-the-art facilities at the Canadian Rivers Institute, University of New Brunswick in Saint John as part of a multi-disciplinary team of researchers, and work closely with government and industry partners.

Full salary and research support are provided. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, unofficial transcripts, a C.V. and contact information for three academic/research references, to:

Dr. Karen Kidd
Canada Research Chair
Canadian Rivers Institute & Biology Department
University of New Brunswick Saint John
100 Tucker Park Road
Saint John, NB

Applications will be reviewed until a candidate is found.  The preferred start date is January, 2017.

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