We are looking for a graduate student interested in working on global patterns of invasive species and the drivers influencing these patterns. The student will use a large earthworm database compiled by the sWORM working group and conduct additional literature searches to build a dataset on global earthworm invasions. Students with prior experience and/or enthusiasm for assembling and handling large datasets, data synthesis, and statistical modelling (in R or similar) are particularly encouraged to apply. This project will involve collaboration with Prof. Nico Eisenhauer and Dr. Helen Phillips at iDiv (Leipzig, Germany), as well as other members of the sWORM working group, and likely will include at least one trip to work at iDiv.
Start date: January, April, or Sept 2020.
Location: The student would be based at Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia and supervised by Erin Cameron. For further information on this project and our research group, go to:
Funding: The Applied Science graduate program guarantees a minimum stipend of $17,000/year. The student will be encouraged to apply for external scholarships as well. This position is open to Canadian or international students, but tuition costs are high for non-Canadians so additional funding would be needed.
To apply: If interested, please send a CV, transcript, a short cover letter describing your interest and experience, and the names of 2 references to: email@example.com Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found, but those received by June 25 will be given priority.